Category Archives: painting

In a Rush

I have a personality flaw.  It has traveled with me if not from birth, then from childhood. It’s the drive to finish, the sense that I have to complete whatever it is I’m working on in a hurry.  Time feels … Continue reading

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Business Sense and the Creative Mind

We fall in love.  That’s a huge problem for artists.  After hours and hours spent drawing, it’s hard to realize something isn’t working and toss it.  I’ve changed the covers on my When, Were, & Howl novels at least three … Continue reading

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All You Need is Love

I adore this box.  Was it specially crafted by a family member?  No.  Close friend?  No.  As a matter of fact, I have no idea who made it.  My mom got it somewhere from a craft convention or sidewalk vendor … Continue reading

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Great Resources for Artists and Authors

Over time, I have picked up several books that I have found extremely helpful in one form or another to my growth as either an artist or author.  Here is a list of my favorites… For Artists: The Tao of … Continue reading

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Celebrating Imperfections

I’ve had this little stuffed dog since I was eight…that would be time measured in decades.  He doesn’t have the fancy scarves that many of my other stuffed animals had, nor is he particularly big.  But I’ve always loved this … Continue reading

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Quiet Time

I’m in a creative lull.  Not that I don’t have a million projects to work on.  I do.  And I’m not ‘stuck’.  On two of my books, I know exactly what’s going to happen next.  I could write five pages … Continue reading

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Details, Details, Details, (and Variety)

I’m going on protest.  Why? Every writer, editor, agent, and janitor spouts the “Show, Don’t Tell” rule, blogs and bandies it about while the new writer stares puzzled. (Go ahead. Point and yell telling.) Unfortunately, I don’t think it accurately … Continue reading

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