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!

This Must Be Shared…

Every morning my friend Shirley sends a little devotional to her family and friends. This morning I woke up to some very wise words entitled The Layman's Ten Commandments by an unknown author. After reading them I felt the thoughts were so cleverly written that they were just too good not to share.

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The Bride Has Arrived…

…and wedding week has officially begun! The house and yard are sparkling, my yoga room has now become the wedding room, and we await the arrival of the groom and maid of honor on Wednesday along with friends of theirs who will be joining us for the fourth. On Saturday the 5th, 75 more people . . . → Read More: The Bride Has Arrived…

Tiny Musings #3 – Go Ahead – Talk To Yourself

“Nobody is successful in any venture just by wishing they would be. Successful people make a plan and talk to themselves about it consistently.” ~Living Beyond Your Feelings

And so, as another day goes by, shoveling mulch is a great venue for those self conversations, some amazing decisions were plotted out, and…I have written. Getting . . . → Read More: Tiny Musings #3 – Go Ahead – Talk To Yourself

You’re Blessed When…

For awhile I’ve been asking God for a new perspective on some old ideas. Today I was blessed with this find. So many times we want “more”. We don’t realized that we are like a glass. When we’re full, we’re full and the only way to put more in is to first empty some . . . → Read More: You’re Blessed When…

On The Receiving End

Not long ago I was reading a post in a blog I follow (M Bikram Yoga Life). Leigha Hall was talking about this necklace she found on Etsy. The name of the artist was Eternal Girl and she makes these gorgeous necklaces that can even be customized. I immediately fell in love and for . . . → Read More: On The Receiving End

Y is for Yoga

Once again it’s time for the Fun Friday A 2 Z Blog Hop. (And I’m getting better – I’m doing it on Saturday instead of Sunday!) This week’s letter is Y.

Obviously and totally of course, for me, Y is for Yoga. Yoga is the way to put the mind, body and spirit together. I . . . → Read More: Y is for Yoga

And These Are A Few of My Favorite Things…

…from 2013. And when the dog bites and the bee stings I’m grateful for them. I am the kind of person who loves anything that makes life easier. I can’t help sharing any piece of technology that alleviates an annoying thing or any food that helps maintain weight or make me feel better, or any . . . → Read More: And These Are A Few of My Favorite Things…

Moving Meditations

I know. You’re saying how can you move and meditate at the same time? Didn’t you say you sat in a trance like state for thirty minutes while doing the Silent Journey meditations? Yes, you’re right, I did. In fact I just finished the one on Gratitude and I feel wonderful, energized, and ready to . . . → Read More: Moving Meditations

S is for Stillness

Once again it’s time for the A-Z blog hop. This week’s letter is S. There are a ton of words that begin with the letter S, but the most important one to me is “stillness”. In a four year struggle over love, loss, and letting go, being still inside is the most valuable lesson I . . . → Read More: S is for Stillness

Gabby TV

Gabby TV – become the happiest person you know. I like that. I’d like to be the happiest person I know and…I think I am. I still have lots to learn, but I’m happy doing it and, Gabby really does help.

Gabby TV is the video blog by Gabrielle Bernstein. She also author of . . . → Read More: Gabby TV