Linky Saturday: May 2015


Is it just me or is May really a long month this year? You know what I mean, it seems like we have a taste of spring, then freezing cold weather, and the weeks just go on and on. I sound like an old lady, and you know what? I am!

Teal and White Glass Sculpture


This weekend I was happy because I got to make a big ole glass sculpture and I haven’t done one of those for a long time. Oh sure, I’ve made some solar light ones, and those are fun, too, but there’s something about a full-sized sculpture that is really satisfying to me. I like the […]

Read the Label (a poem)


One of my most popular poems over the years has been “Read the Label,” a poem I wrote long, long ago and published in my first book, The Difference Now.

Robin’s Nest


I love watching the robins appear in spring. Such a hopeful sign, and the way they hop about the yard and collect items for their nests intrigues me as well.

Spring, Did You Hear My Call?


Spring has been trying to arrive, but I think she’s been a bit lazy. Probably vacationing in a warm place and isn’t in too much of a hurry to come up to the Midwest right now. She’s been taunting us, allowing her buddy Winter to have at it around these parts. This is a picture […]

April 2015 Link Love


I’ve been brimming with joy after another productive month. It feels very much like spring cleaning all around, throughout my house, my work life…

Blue Glass Sculpture Solar Light Set


I’ve been chomping at the bit to make some new glass sculptures, and now that we’re in our new place I can finally do it. It appears that I need more glass! I’ve been avoiding buying it at rummages because I didn’t want to have to move it, so all we took with us was […]

Afternoon Cinema


I’m often surprised by people, sometimes for the positive and sometimes not.

Gearing Up for Craft Season


I made a decision to start selling my art prints and glass solar light sculptures at craft fairs. I’ve been looking into booth display ideas and projects to make, and it’s pretty exciting and terrifying all at the same time.

Crosses With Beads


My new crafty obsession is crosses. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, given how many I like to create on canvas. I liked the idea of making crosses with bright colors and layers of beads.

Apple, Pear, Dried Cranberry Salad


I like pretty much all salads but this one is good because even the guys seem to like it. Do all men not love salad? Mine doesn’t seem to, but he does like this one.

On Making Money Blogging


You guys! I’m so excited to finally have my book on blogging out! It’s been something I’ve wanted to do for a really long time. I’ve been blogging professionally for a decade and now finally have put all my secrets and tips and tricks together into How to (Really) Make Money Blogging. I’ve been working […]