art · Creativity · writing

Writer’s Tip: Invisible Journaling

Journaling helps me process. But occasionally there’s something I need go write about that I just can’t let other people happen across. For a variety of reasons.  Rather than burning the paper or shredding it or coming up with some creative (and potentially ineffective) way to destroy my writing after it’s been written, I use… Continue reading Writer’s Tip: Invisible Journaling

art · Catholic · Faith · Pro-Life

Two tiny feet

I drew this picture in a pocket sized notebook while waiting for a prescription to be filled, and forgot all about it. ​Maybe I drew them because my husband and I hope to be parents one day, God willing. I will be one of those people who tells the whole world the second I find out,… Continue reading Two tiny feet

art · Creativity

Art inception

​ A peek into my “studio…” cat hair always included! Toes are my favorite to draw… don’t ask me why, I couldn’t tell you. Where do you create? Advertisements

art · writing

Quick character sketch

Another drawing I did this week. This is an approximation of  the main character of my novel I’m outlining. Her name is Nikita  I’m pretty sure she’s the first person I’ve drawn who has freckles! ​ Advertisements

art · Catholic · Creativity · Faith

How my own artwork taught me a lesson

I wanted to create a nice drawing today, but I learned an art lesson instead. After two embarrassingly awful drawings that my third grade self could have done better, I decided to journal over the image to figure out why I was having such a hard time. My problem was that my motivations were all… Continue reading How my own artwork taught me a lesson

ROW80 · writing

A round of words in… 40 days?

I used to do ROW80 (a Round of Words in 80 Days), back when I was blogging regularly. And now I want to get back on the ROW80 bandwagon.  Why? For the community, and exploration, and the personal accountability to really get this blog moving again. So I hope you don’t mind if I hop in at the… Continue reading A round of words in… 40 days?

Catholic · community · Faith

Saint Maximilian Kolbe story and sketch

Saint Maximilian Kolbe is one of my favorite saints, and it’s his feast day today! Here are 3 quick pointers about him, in case you’ve never heard of him before: He loved Jesus and Mary, like, a lot. He started a Marian devotion community in order to learn to love Jesus as his Mother did.… Continue reading Saint Maximilian Kolbe story and sketch