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Writer’s Nest

The deeper I travel into this novel the more I love it! I am sitting upstairs in what I call my 'writing nest' and tapping away at the keyboard. Although my back is hurting me badly I am managing to type lying down on my daughters bean bag. Pain pill helps as well. Cross your… Continue reading Writer’s Nest

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Sketching my novel

Sketching some of my characters - here is a sneak peek of the ringmaster. There are so many more but I don't want to spoil the surprise! Keep your eyes on the blog for more info ... Erin

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Frustrated with disability

Good morning - Today I begin with my frustration. Let me begin by saying I am and always have been an optimist but since 2009 of May this wonderful characteristic of mine has declined greatly and unfortunately it still declines daily. I never mentioned this on my blog because I didn't think it needed to… Continue reading Frustrated with disability

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Has it really been that long???

What an enjoyable weekend I had just painting my clown in my art studio by the pond.  I have to admit though, I had no idea how long it had been since posting to my sketchblog. Last May and the last posting I believe, I drew this clown. Since then, he has been written into… Continue reading Has it really been that long???

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Boy can I get lost…

I have to say WOW, I just looked at my blog and saw the last time I wrote was August 28th and on that day I told you I would post a sketch the next day! So sorry. I can really get side tracked. I am writing like crazy this month and very happy about… Continue reading Boy can I get lost…

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New writing studio… no writing :(

I dug these drawings from college up and thought I would share them with you ... I found them while setting up new writing / art studio. Let me know what you think.

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The Ever-Changing Novel

Once again my novel has morphed into something I never expected. I outline and plan and write and then BANG - my story takes me in a different direction. Not a bad thing though, because the story is taking on a deeper meaning for me. I have learned one thing while writing this book, well… Continue reading The Ever-Changing Novel

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To sketch a thought…

To sketch a thought is a wonderful feeling! It isn't the finished product that gives me this wonderful feeling but the process of sketching itself. You see, while sketching, thoughts just flow. While drawing, most times I figure out how to deal with a problem or learn more about how I am feeling without even… Continue reading To sketch a thought…