Instant Gratification

by Gayle Leeson

As a writer, I have to wait a while to see my finished product, whether it's an ebook, print book, or audiobook. And that can get a little frustrating. So, sometimes, I like to do something artistic that can be done in a matter of hours.

Case in point, the freehand embroidery I did on Saturday while watching television with my son. I took the design from a photo I'd seen on Pinterest and practiced drawing it several times before lightly penciling the design on the fabric. The rest was simple. Just follow the lines, add some cross-stitch, and make some fringe for her lashes. That fringe is what took the longest. I like it. I think it's a cute project that would be nice in a small black or red frame.

What do you do when you want to create something artistic right now? Do you work jigsaw puzzles? Paint or draw? Experiment with your makeup? Color? Stencil? Do needlework? Cook? Decorate cakes or cookies? I'd love to hear about your hobbies.

If you're in the mood to read something right now, please check out book one in the Ghostly Fashionista series, DESIGNS ON MURDER. The ebook is on sale for 99 cents (today is the last day at this special price) to celebrate the release of the second book in the series, PERILS AND LACE, earlier this month.

If you'd like to read an excerpt, visit Ghostly Fashionista online; and if you'd like to buy, all the links will be there at your fingertips!