Crafty New (and Recycled) Beginnings I’ve finally done something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I opened an Etsy shop! If know me or if you’ve read my author bio, you know that I make stuff – a lot of stuff – besides just writing books. I knit, I paint, and I enjoy making pretty things[…]
I live to create, whether I’m making stories or paintings or various other types of projects. For me the act of creation is vital to life. Without it I lack energy, motivation, and find it very hard to be happy. But sometimes I push myself too hard and that’s when burnout threatens.
Pinterest. It’s the latest craze on the internet. It can be extremely addictive. Being a visually-oriented person (maybe more than most), I was immediately drawn to join the masses and start creating my own pin boards. Fortunately, unlike many people, I’ve been able to [mostly] keep a rein on myself and pretty strictly regulate my[…]
I often get asked, “How do you do it? How do you manage to write novels and have time for all those creative projects when you’re a homeschooling mom of three?” The answer is complicated, and multi-faceted. In fact, at first glance I’m not sure I fully know how to answer that question. But I’m[…]
I am a visual girl. Meaning, I am drawn to pictures and often inspired by things I see. I’ve been told that my writing has a very cinematic style of imagery, and that’s probably because in my own head, I’m watching all my stories on the big screen. Insuring Your Idea It’s now November, which[…]
I’m Back! I apologize for my nearly two month absence from the blog. In case you were wondering, yes, I am still alive, and no, I haven’t forgotten about you. Did you miss me? I know I’ve missed pouring out my creative thoughts to you. But at the same time, the break was much needed.[…]
Maybe it goes without saying that the space where you work on your craft should be a haven, a place of comfort to nurture your creative soul. On the other hand, maybe it isn’t said often enough. At any rate, it’s all too easy to get so accustomed to your environment that you lose awareness[…]
Lately I’ve been talking about the importance of good design when it comes to your writer’s dungeon, artist studio, scrapbook room or whatever space you create in. Today I want to shine some light (pun intended because I’m just cheesy like that) on an aspect of design that often doesn’t get the credit it deserves.[…]