"The town of Ste. Germaine was rich in history. It was known for its polite people and gardens scattered among the small yards. More notably, a greatly respected southern french woman lived there. Everyone, even visitors, called her Grandmom. Never had a town been able to tout a lady of such glamour and mystery. She… Continue reading The Gentry: Rebirth (AKA The Beginning)
I've recently decided to try my hand at making gifty books. First installment - Fairy Journals. These are wire bound, hand-stamped and include many distinct features: Graphic 45 Papers, Stickles, Distress Ink dyed paper, pull out and fold down writing spaces. Each includes pretty tied ribbons and scads of writing areas. There are more pics… Continue reading Fairy Journals
Rejection comes in many forms...love, friendship, prosperity, creativity. Sometimes you even reject your own damn self with a heavy dose of self-inflicted misguided reasoning. I was recently told that the writing, creating, thinking, designing, innovating I do in The Studio That Never Sleeps is more of a hobby than a means of income. The basic… Continue reading Rejection
In the Fall of '83 the following poem was published in the college campus literary magazine. It features a slice of time and my beloved 1979 Special Edition Trans Am that was left to me when my father died. The selection is appropriately titled: Trans Am. Reaching for the stars In ecstasy,Fits of passion come… Continue reading Eighties Writer: Part Two
Southeast Missouri State University, College years August 1980 - May 1984... Majoring in English... believing I could write. Here is the first poem published in our campus literary magazine - Fall 1981 - Title: My Feelings Feeling second hand Pumping words to this paperI find myself lost, not finding myself at all.Tired of searching, I… Continue reading Eighties Writer: Part One
Though born with just one, I’ve had many names throughout my life. Some nicknames include: Cotton Top, Motorhead, Bookworm, Momma Noos, Debbie Do and Dearest One. Believing in magic and much of what it encompasses, I recently decided to do a self-exploration to find my Fairy Name. There are several ways to go about it.… Continue reading Mirabel Alisa Dawn
Imagine the mystery of a Fairy. Imagine the hearts of those that believe in them. Imagine... Other than nursery rhymes, a more relevant exposure to Fairies came from my sister-in-law Kristi. She spoke of them as real creatures living in the ivy that surrounds a beautifully aged oak tree in her back yard. From time… Continue reading Fairy Fancy
August 2, 2020 - My First Post Inspiration, magic, and happiness are my goals as I craft this blog...hopefully bringing a little bit of each into your life, as well.