Walking into a bookstore and seeing my coloring book Hearts featured in such a great spot is like going to Disneyland.
Location, location, location! That may be the secret to selling real estate, but every author knows that wonderful feeling when their book is displayed in those precious spots that show a book’s cover.
My painting “City Dog” (a.k.a. “City Sidewalk Dog”) will be hanging in the “Small Work, Big Deal” show at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. The reception is the evening of Friday, December 2, from 6-7:30 p.m., and the show runs throughout the month of December.
“City Dog” and dozens of paintings, sculptures, photographs, and more art will be on display and available for sale. Don’t miss this super opportunity to find a piece of art to gift to a loved one this holiday season!
Visit the gallery at 282 S. High Street in Sebastopol, California.
I’m so excited to announce the release of my new book, Hearts: The Adult Coloring Book of Love’s Journey! Just in time for the holidays, Hearts makes a beautiful gift for coloring book enthusiasts and anyone looking for a relaxing escape.
When I’m not writing, my creative side can be a demanding bitch.
During those times, you’ll find me painting, drawing, designing graphics or engrossed in some other project which generally requires a visit to a craft or hardware store and elicits a “There she goes again” sigh from my hubby and kids. Yup, I’d rather pick through lumber than hunt for new girl clothes.
Oh, and speaking of bitches…this Saturday, July 9, in Petaluma, some of my dog paintings will be on display at the Riverfront Art Gallery. Continue reading →
I’ve never been all that big on writing poetry—until five months ago, that is, when a catalyst jolted my life.
Other than being a fan of Shakespeare, I can’t say I “got” poetry. Rather, I didn’t appreciate its value in the art of writing and expression. Regardless, since my dad died last August, poems have been flowing forth from my unsettled mind and heart; routinely, after my family has turned in for the night.
In the spirit of my dad and what he and my mom taught me about the importance of speaking up for change in society, currently, everyone has an opportunity to express their thoughts about our nation. Continue reading →
So, I’ve never done this before, but I wrote a song. Maybe it was a mistake to sing the lyrics when most of my singing is restricted to the privacy of my car where I normally belt out tunes, but it was fun to try.
I wrote most of this song back in January, but it’s taken until now to finally edit everything together for the video. Made it just under the wire before 2016 turns the calendar.
I hope you all enjoy the video and share it with your pals. Watching Anderson and Kathy on CNN’s New Year’s Eve show has become a favorite tradition in our family. The duo is spontaneous and hilarious, and I adore Anderson’s giggle. So cute! Continue reading →
May the force be with you and your weekend remain spoiler-free, my fellow Star Wars geeks.
As a writer, I must extend great thanks, first, to my dad who taught me to appreciate music that didn’t include words, and to John Williams for his career full of inspiring, beautiful scores that can be a writer’s best friend. Below, you can listen to his new score to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Continue reading →
I was asked, how much is the average cost to build a website? As we head into 2016, here are some factors to consider before you take the plunge.
First, the price is influenced by what you want and what you need. Do you only require something that is a brochure style? That means you would have a few basic pages: home, about, product/services, contact. Or do you require a more advanced site with features such as a blog, CMS-integrated design and programming, and dynamic content? (Most of my designs, for example, fall under the latter…and I love, love doing this work. Tons of fun and opportunity to create something original and enticing.)