About Me

Hello and welcome to Talking Willow. I’m Lorie Drozdenko, the owner of the shop.

I chose the name Talking Willow because of my love for nature. When I’m out walking about in the great outdoors with my apricot beagle, Cody, I can feel the trees and earth inspiring me to capture some of the essence of the life around us.

Have you ever sat in the woods by yourself and simply listened? It’s amazing how Mother Nature talks to us.

From the wind gently blowing through the leaves, to a lowly sparrow singing at dawn, to the soothing sounds of a burbling creek…Nature whispers to us.

As Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote in his lovely poem, Musketaquid:

"I am a willow of the wilderness,

Loving the wind that bent me. All my hurts

My garden spade can heal. A woodland walk,

A quest of river-grapes, a mocking thrush,

A wild rose, or rock-loving columbine,

Salve my worst wounds."

I hope Talking Willow inspires you to find and explore your own creative outlet in this journey we all call Life.

About Lorie Drozdenko

Lorie Drozdenko is the author of Nature Lover’s Variety Puzzles and Games

As a graphic designer and illustrator for over 30 years, she has had the privilege of working in a variety of titles in her long career. Art director, architectural illustrator, trade show exhibit designer, magazine illustrator, greeting card artist, children’s illustrator, direct mail designer, and surface pattern designer, to name a few.

A true creative soul with many outlets to channel her creativity, she has also enjoyed composing numerous songs and melodic jingles on the guitar and piano, writing children’s stories, poems, and rambling journal entries.

In her role as graphic designer, she has designed dozens of books for companies. This is her first book in her own brand.

My Book is Available on Amazon

Nature Lover's Variety Puzzles and Games: Activity Book for Adults, with Word Searches, Cryptograms, Crosswords, Word Scrambles, Sudoku, Trivia, Coloring, and More is full of nature games and word puzzles. 

Are you ready for a fun diversion away from the day-to-day grind? Well now you can have a carefree, enjoyable timestimulating your brain cells and letting your imagination soar…without solving the same boring puzzles. Come into the WORLD OF NATURE with this uplifting puzzle book.

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