...Meandering Into the Hub...

One of my favorite pictures of me, altered by a wonderful friend  3
One of my favorite pictures of me, altered by a wonderful friend 3

...Okay...I am going to give this a try since I am hopelessly addicted to writing, and I believe I do it very well...I guess you will let me know :)

Online, offline I am a writing machine. I am interested in inspiring people to write, inspiring people to have hope and to overcome difficulties through the use of writing and words. I have done this for myself, I have done it for others and the best that I can hope for is that I can do it here, for you as well...

So, before I get on a writing frenzy and dedicate myself to this new place, I would like to tell you a little about myself. I am the mother of three awesome boys, ages 17, 14 and 2. I am married and I have been writing and drawing most of my life.

For the last 9 years I have been dedicated to reinventing myself through the vehicles of art and literature. I quit smoking after my 17 year affair with cigarettes, and started marking the milestones in tattoos, which for the most part were designed by me. I went to art school and then found out I would be having my first son in September of 1993. I am currently enrolled in Long Ridge Writers Group so that I can get professional guidance and advice on my next book, "The Forest Labyrinth".

In November of 2009 I published my first book,"Whispers of the Goddess" and it took me a really long time to compile its contents. It is poetry and prose, and I am also the illustrator of the book, and I am very proud of that accomplishment! It took me about ten years to finally have it published for the whole world to read, if it wanted to...

I am a part-time waitress who works only at night because I don't want to miss my little one growing up and before I know it, he will be off to preschool and I will be here alone again. I will have one graduating high school, one starting high school, and one starting preschool around the same time. I don't go out much without my boys, but I love going to regular parks, the beach, amusement parks, concerts, museums, aquariums, the movies, renaissance faires, and tattoo shops.

I am a web developer/designer, an author, an artist, a poet, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a wife...to say the least...I love to create things, work with clay, beads, paper, pen and ink, watercolour, oil, and acrylic paints. I love stickers and black gel pens. I love loud rock music and meditation all in the same day. I love T'ai Chi, going to the gym, walking through the forest and on the seashore...I could go on and on...do you want me to?

...The Red Queen...

...My muse...is The Red Queen...and I would like to talk a little about Her...She isn't from the Disney movie, or Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland...

...The Red Queen has been with me for longer than I can remember. She has been "through the looking glass" of my life all along, and it wasn't until my mother had breast cancer that I realized how important She was. I first really "heard" Her voice in the sterile hospital halls. I suppose She was there when I died that day, for those few seconds. I think that is actually when She hitched a ride back with me, to stay with me as my guardian, my guide, and ultimately, my unmatched muse. I love Her. She is a vigorous and enigmatic Being. I have been listening for Her ever since that fateful day. She has reminded me of several instances where She had been with me, when I had been seemingly alone, and in some kind of distress, agony, or simply just...lost...

...I heard Her voice, yes I did say that I heard Her disembodied voice. This is the part where you may begin to think I am somewhat strange...but really...I am a writer and an artist. I am clairaudient and intuitive and have been honing my listening skills in these areas for quite some time now. I promised myself when I had my boys that I would develope these extra-sensory skills so that I could protect them. So that I could protect myself. I wanted to be able to discern what was light, and what was dark.

...So with that in mind, I would like to continue to share my writing with those who are interested in a different kind of author...one who is dedicated to writing and art and who is always searching for a unique way to share both the beauty and sorrow of the way we live, the way we exist and the way we are...

...Thank you for reading my first "hub"...

Until Next Time...

Namaste'

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