Over the last few days I’ve been working on NaNoWriMo - National November Writing Month, and creating backgrounds for 16 herbal collages. 133 are complete and they’ll illustrate my Enhancing Your Life with Herbs book. Some of the collages feel complete without covering them with herbs so I’m reluctant to move forward. Guess I’ll just keep writing.
Created by Marguerite de Messières and Tsvetomir Naydenov and is “An Elusive Portrait” of 19th century Frederick native, Theophilus Thompson. Thompson is credited as one of the earliest documented African American chess experts in the United States.
Today is the first day of National November Writing Month! I’m accepting the challenge of writing 50,000 words during the month of November. I’ve completed the challenge three times in the past - 2009, 2014 and 2019.
My topic will be Enhancing Your Life with Herbs, a course I’ve taught several times for Renaissance Institute at Notre Dame University of Maryland. Hopefully, the writing will be a positive distraction from the election.
Welcome!! I’m Mikell (pronounced Michael). If you love spicing up your life with herbs, recipes, decorating and crafts, symbolism and rituals like I do, I hope you’ll sign up for my newsletter and free Enhancing Your Life with Herbs e-book!
Mikell is a writer, artist and professional treasure hunter, finding the greatest treasures in the wonderful people who enter her life!