Welcome to my corner of the digital world! I’m thrilled you’re here. I’m a 57-year-old woman who finds her joy in the art of storytelling. Whether it’s weaving tales into books and plays, and crafting witty cards, or creating sugar art on cookies–creativity is a lifeline.

During my Venice Beach days, I launched The Original Insult Card Company as a response to life’s curveballs, particularly a tumultuous divorce. This venture, born from adversity, churned out over 200 quirky cards, blending humor with a touch of my own experiences. I firmly believe in the cathartic nature of laughter, and it’s a thread that stitches through all my endeavors.
This journey meandered through the law school corridors in Manchester, England, during the late 80s, but my heart was set on a different trajectory. These days, you’ll find me juggling custom cookie orders and tending to my booth at the Camarillo farmers market, showcasing my whimsical creations on paper and sugar.

This blog isn’t just about waxing poetic on the passing years; it’s a celebration of embracing every twist and turn life throws our way. Here, I champion individual choices, whether it’s opting for a little Botox boost or reveling in lines etched by time. Beauty, after all, knows no age.
Welcome to “The Diary of a Wrinkle,” a space where diverse perspectives converge on the topic of embracing life’s journey.

Thank you for embarking on this adventure with me.

A little more background:

Ilana earned an LL.B (JD equivalent) from Manchester University, England, laying the foundation for her multifaceted career as a versatile writer. At the Arts Factory in Las Vegas, Ilana showcased her abilities as both a playwright and director with “A Recipe for Hummus,” a production that offered audiences a humorous and insightful glimpse into the world of teens thrust into an unexpected adventure in Israel.
Her novel The Diary of a Wrinkle and self-help booklet Age Schmage, delve into the realms of self-acceptance and empowerment offering readers poignant reflections on the human experience. Through the pages of East End Dreams, she invites readers to traverse the turbulent streets of 1910s London, immersing themselves in Gertie Schraggar’s narrative amidst political fervor and personal turmoil.
Beyond fiction, Ilana’s culinary adventures unfold in A Cookbook for the Woman Who Hates Cooking, blending stories and traditions with over 100 easy-to-follow recipes. From Open Mind to Open House is a gratitude booklet for realtors and a Cookier’s Journal , Sprinkles of Happiness is themed for sugar cookie artists. Her cultural insights extend to her blog posts for The Times of Israel, enriching readers with observations on Jewish life.

In her literary explorations, Ilana delves into whimsical worlds, from the bizarre dreams of Benjamin Green in The Cloud that Covered My Head to the allegorical journey of Bobby B. Sprout Meets a Bunch of Rotten Veggies. Other titles in her repertoire include Rotten Tooth Ruth, I’d Rather Eat Fries, What if I Had a Different Name? and My Best Friend Shadow.

Additionally, Ilana’s ideas extend beyond traditional storytelling–through her collection of notes and cards, she spreads joy and inspiration to readers of all ages. Lovebirds Notes add a touch of playfulness and allure to relationships, while Dreamzone Notes and Sleepywings provide comfort to those young restless sleepers. Yumyums are riddles that challenge the palates of picky eaters, and Pencilbox Notes offer encouragement to young students embarking on their educational journey. Lovey Dovey Notes provide a dose of positivity and support for the little ones in our lives.

With new creations constantly emerging, there’s always something fresh and delightful to discover at Ilana’s farmers market booth.

Whoopdedocreations, is the collective name for her books and other literary creations.
Stay tuned as The Diary of a Wrinkle undergoes a makeover, with a fresh cover slated for release by November 2024.

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