christian writers group peoria illinois - group project workshop on shared history
Central IL, Showcasing other Creatives

A comfy kind of kooky: King’s Pen writers group

Today is the 8 year anniversary of King's Pen writers group. To celebrate, we had a collaborative project of writing this piece of creative nonfiction about our experience with King's Pen over the years. Enjoy.  Kim was terrified beyond belief. She didn’t think she could do it. The first meeting was at Berean bookstore on Thursday, March 3, 2011.

peoria il arts community, wishing tree, communal art
Central IL

Ignite Peoria & 500 wishes

Ignite Peoria is a creative arts event in my city. It's happened a few years now, but this was my first year attending. Of course I had to dress creatively for the event, and had to get a picture of my fun outfit: It's not quite like most creative arts fairs where you attend and… Continue reading Ignite Peoria & 500 wishes

masquerade masks
Fashion, Showcasing other Creatives

Masquerade, hide your face so the world will never find you

*Name that tune* Hehe, but you guys, I'm living the dream. I was invited to the ball! not just any ball - the masquerade ball. See for yourselves <3     Now that you're completely floored by those breathtaking photos: Mad photo cred to Frugoli photography. Check out her site. If you're in the Peoria… Continue reading Masquerade, hide your face so the world will never find you

My Creative Projects, Stories

A Seussian Red Cross

For our most recent staff retreat, I was given the opportunity to write a poem, in the style of Dr. Seuss, about our team. What other workplace asks you to write such fun material? 🙂 Enjoy!   A Seussian Red Cross In a land of nonsense, quite grand they do say, Where children and grownups… Continue reading A Seussian Red Cross

Central IL, for the Writers

Central Illinois Creative Writing Lessons

I have BIG news! BIG!!!! If the following applies to you (or someone you know), pay attention! High Schooler Located in Central IL area Interested in creative writing (experience optional) I have news for these people! This fall I am beginning creative writing lessons. How does this work? Whether you're interested in poetry, novels, short… Continue reading Central Illinois Creative Writing Lessons

Central IL, Fashion, Musings

Olde English Faire 2014

Here come the freaks! I don't write fan fiction. I don't do role-playing games. I don't enjoy gaming or anime or cosplay. I'm not a Trekkie or a Belieber or a Whovian, and I try not to come across as a Gleek. In fact, I try to avoid coming across as a fangirl of any… Continue reading Olde English Faire 2014