About

I’m a full-time freelance writer, a thoroughgoing and happy left brainer. My bread and butter comes from writing health and lifestyle articles and nonfiction books (okay, there’s also a novel rattling in the drawer). There are agents and editors to woo, manuscripts to finish, queries to send, bills to pay, critters (dogs, cats, and honeybees) to wrangle, and a busy family to keep up with. But one morning I woke up with the right side of my brain on fire and knew it was time to make some art. This blog is about what happens as I try to make room among the computers and reference books for paints and brushes and carving knives and bookbinding tools–preferably without going broke.

3 responses to “About

  1. It’s this art that will keep you sane…and make the other mundane writerly stuff easier to do. Don’t you think so? I think you do a great job of balancing both…

  2. I have been practicing suminagashi (Japanese marbling) for 25 years as a pro. Your papers are somewhere between beginning traditional paper marbling and “I don’t know what I’m doing”. Not to worry. Time and much practice heals all. I played. I conquered. You will, too. Think: ZEN, reduce clutter. Actually, Turkish (Ebru) marbling is simpler and not at all intimidating with correct materials and supplies, but suminagashi is soulful, the concentration is mind clearing. It is said that what you create in your tray is where your mind is at while creating your composition. True. I’ve taught both suminasgashi and traditional marbling for many years. If you want advice /instruction, just email. By the way, your black ink sketches are marvelous!

  3. I like the fact that you do arty stuff as well as write, I need to do the same but never find the time.

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