My Blog2019-10-18T19:59:32+00:00

A Bonus Adventure Finding Fuzzy Pens

As a writer, sitting at the computer (as old as I am, I almost said typewriter!) staring at the keyboard isn’t what you want to happen. I love those times when something inspires me to write non-stop until I am exhausted. Those times are rare!

So, here I am…staring at the keyboard, writing whatever comes to mind, trying to find my voice amid the many ramblings of the multitude of other simultaneous thoughts I’m currently having. It’s a job sorting through the rubble…and NO, I am not a full blown hoarder by the way. I guess I would call myself a “border hoarder.” That realization alone should concern me!!

If I had to make sense of it all today, I would just use the word…organization!

I’m working toward organizing my studio, my multitudes of papers ranging from tiny pieces of torn paper to passionate non-stop ideas that go on for pages, files I started to keep to get organized, sketches, photos, notes I’ve written to myself about other notes, and drawing and painting materials. It’s always a bonus adventure when I find that little treasure I had lost long ago…I mean, how did I ever live without my collection of fuzzy pens?

Happy Halloween!


By |October 18th, 2019|Categories: My Thoughts|

Welcome to My World!

mjWhen I was young, my big dream was to work for Walt Disney as an illustrator…but that never happened. My parents indulged my need for creativity however, letting me paint a variety of characters and small murals all over the walls in my room.

Over the past fifty years, I continued to imagine and create my own characters and write their stories. Unfortunately, I had to put them all into cute little manilla beds where they have been waiting patiently until I finished my teaching career.

So here I am, dusting off my old friends, trying to interpret pieces of wrinkled up notes, scribbled words on scraps of paper and random thoughts written on post it notes.

It’s a journey now.

Thanks for sharing it with me!

By |October 3rd, 2019|Categories: My Thoughts|

A New Year…A fresh start!

Every new year, I make plans for that elusive year of personal success. Every year I get closer. Then a little disillusioned, then discouraged, and finally, clean house! Then the new year comes and I start that process all over again!

Maybe this year will be different.

I sort, organize and purchase new Berol prismacolor pencils:

…Sometimes, I think I love each of them in an unhealthy (surrealistic) way. I’m especially fond of my ultra marine and turquoise blues…lovely!

I also find my favorite drawing papers…To my fellow illustrators, I suggest, Strathmore paper products;

and my Sharpies;

I’m ready NEW YEAR!!


By |January 4th, 2019|Categories: My Thoughts|
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