Happy Easter

Busy, busy, busy!!! I have been diligently working on my Easter egg basket for Easter. Unfortunately, I am still two eggs short, but decided to share what I have accomplished so far.


Happy Easter 2016 from kimberhew


New Horizons

Kim's love birds in color pencil medium

I have been working on my Mixed Media projects and that has developed into yet another book I am trying to write and Illustrate with my poetry on my mixed media art pages. One of the hard things is trying to figure out how to get the text on the page. Sure, I could do it with the computer graphics program and make it look great. But I want the original complete with the poem as well.

I dislike my handwriting. Over the years I’ve gotten busy, it’s gotten sloppy. During one of my searches I found by Dawn Nicole 30 Day Challenges. The link will take you to her February 2016 Doodling and Lettering Prompts. I have also signed up for several of her other projects, but that’s another post.

Yesterday’s challenge was to doodle Love birds. She has an entire Facebook Group devoted to these Challenges. The talent is amazing.

I have also been playing around with the idea of coloring pages/ book. You can color your own version of Kim’s Love Birds pdf coloring sheet.



P.S. I love playing around with the setting on pictures. Here is another version of the Love Birds. altered curves Kim's love birds in color pencil

Work Ethic

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Third From the Top.”

The third line from the third blog:

“My mother’s mother had the work ethic, and she had passed it on to my mother, who had just retired, and who missed her job in the same way, as she put it, a cow misses its pen.” http://blog.longreads.com/2015/03/25/karl-ove-knausgaard-on-the-benefits-of-a-work-driven-life/

Now to work it into a new post:

Work Ethic( A short story)

For the hundredth time, I wondered why couldn’t I be more like my peers, standing around talking about what they watched last night not caring that the client’s messages were ten and twenty deep on their messy, unorganized desk. But no! My mother’s mother had the work ethic, and she had passed it on to my mother, who had just retired, and who missed her job in the same way, as she put it, a cow misses its pen. We’re a dying breed.

Maybe it’s a good thing, I tell myself as my fingers fly across my keyboard.It was five minutes before five . . .

“Linda, get in here.” My supervisor bellowed across the office. “Now.” She stood there tapping her foot.

I grabbed a note pad and pen fast. I had no idea why she’d called me into her office this late on a Friday.

“Leave that and get in here.” she added.

I practically ran, tripping over my own shoes.

“Sit!” She pointed to the chairs across from her desk. She walked back to her chair. “Linda, I am sorry but I did warn you.”

“Warned me about what?”

“I have to let you go. You make the others look bad.”

“But . . . I do my job and do it well.” I stuttered.

She shook her head. “I know but that’s the way of the world these days. You can’t stand out. Please hand me your badge.” She stood. I stood. “You should call HR on Monday morning.” I stumbled out of her office towards my desk.”Have a good weekend, Linda.”

I heard her door close.

©2015 Kim Izzy

New Short Story

Sweep cover 1

I was browsing at Wattpad for SciFi writing prompts when I discovered a new official Wattpad Science Fiction Competition. While I like the other group I wrote with, I struggled with the mature adult themes required. This one stated PG-13 ratings. So, I gave it a try. Here’s the link: http://www.wattpad.com/114186949-sweep

The Blurb:

Wattpad's Science Fiction Competition Entry - Challenge 12 -Space Debris


"As a member of CORDS, you are working on a new project/system/theory to clean all this garbage we sent to space since we started to try reaching the stars.

In 400 words, tell us what happens when this new system is implemented."

Taria Hoots is in the final waiting stages. Everything has been ready when her boss interrupts. What happens next is unthinkable?

Let me know what you think.


How to Feel Like Writing Again

Great ideas! I will probably try a few in the next couple of weeks as I am really struggling with motivation right now and I have a ton of projects started.

A Writer's Path


We’ve all felt it at one time or another. The story loses its shine and you’re left with a half-completed story. Why does this happen, and how do you continue?

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“You’re driving.” – Connect the Dots, A Daily Post Writing Prompt

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Connect the Dots.”

Open your nearest book to page 82. Take the third full sentence on the page, and work it into a post somehow.

van tire softened

The nearest book to me at the time I read the prompt was my High School daughter’s pleasure read, “The Naturals” by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. A book she has been trying to talk me into reading.

However, the real story behind this post is my daughter and the words “You’re driving.” She is one of those teens that loves to be driven around. She has no desire to drive. She has even so far confessed that she wants to move to a big city like New York or Chicago so she doesn’t have to drive and she can take the bus.

The irony is she just got her driver’s license Monday. And today, I told her, “You’re driving.” Now, her book is mocking me. Maybe I should read the book.

Indirect Light – Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadows

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Shadowed.”

Shadow and Light unboxing


Took this picture of the shadow cast by the sun shining through my parent’s lead glass window in their front door. The only alteration was the addition of my blog information.  – December 2011

DogPile and other business

I am sorry about taking such a long break. The last couple of weeks of December has been rough for me and my family. I was sick  in bed with the flu for a week. On Christmas day, one family member and a close family friend passed away. During the month of December, I have been dealing with the situation that is the inspiration for the poem below:dogpile wunboxingkim

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