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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 →

Parlay – Pirates and Patriots

In 2003, Jerry Bruckheimer gave America (and much of the world) a vocabulary lesson with his movie "The Pirates of the Caribbean". Not a history lesson, mind. Only as I've grown and obsessed and studied have I realized the historical... Continue Reading →

Acrylic, Goauche, and Watercolor – what to use and when

Yeah, no. I'm not actually going to tell you what to do with your life, let alone your art supplies. Just not that kinda girl. You got your paints, and you gonna do what you wanna do... but here's what I've... Continue Reading →

Genealogy: how to get started

Pictured above is my great-great-great grandmother. On the back of the faded photograph, an old cursive scrawl reads, "Minerva Sulgrove (nee Early and Stewart - last husband killed in Civil War) a dear little Quaker lady - my grandmother" The... Continue Reading →

Wedding Bells – a.k.a. screaming ascent from chaos: a painting story

It's been a while since I've talked about art around here, and that's about to change. Mostly, it's because I've been loafing around doing silly things like working, writing, and plotting out my next series of novels... and because this... Continue Reading →

Snowcats and Personal Growth

The other day, the family business got itself in a bit of a pickle. Our snowcat fell into a ditch while my father was setting trail. After a few hours of trying to get out, I was called upon to sally... Continue Reading →

The Memories of Godric Dorial

So, Bill and I are getting ready for the holidays. For those of you who don't know, forgot, or had better things to be doing with your time: Bill is the temporary name I gave to the work-in-progress novel for... Continue Reading →

NaNo – music

Everyone writes differently. Some on laptops, some on typewriters, and a few freaks even write longhand (I love you, I do - it's envy talking, here). Some write in costume, some write upside down, and some write only when fueled by... Continue Reading →

NaNo – unspeakable

We novelists love our wise sayings and rising speeches. "Come on and do the NaNoWriMo!" we cry to our fellow writers. "It is a journey! It will be an adventure!" And I can promise you all the glory of such words, too.... Continue Reading →

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