Day 95 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge

111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge: Spiritual Growth Through Creative Expression Day 95: “Childish” Moments The moments that matter most Are those that touch the heart and the spirit Most of them occur thanks to my nieces and nephew   Children’s laughter sends my spirit soaring While their cries tear at my core They smile andContinue reading “Day 95 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge”

Day 60 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge

111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge: Spiritual Growth Through Creative Expression Day 60: Creativity in Lights Shining bright for all to see, the holiday lights welcome young and old. Families take it in by foot, stopping to buy hot chocolate and popcorn from the residents. Cars of various shapes and sizes parade down the neighborhood streets.Continue reading “Day 60 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge”

Day 53 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge

111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge: Spiritual Growth Through Creative Expression Day 53: Back to the Drawing Board My 9-year-old nephew didn’t believe me when I told him that I can’t draw. So, we sat down with his sketch pad and pencils, and we all drew a unicorn. Here’s his: And here’s mine: After the laughterContinue reading “Day 53 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge”

Day 25 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge

111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge: Spiritual Growth Through Creative Expression   Day 25: Baby Steps I watched my newborn niece sleeping soundly in her mother’s arms And wondered what she’s thinking Does she dream of the place her spirit left Or rest in silence in a comforting embrace?   This beautiful child joins our familyContinue reading “Day 25 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge”

Day 9 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge

111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge: Spiritual Growth Through Creative Expression Day 9: Irish and Native American Music Irish music and Native American melodies fill my soul. One lifts while the other reaches the deepest crevices of my tattered spirit. As the fiddle grounds me, the Irish flute raises my spirit and sends it dancing. TheContinue reading “Day 9 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge”

The Love of an Aunt Holds No Bounds

Family in its various forms inspired the creation of my premier novel.  One of the key relationships is the one between my protagonist, Gracie, and her oldest cousin.  More like sisters, the two bonded very early on.  They spent years apart yet they share a connection that could very well help heal their entire family. I’ve spentContinue reading “The Love of an Aunt Holds No Bounds”