My Lone Quilt of 2014

Ten or fifteen years ago a quilt magazine ran an article featuring a prolific and talented quilter. I remember neither the magazine nor the quilter, but I do remember one thing she discussed. Her son was getting married, so she let her future daughter-in-law choose a...

How to Find Original Story Ideas

A few weeks ago I had a student, a teen writer, ask me where I get my story ideas. She had been staring at a blank computer screen for quite some time and was feeling frustrated that she couldn’t come up with any “good” ideas. I thought about her question for a bit...

Where does Creativity come from?

This is an interesting question, one that I have been pondering for several months because it seems I am often struck with creative inspiration at inopportune times, like when I need sleep. Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love addresses this question in...

Books at Night

As a lover of books, bookstores, color and design, I fell in love with the following video.  I have no idea how the creators did it, but it made me smile.  It also reminded me of two of my favorite films Toy Story and Night at the Museum.  While those focus on what...