A Writer. An Artist. A Woman. A Witch. A Storyteller.

My first loves are information, writing, art, and music, all of which are liberally sprinkled throughout this journal. I find inspiration in the quotes, photos, and art of others, which I will often share.

I am not new to blogging or the web. I started back in ‘98 with GeoCities and cycled through EarthLink, LiveJournal, DeadJournal, InsaneJournal, Dreamwidth, Blogger, Expression Engine, WordPress, and Tumblr.

Kirasha is a persona I’ve been playing with in various forms from fiction to roleplay to online handles since the mid-90s. At one point, I tried renaming Kirasha to Ceitdubh, but that didn’t stick. Kirasha’s been with me for too long. In February of 2008, I finally created an account on Second Life®. I’d been looking at the site for months, trying to decide if I wanted to get involved there, and had recently learned some friends were members.

Thus, Kirasha Urqhart was cemented as my online persona.

In real life, I work as a Senior Technical Writer for a cloud services company in Los Angeles, CA and I’m currently preparing to take the exam for my CAPM certificate. I keep the Kirasha name online because it’s what I’m best known by. But, you can also call me ‘JL’, which is what I sign off as in real life.

On this blog, I post crafting, art, writing, journaling, mixed media, nail art, style, planning, spirituality, and general thoughts on life as a single woman in her 40s.

I also blog at Wandering Path, which began as my Second Life blog and has evolved into where I take my discussions on virtual worlds, technology, gaming, digital art, society, politics, and entertainment.

All of my fandom endeavors have been moved to Dreamwidth and Archive of Our Own, while my roleplaying CDJ can be found at A Wash of Thought.

After writing and blogging for many years, I found myself at a place where I didn’t have the time to write posts and then found it hard to come back and maintain the same outlook as older posts. So, in the summer of 2018, I archived everything on this site to my private journal on Dreamwidth so I might begin anew with a fresh outlook and creative spirit.

Up ↑

Patty Radish

Sharing My Creative Life

Not A Villain - A Webcomic

...experiments in thought and art

Plot Monster

Reviews for Books of All Ages

Krafting with Karen

All things stationery and planner related

What a Beautiful Mess!

A virtual girl's guide to Second Life fashion!

Bookish Wanderer

A place of bookish things and writerly dreams

Drizzle & Hurricane Books

YA Books Blog, Book Recommendations, Book Blogging Tips

The Mermaid Behind the Books

Books, Beauty, Fitness, and Mermaid Hair, oh my!


Nothing that happens in our life is small enough to ignore or forget!


...experiments in thought and art

Maple Post

...experiments in thought and art

SciFi Pubcast

...experiments in thought and art

A Caledonian Journey

...experiments in thought and art

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Thoughts on Virtual Living

sipping stardust

snippets of poetry and scattered thoughts

From Forty With Love

Being real, being heard, being whole

Lorraine's Blogging Midlife

The ups and humorous downs of life over 40.

Making Midlife Matter

An online magazine for women over 50



On Life, Hope y todo lo demás...

Life, hope, lifestyle and everything beautiful


...experiments in thought and art

Rocking Over 40

A community to inspire women to rock their age

Blog - Helen Redfern

...experiments in thought and art

The Simple Woman

...experiments in thought and art

The Loving Lightworker

Making this world a better place, one loving day at a time

MINIMAL.PLAN | Plan . Achieve . Repeat

...experiments in thought and art

Kat's life in Cali

...experiments in thought and art

Time Management Ninja

...experiments in thought and art

Stephanie A. Cain

...experiments in thought and art

Etsy Status

Regular updates from Etsy engineering about system status

The Goods

...experiments in thought and art

Scrapbook.com Deals

...experiments in thought and art

DecoArt Blog RSS Feed

...experiments in thought and art

Scrapbook.com Article Feed

...experiments in thought and art

BlueMoon Scrapbooking

...experiments in thought and art

Frantic Stamper Happenings

...experiments in thought and art