Weekend Events

This weekend was full of music at the Loud On Lake Street Outdoor Music Festival on Saturday. Our booth The Art Shoppe was a little close to the music speakers but it kept us moving and awake from 11 – 4:30 pm. I was with 3 other artists and we got a front row seatContinue reading “Weekend Events”

All Seasons

I’m up here in the extremes this week. Minnesota went from upper 90s to low 70s and I had to turn off my air yesterday. The sudden cool off felt like I stepped into fall a month too early and I had goose bumps walking around downtown. How can we go from melted pancakes onContinue reading “All Seasons”

Writing Prompt Share

The evening sun was setting and soft music played in the background as Fran immersed herself into the world of a new book. Tucked away in the small nook of her favorite bookstore, she never noticed the last motion sensor light going off and the front doors locking. She was too busy fighting new beastlyContinue reading “Writing Prompt Share”

Work Life

The 4th of July ended with the sunshine instead of the early morning rumbles of thunder. The loud rolling woke me up early and I laid listening to the loud storm throw thunderbolts through the sky. I didn’t bother to look out the window. The whole weekend has been gray and drizzly. The sunset atContinue reading “Work Life”

Mother Nature In Minnesota

I’m at my writing post again like clockwork and my eyeballs feel like they’ve been under a hairdryer for 8 hours. This weekend my biggest challenge was Minnesota weather and participating in an open flea market that had no wind barriers around a large open field. I set up my tent in the early morningContinue reading “Mother Nature In Minnesota”

Creative Challenges

The clock is ticking and I’m working through logistical problems and cranking out more hand pieces of miniatures for our first flea market experience. Anyone looking to get out of the house near Stillwater, Minnesota are welcome to come visit us from 9 to 3 pm this Saturday and Sunday. Hopefully, I won’t forget myContinue reading “Creative Challenges”

Writing the Future

Not only did I get my travel bug out of the way but I managed to sneak in a few more episodes of The Mandalorian because a writer’s interest in other worlds is always on upload mode. I thought about how each episode required new sets and my husband proceeded to tell me that mostContinue reading “Writing the Future”

Writing the Future

Not only did I get my travel bug out of the way but I managed to sneak in a few more episodes of The Mandalorian because a writer’s interest in other worlds is always on upload mode. I thought about how each episode required new sets and my husband proceeded to tell me that mostContinue reading “Writing the Future”

Dan Brown’s 13 Steps to Writing a Thriller

This week I’ve had theme of kindness and paying it forward but I can’t forget about the hungry pens out there. Thursday is our lesson day and one lesson that I would recommend is #13 from with Dan Brown from MasterClass. I’ve shared a few segments from his lessons but if you want to knowContinue reading “Dan Brown’s 13 Steps to Writing a Thriller”

Funny Titles

I stepped outside the other day and almost turned around to go hide under my blankets as soon as I saw some white fluffy stuff falling onto the ground. No lambs crossed the Wisconsin border to have a sheering party in my backyard. Spring is supposed to be here but this is Minnesota and itContinue reading “Funny Titles”

Miniature Fantasy

My world is still miniature this week as I spend time surrounded by my art supplies and needle tools. Trying to make things the size of a fingertip or smaller take more time that big sculptures. All this creating got me thinking about literary worlds. This week, Alice must have taken a drink of theContinue reading “Miniature Fantasy”

Marching Out

I’m ready to march out of this month and into a warmer month. Our yo-yo weather that happens when season begin to change really do give us cabin fever in Minnesota. When we think it’s going to warm up, it snows the next day. Those who don’t live here will think they’ve moved somewhere extremeContinue reading “Marching Out”