Cogsworth’s costume turned out rather different from my original sketches. But I was still pretty happy with what I created using a refrigerator box and thrift store finds!
My first really negative review was kind of traumatizing. Harsh critiques can be rough for a first-time authors. But here’s a few tips that helped me get over it and gain some perspective.
More than one reader has commented about the “gaps” in the story-line of Where Daffodils Bloom. In this post I explain why they had to be there (and also talk about an idea I have to fill in some of the holes).
Combine unexpected bestseller status with a long drive home on a dark, rainy night, and what do you get? A new understanding of what success really means.
…And an awful lot of frogs.
My Babette theater costume turned out exactly as I pictured…but had a lot of problems backstage. Still, I was pretty happy with what I accomplished for only $25!
Lumiere’s costume was challenging, but turned out FANTASTIC! I was especially happy with the DIY glowing candles I made.
Second post in my Beauty and the Beast costume series! Find out how I made these 3 historical-inspired “Silly Girl” costumes, and spent less than $10 in thrift store materials!
First post in my new series on costume design! Last summer, a “Beauty & the Beast” theater production gave me the opportunity to make some amazing costumes. Belle’s blue dress was my first step.
I can hardly BELIEVE IT!!! After over three years of research, writing, more research, re-writing, and editing… Lily and Fred’s beautiful, real life love-story is an honest-to-goodness book! Where Daffodils Bloom is a labor of love that I am so excited to be able to share with the world. And it’s been wonderful t to …….Read More
Well ladies and gentlemen. My upcoming book, Where Daffodils Bloom, finally HAS A COVER!!! Whoohoo! Drum-roll please… I commissioned a professional cover design company, called Damonza, to create it for me. They took the information I gave them (synopsis, important symbolism, character descriptions, etc) and created two different cover concepts for me to choose between. …….Read More