Do Not Grab the Hands

I did it! I drove down to Galveston to see the statue of Mary Star of the Sea. It was so lovely! She was indeed waiting for me in the church parking lot, and there were two people there to watch for her safety (along with a sign saying “do not hold onto or grabContinue reading “Do Not Grab the Hands”

From Pelicans to Turkish Carpets

From pelicans to Turkish carpets, this day held everything. A quick trip to Galveston Island with my collectors and good friends was absolutely lovely. They even bought me a bouquet of wildflowers from Moon Dog Farms, as well as a scrumptious lunch at Katie’s Seafood House – the new restaurant adjacent to Katie’s Seafood Market,Continue reading “From Pelicans to Turkish Carpets”

Fragments of the Story

Today it rained and I set out to make a large painting that would serve as the cover art of my new novel, the Galveston ghost story featuring Betty, Edna, Suzanne, and Josephine. I had collected many watercolors and drawings from this blog that are inspired by that manuscript. I decided to copy them inContinue reading “Fragments of the Story”

The Horses

“Everyone knows those horses lived,” Gina said. “There’s nothing wrong with them saving their horses.” There’s a story, probably apocryphal, about two horses rescued from the 1900 storm, that keeps coming up in conversations among the characters of my new novel. I really liked inserting that into the manuscript. And the longer I work onContinue reading “The Horses”

The Sea Isn’t Always Blue

Today I finished the fifth draft of my Galveston ghost story. I’m starting to be really thrilled with the depth it’s gaining, though it’s a slow process. Things come to me gradually, and they work their way into the book. I will try to stay patient with this one – not always an easy thingContinue reading “The Sea Isn’t Always Blue”