After several years away, my family and I are back to our annual vacation at Anime Oasis. The name has changed. It’s now Neo Anime Oasis, but hopefully not much more has changed aside from the typical Covid concerns. I suspect this year will be a little different because of that. For example, there are … Continue reading Vacation
I'm nearly finished with writing the story for the anthology call. I'll be able to send it out soon. Of course, I have no idea if it'll be accepted or not, but if it's not, I might try some mystery magazines. If they don't want it either, then I'll publish it myself and I'll be … Continue reading Getting words done early
I finished putting on the final touches to the trilogy today. Still need to spellcheck through them, but I'm hoping to get that round done tomorrow. Then they will be formatted and be off to the first reader. Our temperature here reached a whopping 46 degrees today. It's not optimal conditions, but it's not likely … Continue reading Finishing day
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!
Today, I've been working on ideas for my personal website and looking at things I can do with Morning Sky Studios as well. I had to take the newly arrived books over to the Magic Valley Arts Council, so I didn't want to get involved in anything too much this morning. It didn't help that … Continue reading Websites
There's been something I've wanted to do for a long time, but I got around to it. That is building puzzles for my books. Okay, maybe some backstory is needed here. My mom often told stories about how I would do word searches before I could even read. Sure, why not? Let's face it: letters … Continue reading Test your knowledge
After my post earlier this week about the seasons changing way too soon, I thought I'd lighten it up a bit by bringing in some spring. The seasons do not rule my painting! I've had many people admire my purple trees. I don't know why I like to paint them; they are just fun. So, … Continue reading Purple trees
So I thought I was going to have a book cover reveal this week. Yep, that's not happening, Life has blown this week out of the water. I'm counting myself fortunate enough to be doing this post, thought it'll probably be short unless I find myself with something suddenly to say or rattling on like … Continue reading Phoenix nebula
So on yesterday's blog, I showed some pictures of a space painting I'd been working on in 2018 and thought I had done. But then, as any good tale would have, conflict struck. I painted another picture that made it look like garbage. Well, what's an artist supposed to do? I'd say that the correct … Continue reading It was a date, remember?
I'm still continuing to work on the space paintings. Here's my next step in their progress. This one is the cloudy nebula. Trying to get a second layer on there without killing the first. The paints are still wet in this photo, so I'm certain they are much brighter than they will be when they … Continue reading Space – a continuing mission