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Getting Ready to Write

Preptober begins tomorrow and many fingers will start to tap the keys in fury because they want to finish that novel they’ve been working on for months. Are you joining all the writers who participate this year? I said I might not have time because of the art events I’m in for the next fewContinue reading “Getting Ready to Write”


We are one day away from the end of the month and I’m sharing a sneak peak into next month. Since the goal of the next few months is to get everyone writing instead of reading, my posts will be short and sweet. I’ve been pre-prepping a list to help get you ready to writeContinue reading “Pre-Preptober”

Season of Changes

I was driving down the highway and over the Minnesota River when I looked over the side the bridge at the golden and light orange colors of the trees. It doesn’t matter how long I’ve lived up North, the changing of the leaves always catches me by surprise. This is the time of year whenContinue reading “Season of Changes”

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Current Events:

September 10th & 11th – ThinkCutie.com is at Surly Brewing Co. weekend event in Minneapolis from 11 am to 6 pm. Visit us at booth #48 under the main tent. 520 Malcom Ave SE, Minneapolis.

September 17th from 10:30 am to 4 pm – The Kimchi Festival. Silver View Park, Mounds View, MN 55112.

Art, Jewelry, and Children’s books are in The Art Shoppe at Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis

Past Events:

Guess what day it is in Minnesota! It’s the grand opening of the Minnesota State Fair! Everyone has been waiting to fill their bellies and walk around to see what’s new this year. You’ll see some of us sitting the audience during the live news broadcasts or hear us participating in crazy news station contests. Music will be playing every corner and the smell of everything on a stick will permeate the air.

I’ve been having a serious debate about the days before my husband and I plan to walk through the gates. Should I fast or cut down on my normal intake of calories to save room for the big day? This is actually a topic of conversation before we attend the fair up here.

A few days after the fair might mean a grease detox. My counter might be lined with a few bottles of Kombucha and empty yogurt cups to restore my gut health.

Another question we ask up north is whether or to attend a second annual event, the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. This festival goes until the end of September instead of 2 weeks like the fair. It’s a step back in time and you’ll see many people dressed up in costumes that require corsets and no zippers. Knights will joust and performances from days long past will reappear. One of my favorite spots is visiting the outdoor blacksmith area where iron and glass twist together.

The food follows the theme and the biggest thing to get is the huge turkey leg and soup in bread bowls. Small shops filled with handmade creations and fairy like creatures fill the shelves. This is one place where you can find fellowship with artists of all things ancient.

Personally, I don’t know if I’m ready for two events but I might attend at the end for the Octoberfest like celebration. I can’t resist handmade. Between those dates my husband and I will be taking our own handmade items to Jacklope Arts weekend event on September 10th and 11th at Surly Brewing Co in Minneapolis. Then, the following weekend on September 17th is our first Kimchi Festival in Mounds View. Like I mentioned before my fingers are getting a workout these next few months.

I might need a few weeks to recover after all the excitement. Don’t worry, I always post daily events here. I’ll also post any new prompts from attending different events. Speaking of prompts, it’s time for a foodie prompt. Write about a dinner, or a favorite food for 5-10 minutes. You can even write about a chef preparing a meal. Remember to use your senses.

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Saturday, August 14th – Collectors Marketing

I will be signing books and selling my handmade miniatures of literary and comic characters.

9:30 – 3:30

1201 Larpenteur Ave W, Roseville MN
Cub Food’s Roseville Pavilion
NOT Har Mar Cub

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