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The Digital Human Library

Did you know you could find me in the Digital Human Library? What’s the Digital Human Library? I’m glad you asked! The Digital Human Library (dHL) is a free educational resource that connects Canadian teachers and students with organizations and experts from all over the world. K-12 teachers registered with the dHL can search for meBook experts like they would … Continue reading »

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Fox Hollow Tales, Kickstarter is launched!

3…2…1.. Today I launched the kickstarter for my project with illustrator Patricia Ann Lewis— she’s the fabulous artist who illustrated Hapenny Magick and To Find A Wonder. It’s a scarey feeling to put your work out to the world but also exciting =0) Fox Hollow Tales is a series of stories set in New England … Continue reading »

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Playing with PheeMcFaddle, How to dye felt with Kool-Aid

This tutorial is generously illustrated by my good friend Phee McFaddell! Please visit her online at for wonderful faerie projects, coloring pages and stories!! To find the free dragon ornament pattern that goes along with this tutorial there is a link on the bottom of the page. These images are copyrighted by and … Continue reading »

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Hapenny Book Party tomorrow! Come eat Hapenny Cakes!

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A Great Kickstart!

Wow! only 24 hours in and my project on Kickstarter is 1/3 funded! I’m amazed and grateful for the fantastic people I have in my life.  Perhaps you’d like to help me reach my goal of publishing my second book, Hapenny Magick too? Just $10.00 will get you a copy of the book and some … Continue reading »

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The Hapenny Lullaby

Sometimes projects take on a life of their own. Like my newest book, Hapenny Magick (coming out around Thanksgiving this year–2011). Being involved in an artistic community really has its perks. For example, my friend, singer/songwriter Jenna Greene of Greene Lady Music bartered a song for a stuffed pegasus a while back, and I recently … Continue reading »

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Hapenny Magick, magic in the making…

Many of you know that my first children’s book, To Find a Wonder, was published in September of 2009. I’m really excited to tell you that my second book, Hapenny Magick will be released from Pugalicious Press late this fall. The same fabulous illustrator that worked on To Find A Wonder, Pat Ann Lewis-MacDougall is … Continue reading »

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Gifts with Faerie or Rennaissance Flair!

I know, it’s only the end of August, but Rennaisance festivals are opening up all over the country and Faeriecon is just a few short months away. It’s time to start planning what to wear! Christmas and other gift giving holidays (like my birthday–oh, wait, that’s a gift RECEIVING holiday *hee hee*) are right around … Continue reading »

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10 things artists wish you knew….

So I polled some of my artist friends on Facebook a couple of weeks ago in preparation for this post. My question for them: what do you wish customers knew before placing a custom order? Not surprisingly, the number 1 answer was: I’M NOT A MIND READER! Realize we, as artists, cannot read your mind … Continue reading »

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