Tag Archives: collaboration



happy happy birthday to resa


costumer and designer extraordinaire

you are an amazing talent

telling stories with your styles

  making real life connections

between people in the realm of blogs

may you never stop creating art gowns, finding meaningful art in murals,

and being an incredibly creative and inspiring part of our story.

hello too from our whimsical blog circle who keep crossing paths:

gigi, dale, and holly –

art, poetry, nature, animals, peace, kindness, love, humor, style, stories –

compassionate creatives all.

“creative expression is not just a means of getting attention, although some have approached art that way. think of art as a way of connecting, of sharing your insights with others.”

-nita leland


“when the light turns green, you go. when the light turns red, you stop. but what do you do when the light turns blue with orange and lavender spots?” – shel silverstein



barbie takes a victory lap


creative muse


longtime friend


the real thing

asked for help

on her latest project

a big night


comedy, fashion, art, adventure, food, wine


all in support of detroit artists

raising money

for future

collaborative creative projects

 i imagined myself


at the door

setting up



helping models get ready

doing whatever

needed to be done


she asked me to wear

one of her designs

a statement dress

in the 50s style

all pink and flowery

with a

prom-like innocence

in the front

tiny birds nesting in my hair

 flowers on my heels

and a glimpse

of something more

a corset


 peek-a-boo fabric

in the back


a text

‘oh, and

you’ll be

carrying a dog

with you

on the runway’

a sweet little chihuahua, emmy

dressed in a pink tutu

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we stepped out

of our comfort zone


the runway




great adventure

in spite of our fears

we even got

an audience vote

that read:

‘the one with the dog’

no one was immune


barbie’s recruiting

even her husband

with his

band of merry men

 fellow attorneys

ready to do battle

outside of the office


way beyond

the courtroom.

11406190_1667080556857689_4900949408332725792_o (1)bravery never goes out of fashion.
– william makepeace thackeray

Half my life is an act of revision 
- John Irving




very recently, i received the note below, and was happy to have been one of a huge group of writers on this first-ever collaborative novel writing project. each writer was assigned a date to write her or his chapter, feeding off of the one before it, having never seen it before, and given 24 hours to complete it. i loved the challenge of this project, as well as the international group effort that went into creating it.

Writers, hello.

In November 2013, around 300 writers from 27 countries (and 44 U.S. states) worked together to write a group novel for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). We called the project #GrammoWriMo; and, clocking in at a total of 130,927 unedited words, we are proud to say that your draft was among the 41,940 completed!

Today, it is with great excitement that the Grammarly team announces the publication of this GrammoWriMo e-book on Amazon. (see above) Thank you for your patience with us through the editing process.

Finally, you’ll note that the e-book is listed for $0.99 on Amazon. Given the theme of the novel, we plan to donate all proceeds from the sale of the book to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

“What you don’t wish for will always be beyond your reach.” ― Micheal Ende

Thank you for all of your contributions to our 2013 GrammoWriMo e-book. We’ll look forward to working with you in 2014!

All the best,
The GrammoWriMo Team


Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.
- William Faulkner