Woke up this morning with an idea for a painting in my head. When I got to my sketchbook and tried it, I had a "What was I thinking?" moment. It was bad. Epic fail. Really glad I hadn't just run for the easel and tried it on the canvas there with the canvas I … Continue reading Turn the canvas
It's Wednesday, and I think that the obsession I've had with my painting recently has made my brain focus the business on it today. I added even more paintings to my website and a couple more magnets. For half a moment, I thought I had all of my 4"x6" paintings on my store. Then I … Continue reading A laughing Muse on the shoulder
I've spent most of this afternoon reading The Blank Canvas by Anna Held Audette. Yes, I've been adding my own notes. I do think that the previous owner of the book was on the same quest that I am, but perhaps didn't have another creative outlet to parallel it to or wasn't as mired in … Continue reading Amazing things coming together on one day
I wrote some at the beginning of this year and the end of last year about difficulties with painting. There is nothing worse than wanting to go paint, getting everything set up, sitting down with brush in hand, and nothing comes. Nothing. Zilch. Or worse, to have ideas that work in the sketchbook, but when … Continue reading Confronted with the blank canvas
I had my son drop me off at the library today. I wanted to get the 2nd book in the Joust series, Atla. I'm not quite needing it yet, but I will be soon at the rate I'm going. I'm excited about finishing the first book. I no longer read critically, like we are all … Continue reading Creative Practice
I'm sure this has to do with reworking Sword and Shield yesterday, because today I got the notion to change the cover for Palladium. Yes, I know. It's been up for barely a week and I'm already making changes. But the cover always bugged me. I couldn't find anything better that I liked. What specifically … Continue reading Redesigned cover
The 6th Sacred Knight book draws one more step closer today. I finished the manuscript several months ago (I'm not going to say how many because I was a bit embarrassed when I looked up the date -- whoa, really?), and I have been nagged by it ever since. I knew there was a scene … Continue reading Sword & Shield – Sacred Knight #6
Temmy tried to get me up early this morning. I should have listened to her. But no, I knew what was waiting for me and I didn't really want to get to it. As a result, it was a strange day today. I partially blame Mercedes Lackey too. I started reading her book, Joust, last … Continue reading Bookkeeping and covers
That is the question I deal with today. In trying to work on the trilogy yesterday, I started feeling like something was going wrong, like maybe scenes were out of order. I feel like I've reordered them once, even though the truth is that scenes I was able to merge in one of the scenes … Continue reading To tear apart or not to tear apart?
I made it. I got my words in and met the weekly goal for last week. It was late when I finished (after midnight, but since I hadn't gone to bed yet, it still counted as Sunday). I took Merlin outside after 1:00 a.m. and the sky was so bright with the full moon that … Continue reading Release the hellhounds!