Tote Central

Show day is this Saturday and I’m not in a panic. No. Not me. I’m only running back and forth between the printer, the clay oven, and my tables in a frenzy to get everything ready. Yes, there’s always this feeling right before a show because all of the things you forgot to think aboutContinue reading “Tote Central”

Event Prep Week

Over the weekend, my nervousness and excitement grew because of all the preparations for this Saturday’s Outdoor Even and my online store relaunch. Just like the build-up before hitting the publishing button I feel the fatigue from all the extra hours but it’s a good feeling because I’ve been productive. I’ve also been trying toContinue reading “Event Prep Week”

Relaunch Day Is Coming!

The end of April is here and I’m deep in preparations for my first outdoor event of the year. My signing pen is ready for my books that will be on the corner of my table and I’m doing my best to organize the tornado that happens in my studio before a show. While I’mContinue reading “Relaunch Day Is Coming!”

Lesson Thursday

Time for another lesson with David Sedaris. Learning never stops when you’re a writer. Today’s topic is about how he turns his observations into stories, and I have to say that his lesson surprised me. I thought he would start out with another story about his life or something that happened to someone he knowsContinue reading “Lesson Thursday”

Social Media Posting

As I flicked through my TikTok For You, I came across a group that might be worth the follow. There’s a group, @womeninpublishingsummit, who offer writers tips on publishing and marketing their books. They quick answers help you navigate through social media and managing your accounts. They also have live Q&A. Testing out the liveContinue reading “Social Media Posting”

Creating Your To-Do List

I’m typing away and feeling good because I have hand cramps. Why am I feeling good? I’m happy because I know I’m getting exercise on the keyboard and with my art as I get ready for my first spring show. Something else that was good for this week – my husband dragging me out ofContinue reading “Creating Your To-Do List”

Event Prep

Monday is here but I thought I would talk about my Sunday routine and how I get things done on a busy schedule. My creative wheels are turning faster because my husband and I got into an unexpected spring show in Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 7th. I’m working on all the prep work becauseContinue reading “Event Prep”

Spinning Wheels

Friday is here and my spinning hamster wheels are about to send my legs rolling. I can feel the wheel spinning faster than I can keep up with all the things I’m trying to do this year. My publishing projects were completed last month but I decided to be more ambitious and get more seriousContinue reading “Spinning Wheels”

Homework Day Again

Class is in session again today because I just watched another part of the Master Class with David Sedaris. He had another point that I would like to share. I don’t know how many of you carry around your phones or notebooks to take notes when inspiration strikes but he had advice that needs toContinue reading “Homework Day Again”

When Art Meets Literature

If you ever toured my workspace, you would find an abundant amount of art supplies, stacks of books, and an old vintage typewriter. My love of writing and art has followed me through school and into adulthood. Building up skills in both has helped me with titles, marketing, and graphics for posts. I’m also thinkingContinue reading “When Art Meets Literature”

Celebrating 502 Posts!

I had to blink twice when I looked at the number counter for in Evernote for my posts because I reached 502. I’ve blogged the equivalent of 38,000 words when all of my posts are combined. Basically, I’ve written the length of a novel and I should celebrate! Feeling like someone in a recovery groupContinue reading “Celebrating 502 Posts!”

Find A Niche

Anyone for leftovers today? My mother-in-law sent us home with zip lock bag full of ham before we rolled out the door from our family Easter lunch. I guess we don’t get casserole dishes all the time, but then she must knows us. Her dish wouldn’t get returned for weeks and my own mother lovesContinue reading “Find A Niche”