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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!

A Great “First Day”

I have not felt that “first day of school” feeling in six years. Last night I locked the door on my Mashpee Koko FitClub for the last time. I packed my car and prepared for the first day at my new club in Centerville. I was apprehensive, my members were apprehensive – none of us . . . → Read More: A Great “First Day”

I’m Just Not Good Enough

This morning I was cleaning the toilet. Ok, it’s what I was thinking when I was cleaning the toilet that prompted this post. I had just shown my husband my first illustration for my rocker friend, VK Lynne (meet her here and maybe kick in five bucks to help fund her upcoming tour) and I . . . → Read More: I’m Just Not Good Enough

Without Numbers

It’s hard to live a life without numbers, but today that’s what I want to focus on. I don’t want to consider “how many” clients, students, members, etc. I just want to focus in the ONE I’m with.

I remember how I used to spend the first fifteen minutes of the school day standing . . . → Read More: Without Numbers

Creative Confidence

Creative Confidence is the name of a new book, written by the two , David and Tom Kelly, founders of Ideo, a design and consulting firm that uses a human -centered approach based on empathy (finding out what’s meaningful to people) to create things like the first computer mouse for Apple to TV remote controls. . . . → Read More: Creative Confidence

Such Is A Mom’s Life

Today is the first day of school and it is no ordinary day, no matter how many times we encounter it. I have a very special video to share with you in honor of this day. Every mom everywhere should experience this video the first week of school. This first month of school is very . . . → Read More: Such Is A Mom’s Life

“F” is for Fun

It’s Fun Friday, the day of the blog hop I introduced you to last week. This week’s letter is “F” and as you can see, for me, “F” stands for only one thing – FUN!

Many years ago, throughout the nineties, I worked the rental counter and taught children’s skiing at Lapland Lake Cross Country . . . → Read More: “F” is for Fun

One More Time…

…for my friend Stacey who is dropping her first born off at college today. My “Mommy Heart” is with you, dear friend. First Day of School – Through Mom’s Eyes

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It’s Out!

The Trouble With Ralph, by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, illustrated by Linda Bartosik, is now available for your reading pleasure as an e-book on Amazon.

If anyone had ever told me that someday I’d have a book I illustrated on Amazon, I never would have believed it. After 8 months of not only artwork, . . . → Read More: It’s Out!

First Day of School – From Mom’s Eyes

Today I’m sharing my post that will appear tomorrow in the Cape Cod Mommies Blog because it touches the hearts of moms everywhere – especially in August!

This post first appeared in my blog Another Day Goes By on January 5, 2011. It’s a post I keep close at hand for when it’s time . . . → Read More: First Day of School – From Mom’s Eyes

Some Question!

What LEGACY do you want to create with your life? What is the central message of your gift to the world and EXACTLY HOW do you get that gift out of the idea stage and MANIFESTED in the actual world?

While you’re still alive.

If ever I was posed a question that made me take . . . → Read More: Some Question!