Guest Post: An Artist’s Rendering of Dreadfully Busy

So excited to share a guest art post today from writer/illustrator Darlene Campbell, who blogs at How’d we connect? We’re both in an online writer’s group that logs in at 7:30 am every Thursday morning from Australia, Texas, Arkansas, Maryland and Ohio. (Now you see why so early–we’re balancing central time, eastern time, and Australia time! The support is worth an early meeting, believe me.)

Darlene is our resident writer/illustrator and her work never fails to make me smile; it is good-natured and whimsical and often hilarious. Because as “dreadfully busy” as we all are (see: crazed 26 page soccer manager manual), our sanity depends on finding the humor in the every day. So thanks to Darlene for her  interpretations of “Dreadfully Busy”–and check out her blog for more fun work. As for me, I’m clearing out the chatter in my head (and ignoring the clutter in my house) and writing. Onward, dreadfully busy people!

Chatter in the Head by Darlene Campbell

Chatter in the Head by Darlene Campbell

Sketchbook Cartoon Dreadfully Toilet X Colors Crop

Dreadfully Busy As Interpreted by Darlene Campbell, Blogging at


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9 Responses to Guest Post: An Artist’s Rendering of Dreadfully Busy

  1. Darlene Campbell August 4, 2014 at 10:21 am #

    Thank you Kristin for a lovely write up and highlighting my art. I’m honored to be a part of your blog!

  2. Kristin O'Keefe August 4, 2014 at 2:23 pm #

    I love having it up, so fun. And who doesn’t need an extra grin on Monday!

  3. Julie-Anne Geddes August 4, 2014 at 7:18 pm #

    Beautiful! Love the collaboration …. and you both always make me smile, life is just easier and more fun with this creativity going on …

    • Darlene Campbell August 4, 2014 at 10:52 pm #

      You said it Julie-Anne.

    • Kristin O'Keefe August 5, 2014 at 11:19 am #

      Thanks Julie-Anne. That’s a high complement, to make others smile.

  4. Cassandra August 5, 2014 at 12:44 am #

    Well I am so glad that despite feeling busy and overwhelmed that you ladies are making/taking the time to be creative.

  5. Susan Gottschalk August 7, 2014 at 10:03 pm #

    What fun to see that two such talented friends have joined forces to keep us all smiling. I love what you’re doing and look forward to seeing more from both of you.

  6. Darlene Campbell August 9, 2014 at 12:47 am #

    Cassandra, hello again all the way to France. We HAVE to take the time to be creative…it’s likely the only thing to keep us sane.

  7. Darlene Campbell August 9, 2014 at 12:49 am #

    Susan…you know I always smile when I see you’ve found me somewhere else in cyberspace. Thanks, you’re awesome!

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