Hi there! I’m Christine. Chris will do too.
Who am I?
Short answer. I’m a…
Writer. Wanderer. Painter. Dreamer. Collector. Capturer of moments. Drinker of coffee. Sipper of Scotch. Seeker of magic and beauty. Star gazer. Studier of the unknown, the mysterious, the underneath.
Longer answer. I’m still working on the longest answer. That might just take a lifetime.
I’m a writer. Some things I’ve written have morphed into novels, stories, and poems. The two novels I’ve written seek good homes. My third novel will soon make its way to the page. I write mostly paranormal and urban fantasy stories. Stories of magic. Stories that sift through the layers of our reality to poke at the mysteries hidden within and between those layers.
While words hold my heart, other creative pursuits and sparkling moments of magic lend texture and layers of meaning to the words I put on the page.
I paint with lots of paint and experimentation. My paintings start out as one thing and end up as another. Pretty much the story of my life. Each layer of paint hides the mistakes and, all too often, the wonderful things that have happened by accident. You see, sometimes I go too far… Again, much like life.
I have recently discovered art journaling. It suits me because I get to splash paint around, be free, use words, drip inks, stick on found treasures…oh my.
I like to take pictures and most of the photos you see on this site are my own. I find that what you think you see through the lens and what is captured in the photo are often two different things. Sometimes photos reveal those unseen-to-the-naked-eye things I’m so fond of writing about.
And I cannot keep my gaze away from the skies. I watch the stars, the sun, the moon, the planets. And wonder.
I have a love affair with journals, pens, and paper.
Purses are pretty cool too.
I write in the margins, upside down, and across the page. I don’t stay within the lines. I experiment, explore, and travel. And dream.
I’m taking a major step into another phase of life within the next year. My husband and I will sell all and embark on a life of travel. Endings and beginnings. I blog because I have things I want to say about this transition. Ideas to explore. I blog to live a conscious life. To pause and be with things for a moment. To connect. To explore the mysteries and magic of life. To commune with them and lift the rock. To gaze upon the underneath of things. The magic is there.
I invite you to join me on my travels and thank you for visiting my blog.