Not Enough Time In The Day


Oh my!  Life goes by so quickly. Do you feel it like I do?  I wake up, and suddenly it it bedtime!  This happens more when I am doing what I love, creating art or writing stories for my art. I could work right through lunch and dinner if my body would let me, but it cries out for a break!


So what is happening in the studio this week?  Fabric designing and story polishing. Below you will see a horizontal pattern I made yesterday.  It features Burl and Briley, my new little buddies.  I am having so much fun discovering their delightful little world in my writing.


Last night I met with my new critique group.  They are amazing professional writers!  Every one of them!  Eileen Ross, Susan Bergstrom, Penny Bergman and Stephanie Bendel.  I look forward to our meetings twice a month. I sit in amazement hearing their stories. I love their hearts!  I love their passion! I am hopeful they will all get their latest work published. The world needs to hear their stories!

Thanks girls!!!  For letting me be in your circle!

Onward!  On to another day of adventure!!

Discovering Love in a Children’s Book


I am in love with my two new little characters, Burl the bear and Briley the beaver. I have two stories just about nailed down for submission.  Burl and Briley found their way into my heart as I began the journey of writing what came into thoughts.  Childhood is not that far away from me in my memories. All the delights, the fears, friends, fun, adventures and more surface when I write my stories.

We all have memories of childhood that linger, be they good or bad.  These stories can be shared with the little ones in the world.  Perhaps they will find joy?  Peace? Reassurance?  Perhaps just a giggle. That will make it all worth the effort!  Stay posted!  The illustrations are next!!

The image above is from a new line of fabric I am working on.  An Illustrators job covers a lot of categories.