Total Pageviews

Sunday, December 14, 2014

I've been invited and so are you!!

This has been a week of surprises for me. Some good, and some so, so. But, one of the nicest surprises was to hear from artist Cindy Harrison, who invited me to participate as an instructor on a new website where classes will be offered online by a variety of wonderful teachers.

To say I'm thrilled is an understatement. I look forward to sharing my art work with the many members and participants on the site. Please take a minute to check out the offers that will begin in February 2015. The link is at the end of this message.

It's been a busy and often stressful year, but all is finally going smoothly (dare I say that with confidence?). My daughter was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer a year ago November. Our world was rocked from top to bottom, we quaked with fear and angst over what would happen to her. I'm glad to say that with all the prayers from everyone, everywhere, and the wonderful team of oncologists she has at Rhode Island Hospital, that Kristina's cancer is under control, inactive, and we are all doing well. A positive attitude goes a long way when this type of situation arises. The doctors hadn't expected her to survive a year, but she has done so and at the moment Kristina's outlook is excellent.

That said, I have begun to paint, create, and write once again. My novel publisher and her staff were so wonderfully supportive and still are, that I managed to get the newest book in the Vinnie Esposito series finished and off to them for edits and whatnot. The book is scheduled for the the end of 2014 or beginning of 2015. We are all excited.
An article I had done for The Decorative Painter Magazine was published and I must say, the time it took me to get this project done gave me a break from the stress in my life during that time. Again, the DP editor was marvelous and understanding when I needed a bit more time. It's not easy to ask for more time since anyone who sticks a cog in the wheel usually creates a domino effect that puts everyone in a spot. So my heartfelt thanks went out the that team, for sure.
Two Zentangle books also got to the publishing point and were released in the fall. I managed to stay busy enough to keep my mind from worrying over Kristina's health issues and I'm very thankful for that respite.

This season brings with it many memories of holidays past, fun with family, sadness for those no longer with us, but we can all embrace life, look forward, and pray for the best. That positivity is one of the reasons I was so happy to be included in Cindy Harrison's new venture. Take a peak, see who you'll take a class from, and don't forget to sign up!



A Zentangle workbook geared to all!

Page Foundry:
In paper at Create space:

               Fall for All is a funfilled workbook and color book combined with places to create tangles or embellish those line drawings already provided. The paper version will be available in fall 2015.
Only available in eBook form now at:


  1. I believe the answer is watercolor pencils!

  2. Did you know that you can create short urls with AdFly and earn cash from every visitor to your shortened urls.