November is generally a tough time for me (before we get caught up in the skirmish that is holiday prep) but this year seems to be an unusually difficult one. As some of you might know, I miss my Mom a lot of the time. She was one of those 'hub of the family' ladies; opinionated but active until the last 2 weeks of her long and rich life. Oh, the shoes that need filling!
On top of that I'm also the personality-type that barrels through life organizing, creating and mostly getting things done. Therefore spring and summer were busy times, as always. Everything was good, right? Until my body (via a heart-flutter) told me it wasn't. So on top of massage, meditation and pilates, I've added some handy-work like crocheting or knitting and then colouring. Doesn't that just segway right into the new poetry book that's at the printers as we speak...
So, I'm starting to colour...and placing some of the stickers (included with the book) in interesting and colourful places. I'm personalizing my own copy and relaxing at the same time. How cool is that?
Want to join in the fun? I'll be at BOOKAPALOOZA (Saturday, November 25th) in Whitby and I'm also having a blowout launch party (with wine, chocolate & colouring) on Sunday, December 3rd from 2-5pm in Oshawa, ON. You can get hold of copies through this site or on Amazon. Lots of options for your creative types. Carry on!
Oh, cover? Sure, here you go for my cover reveal...
Keep smiling through the darkness!
Poet. Writer. Teacher. Artist.