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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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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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I LOVE the artist village!

Ok, I went, I saw, and I LOVED!!! The Hope Artist Village is where I want to spend my days painting and weekends selling. The energy there is amazing. I am going to continue to create enough paintings to fill the walls in the studio so when I do move in, it will be beaming… Continue reading I LOVE the artist village!

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New Painting … enter evil ringmaster!

Okay, the Ringmaster is stepping into the scene now. I spent last week painting this guy and I am finishing him up this week along with submitting some chapters to my writers group. What a wonderful group of women writers I got together this time. Writer's groups are magical. You get different writers from different… Continue reading New Painting … enter evil ringmaster!

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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