More Book Nooks

I’ve finished two more! This brings the total to ten - seven by Rolife, two by Tonecheer, and one by Know Me. Am I done? Oh hell no. I think I've posted a few of them on the Facebook and I wrote a blog post about the first one. Anyway, here are the latest book nooks. I like them a lot! Both of these, like many of the others, have mirrors in the back. They're... Read more →


Sunshine Town

What the hell happened to March?? Geez Louise! Anyway, I seem to have acquired yet another new hobby - building book nooks. A book nook, in case you don't know, is a bookend, but not just any bookend. It's a bookend with a scene built right in, and you do the building from a kit. SonnyeBoy gave me one for Christmas, called Sunshine Town. Since he and his sweety were coming to visit for Easter,... Read more →


Pens in My Pocket

My lovely and talented friends Wendy and Melissa apparently think I should write pen reviews. Okay then! When I was first dipping my toe into the fountain pen pool, I watched (all right, I still watch) fountain pen reviews on YouTube. I bought several pens based on reviews; in fact, I bought all three of the following pens based on reviews. Most of the time, these reviews are Very Serious. I am not Very Serious.... Read more →


The Writer's Box

I blame Facebook and its insidious ads. I'm not sure how Facebook figured me out, but one day I saw an ad for a beautiful writing box. I immediately threw myself down the rabbit hole and clicked through to the Galen Leather website and took a look. Oh heavens above! The amazing pretty things! All the things! Everything! Take my money and send them all to me! I managed to rein myself in and focused... Read more →


Sketchbook Challenge

I've supported a few crowd-funded projects - a documentary about my favorite radio station, a hilarious game, a modern word processor for distraction-free writing - you know, the usual sorts of things. I was checking on one of them when I noticed a quirky project from artist Lora Zombie called the Sketchbook Challenge. Now, I am not an artist. Yes, I've done some pretty Zentangle tiles, but I am not an artist. This project is... Read more →


Under the Big Top

As soon as I saw that Cirque du Soleil's Volta was going to be performed under the big top in nearby Oaks, PA, I knew we were going. I mean, c'mon now - the site in Oaks is a grand total of 4.4 miles away. It's like an order. I love Cirque du Soleil. Joe and I went to the first show way back in the 80s in (I think) Tysons Corner, VA, before the... Read more →


Crafty Shopping at Sugarloaf

Today we went to the Sugarloaf Craft Festival, one of my favorite ways to spend too much money! But before we did that, I went to the eye doctor for a checkup, particularly a check on the pressure in my eyeballs. The doctor wanted to see if my chemotherapy was affecting my eyes, especially given my diabetes. Happily, all is well! Then Joe and I went to lunch at a very nice tavern. In honor... Read more →


Glorious Gershwin

I love the music of George and Ira Gershwin. I love big bands. So when we signed up for our Lively Arts series this year, we jumped on this concert: Michael Andrew is the leader and singer for the Gershwin Big Band, and he is fabulous! He's the epitome of the big band singer, so suave in his tux and groomed to the nines, his baritone rich and full. He even has some great steps!... Read more →


Five Things from The Artist's Way

Every once in awhile I wonder where a book I own might be hiding in our many bookcases. I wonder if I even still have it! When I mentioned Morning Pages in my notebook post, I got to wondering where my copy of The Artist's Way was. So I did my usual "scan the bookcases" thing, where I... um... scan the bookcases. Voila! I pulled it out and flipped it open. And boom, there was... Read more →