Artist extraordinaire

I CAME across a devotee of the Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal meditating on the Holy Eucharist and what she shared to me was both enlightening and uplifting in terms of spiritual and intellectual perspective on the arts and religion....more

Minimalism & Music

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Taking Kids to BODY WORLDS

Last weekend we went on a family date to the Leonardo Museum in downtown Salt Lake City (UT). I'd been once before, helping with a fieldtrip, and I loved it! It's so hands-on!...more

What Makes Amazing Children’s Illustrations?: An Editor’s Perspective

There’s little more enchanting than a beautifully illustrated children’s book. Abigail Samoun, co-founder of Red Fox Literary and featured mom has a roster full of amazing illustrators. I love to visit her site just to look at the gorgeous illustration work. I asked Abi what she looks for when searching for a children’s book illustrator. Why thank you, Larissa. It’s wonderful to hear that you enjoy looking at the art. When I look at an illustrator’s portfolio, I’m mainly looking for three things:...more

Tips on encouraging your mini Picasso

Want to encourage your kids to be creative but not sure how? This week art teacher Aki Berry shares her teaching techniques, ways to improve your kids skills and get them to really enjoy making art!Hi! I’m Aki. Before having my kids, I taught art to a bunch of little ones, all different ages from Kindergarten to fifth grade. I had a great time getting to know my students and bonding with them. ...more

Fascinating and Unique Wedding Photographs:

1.) Something that most couples don't do is have their entire weddings, photographs and all, be styled after a certain theme. Not only could this be very interesting and fun, but it would be unique - fiances could decide between many different themes of their liking, several examples being the epic Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Divergent, Harry Potter, and Hunger Games. This way, they could live inside a fantasy during one of the most special moments of their lives!...more

Kalisha Buckhanon discusses the writing life in Morphemic Morphology, the blog of Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal.

I am happy and blessed to share my interview with Shinjini Bhattacharjee, Editor-in-Chief of the fine new literary journal Hermeneutic Chaos, which published a portion of my new novel with much encouragement and interest in it (all writers need that thumbs up!). My interview appears in the journal’s companion blog Morphemic Morphology. I hope our words inspire you. Blessings, Kalisha...more

Should You Write Daily?

I recently read a discussion loop on the topic of writing every day, and I was surprised at how many writers felt it would be impossible to find so much extra time in their lives.  I have to admit that I laughed out loud for just a few seconds. Do they think that writers who write every day have extra time? Imagine sitting around with nothing to do, until we authors finally say to ourselves, "Oh, I know what I can do with all this extra time I have. I could write a book!"...more