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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!

What’s On Your Lips?

My friend, Christine, is an awesome writer. I read every blog she posts because she never fails to bring it with every word. She either makes me laugh, get serious, feel inspired or think deeper. The last post I read had me laughing so hard. It was about what your lipstick says about you. She was very clear that you had to take time and care choosing not only your brand and color, but also the name of the color. You see, as per Christine, the color name says a lot about who you are. She then went into great detail about how she went about finding the lipstick that puts out there just who Christine is.

So, why am I laughing? I’m laughing because I’m considering my own “lip experience” in relation to her post. I hate lipstick. Always have, always will. I always hated that I hated lipstick because if you know me, I’m drawn to the wide array of colors and want them all. The fact is it feels weird on my lips. It somehow dries and I have to worry about being careful not to touch it. Too much for me – someone who comfort at all costs reigns supreme.

So what about my lips and their coverings? I’m a lip gloss girl. I never leave the house without a quick swipe across the lips. I have one in my wallet and in every right hand coat pocket of every coat or jacket I own. I panic if I somehow manage to leave the house without a tube of Victoria’s Secret lip gloss tucked away somewhere on my body. Oh yes, it has to be Victoria’s Secret lip gloss. Theirs is the only one I don’t have to keep reapplying. Once when I leave the house and maybe one more time throughout the day and I can forget about my lips and go on with life.

In relation to Christine’s post, I never paid attention to the color (mostly lip gloss is in one of a thousand shades of pink) and I never read the names, so the thought that my lip glosses could define me made me laugh. I just don’t want dry lips. I never thought that solving that problem would reflect on my personality. Lol!

My daughters know what I’d do for a new tube of Victoria’s Secret lip gloss. If they have nice new ones, they never leave them loose around my house because they know they would never see it again. A lone tube of VS lip gloss on my kitchen counter finds it’s way into one of my pockets and I pretend I never saw it. They get mad because these tubes are not cheap and unlike lipstick, you need about a million so you have one handy no matter where you are.

This Christmas the girls bought me four new tubes – like $30 worth! It was one the most exciting gifts I received. After reading Christine’s post I decided I should investigate the names of these pretty pink tubes I use without a second thought everyday.


Oh my. Grapefruit Blast. Strawberry Fizz. Decadent Berry. Slice of Heaven.
I think it says I’m pretty “fruity” and a bit of an angel. Pretty accurate if you asked my girls.

So Christine, once again, thanks for adding some thought and laughter to my day, and for inspiring this post. The rest of you need to read Christine’s post Choosing A Lipstick Shade and spend some time considering what’s on your lips.

And so, as another day goes by, I learned your lips speak volumes about who you really are, and…I have written.


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