New for April
April’s new additions include hopeful poems in window two and a writing challenge for you in window six.
Still featured is the uplifting calligraphy and of Sarah Kruer (see header, as well as windows three and four).
Window five has new additions in Letters to Annie. Click on seven for installments of the children’s story, “Balloon Girl,” a creation of Katelyn Chen, grade four.
Contributor bios below:
Sarah Kruer created our website header, and more of her work will appear as the month progresses. She offers a selection of prints on her website www.imysjoy.com and in the Etsy Shop. She has two shows approaching soon: Handmade Vintage Market and Indy MADE Market (both in Noblesville).
Sarah Kruer’s business, Imy’s Joy: One of a Kind Designs, is named after her grandmother, “a shining example of joy.” Sarah is married to her college sweetheart Drew and is mom to 3 boys and Hank the beagle. Her hand-lettered signs, tees, and other gifts also appear on Instagram; follow imysjoy.
Julia Hightower Gregg was a columnist for the Evansville Courier and Press for almost three decades, as well as a teacher, writer, and consultant. She is a founding member of Signature School, where she taught Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate English for 16 years. Wild Sweet Orange Ride was her first book, published by Vineyard Stories in 2014, and Threads, a children’s story, is her second book, published in 2016. On this site, window 6, is the electronic version of her young adult novel, Indigo Ink. Her poems appear in window two and nonfiction in window three.
THREADS, a children’s book, and WILD SWEET ORANGE RIDE, nonfiction, can be ordered for $19.95 plus $3.05 for postage. Indiana residents include $1.40 sales tax. Mail to 13486 E. 131st St., Fishers, IN 46037.
Shanti Knight is a professional photographer and writer who studied at Indiana University and now works professionally in New York City, Chicago, and her home state of Indiana. Her work is on display at www.ShantiKnight.com and can be viewed on Instagram (@shantiknight).
Ana Holland Krawec
Ana is a certified yoga instructor who teaches Gentle Yoga, Chair Yoga and Dynamic Movement at Dickinson Hall Senior Center, Lake Forest, IL. Her registered yoga training certification is through Yogafit, with a focus on Senior Yoga and Yoga for Trauma. Ana is a guest writer and translator featured in window four.
Annie and Jamia Dixon
Writing and photography by Jamia, as well as writing about Annie, appear in windows four and five. Both Annie and Jamia live in Indianapolis, where Annie, who graduated from DePauw University with a degree in Environmental Biology and a second major in Urban Studies, works at Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority. Jamia, Annie’s mother, is retired and currently working on exploring Eagle Creek and the Monon Trail, learning about birds and other natural phenomena, and touching base with earlier loves: reading (and writing), outdoor sports, and photography.