Shiny Sparks: January 29

When I decided to take my blog more seriously, and really treat my idea as the magical possibility I know it is, I wanted a simple way to plan the weekly content. I want consistency and ease for myself so that I don't self-sabotage. I also want to create the blog/website that I want to … Continue reading Shiny Sparks: January 29

Use Your Words

I’m working on the second book in my children’s book series. It’s about our mouth: our sense of taste and our teeth – the material world aspect of our mouths. It’s also about the power of words – the spiritual world aspect of our mouths. I write about how to use our 5 senses in … Continue reading Use Your Words

The Beginners’ Guide to Publishing with a Self-Publishing Company

In March of 2016, I sat in my kitchen with a dear friend. We were looking at a pile of illustrations I had just completed for my first children’s book, Your Hands Can Change The World! I had decided to publish my book, and was telling her that I had no idea where to begin, … Continue reading The Beginners’ Guide to Publishing with a Self-Publishing Company

Lessons in Crowdfunding

I have always dreamed of being a published writer, but I never imagined I would write and illustrate a children's book. But in March of 2017, I had completed my book, and the next step was publishing. When Your Hands Can Change The World! was completed, I felt many emotions. I was excited, and I felt … Continue reading Lessons in Crowdfunding

…Except for this one time

During 2016 and well into 2017 we’ve watched many artists and musicians leave the world. Epic storytellers, trendsetters, and style makers who taught us all how to be a little cooler and a lot more open-minded: Prince, David Bowie, Chris Cornell, Chuck Berry, Sam Shephard, Harry Dean Stanton, and Adam West, top the much-too-long list … Continue reading …Except for this one time

My Created Life

  When I began to create my life, when I was younger, I set out into the world with the understanding that there is a “happy life” formula. The rules go something like this: get through school, preferably by making as few waves as possible. Go to more school, especially if you have big dreams. … Continue reading My Created Life

Poking The Bear

“I said that’s enough!” “You’re not listening to me!!” “I told you I needed a minute. You’re pushing me!” my husband yelled before he ran up the stairs and slammed the door. I sat on the bottom step and cried. I looked for a way to escape the profound discomfort I was experiencing, but there … Continue reading Poking The Bear