Update - What I'm working on....

THIS IS INSPIRED BY MY FAVORITE PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST EVER. THIS ONE OF ALEXANDER CALDER. I SHARED THAT PIC OF CALDER ON FACEBOOK AND FRIEND AND FELLOW ARTIST AMY BROWN DARED ME TO DO MY OWN. SO HERE YOU GO AMY. :)

THIS IS INSPIRED BY MY FAVORITE PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST EVER. THIS ONE OF ALEXANDER CALDER. I SHARED THAT PIC OF CALDER ON FACEBOOK AND FRIEND AND FELLOW ARTIST AMY BROWN DARED ME TO DO MY OWN. SO HERE YOU GO AMY. :)

I've got so many draft blogs living in my head. Tons of stuff I want to share and talk about with you guys. UGH, but only so many hours in the day. Good news is these days you can catch up with me on a weekly webcast I've started doing called Art Share. Myself and some fellow artists and creative people get together every Wednesday at 11:00 CST to talk about Art and Creative stuff. So far the focus has been on visual art and specifically topics regarding the career of a typical "working" artist. You can submit questions to me at the website if you like. And if you can't watch live - don't worry all the episodes are on my Youtube channel.

 

I'm still working on the illustrations for The Raven. I've gotten so many questions about this and it makes me super happy because it means you guys are interested. THANK YOU! :) The thing is that The Raven project is a project I proposed to publisher Candlemark & Gleam - Kate the publisher liked the idea, and we agreed to do it. There isn't any sort of deadline or publishing date being imposed by Kate. It's kind of up to me. It's been about a year since I proposed the idea to her. Then due to other projects I wasn't able to get started for a while. Now I've started. I'm working hard, things are going well but The Raven is just one thing on my plate right now. Don't worry - I hope to have it finished and ready for Kate's magic publishing stuff this fall. Thanks for your patience!

 

The biggest project I'm working on right now is my writing. I have some stories I've been wanting to share for a while. I suppose we can go ahead and use that word - NOVEL. I've been working my ass off for the past 2 years to learn, grow, practice and clear my schedule so that my focus can be on getting these stories out into the world. I'm still making visual art - but yeah, if you follow my FB or Twitter these days you'll see me talking about writing a whole heck of lot. It's exciting!

Here's a piece of writing from the story I'm working on. It's from a letter written by a character named Sarah who lived during the Regency period in England. She's writing to the "one that got away." 

I think the Orientalists have the right of it. I want to believe as they do; that if love is true, belief is strong, and determination all the stronger, we might will ourselves to live forever.

I imagine my soul turned gypsy moth,  wandering the darkness in search of the bright star that will begin my destiny anew. This is my fondest wish, that you and I might meet again. Perhaps in some other time, in different forms, we might find our affinity less objectionable to the hands that wield our fate.