Book-The Sacred Sisterhood of Wonderful Wacky Women Vol.#1
OK, so I give up! I finally caved in to the pressure from all of you and wrote a book. When I developed my first few wacky characters I never dreamed it would blossom into the success it is today. I believe the appeal of my work comes from the fact that the images and stories are all based on real women. I have been blessed by an abundance of ordinary women who have accomplished extraordinary things. It’s about these unrecognized feats of quiet, female heroism that I write. And it’s the best subject matter on the planet. I had a ton of fun putting this together and I truly hope you enjoy it.
Introduction to She Who Has a Great Attitude
Ding-a-ling-a-ling…hello? Chit-chat-chit-chat . . . Yadda, yadda, yadda . . . Laugh, laugh, giggle, snort, “Oh, by way, did I tell you I have breast cancer?”
That’s how I found out my friend, Carrie, had been diagnosed with stage-two breast cancer.
Carrie and I met over a decade ago. I signed up for one of her adult watercolor classes through the adult-education program at our local college. I was in one of those “I-gotta-do-something-fun-or-this-dreary-north-Idaho-winter-weather-is-gonna-drive-me-stark-raving-mad” moods. I did not choose this class because I needed to explore the medium of watercolor, but rather because the program had the word “Adult” in the title. I was desperate to have a meaningful conversation with anyone who didn’t call me “Mom.”
I walked into the room, and there, standing at the head of the class, was a wild, wacky woman. Her looks, voice and mannerisms personified the description of a free-spirited artist living in the woods of north Idaho. Part mountain mama, part drama queen, Carrie was an extraordinary enigma that defied all description. Paint was flying, she was barking out instructions, and everyone one in the room was laughing hysterically. I smiled. I knew this was just what I needed . . .