My 18″ Doll Crochet Designs

If Genevieve was an 18" doll (how fun would THAT be?), she would probably wear a couple of cool crocheted outfits when she isn't wearing her blue polka-dotted dress! You may not know about this, but I have two crochet design patterns for 18" Dolls that are available through Maggie's Crochet!  This one (pictured above … Continue reading My 18″ Doll Crochet Designs

Mining for Gold: A Key to Artful Living

Some days can feel heavy, darker than others. The weight of responsibilities is such that you'd rather not have to walk through them. These types of days can come round every so often, or stay for a season. Even at the holidays, we can experience these weighty days ... perhaps even because of the holidays! … Continue reading Mining for Gold: A Key to Artful Living

Macy the Mouse-Part Two

Macy the Mouse lives in Genevieve’s house right under the living room chair. She darts in and out, dodging yarn balls about but can’t quite make it up the stair. So downstairs she stays, knowing Genevieve’s ways are similar to her own. They both love to make, for making’s sake. To give or to keep … Continue reading Macy the Mouse-Part Two

Book Readings & Winners!

My sweet sister coordinated some book reading events for me in Boone, NC. So on Tuesday of this week, I drove to my hometown where I grew up from age 5 through college. It was a delight to read Genevieve and the Kite to the children and moms who came for story time at the … Continue reading Book Readings & Winners!

**It’s Giveaway Time!!**

'Tis the season for giving and I want in on the fun! For three individuals out there I am giving away one copy each of my three recently published books: A copy of my new children's book, Genevieve and the Kite! A copy of Letters to an Artist, a book of encouragement for creative folks! … Continue reading **It’s Giveaway Time!!**

Twas the Night Before…

'Twas the night before the Craft & Artistry Bazaar. The author tried sleeping. She couldn't get very far. The books were all nestled snug in their box While visions of children, with long flowing locks... ...or short hair or curly... were holding their books about Genevieve and the Kite and all that it took--- to … Continue reading Twas the Night Before…

“Kite” Cards are Here!!

I'm so excited to announce a new set of cards available in my Etsy Shoppe! Created from two of the images in my new children's book, Genevieve and the Kite, this set of cards is useful for any number of card-giving occasions! These are two of my favorite images from the book!  "May all your … Continue reading “Kite” Cards are Here!!

A Drawing Morning

In the flurry of activity surrounding all the good things happening these days, I found myself drawn to the Gardens here in town.  There were so many reasons why I should NOT go spend a morning to draw...piled laundry, dirty house, art "business" stuff to do, etc. But I knew I needed this. To sit … Continue reading A Drawing Morning