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Spreading My Wings

A good friend, the kiddos, and I were at the Butterfly Pavilion this afternoon, when I stared at a dead leaf butterfly and experienced an epiphany. I had confessed recently to you about my dreading, grudging attitude toward writing my synopsis and query. You can review it here: Whimpering. That problem isn't anyone's but mine.… Continue reading Spreading My Wings

community, job, support, work

“Just” a Job

I'm not here to talk about my personal occupational woes. Not that I don't have a thing or two to say about getting half the pay for the same amount of work others do, receiving no benefits, all while having little time off and raising a family. Rather, within the last five days, I've walked… Continue reading “Just” a Job

community, love, Uncategorized

Love Isn’t Always Convenient

Loving others isn't always convenient or easy. The timing's often wrong. Plans were already set, deadlines looming. Lots to be done. But, coming together as a community and loving others involves standing by others and seeing them through difficult times, even if doing so causes discomfort or disruption to me.

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Free, free, FREE!

I don't know what's wrong. I shared a give away about a week and a half ago —  Personalized Watercolor Card Giveaway. And, there haven't been that many bites. I want to share some artwork. Send some mail. Encourage! It's free. And, you're getting personal mail from me. I'll send it anywhere. Even to the ends… Continue reading Free, free, FREE!

art, artist, community, graphic designer, michael, poet, writing

Artist in Hiding EXPOSED

Remember my desire to share others' works here? I'm shining a light on a fellow artist, today. These pieces were done by a nineteen-year-old artist. Let me clarify my point. They were completed, when he was nineteen. Amazing, right? *** This artist has been in hiding. But, he has been EXPOSED. For all to see.… Continue reading Artist in Hiding EXPOSED

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Personalized Watercolor Card Giveaway

I'm giving away ELEVEN personalized watercolor cards. What are they? They are copies of a 12x16 watercolor I painted this year. Why? Because I just finished the 11th revision of my manuscript a couple of days ago, and I'm about to start writing the proposal for my agent/publisher search. And, I want to celebrate with… Continue reading Personalized Watercolor Card Giveaway

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A Sweet Surprise from Target’s Harry Potter Anniversary Event

We went to Target today, on a regular, weekly run. And we saw a catchy Harry Potter display soon after stepping in. We had no clue they were having a 20th anniversary event going on, from 11 am to 1 pm at Target, July 21, 2018, which was today. None. There was a large, beautiful… Continue reading A Sweet Surprise from Target’s Harry Potter Anniversary Event