About Me

About Me

Linda Bartosik...
First steps of a beginning writer/artist/illustrator. Follow me on my journey. Read More...

My newest book now available on Amazon!

My newest book now available on Amazon!

Many treasures lie under the sea, but will Alistar find the one that will make ‘The Perfect Birthday Present’ for his mom? Join this adventurous little sea star and his best buddy Barnaby (a blob fish) as they travel through the beautiful deep blue sea, meeting many other creatures of the deep. When the two friends finally stumble upon the perfect present, Alistar needs to make a difficult decision, which only he can make. When he does, the little sea star learns that there are times when it is not the present that is important, but the thought behind it.

My First Cover! Now available on Amazon – Kindle & Hardcover

My First Cover! Now available on Amazon – Kindle & Hardcover

For Linda Crowley, the first day of the year had always been set aside to work on new, positive beginnings and 1970 was no different. Her husband and children were by all accounts healthy and no one even considered the terrible thought that tragedy would strike before the day was over, and life as she had known it was gone.

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My first illustrating project available on Amazon

My first illustrating project available on Amazon

Haley doesn't have a normal pet she has a goat, Ralph. He thinks he's having fun but he's causing untold trouble for Haley. Trouble seems to follow Ralph everywhere he goes only he doesn't know it. Haley's father says Ralph has to be sold!

Camel Pose – A New “Take”

This morning I had a fabulous workout at the Mashpee Koko Fit Club.  No – I did not get my perfect workout, but I did lift very close to 7000 pounds for the first time.  My friends were all there and it was serene and sunny in the club. After my strength workout, I moved to the mat and began my stretching and yoga moves.  I have slowly been adding in the Bikram poses to this part of my workout because my body desperately craves them.  I have not been to Bikram for probably two months due to working.  My life has taken a sharp left turn with the addition of the new job.  You may have noticed fewer posts.  Right now I’m not able to live up to my goal of daily writing.  I have come to terms with that – and it’s okay.  Our lives have to change.  Things leave and things enter and then we need a period to pause and rearrange.  That’s where I am now.  Work and working out have entered and Bikram and daily posting have left – but not completely.  I still post.  And now I’m adding more and more Bikram poses to the stretching part of my workout.  My standing bow is even improving.

Today I did the courageous thing.  I added camel.  I debated – should I or shouldn’t I?  I haven’t done a camel in two months.  Can I even do it?  I wasn’t worried about getting hurt because my body is totally warmed up from the cardio and strength workout, but form is another matter.  I decided to do it and the most amazing thing happened.  I have only done camels in the studio and when I bent over backward for three years I have stared at the knot in the paneling of the same blue wall.  Imagine my surprise when I entered the back bend to see trees and a gorgeous blue sky against the orange of the Koko awning outside.  It struck me.  Then I got an idea.  I wanted to take a pic of my view from camel.  Now, I have sung Happy Birthday in camel and I have held a one and two minute camel, but has anyone ever taken a pic while they were in camel?  I was determined to be the first:

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Such fun!  Then my friend suggested she take a pic of me doing it so you could get a better perspective: (due to the light you can barely see me in front of the window)

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Okay, she took quite a few and I swear I did a one minute camel, which is pretty amazing after all these months.

Today I learned you never really lose, leave, or totally let go of things in your life.  They were all put there to be a permanent block in your life map. My three years of Bikram training will always be a part of who I am and so will this blog.

And so, as another day goes by, New Year’s Resolution # 2 will be to let both of these things find their place in my new life.  Gently.  Without force or rules or expectations.  And, for the SECOND time today, I have written.  (See, it’s already working!)

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