How often have you thought, "I could write a book." Writing it is one thing and selling it in this competitive world is quite another. In today's marketplace you need an literary agent just to get your manuscript read by a publishing house. You may go the self-publishing or e-book route. Understand that the burden of promotion is on you both financially and physically. That's a pretty big undertaking.
Check out GLA's contest here to win a literary agent. This contest focus is on young adult fiction writers. The contest is live through the end of the day, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Good luck!
Sunday, February 16, 2014
One of my favorite dishes is stuffed grape leaves. Here's a quick recipe.
1 cup brown rice
1/4 cup pistachio's-crushed
3/4 cup olive oil
2 cups chopped onions1 tea. salt
1 tea. allspice
1 tea. cinnamon
1/2 cup mint leaves
1/4 cup dill
juice of half a lemon
Cook the rice and add all the ingredients except grape leaves. Fill leaves with mixture and roll as you would for a stuffed cabbage or any stuffed food - leaving room on each side to fold the leaves. Refrigerate. Enjoy!
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
While I was baking cookies and scones early this morning, Lily was looking out on the snow covered ground.The Christmas lights were on and the world was still. She looked so cute cuddled on the chair. This is her Christmas portrait.
This wreath started as a Dollar Store special grapevine wreath. I spray painted the vines gold and then added leftover artificial greenery - over spraying the wreath. Greenery became "goldery". With the addition of some white sprigs and metallic fabric, the wreath has a holiday feeling.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
My friend Mary sent me this wonderful calender filled with treats and inspiration from the Vermont Chocolate Company. Each day, during the month of December, you open a small "window" on the calender that's filled with chocolate candy and biblical text about the nativity. It's a great way to countdown to Christmas.
If you look closely in the bottom right corner of the photo you will see Lily's nose checking out the calender. Had a hard time taking the photo without her in it. She does have a sweet tooth and can't have chocolate.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Friday, August 9, 2013
Saw a similar painting on the "Steven and Chris" design show based in Toronto, Canada. The original was placed on a table and used as a prop - never featured on the show. It always caught my eye so I decided to paint my own version. Now, I just need to make a frame for it.