A Central Coast Excursion Inspires a New Mixed Media Portrait

My husband and I celebrated a belated Valentine’s date with an excursion to the Central Coast of California. Just hubby and I and our two cameras, careening around corners to capture creativity. And we weren’t disappointed one bit! This much-needed getaway provided amply eye candy for our photography and painting passions. READ THE ENTIRE POST... …

Tenacity: The Power to Push Through

Tenacity: resolve, persistence, determination. I’ve been thinking a lot about tenacity lately: When I found myself covered in mud while digging out gravel and dirt to find a sprinkler valve leak (Hubby was visiting his family in Texas). When the printer I wanted (and needed) was on sale but out of stock at Best Buy, …

My Best Christmas Gifts

It’s Christmas morning and I should be musing over Jesus’ birth, but instead I’m thinking about the four books that sold on Amazon.com yesterday. Mom confessed that she bought the first book, and my daughter, Elya, leaked out that she also bought one of the first four. Mom’s eyes sparkled as she burst forth with …

I SOLD MY FIRST BOOK ON AMAZON.COM!

What a rush. I went into my CreateSpace account and there it was “$5.65 December Sales.” I cried. After five years of working on this book, I actually sold a book. Words cannot describe the joy that I feel right now. If you are the first book buyer, I would love to hear from you. …

Dream Painting

Ever since I posted about my book proof's arrival in the mail, I've received an outpouring of congratulations from family, friends, colleagues, and fellow bloggers. So I wanted to say thank you to all of you who have passed on your encouragement. Whether in person, through emails, or in post comments, you've expressed your joy over this …