A little fun on my blog … for me, at least

In the early days of this blog, I would occasionally declare it a Fun Friday. Sometimes I would kick off a weekend party, which amounted to silliness befitting the bunch of fiction writers who used to hang out here.

No party this weekend, but neither am I throwing out a serious writing topic or asking a heavy question. I’ve been thinking of two previous “incarnations” of me. My recent contact with two old friends brought back these memories.

One of these friends, I met in third grade. She was my best friend for many years after that. We drifted apart, after high school, seeing each other a couple of times during our young-mother years, and then we lost contact. We reunited at a childhood friend’s 50th birthday party. Then a few years ago, I had started beading jewelry and found out through email that she had already been through that phase and was selling off her supplies. She gave me an excellent deal on some silver components. So, for a while, before I started writing seriously, I worked daily on things like this:

The other me came before the jewelry maker me. From the time my two youngest sons were teens until I became a grandmother for the first time I sort of reversed time and became a “rocker chick”. (Don’t judge.) The second old friend was part of that life … though neither of us thought of ourselves as old then! I went to concerts and collected rock memorabilia and found that rock fans would pay decent money (or trade collectibles) for portraits of their idols. So, for a while I worked daily on things like this:

Now, I’ve grown old up and you all know what I work daily on.  Have a great weekend, everyone!

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40 thoughts on “A little fun on my blog … for me, at least

  1. Wow, you are extremely talented! I love the necklace and the portrait is amazing! How do you do it all? Very cool!


  2. I seem to go through a multitude of creative cycles. As a writer that tends to keep me from being overly productive, but if I were to try to sit and ONLY write, I’d come apart at the seams. You are lucky that you can focus on a writing task until it is completed. Your other talents have all lead you to this moment in your life; the patience of making jewelry definately helps when writing, and the attention to detail needed as an artist, well, self-explanitory.


    1. There are many ways to create. I have the luxury of long spans of writing time. I admire those who can sit down, switch on, and write 1,000 words in the time it takes me just to settle my mind to the task.


  3. Oh please, don’t ever grow up Linda! I don’t plan to. Thanks for sharing your other talents with us. Love the beaded jewelry. The Brevity of Roses came in the mail today and I can’t wait to start reading it!
    Have a fabulous Mother’s Day -The best of all jobs.


  4. Love the necklace. Not being into rock, I don’t have the slightest idea who the portrait is of, but it’s very good. You are very artistic. Not so unusual (being artistic in multiple areas), but kind of neat to know about your other talents. I sing and sew (and garden). I could always draw but never developed it the way you have. Wish I had some artistic talents that were a bit more lucrative! Happy weekend to you, too.


  5. Wow Linda, I design jewellery too, and as a matter of fact I’ve decided to try to turn it into a part time self-employed job to try to get myself some cash as I no longer want to work in “proper” jobs like office work which is soul destroying to me.

    By the way, rock is timeless, we rock chicks do not grow old 😉

    Great drawing by the way, that’s amazing!


    1. Thank you, Alannah. May your jewelry designs feed you well. 🙂

      I keep promising myself, I’ll get back to that and use up the stock that stares at my back while I sit here and write. I still have some interesting art glass focals that never got their day in the spotlight.


  6. You are such a multi-talented artist. Your sketch is wonderful and your necklace is gorgeous. And you write too…:) Thanks for sharing your other talents with us.


  7. What a coincidence. My sister & I were going through a box of things from high school and early years of college this afternoon–We found a treasure trove of cartoons I’d drawn & pictures of me with very BIG hair. Frankly I was impressed with my achievements in both mediums.


    1. Congratulations on both your accomplishments, Mari! 😀 I ran across a photo of me the other day in my best Pat Benatar outfit! I have very little evidence of my early artwork, but what I do have makes me cringe. Of course, it would be worse if I saw I hadn’t improved over the years. Happy Mother’s Day to you, lovely lady.


  8. I have no talents to speak of so count yourself as blessed for the many you have. I feel blessed that I have beautiful kids and the one still living at home is making me breakfast as we speak. Happy Mother’s Day.


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