Wednesday, November 11, 2020

FIBRE 300 - Today's discount art lesson

Here are two videos we have to watch for this week's reading response in class.

Friday, October 9, 2020

FIBRE 300--Today's discount art history lesson ;-D

FIBRE 300 is all about the history of ornamentation and now we're on to project 2--jewelry! Here are two videos we have to watch for next week courtesy of The British Museum. I love that the videoes dive into material culture--how people create and use objects is endlessly fascinating.

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Arrrr! Another story submission

I submitted a short story for Zombie Pirate Publishing's next anthology, Pirates of the Empyrean. I had five ideas and only one panned out. Well, another idea also panned out, but then, horror of horrors, Evernote ate everything I wrote. I contacted tech support and they could not retrieve it for me because of a syncing issue between devices. It was a serious bummer! I tried to rewrite what was lost, but it just wasn't the same. I would like to develop the other ideas some day.

Basically my story is about two space pirates that have a business problem and a friendship problem. Things get resolved a little too quickly near the end, but perhaps the gentle optimism of the story will make it stand out. 7000 words is not a lot to work with sometimes. ZPP won't have another anthology until next year, so at least there's lots of time to plan for that.

Still waiting to hear about my story for The Ringed Giant. It's so hard to wait!

Pirates of the Emperyean cover featuring a black and purple skull

Friday, September 18, 2020

Yet more waiting...

It's been a long wait since Zombie Pirate Publishing's writing week back in May and a longer wait since I found out that my story, SATURN RETURNS, made it to the long list of submissions for their anthology, THE RINGED GIANT. Well, holy cow, I found out yesterday evening that it made the short list. This isn't the final list, but to be in the top nine is quite an accomplishment in itself. There were 101 participants and 57 entries.

Wish my story luck! I was so excited when I saw the email that I jumped and screamed. Then, later, I threw up dinner.

If horror is more your style, you can check out their new anthology, Full Metal Horror 3 which launched this week!

Zombie Pirate Publishing short list for The Ringed Giant

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Back to school!

I returned to art college again this past week. I'm taking two classes and as always, you can learn along with me! One of my first assignments is to watch and react to this video.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

My Ultimate Sweater Machine Diary

If you missed a recent post, I bought a Bond American Ultimate Sweater Machine! It's a 100 needle flat knitting machine and it's actually a little tricky to master. I explain how and why in my first video diary.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

New on Creative Market--Cherry Blossoms

Spring and summer is photography time for me--there's so much to see and I'm lucky to live within walking distance of a lot of pretty yards. These two cherry trees weren't even all that far away from each other!

You can now licence them for personal or commercial use. Stay tuned for some more bird pictures!

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