Art Projects!

Church Watercolor

I don’t have a lot of time for art projects lately, but I did recently sit down and made these, so I wanted to share! This painting of a chapel was done on Arches 300 lbs. paper with Holbein watercolor paint! … Continue reading

On Re-Reading Gone With the Wind

Gone With the Wind Margaret Mitchell Review

Growing up in the South, Gone With the Wind was ingrained in my cultural psyche. This story is as much a part of Southern culture as hoecakes, sweet tea, and hoop skirts. I read the book in high school, and … Continue reading

The Bronte Myth and the Illusion of Biography

The Bronte Myth Emily Anne Charlotte Lucas Miller

This book was a surprise – though not a bad one. I picked this up expecting to read about the lives of the Bronte sisters, but instead Lucasta Miller’s book is a treatise on the nature of biography told through … Continue reading

Panko Crab Cakes

crab cakes

  I haven’t had much time for cooking lately, but I wanted to post this delightful recipe for one of my favorite dishes: crab cakes! This version includes the crab patties caked with panko crumbs, giving them a wonderful texture … Continue reading

Thomas Jefferson and the Art of Scandal… er… Power

I LOVE history. I picked up this book by Jon Meacham after reading the John Adams biography by David McCullough, and it did not disappoint. While the title, Thomas Jefferson and the Art of Power, harkens to Jefferson’s masterful skills … Continue reading

Tips to Start Writing Your Novel

Tips on Starting Your Novel

The only thing harder than finishing a novel is starting the damn thing. You have a big dream, a great idea for a story, fantasies of movie adaptations and Pulitzer prizes… you just can’t seem to get started. I get … Continue reading

2015 Movies

2015 Movies The Danish Girl Trainwreck Brooklyn Carol Star Wars

I normally blog about each individual movie as I see them, but as some of yall already know I got behind on blogging last year, so I’m going to play catch-up in one big post! Trainwreck I LOVE Amy Schumer. … Continue reading

Art Projects!

S Zentangle Letters Watercolor

As a lot of y’all know, I’ve had some health issues that have made it difficult for me to do a lot with my hands. But, I have had a few good days over the past several months and have … Continue reading

On Re-Reading Atonement

Atonement Ian McEwan

I first read Atonement by Ian McEwan in my Contemporary British Lit class in college, and it stayed with me more than any other book I read in those four years. I recently picked it up again for the first … Continue reading