Call Me Crazy


I know you’ll think me crazy
But this is what I do …
I love to make and shape things:
A painting. A book. Or two.

Or three or more … what shall I say?
It’s all so fun to me!
So you can call me crazy–
My family does already!



**Ahem. Well, um, yes! Just for fun, I published a little volume of my poems rhyming words! Actually, I did it for this purpose: to give to my dad. I’m pretty sure I got the rhyming gene from him and we have a good ole time sharing our poems with each other. I’ve now given it to him for an early Christmas present, and so I can tell you all about it. If you like poetry, you might enjoy this collection.  If you don’t like poetry, this book might change your mind! 😉 There are 57 poems in it, less than half of them have been shared here on Drawn2Life. I included my line drawings, and black & white versions of my watercolors which illustrate many of the poems, as you’ve seen here on my blog.  In my next post, I’ll share with you the poem that inspired the title of my book. Actually, it was the other way around. But I’ll explain that to you as well! Till then …

… just call me crazy! 😉


If you want a copy:

Createspace eStore


My Etsy Shoppe (for a signed copy:)


A Humble Offering


You may or may not have known, but I have been writing a little side blog of encouragement for creative folks. I started these “Letters to an Artist” back in February of this year, as a way to remind myself of what is true about being an artist whose faith undergirds the creativity I seem to struggle with on a daily basis. These letters, (imagined and not intended to be actual words of Christ), are meant to be inspirational, and encouraging to creatives of all kinds, as well as to those who are creative but who do not realize it yet. 🙂

I have now compiled the first 75 letters into a book. It can be read all at once or like a devotional, one letter a day. It is my hope and desire that they will be of encouragement to you in your creative journey, and then spill over into every nook and cranny of your life.

Here are the links to where you can purchase a copy:

My Createspace eStore


My Shoppe on Etsy–this is the only place to purchase a SIGNED COPY!

Be sure to indicate a name should you like it to be personally signed to them.

$9.95 ($10.95 for signed copy via Etsy)

Full color cover. Black and White Interior.

Please pass this along to friends and family who might enjoy this book. Share on Twitter, Facebook, or any social media means you have at your disposal. Of course, good ole “word of mouth” is awesome too! If you aren’t already following the Letters to an Artist blog, consider doing so, as I will post other “letters” in future.

Read/print out a sample page spread of this book!

In humble gratitude,


P.S. To keep the cost of this book as low as possible, the interior of the book is black and white. If I had included the color artwork of mine that you see here on the blog, it would have been too pricey. So I made simple black and white line drawings for each letter. I hope you enjoy them and the savings!!:)