Honoré here: Hi. I live in Washington DC – too many miles from the ocean (though on my dream list),103 miles from Kathy and 826 miles from Laura. My favorite time of the day is early morning, sitting in my chair, watching the dawn unfold, journaling and reading a good book or the latest quilting magazine.

Recently, Jan 31, 2010, to be exact, I became a full-time career graduate (a term my credit union uses for those members – primarily teachers – who have retired). For 46 years, I was a professional librarian in both school and public libraries. And for the past 17 years, I have also taught community college level courses, which I shall continue to do.

Quilting is at the top of my list during this first year of my new life, especially exploring journal and art quilting. I am also working on developing my photography skills. I see that quilting, art journaling, blogging, photography and scrapbooking are all facets of creativity and learning and documenting this phase of my life.

I have rarely met a creative idea/ inspiration I didn’t like. When I first discovered, I thought: “What a great way to stay connected to my two dear friends and colleagues: Kathy and Laura.” So I presented the idea to them and they agreed. Yay!

I am so glad you have stopped in to visit and I invite you to come back, anytime, as we explore Our Trivistas.



Kathy here: Why is it so difficult to talk about ourselves? That said, I’m throwing random and not-so-random details about me your way. Enjoy.

Just the facts:

  • 1st born child to a young woman 2 weeks shy of her 16th birthday
  • Polio survivor at age 3
  • Teacher’s pet
  • 1968 ~ should be a freshman on a college campus, not a freshman in high school ~ I have the embroidered jeans to prove it. Power to the people.
  • Very married ~ 30 years this October
  • Life roles out the wazoo ~ granddaughter, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, librarian, lifelong learner, bibliophile, employee

A defining quote: Enter as strangers; leave as friends.

My musical journey moves from the Beatles to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young to Bonnie Raitt to movie soundtracks to…

Quirky facts:

  • I live 12 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. I haven’t been on the beach in a decade.
  • All 3 of my children were born at 2:50am. or pm.
  • Though my husband, Jim, and I met in Frostburg, Maryland’s northwestern most point, our extended families are centered 100 miles from each other deep in the southern Appalachians.

Oh…and I love lists.


Laura here: I’m a Virtual Assistant and owner of Works of Wonder Virtual Assistance and my mission is to WOW my clients with excellence, creativity, and passion for doing work I love.

My family is the center of my life—my husband of twenty-five years; our twenty-four year old daughter; my seventy-nine year old mom who recently moved in with us. I’ve learned that being a successful caretaker means practicing extreme self care.

I thrive on journaling, writing fiction, blogging, reading, walking, and connecting with friends and family. My creative endeavors cover a wide spectrum: scrapbooking, card making, beading, clay pens, and photography.

I was born in Toronto but grew up an island girl on Grand Bahama Island. I’ve lived in Ocala Florida for the past thirty years.

I’ve had the privileged and honor to work with amazing and talented women in my career as a VA and that is how I met Honoré and Kathy. I loved working with these two dynamic women and learned so much from our partnerships. The three of us are no longer connected professionally but have grown our relationships over time into fast friendships that dissipate the miles between us.

Who would I have dinner with if it could be anyone?

I never met my mom’s mother or my husband’s mom—we’d have high English tea with Maryland crab-legs—now there’s a visual!

My favorite quote:

“Once you make a decision, the Universe conspires to make it happen.” ~ Emerson

Since I work virtually I coined the word “vugs” which means virtual hugs!

Vugs to you!

One thought on “Authors

  1. Laura, Laura,

    This comment is regarding your post “Creative is a Verb” on August 2, 2010. I tried using the link to *add a comment to this post* but got the message that the URL couldn’t be found. Oh well . . .

    What I want to say is:

    Your courage to submit your creative work inspires me, my friend! And now you will be a published artist! Way to go!

    *Vugs* back at ya!

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