Monthly Archives: April 2017

From the Creator’s Heart #96: Z is for Zephaniah

From the Creator’s Heart #96: Z is for Zephaniah

Sing, O Daughter of Zion; shout aloud, O Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, O Daughter of Jerusalem (Zephaniah 3:14 NIV)!

Weekend Writing Warriors: Snippet #52

Weekend Writing Warriors: Snippet #52

Every Sunday, the Weekend Writing Warriors share 8-10-sentence snippets from their works-in-progress on their blogs for others to read and comment on. Join the fun! Click on the link to see the full list.

The Unicornologist ~ High school freshman Hillary Noone, on a field trip to The Cloisters, receives a prophecy: she is destined to save the unicorn. Though she shrugs it off as being preposterous, soon life imitates art, and she finds herself in mortal danger.

Some of you Warriors might not be familiar with the Unicorn Tapestries, which were the inspiration for this book. Click here to see a short video about them.

Today’s snippet is the conclusion of last week’s scene. Hillary, who was tied to a tree, freed herself just in time to find Dave and Beth attempting to cut off the unicorn’s horn. Through her intervention, Bob (the unicorn) has escaped.

Eyes full of hatred, the man strained to get up. “You let it escape!” he yelled at the girl.wewriwa2

“You were hurting him!”

“All we want is the horn.”

“You can’t have it,” retorted Hillary.

“Come on, Dave, let’s get out of here,” said the woman.

“I warned you to stay out of our way. Next time you won’t get off so easy,” he threatened Hillary as he limped away.

What, or you’ll kill me? She trembled at the implication of his words.

I know it’s short (the limit is ten sentences), but what do you think of this small excerpt from Chapter 24? Any suggestions on how I can make it better? Please comment below.

Y is for Yellow

Y is for Yellow

Photographs by ARHuelsenbeck. Click on an image to enlarge all; navigate with arrows.

Photographs by ARHuelsenbeck. Click on an image to enlarge all; navigate with arrows.

Color Your Sky Gray

Color Your Sky Gray

For the Color Your World Challenge:IMG_0111

Creative Juice #39

Creative Juice #39

Good stuff here this week. Lots of ideas to make you more creative.

  1. The perils of being a new photographer (or how to almost get thrown out of a concert by Prince).
  2. Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik has written a new book for girls.
  3. What’s your superpower?
  4. Did you know former president George W. Bush is an artist?
  5. Photos or paintings?
  6. I love keeping up with this quilt group.
  7. What can you do with a dead butterfly?
  8. The illustrations of Pat Achilles.
  9. Interesting reading list.
  10. I may already have included this article in a previous Creative Juice, but it bears rereading—it’s that important for your brain.
  11. Five things you can do now to encourage your creativity.
  12. Another strategy to improve your creativity.

X is for X-ray Art

X is for X-ray Art

Found on Etsy. Click on the link below each photograph to see more information.AK-47


Water pistol

Water pistol.


Assorted subjects.

High heel boot

High-heeled boot.

Butterflies in stomach

Butterflies in the stomach.



Xray tech charm

Xray technician charm.

Lab vet

Lab “vet” studying patient x-ray.

Snake v. Chipmunk

Snake vs. chipmunk. Several different colorations.

Hadrosaur foot

Hadrosaur foot.


Animal x-rays.

Holding Hands

What loved one wouldn’t wear these entwined hands? Perfect gift for only $7.95.







Fish 2










Cyclist's heart

What beats inside a cyclist’s chest.

Gummy bear

Gummy bear. (Wait a minute. Is this for real?)

Some of these are really gorgeous. I would love the seahorse and the leaves hanging in my house.

What about you–did you see any you like? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Thursday Doors

Thursday Doors

I have some offerings for Norm 2.0’s Thursday Doors challenge:


McClelland Library, Irish Cultural Center, Phoenix


Trinity Cathedral (Episcopal), Phoenix

Photographs © by ARHuelsenbeck.