You know that desk drawer where you toss in junk that goes forgotten for years? At the end of 2021, I felt as if I had opened that drawer and been shocked by how much was in it. I was anxious, unable to focus or find ways in which I could improve.
While I did not make any resolutions this year, I did choose activities and pastimes to focus on. Previous years have seen me dedicated to writing, rewriting and editing the same story. While none of this work was a waste—the practice helped my writing style to improve—it left little room for other hobbies. In 2022 … Continue reading 3 Hobbies I’m Learning In 2022
When opening your new dot-grid journal, make sure you’re not out to copy others. It should be a source of inspiration, a promise that you're about to chronicle your year while expressing your own creativity.
If I had to pick a word to savor in 2022, it would be slow. Does that sound odd to you? By slow I mean to pause and hear the silence—to stop measuring my life by what I have not done yet and what I mean to do—to read a book without caring about the … Continue reading My Resolution For 2022
I’ve been quiet lately! A terrible case of Blogger’s Block meant I was at a loss for what to post. I know now to be careful with my projects in order to avoid burnout. Thankfully, the winter months are coming—and I tend to be most inspired when it is chilly out! I have been enjoying … Continue reading Series: Romance on the Orient Express
A mouse would probably give its pumpkin whiskers, but this doodle is simple enough.
When Merula’s prize butterfly lands on a wealthy woman’s arm, the woman dies immediately. Blame is placed on the insect, which is killed by the butler.
House After Rain, Mariella Hunt
What are you reading this month? Do you arrange your to-read pile based on the seasons, or do you prefer to read on a whim? It's a bit of both for me; I have some spooky options as well as classics in this list.
I decided to reread it after almost a decade and felt as if I were opening a new book. When a long time passes between rereads, you forget enough of a book for surprises become surprises again; magic regenerates and drama is fresh as ever.
I’ve been doing a bit of everything. I am participating in a challenge—100 days of drawing—and for some reason I really enjoy drawing animals. Here is an unusual blog post—a few glimpses into my sketchbook! Happy weekend! Mouse sheltering under a leaf! I don’t color all of them. Mouse is cold. He found a candle … Continue reading Excerpts From Sketchbook #1