Sunday, December 18, 2011


This summer my husband and I were dropping off some things to our local Salvation Army.  As you might guess, I have more books than the average person, so I was glancing around to see if I could donate a few when I spotted a bookshelf.  My gaze immediately gravitated to what was sitting on the top of that shelf!  A painting.  A painting with sunflowers and a stack of books piled on a table.  It felt like a gift for me -- and me alone.  I couldn't get across that room fast enough to snatch up my beautiful little find that cost me a whole $3.00. 

When I got home, I immediately hung my newfound treasure on my office wall. Then I set out to find the artist and ask if she still paints.  Much to my amazement I was able to find her.  I learned that the painting I bought is one of only three paintings she did for an arts class in University. She doesn't paint any longer.  I hope my interest and love for her art has changed her mind, one never knows.  But I look at my lovely little painting every day, and appreciate what she created in that class.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

New TV Series Grimm

Did you like the Brothers' Grimm?  Who was your favorite character?
There's a new tv series "Grimm".  If you haven't seen it yet and you like dark fantasy, I recommend you give it a try.  It's a police procedural, a definite draw for those of us who like cop shows with a little something, something added in.  The hero is a Grimm, a monster hunter who hunts down creatures that only he can see.  It's an interesting premise. 

Maybe I like it because my vampire hunter series (Jess Vandermire Vampire Hunter) is also a police procedural with vampires.  I think it adds extra interest when there's a secondary story running parallel to the paranormal elements.

If you've found a new TV show that really good, I'd love to hear about it.