I don’t really remember ever feeling so peaceful, happy, and optimistic on New Year’s Eve! It’s usually fraught with some kind of anxiety – am I having enough fun? Bla bla. Well, this year I was perfectly content to have no plans and treat myself to a restful day and evening. Of course, one thingContinue reading “Happy New Year!”
Today a friend came over and we painted together. We talked about art and things we hope to achieve in the new year. I made this deer inspired by my friends’ trip to Ruidoso. I also continued reaching out to people who have loved my books in the past to tell them about the possibilityContinue reading “Watercolor Deer”
Today was a really fun day. I went to John and Ryan’s for Open Studio, and Ryan had a gift for everyone on the New York trip: a cozy fleece vest. I think I’ll wear it all winter. Then I went to my friends’ house for dinner. They have lots of animals and lots ofContinue reading “A Fun Day”
Mornings are when I feel a little bold – once I’ve had my coffee. That’s when I get all kinds of ideas, and sometimes act on them. This morning I was editing my upcoming novel and pinning stuff on the Pinterest board I created for it when I came across a 1900-style bathing dress (withContinue reading “Suzanne’s Bathing Dress”
There’s nothing I love better than a secret hidden in plain sight. So, let me publish a very special offer on this blog, secure in the knowledge that only very special people will have access to it because only very special people actually take the time to read my blog posts – and their loyaltyContinue reading “Have You Heard?”
I think our modern society has gotten it all wrong. How can the time right after the Winter Solstice be a time of such heavy socializing, when according to nature this should be a time to rest and recharge, a time for quiet withdrawal and introspection? I’ve learned from social media – so it mustContinue reading “Time to Hibernate”
Nice peaceful day today too. A day of writing, sitting outside in the sunshine, of long walks, and good food, and listening to audiobooks. For the first time in quite a while I’m feeling totally relaxed.
Christmas Eve was peaceful. I worked on an abstract painting. My intention was to write stuff on it. I was going to incorporate various things from my notes to friends these past few days. Then I decided that wasn’t necessary.
I lost my voice again, just like I did after my solo show. In fact, I lost it three days ago, which hopefully means I’ll get it back in another 3 or so? This tends to last a week. And yes, I’ve hosted a party and shown art at an Open House without my voice.Continue reading “A Christmas Miracle”
Today was the Open House where I got to show my art. It was definitely an interesting event, and I ended up having lots of fun. The house was big and quite impressive – Miss Vulpe would have loved it! It was sunny outside, so I got to sit by the pool eating the deliciousContinue reading “Frog”