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Tagged With: inspiration

A poem for my father: Memory or Dream?

  In January I had to take a poetry class for part of my requirements for my B.A. in creative writing. Now, writing poetry isn’t really my thing, and reading it, well, it’s not high on the priority list. Every once in a while I find a poem that gets me though and after writing … Continue reading »

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Interviewed by Erin Whalen about my love for children’s books and fantasy

This winter ,shortly after Hapenny Magick was released, I was interviewed in Rhode Island by artist Erin Whalen in her studio/store called The Story Emporium. Here is the interview for your watching pleasure!

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How to spot dye wool fabric…

Most of the creatures I make are made from woven wool that I buy from the Dorr Mill Store in Guild, NH. Wool is easy to dye and you can use any dye that can be used on natural materials. I’ve used acid dyes (Prochem), Flavored drink mixes (ie: Kool Aid) and food coloring. There … Continue reading »

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When Inspiration Hits…

What inspires you? How many times has your muse woken you up at 4 am? After a long ride home from the SCBWI conference in Framingham, Massachusetts with a critique partner a few weeks ago, I dropped her off at home feeling inspired to write something totally new and different. Something that would still include … Continue reading »

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Why the Renaissance?

I think as an artist and writer the most frequent question I get asked, besides where do you get your ideas, is why the Renaissance? To answer that I have to go back to high school. The fall of freshmen year my parents took me to the Michigan Renaissance Festival in Holly, MI. I was … Continue reading »

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