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Screaming Ascent from Chaos

The Importance of Genealogy

via Daily Prompt: Roots A funny expression, isn't it? 'Family tree'? It paints a curiously accurate picture of a slowly growing stem with dozens upon dozens of twisting and inter-connected branches spreading back into history. It's a fancy thing, to... Continue Reading →

King Killer – A Genealogy Story

My 17-generations-back great-grandfather killed Richard III, and I have a lot of feelings about it.

Harmony – a momentary reflection on writing a motley crew

via Daily Prompt: Harmony For a most excellent post on writing motley crews, please check out my brain-twin's blog post: How to Write A Motley Crew. As for me, I've been struggling with the very issue of harmony with the crew... Continue Reading →

14 Days to Awesome

As a part of my upbringing, I was formed to favor autodidactism, so it should come as no surprise that I recently discovered a new art-instruction resource on the internet and have been liberally applying my newfound knowledge. The videos... Continue Reading →

Legendary Romance – A Genealogy Story

We've all heard the stories, we know their names like minor gods in some romantic pantheon. Romeo and Juliet, Tristan and Isolde, Arthur and Guinevere, Wesley and Buttercup, Elizabeth and Darcy, and, of course, Belle her Beast. Whether or not you... Continue Reading →

Art – A Dangerous Exploration of Ignorance

via Daily Prompt: Measure Have you ever had that moment when you're looking at a painting or a piece of digital art - maybe even a sketch that a friend did on a napkin - and just gone... "Really? It's... Continue Reading →

Quiet Strength – A Genealogy Story

I take pride in my ancestry. I take pride because I know it, because my grandparents took the time to discover and record parts of it, and because it is filled with interesting names. I saw a video the other day... Continue Reading →

Fairy Slipper – Follow the Painting

Another Follow the Painting post! This one is a little simpler than the foxy little fellow I did in my last painting post. As a rule, wildflowers will always be simpler than creatures with hair. As always, start with a... Continue Reading →

Diverging Legacy – A Genealogy Story

The only genealogy thing more fun that researching an entire family tree is researching two trees. This is because, sooner or later, those trees are going to come together. My pixie-in-law and I naturally had loads of fun doing our respective... Continue Reading →

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