Here, on the west coast of Canada, we’re experiencing a heat wave. At 3:15 p.m. Monday (June 28) I took a photo of the thermometer in the shade at our front door. I read it at 43C which converts to 109.4F. That felt blistering hot for us! And because we don't have air conditioning everything… Continue reading Heat Wave
Whatever creative practice you’re into, you’ve probably faced the question—what do I fill my time with? If it’s writing you ask yourself, what do I write about? If it’s a craft, what do I make? If it’s art, what do I draw, paint, or sculpt? I have faced this question daily since starting my sketch… Continue reading What to draw?
Sunday is Mother’s Day—I’m sure I don’t need to remind you! Mother’s Day reminds me of my own mother and the fact that it’s already 15 years ago that I gave her her last Mother’s Day card. She died about six weeks after Mother’s Day in 2006. I still miss her, though signs of her… Continue reading “Portrait of my mother at twenty” – a poem
"Spring Song" - Violet Nesdoly (Watercolor on 140 lb. cold press paper, 9x6 inches). This week I’m taking in a three-session webinar on the artist’s mindset led by artist coach and mentor Matt Tommey. Yesterday’s lecture was followed by a Q&A where Tommey answered submitted questions. The first question and his answer opened a window… Continue reading Seasons in a Creative’s Life
When presented, by my writing group, with the challenge to write about my experience during the pandemic, my first thought was to do it in poem form (seeing as how it’s April and National Poetry Month). “Pandemic Lifestyle” is a snapshot of some of the things that have characterized the last months for me and… Continue reading Pandemic Lifestyle – a poem
Can you believe we’re already almost halfway through January? Have you done any dreaming or planning for the year ahead? I finally got to setting down some intentions and goals last weekend. I know many pooh-pooh this new year tradition. Not I! Even the roughest road map helps me feel more purposeful and confident that… Continue reading Only a month from Valentine’s Day!
Eye of the Storm by Janice L. DickMy rating: 5 of 5 stars Eye of the Storm, Book Two in Janice L. Dick’s Storm Series, takes us through the tumultuous years of 1917 to 1919 in Russia and Crimea. The Czar’s rule is in shambles. All over the countryside poor Russian peasants are agitating for… Continue reading Eye of the Storm – review
It’s hard to believe that it’s already November 26th. Just think… a month from today is Boxing Day. Christmas 2020 will be past! And the pandemic continues. Have you stayed healthy and well—in body and spirit? How have you spent your time? Have you tackled projects that you might not otherwise have done? Welcome to… Continue reading Introducing my art shop
Under the Cloud has been out just a little over two months. In that time, I’ve distributed a box of paperbacks but another shipment is on its way, scheduled to arrive later this week. Reader response is gratifying! Here are some comments, gathered from reviews: “Zamri’s story explores themes that are as relevant now as… Continue reading More books arriving this week!
I’m excited to announce that my second novel, Under the Cloud, a continuation of the story begun in Destiny’s Hands, is now available from Amazon in paperback and ebook editions! Here's the cover (designed by Glynis and Amanda Belec of Angel Hope Publishing): And the description, from the back of the book: "Fifteen-year-old Zamri lives… Continue reading Project completed!