Ideas From Real Life

A hike in the Garden of the Gods, a part of the Shawnee National Forest in Herod, IL was not only an opportunity for pictures, but as I continue to work on illustrations on the picture book, it gave me ideas. I wonder if anyone else can look at the photos and let their imagination … Continue reading Ideas From Real Life

Writer versus Person

I was confronted with a choice.  It was a difficult choice.  One I didn't want to make.  One of those no win situations.  Deciding either way was going to bring with it regrets. I chose not to go to the Spring Junque Jamboree in Vienna, IL. One of the toughest decisions I have made thus … Continue reading Writer versus Person

Junque Jamboree

In the spring in Southern Illinois, there is a town that has a Johnson County Junque Jamboree.  It is Vienna, IL.  This year it is on April 18th  I was hoping to be there for the event, but due to unforeseen circumstances, I can't.  However, I will tell you that there should be a booth … Continue reading Junque Jamboree

Does Writing Keep Me Busy?

This question was asked of me recently. My off hand answer was ‘yes’. The true answer is much more complicated than that. The sarcastic spirit in me wanted to ask in return, ‘Does breathing keep you busy?’ Life without breathing? Not possible. Same without writing for me; breathing/writing, interchangeable. It isn’t a matter of busy. … Continue reading Does Writing Keep Me Busy?