Some folks believe that fantasy belongs strictly in books, shows, games and cartoons, neatly tucked into some fictional universe for pretend characters to experience. But I’m not satisfied with that – and you shouldn’t be, either.
Majesty of Fantasy: BlogDevine Marie, Queen of Dreams Memoirs
Picture Perfect Fakeness: Fantasy Gone Wrong!
Those instagrammable moments… enchanting ethereal scenery, not a soul around – except for the beaming person full of delight modeling in front of the camera. Photography in it’s highest art form. Beautiful to frame but frustrating to rely on for travel planning.
Enchanted Forest Ball
In a magical land not too far away (aka Portland, Oregon), REAL Fairytale Portals are known to pop up – like this one did for the first time in March 2018. Lovely townsfolk gather to celebrate. The Time Travelers Costume Guild (TTCG) holds costume events, how-to costuming workshops, and themed parties in the Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, WA Metro area….
The World’s Largest Blanket Fort Party
To better understand my life, it helps to be a fan of the show The Twilight Zone. As nutty as that sounds I can openly share that I witnessed some of the most bizarre and explanation-defying coincidences. Let me tell you about my family’s adventure with The World Largest Blanket Fort Party…
FantaPortal Opening Into The Civil War
Back in the Fall of 2015 we found our first time FantaPortal into the Civil War Era. Soon after our arrival we witnessed a surgery in progress at the medical tent. The doctor in charge and his nurse shared their training knowledge…
Heave Away, My Jollies!
“Speak it into existence” – a saying well known, but to witness the reality of it is earth-moving. I will never forget Memorial Day Weekend 2015. That year we had planned a coast trip by renting a house in Newport, Oregon for a fun getaway: nothing fancy, just lazy beach days and tourist-y sightseeing. Even typing that last sentence caused me to yawn! How did we turn it into a Pirate adventure?
Is that snow in the forecast? It sure is! After the Christmas carols had faded for the year it was time to get the house “winterized” – though probably in a far more magical way than most people would use that word! Drawing inspiration from seeing Disney’s Frozen II with my niece for her birthday, at the beginning of January I wanted to bring that magic home…
Dreaming With My Eyes Open: Portland’s Winter Light Festival
Emotion is art. In dreams you feel more than you see. There are also no rules or limits in either. Art and dreams are so alike, both require the same source: a dreamer to make it happen. Everything here was once just someone’s abstracted thought at one time. Then the dreamer made it into reality so many could dream together wide awake…
Winter Multicultural Festival “Father Frost”
Christmas time is all about family, and in December it was my son Bryson’s desire to study his ancestry as his way to celebrate. The first big step he took was getting a DNA sample taken at a local lab here in town. Bryson took a swab and rubbed the inside of his cheeks three times with different swabs each time for a couple minutes. That was the easy part. The hard part? Waiting for the results!
A Time Traveler’s Guide to Managing Chaos
When chaos comes to town, you’d best find a way to roll with it. Take yesterday, for example. An unexpected ice storm hit, and the aftermath plunged my daily routine into full-fledged Pandemonium. Local businesses had no power, school was canceled and evening plans all got jumbled up due to weather…