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My art studio has been born!!!

I just started designing my new place... It's called THE STORY EMPORIUM. Below is a description of what it is. The Story Emporium is an art studio where children's illustration can be purchased in the form of altered jewelry, prints, originals or books. I like to call it so much more than a children's bookstore… Continue reading My art studio has been born!!!

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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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Updating my Charlie’s Head Site this week

With all this writing I've been doing my Charlie's Head website has fallen behind. It's tough to be an author and illustrator these days because not only do you have to create work and publish it but then you have to keep up with the blogs, websites, and all the social media! It's confusing is… Continue reading Updating my Charlie’s Head Site this week

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Update On Studio Space

The studio space is still in the future, just not April. Don't worry, I will be sure to tell you when it all happens. I continue to add to my mailing list daily so if you are interested in getting a snail mail notice from me please give me an email and ask to be… Continue reading Update On Studio Space

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Opening Public Studio Space in April!!!

I am very excited to announce that I will be moving my art supplies, drawing board, painting table, and all of the stuff I use to create my books and illustrations to a public studio. My plan is to work there daily and I encourage everyone to come and visit me while I produce my… Continue reading Opening Public Studio Space in April!!!

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Meet the Underground Witch

I have been doing so much character work as well as cleaning up my chapters and let me tell you this novel is shaping up better than I thought possible. I am so excited to be able to share the progress with you. I have taken this entire weekend to be by myself with my… Continue reading Meet the Underground Witch

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Worked all weekend…

Any artist will tell you there is no better place to be than the ZONE. This weekend I worked all sorts of hours and it felt like no time at all. I have been in the zone before but never this deep. Once out of it, I was confused and dazed. It was almost a… Continue reading Worked all weekend…

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Nor-Easter

Okay, its ccc-old out there! Wild winds are pushing around snow that is supposed to get above a foot! Yippee! That's what most of my friends are saying. Why? Well because we are New Englanders and that is what we look forward to. I am sitting here in my fluffy jammies with fingerless gloves typing… Continue reading Nor-Easter

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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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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