Are You a Good Writer?

Are You a Good Writer?

At intervals throughout your journey, you’ve probably wondered whether you’re a good writer. Unfortunately, I can’t sympathize because that thought hasn’t occasionally crossed my mind.   It’s crossed my mind dozens, hundreds, thousands of times. Yearly, weekly,...
Heaven’s Glitter

Heaven’s Glitter

Silver bells ring, tinkling to “Let It Snow” Dozens of lights blink the colors of the rainbow Bows, strings, paper, and tape clutter the floor Cards avalanche when you open the door Sparkling all December long   Snowflakes brush your cheeks like kisses from...
Poinsettia Peacock

Poinsettia Peacock

  Unlike the average family, we never decorate our house in red and green at Christmastime. Instead, we deck the halls and trim the tree in silver, white, and turquoise hues. I’ve painted many Christmas canvases with that color scheme, but this is one of my...
Plunk

Plunk

Typing on my tiny typewriter, I’m an incorrigible plotter. Color splashes onto the page, Green, coral, orange, and beige. A story burns in my heart, Tearing my soul apart. My story grows from a small seed— I wonder where it might lead. It grows higher, taller,...
Le Velo Orange (The Orange Bicycle)

Le Velo Orange (The Orange Bicycle)

  I’ve been fascinated by Paris for many years—probably due to having a little French blood running in my veins, or perhaps because I studied French in my last two years of high school. Either way, the architecture in the city of Paris begs to be captured in a...
Evening Palms

Evening Palms

  One disadvantage of being an artist is that I can’t always set up my easel in the middle of the sidewalk just because I saw something picturesque. But I have a friend who habitually lugs around a camera, and more than once she has captured a breathtaking moment...

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