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Sitting Idle and Reflecting

Sitting idle frustrates me. I have been sitting idle for two years now because of my disabling spinal condition and now it has traveled to my RIGHT arm ... my drawing arm, uggghhh. VERY tough just to complete one painting or to even type for any decent length of time. I am actually looking into… Continue reading Sitting Idle and Reflecting

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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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Sometimes you need to stop and look

I was working on putting up a sign on the outside of a building the other day and heard something in the bushes. This picture just goes to show you how important it is to stop and observe and DEFINITELY always have a camera on hand! Isn't it sweet? I have to admit, I am… Continue reading Sometimes you need to stop and look

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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…