I’m still laughing about the fire alarm.
Wow, I can’t believe April is almost over. That went fast. Altogether, April has been a month full of sunshine, birdsong, imagination, creativity, watercolors, library trips, and books. I also watched The Chosen for the first time with my family and was pleasantly surprised. Here’s a collage of pictures from this month: I have managedContinue reading “April Project Update!”
Wherein I talk about music, family history, and libraries.
Light is everywhere. A candle. The flicker of street lamps on the rain-slick pavement. A neon sign. The television screen or the flashlight on our phones. You love the light, don’t you? I know I do.
What do you do when your inspiration for a creative project runs dry? When it seems that you cannot make any progress on it at all? What causes this dearth, and how can it be overcome? As a writer and artist, I have often wrestled with these questions.
Well, everyone, it’s time to say goodbye to 2020. I’m sure a lot of you are saying “good riddance,” but I will look back on this year with more fondness than disdain. I had a lot of wonderful experiences in 2020. In January, I attended a conference with a lot of speakers whom I haveContinue reading “Farewell, 2020! + End of the Year Book Tag”
Hello, everyone! This time of year is hectic. Whenever the holiday season kicks off, I am always confident that I’ll have enough time to finish making or buying gifts, but that time runs out far too quickly. I usually find myself scrambling to finish wrapping last-minute gifts on Christmas Eve. This year, I have aContinue reading “Priorities, Christmas, and the Narnia Tag!”
Greetings, friends! In last week’s blog post, I mentioned that I had written a contemporary fiction short story based on a dream I had. Well, after reading it over again, I am still quite happy with how it turned out. I thought I might as well share it with you all. The story isn’t perfect,Continue reading “The Bluebird Box (Contemporary Short Story)”
Hail, friends, and well met! It finally feels like fall. That might sound weird to those of you who are already getting snow, but in my part of the world we have had summer heat and no rainfall throughout October. I’m not writing this blog post to complain about summer overstaying its welcome, though. No,Continue reading “Autumn Adventures (A Day in the Life)”
Let me paint you a picture of a Friday morning in my life. The sun is shining, the quail are calling, and I don’t have a blog post written. Usually I have at least an idea of what I want to write by the time Wednesday rolls around, but this week inspiration eluded me. AtContinue reading “He Shall Give His Angels Charge Concerning You (Story Snippet)”