Monthly Archives: October 2013


Small whisk broom and scrubber

Small whisk broom and scrubber

October continues to be such a busy month! Fall begins, leaves are changing colors, cooler weather, craft shows and classes. Whew! I may have missed a few things, but have gained so many more along the way.

Like this new whisk broom–which is handmade–by me. I went to an event called SAFF, short for the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair and “Beginning Broom Making” was the class I attended. All kinds of fibers are presented at SAFF and are for sale: yarns, supplies and new projects are like my favorite kind of eye-candy. I have the opportunity to meet new fiber friends and visit with long-time artists and crafters. We’ll sit in the hotel lobby late at night or in the arena area during the day and talk, demonstrate or share new techniques.

And so, my CREATIVE THINGS TO DO list has gotten longer. I knew it would. And my stash of supplies has expanded. I knew that would happen, too.

“Always desire to learn something useful.” (Sophocles, 496 B.C.- 406 B.C.)


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Road Trip About To Be Taken

Stowaways.  I FOUND them!

Stowaways. I FOUND them!

Almost every year I attend the Fall Writing And Illustrating for Kids Conference sponsored by the Southern Breeze Region of SCBWI. WIK 2013 has a wonderful line-up of speakers: Authors, Illustrators, Editors, Art Directors, Agents—wow! So much talent packed into just one location. I’m hitching a ride with my longtime travel buddy, author/illustrator/poet Robyn Hood Black ( and critique group member, artist Kathleen Bradshaw.

As I’m packing to leave for the trip, I hear a muffled sound coming from somewhere around my suitcase.

There they are.

Yes, you can go, too.

You’ll have a lot of fun!


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