When I’m painting, the whole world seems to disappear. Lately, I’ve been putting on the Gaia channel, usually to some interview or another, and listen to it while I paint. Except that after about 10 minutes or so, I’m no longer listening; I’m just painting and focusing on color mixing and where the painting wants me to go next.
Since I’ve got a month between shows at the moment, I thought I’d put up a few eBay auctions on so paintings. As of this writing, I only have ACEO’s up, but I’d like to get some larger paintings up as well.
This novella is meant to come before Stardust and further introduces the characters of Moonhunter and Balthier. I wanted to share this story with you before I start running the next story, which is going to be Dragons of Wellsdeep. I think it will be a good interlude for you.
Greetings and salutations. Dawn Blair here, your multi-dimensional, time-traveling tour guide. Come with me. I have a great adventure planned today. You see, Ithanes whispered in my ear and told me that I should sneak into Keteria’s workroom and take a look in her cabinets, much like Keteria and Steigan once sneaked into Ithanes’ room. I personally think he just wanted a little revenge, but I kept my mouth shut on that one. Besides, little does he know that someday I want to have a look at all the curios and bobbles he has in his cabinet. Someday…
But for now, I really want to look at that little marble that Keteria placed into Steigan’s hand. Let’s go see if we can find it.
Shh… quiet now. I really don’t want Danis to come inspect what we’re doing. Just a little further.
I’ve often told my son that you don’t know what’s on the other side of a door until you walk through. We have many “doorway” moments in our lives: graduating from high school, college graduation, leaving a job for a new one or to do something on your own, getting married, having children, retiring, etc. You can walk back and forth before some of those doors and never walk through. But until you get brave and open the door, you never really know what’s on the other side.
Isn’t it time you walk through that door you are avoiding?