Welcome to my humble online abode.
Before I say anything else, here are some links you should check out:
--Pebbles of Joy--My author website, where you will find information about the books I have published and the ones in the works.
--Embellishments--Just a little city-wide handbell group I'm in. We perform twice a year, a few weeks before Christmas and a few weeks after Easter.
--Pro-life materials--This is something my husband does, but I am 100% behind him and thought I should give him a little advertising. Buy a shirt, wear with pride, spread the word.
"Red on black" as a website name came about when I was trying to think of something that symbolized ME, and the snake poem popped into my head:
"Red on yellow, kill a fellow.
Red on black, venom lack.
(and the verses we made up as kids)
Snake in tree, he don't see me.
Snake on ground, I'm not around."
So I thought, red on black, that's me, because I don't have venom (I hope!). And then I remembered that red on black is very Japanese-y. (I even have an apron with red kanji on a black background.) And I am ALL about Japanese stuff, having grown up there and everything. :-)
"Joy Forever" is a phrase my husband thought up using my first and last initials, JF. He wanted something nice and at the time he thought of it, we were living in the foothills of the Appalachians, and I guess the beauty of the mountains inspired him. This website has examples of crafts that I have made for myself and others, and if you are interested in having something made, I'm sure I can work with you. (Unless you are really mean, of course. In that case, um, I can't.)
"Stroke of Genius" happened as a play on words. In 2006 I had a stroke, and every day my husband encourages me to use my remaining brain cells to the best of my ability. I love to organize, make crafts, and go on adventures (safe ones). I will be sharing craft stuff, free and cheap stuff, date stuff, kid and school stuff, pretty much everything else in my life-stuff that I am and do. I hope that through my blog posts, you will be encouraged to accept and make the best of challenges God throws at your life.
"EJ" is my son. That's not his real name. I don't want to tell you his real name. Maybe if we become friends in real life, I will. Well, I mean, if we become friends in real life, you will know it. But until then, EJ stands for Einstein Junior. Because he's smart. When he took the SATs when he was six, he scored high school and post high school for most of the subjects. But I don't want it to go to his head or anything, so he's just a Junior.