My Working Cover

This is the working cover for a book I hope to have published by November. Ethel, a middle school teacher, Luce, a stay-at-home mom married to a successful businessman, and Ola, owner of Ola’s Wise Old Books, are best friends. They circumnavigate through the pitfalls of middle age together, confiding their innermost thoughts to eachContinue reading “My Working Cover”

My Animal Characters

I’ve been working on a third book, even though the second one hasn’t been published yet. It all started with A Peculiar School, a story about animals living in a nature preserve. They become smarter because of something put into the water supply by the scientists at a nearby lab. Besides becoming more intelligent, theyContinue reading “My Animal Characters”

Cityscape

I have vowed to watching Youtube videos to better learn how to properly use Procreate to create art. I’m old and am old school. I’m still trying to use it as paper and pen or canvas and paintbrush. Hopefully, I can learn layering techniques, masking, clipping, and all the other many features. This is myContinue reading “Cityscape”

A Rainy Day in Giverny

Giverny is a village in the region of Normandy in northern France. It is the site of the home of Impressionist painter Claude Monet who lived and worked here from 1883 until his death in 1926. The artist’s former home and elaborate gardens, where he produced his famed water lily series, are now the FoundationContinue reading “A Rainy Day in Giverny”

Paris at Night

The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel  is a triumphal arch in Paris, located in the Place du Carrousel. It is an example of Neoclassical architecture in the Corinthian order. It was built between 1806 and 1808 to commemorate Napoleon‘s military victories of the previous year.  Cathédrale Notre-Dame — It is expected to reopen to visitors in April 2024. Louvre Museum The Seine River

Sally

In 1968, Sally, at 109 is both the oldest and only African American resident of the old-folks home where Alice works as a nurse. Drawn to Sally, Alice sits at Sally’s bedside and asks her about her life, returning home each night to journal about it. Alice discovers something profound, something she takes with herContinue reading “Sally”