The wind still howls…

Here it is, a few days before spring, and the wind is howling like a wild animal through the cracks of my windows. Maybe it’s because of the pond. All I know is that I have never had such a case of cabin fever in my entire life until now. This winter has afforded me many opportunities though so I am thankful for that. I created my new home studio filled with all my favorite things and added another bedroom onto my home. My daughter has come back to live with me and all is well. 

Although my studio name has changed to THE RUSTY PALLETTE my artwork remains the same. Unique, twisted, and strange. 

After closing the final chapter in my YA Novel, synopsis written and three chapters sent out to Agents, I begin a new story. We could all use a new story right?

So with that said, keep your eyes peeled for pix of my new studio. I’m still perfecting it however I will leave you with the images below to help you imagine where my next project is taking me. 

Until tomorrow…. 



New beginnings

Its been at least a month since I wrote and painted but during this time a lot has happened. The first was an email notifying me that THE STORY EMPORIUM won BEST OF 2012 – “The best place to hear a children’s story” and I have to say I am honored! It is listed in the August RI Monthly Issue. Along with this great news I have been invited to be a guest on a Boston TV show to read to children which I am VERY excited about and in addition to that, I have been contacted by The Rhode Show for a day at THE STORY EMPORIUM! Such great things coming about, now if I could only get there LOL.

This summer I got a chance to teach in Boston and I have to say I had a wonderful time. That being said I would like to get some workshops going at The Story Emporium. I attempted to in the past only to get overwhelmed, however having a chance to teach elsewhere reconnected me with my love for teaching so I am eager to get some workshops going.

I am updating THE STORY EMPORIUM website and workshops now that I have internet access again so keep your eyes open and please, if you were disappointed before because a workshop cancelled don’t worry, things are in better order now and the workshops will be absolutely WONDERFUL.

I would like to end this post by thanking everyone who has followed and supported my art and writing in one way or another. It’s because of you that my career is flourishing.

Sincerely my friends…


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Wednesday Author Visit

This Wednesday, November 30th come to The Story Emporium to meet Carol Ekster! She will be signing her books from 4-7pm. 

Did you ever loose something, because your room was so messy? That is exactly what happened to Ruth the Sleuth.  As she searches her very messy room for a potholder she borrowed from her mother.  Ruth the Sleuth gets distracted again and again by the wonderful items she finds within her mess. But, will she be able to find her mom’s potholder in time to have cookies with her friend, Zack? 

Where am I Sleeping Tonight?

“Ever wake up and not know where you are?  Not sure if your homework is due today or tomorrow?  Can’t remember if you have hockey practice tonight? Forgot your homework at your Mom’s and now you’re at your Dad‘s and can’t get it done? Welcome to the world of Mark and Evan…ever since their parentsdivorce their lives and schedules have been scrambled leaving them feeling confused, frustrated, and even a little angry with their parents for getting a divorce.  But with time, effort, and the assitance of Mark’s parents and teacher, Mark gets a little more organized, and most importantly, starts to come to terms with his parents’ divorce.”


Open Art Studio This Weekend & Booksigning

What a great day today. I met so many wonderful people at my new art studio “The Story Emporium” and I look forward to meeting so many more tomorrow. Please stop in and say hello if you have a chance – I will be there from 11-5. The address is The Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main Street, Suite 8216, Pawtucket, RI I also have books for sale at the Johnston Apple Festival if you are in that area tomorrow. Unfortunately I cannot be in both places at once.