My room is full of art projects that are finished or in the process of being finished.Here are a few of my art projects that are done or under construction:A watercolor label I am designing for a local restaurant:A watercolor painting of a character from my novel:My sister got bake-able clay with birthday money and… Continue reading Random Art Projects ~Under Construction
I was brainstorming character ideas the other day and I came across some ink sketches of kitties. So I took up the urge and did one. Super happy with how she turned out! It is silly but I like it. Do you ever have art attacks? -Farmgirl
According to my blog post title, I must have a writing buddy or I can't write. Is this true for other writers as well? When I say writing buddies, I don't mean the friends who say "Great job. I like it." or, "I can't wait till you finish. I will buy it." No. Not at… Continue reading Writing Buddies ~The Only Way I Can Write
I am finally doing it. The first draft of my 120,000 word novel is done. It looks like a skeleton and sounds like one but when I am done with it, it will hopefully be something to be proud of. Am I proud of it right now? In a way yes, but I look at… Continue reading Novel Editing ~ Beginning The Monster
My summer bucket list: Yes summer is already half gone, actually more then half gone but I decided to update it. In May I wrote down a list of things I waned to do this summer. Here is what I wrote down and what I have done since then: Set up a booth at the… Continue reading 2018 Summer Bucket List
THE FASCINATING FACTS OF HONEY BEES Did you know that Honey bees are the only insect that produce food eaten by man? Or that honey is the only food that contains all the substances to sustain life? And that it takes a bee 1,000 flowers to make a spoonful of honey? A lot of people… Continue reading THE FASCINATING FACTS OF HONEY BEES
I recently participated in the penprints flash fiction dash and had a lot of fun. I wasn't able to send in my story to Ms. Rosalie Valentine, due to the fact that I was working at a summer camp and had no way to send it. But I decided to post it on my blog… Continue reading Flash Fiction ~ Only Courage
Overnight Cinnamon Rolls Recipe Ingredients Teaspoons active dry yeast 1-1/2 cups warm water2 large eggs1/2 cup butter, softened1/2 cup sugar2 teaspoons salt5-3/4 to 6-1/4 cups all-purpose flourCINNAMON FILLING:1 cup packed brown sugar4 teaspoons ground cinnamon1/2 cup softened butter, divided For Cream Cheese Frosting, mix all ingredients together until creamy and fluffy. 8 ouncescream cheese (room… Continue reading Overnight Cinnamon Roll Recipe
Chevre Goat Cheese Recipe: Ingredients: 1 Chevre Goat Cheese Culture Packet (buy from a feed store, beer supply store, or cheese making store) 1 gallon of raw goat milk Desired herbs and seasonings Heat one gallon of goat milk to exactly 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Turn off heat. Add one packet of Chevre… Continue reading Chevre Goat Cheese Recipe
Good Morning When the day is gone And night is here Sun says goodbye “Till morning my dear!” He lifts up his arms And sends me a kiss A sunset, chock full of bliss I watch with a smile And yawn after a while But the sky is not done Moon says “Just a bit… Continue reading Good Morning ~ An Original Farmgirl Poem
I had to write a history paper on the vikings for school one day and at the time I found out about it I was not very thrilled. I like writing but writing history papers isn't as fun as writing fiction. Then I had this great idea. What if I wrote a fiction paper for… Continue reading Who Said Writing School History Papers Had to Be Boring?
Saint Patrick In America, Saint Patrick’s day is celebrated with the wearing of green. But have you ever wondered why there is a St. Patrick’s day? Who is this guy, St. Patrick, and why is there a day named after him? St. Patrick wasn’t always a St., he was once a boy and was… Continue reading What Do You Really Know About St. Patrick’s Day?
Some poems I wrote a couple years ago... #1. Sing like the wind Sing, loud and strong Be like the wind that blows with a throng Sing, soft and low Be like the wind that sweeps the grasses so Sing, sing like thunder Be like the rain that beats with a blunder Sing, sing with… Continue reading 4 Poems ~ Farmgirl Original Work
I received 6 Khaki Campbell ducklings for my birthday last year and they have grown into full size adults. The hens have been laying so well. I get 3-4 eggs nearly everyday. Their eggs are best in baking. I made my best cake, cream puffs, and pudding when I used these duck eggs. Mmmm..mmm. So… Continue reading Hatching Kahki Campbell Ducklings
What do people read to get inspiration? If you are like me, you want to read something that fills you with a desire to write or do something great. As I have said many times, Fantasy is my go to. Surprisingly, I like and find reading non-fantasy inspires me to write fantasy. Lucy Maud Montgomery… Continue reading Finding Fantasy Inspiration
I have always admired fantasy worlds. They are worlds where bizarre things can happen, dream romances come true, and the creatures you have always wanted to meet are alive before your very eyes. That is what fantasy is to me. A dream come true. We all have a world we have always wanted to visit.… Continue reading Create A Fantasy World Map
Yes, I live in closet. A walk-in closet that is just big enough to fit a twin bed, a skinny dresser, and a wooden desk. But I am proud to say I love my little room and have made it beautiful even if it is small. I collect journals, pens, pencils, paint, paper, music, records,… Continue reading 1 Organizing Idea For Artists Who Live In A Closet
Spinning: The History and The Entire Craft of Spinning. Whirring sounds from a creaking wooden pedal fill the air. As a woman sits comfortably at an antique spinning wheel, her fingers work quickly over the wool strand that draws in as… Continue reading What Is Spinning Wool?
Cats vs. Dogs; Who’s the easiest of the two? Purr…….A quiet tabby cat stretches on the rug by your feet. It continues to purr softly then winds itself into a coil. Next, it is sleeping soundly. Your evening goes on without a sound. Then, an hour later you hear intense scratching, whining, and barking. Your… Continue reading Cats Vs. Dogs ~ Who’s The Easiest?
Ok so I am inexperienced. I have been writing on the same novel for nearly 4 years now. (it's so close to being done!) I have written several short stories and have them sitting in my room waiting to be edited so I can publish. I even have art for some of them. But what… Continue reading Creating Lovable Characters~ Tips From The Inexperienced Farmgirl