The New Look

Hello everyone, I’d like to know how you like the new look of my blog. I switched the theme so it will read better on various devices. There is still  fine-tuning left to do but I will get to it. Please let me know what you think. In other news, a little story I wrote is now published within the winter issue of Spotlight On Recovery magazine. The article is titled Salute to Strangers. Oh, and the current header  image is a mixed media: colored pencil, magic marker, water color, and a smidgen of acrylic. It is the bottom half … Continue reading The New Look

Art Classes

Beginning March 1st,2016, I will be teaching art at Shipley Center. Session 1 Imagination and Control by Abstract This session will include 4 projects and optional homework. One of those projects will be formatted to “give-back” to Shipley Center.   I’ll begin teaching technique and wrist control. This is a fun class that emphasizes making what, at first, appears to be a mess instead of a “pretty” picture. We’ll practice arm and wrist movements, brush control, and develop better skills to use  on more detailed pieces. This class is modeled after the ones taught by the renowned Mr. James Blanchard, … Continue reading Art Classes

NEW BOOK

Hello everyone. I’m happy to say that one of the book projects I’ve been busy with these past months is now available.   Practical Preparation for the Lord’s Second Coming can be purchased at the following storefronts: AMAZON BARNES & NOBLE BOOKLOCKER ITUNES KOBO I’m also creating a blog site for this book and  I’d really like your feedback on it. You can view it here: Practical Preparation for the Lord’s Second Coming I know this subject matter isn’t for everyone and that’s alright.  But there are also those of you who’ve been waiting for this announcement and I’d sure … Continue reading NEW BOOK

A Little Life Update and Adventure: Part 1

Hello all. I haven’t posted in a long while but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy with life and writing related projects. I’ve been working hard. I hope to share some good news about a couple of writing projects real soon. We also have a brand spanking new grandson. Here he is saying his first hello to y’all. My husband took this photo about two hours after our grandson was born. He was born on October 30th and we drove through wind, slam-pouring rain, traffic galore and got lost twice before we found the hospital. What an adventure-filled night! … Continue reading A Little Life Update and Adventure: Part 1

Blood Moon: Part 3

I was driving too slow, as far as my husband was concerned, for the people behind me. What he didn’t get was the fact that his height and my lack of it makes a huge difference in a pilots – I mean drivers – confidence in navigating around hairpin turns with steep drop offs on narrow logging roads with deep ruts. Oh, and did I mention my very real lack of depth perception? It takes a while for my eyes to adjust to any movement, seconds really, but there is a delay between my brain and my eyeballs. My eyes … Continue reading Blood Moon: Part 3

NANOWRIMO 2015: What is it to you?

I’ll tell you, those of you who don’t already know, what Nanowrimo (Nano) is. I want you to know what people are talking about and I’d love it if you, all you readers, participated in it this year. Nanowrimo equals NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH. November is the designated month for novel writing. Now you know.There is a challenge at Nanowrimo.org for writers to reach a goal of 50,000 typed words towards their novel during November. The participants provide a vast amount of accumulated knowledge and encouragement to help each other do that. Go ahead and visit Nanowrimo.org to learn more. … Continue reading NANOWRIMO 2015: What is it to you?

The Home Office: Fall Clean Up

I’d like to welcome you to my office. The doorway frame remains unfinished–another project for another day, but come on in. My post have been few and far between these last few months. I worked so hard on book edits and formatting that I experienced severe eyestrain and made a visit to the eye doctor. A pair of new glasses should arrive sometime next week. And, Lord knows, there were ample household projects to separate me from the computer for a while, such as cleaning and reorganizing. September and October have been my months for cleaning and organizing the household … Continue reading The Home Office: Fall Clean Up