Win a One Year Birchbox Subscription!

What better way to  celebrate the last months of summer than with a reading a book by the pool and winning a ONE YEAR subscription to Birchbox?  Birchbox delivers high-end beauty, grooming, and lifestyle samples once a month, customized just for you. (Birchbox is not at all affiliated with me or the book and this is not a paid promotion. I just love their boxes and thought it would be a cool prize to give.)...more

Thoughts on The Walking Dead and Vol. 20

This past week I received my copy of The Fall of the Governor Part 2 and Vol. 20 of the graphic novel. As usual Kirkman gives us another great volume to leave me wanting more. Just when you get into the on going battle the volume ends. I know it will be a while before the next one comes but I eagerly await it. Hopefully it will be during the long break we are about to have at the end of Season 4, which has only one more episode left....more

Find The Cutes ~ Playtime: An Activity Book For Children (VIDEO & SLIDESHOW)

Not long ago, I came across this project for a fun activity book for children called «Find The Cutes ~ Playtime». The book is drawn and colored by a talented illustrator named Vincent Noot and written by his wife Celestial. So I decided to help this terrific couple achieve their funding target by spreading the word....more

Don't forget time change March 8 for my signing March 9

 Don't forget to put your watches ahead an hour at midnight March 8, so you can get to my book signing, March 9, 4-6, Bairnwick Women's Center, Mary Sue Cushman room, in Sewanee, TN.  My book, Enfolded in Silence/A Story in Art of Healing from Sexual Trauma in Childhood, will be on sale for a discounted price. I will give a talk about the book and about how you heal from sexual abuse. Other of my artwook will be displayed. See you there.  ...more

New News about my Book Signing March 9

 NEW NEWS ABOUT MY BOOK SIGNING March 9 FIRST:The original 7ft by 4ft cross that was the basis for my book, Enfolded in Silence/ A Story in Art of Healing from Sexual Trauma in Childhood, will be present at the signing.  All of the original paintings will be able to be seen, plus some images that are not in the book. SECOND:The book will be available at a discounted price....more

My Book Gets Lots of Kindle Downloads / Enfolded in Silence-A Story in Art of Healing from Sexual Trauma in Childhood

My book, Enfolded in Silence/A Story in Art of Sexual Trauma in Childhood, has gotten lots of downloads in its kindle form. I still like the paper back better for the size of the illustrations but I am glad people are reading the book in any form. I think it is a helpful book for those who have experienced childhood sexual abuse or any abuse, and those who live or work with survivors. It tells my story of abuse in painting poetry and prose and has a manual for things I could do in conjunction with therapy that helped me heal. I have gotten good responses from it so far....more

Simple Living: Creating a Routine (Lessons 8,9,and 10)

     These last few days' lessons have been things I have already been working on.  This is nice, because I don't feel overwhelmed with a bunch of new things on top of my already hectic life.  It is a nice breather.  My last post was about managing my time, and in this one, I am going to get more into what our routine looks like. ...more

Kelly with her broken heart

Kelly bit her tongue, in order to prevent herself from saying what she really needed to. Love, as she had come to know, always came with an expiry date. And although Kelly did want to get lost in the very embrace of Ronald, she knew it will not be enough. Nothing has ever been enough for her. The passion, it will dry out, and once it does, they both will only hate each other and themselves for having stayed....more

MY Book for FREE for four days on Amazon

 The Kindle version of my book, Enfolded in Silence/A Story in Art of Healing from Sexual Trauma in Childhood, will be available on for FREE from Dec 4 to Dec 8. It's a good chance to check it out. It is a book that may be helpful for anyone who has experienced any kind of abuse, trauma or loss. It is being used in groups in various settings around the country....more

100 Book Challenge: College Weekend by R. L. Stine

Last week, I read a book called College Weekend by R. L. Stine as part of my 100 Book Challenge that I would like to reach by the end of the year. I thought I’d go through a box in my garage filled with some of the books I had when I was younger....more