This weekend is the Highway 93 Fall Outdoor Vendor Show. I'll be there with my books and art. Part of what I've been doing with getting my store setup was also getting ready for this show as well as FanX. Bonus news: You can now purchase gift ecards from me at shows (and on my … Continue reading Highway 93 Fall Vendor Show
Twin Falls Art in the Park 2019 going on now.
I can't believe we're sitting at October already. Where has the year gone? Okay, it's still only September 30th as I write this, knowing it will post tomorrow morning. But by my clock, we're about an hour and a half away. Snake River Fandom Con is wrapped up for this year. I am signed up … Continue reading Progress – October 1, 2018
Set up for VIP night. The con starts tomorrow at 3:00. Hope to see you there.
Many authors fear reviews. They want them, but anything less than 5-stars seems to shatter them. I don't read reviews anymore. I used to, but I just don't go there now. I know I would end up carrying those voices back into my writing room. My artist child is too sacred to me to rent … Continue reading Progress – September 24, 2018
I have more business cards (I thought I might run out at FanX!) and I have restocked my books. I have new labels for the backs of my paintings. I think I'm ready to go. Snake River Fandom Con -- let's do this! As I mentioned when I wrote my post for FanX a few … Continue reading One week until Snake River Fandom Con
Progress pieces from my newest painting. It is an acrylic on a 48"x 30" wrapped canvas. So at this point, I have the sky blocked in and I'm starting on the ground. Ground is now done and I'm working on the clouds. Clouds are done, or at least enough that I want to start putting … Continue reading How does it feel to be on top of the world?
So I decided to try to do some paintings outdoors (en plein air). The painting above was from my first trip out. Actually, it was my first one. The others I did that day are okay and maybe I'll show them when I get better pictures of them -- every time I try, I get … Continue reading Plein air painting
Kill your darlings! That is advice writers are often told. Many people take this to mean that a writer should kill their characters. In some cases, that might be true and just what is needed to be done to help a story along. However, the advice goes deeper than that. Writers often find that they … Continue reading Unbroken – progression of a painting #3
Just because I knew it was time to rework this painting and I had a deadline on it didn't mean that it was easy to put it back on the easel. It wasn't perfect, but what if I messed it up when I was revising it? Oil paint is more forgiving than other paint mediums … Continue reading Unbroken – progression of a painting #1