Category Archives: Writing

What’s New: My Big Kid Doodle Book – A Doodle Coloring Book – Coming Soon

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Isn’t this a something? It’s a colored doodle!

It’s a sample from one of the book projects that’s been on my worktable lately. One of the things I do for folks is work with authors as a sort of muse/editor/wrangler to help them get their books written and published.

This particular book is a coloring book for grownups so there wasn’t so much writing and editing as wrangling, but it’s the same creative process: idea, refine and organize, create and write, edit, refine some more, set it free in the world. That’s simplified but it’s the gist of it.

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This coloring book features the artwork of the lovely and talented Carolyn Medlin Hawkins who has been drawing these doodles for years – only in black and white; she never colors them in. Now that grownups have gotten wise to the happiness that coloring can bring, it was time for her work to have a larger audience. So, she bravely stepped forward to publish her first coloring book.

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I’m admittedly biased (I love all my authors and think they’re brilliant) but her designs are wonderfully organic. What I like most about her book is that each one is hand-drawn art and shows the mark of a human hand. Having colored a few myself (I did the coloring for the samples here and in the book),  they’re much more interesting and enjoyable; it’s really a way of knowing the artist a little better.

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The book, it’s called My Big Kid Doodle Book, should be making its debut on Amazon this month – look for an update and other news on that very soon!

Three Tips for a Creative Profile that Attracts Buyers

What does this cute shoe have to do with your profile? Read to the end* to find out!

Does your sales profile scare potential buyers? It’s time to take a hard look at the bio and profile that you’re presenting to your customers, whether it’s on Etsy, your blog or any one of the other markets where you’re offering your creativity for sale. Continue reading Three Tips for a Creative Profile that Attracts Buyers

Knit & Crochet Combined Best of Both Worlds

That’s the title of my new book, out in April from Kalmbach Books. Just last week, my advance copies arrived. I had no idea how proud, and just down right excited, this would make me.

There are 15 projects that combine knitting with crochet to take advantage of the different characteristics of each technique. Knitting and crochet have distinctly different identities and it doesn’t make sense to ask one to do the job of the other.

Coming up, I’ll be sharing more on the book and how it came into being. For now, you can see the basics on it here.


Take a look, drop me a line, I’d love to hear from you.