Fine Art Friday 7/30/2021

Hey Fans, Friends, and Fellows,

I bought a hat from Target a while ago that I liked the shape of but not the chosen decorative accent. They’d hot glued a half faux snakeskin and half faux leather cord band around the base. That was easy enough to remove but finding the replacement took a bit of inspiration. I finally figured out what I wanted to do, though. I found some black scrap fabric in my crafting area and went to town, giving the hat a new band and bow. But that’s not the best part. I made it so that I can switch out different accessories to dress the hat up a bit more depending on the rest of my outfit. Check it out!

This is the bow I mentioned. It will honestly rarely be seen because I will make so many cute things to cover it.
Simply slide the hair clip in place.
Snap it shut.
And voila! Okay, so the flowers won’t be magically conjured, but I will hot glue them to the hair clips.

Fine Art Friday 7/23/2021

Hey Fans, Friends, and Fellows,

Last week I mentioned in the caption of the art for Moon Witch Taken that I’m planning a rebrand. I took one of my favorite photos and created a picture in the style of my art from last week.

This is the original photo for reference.
I took a few liberties with the color of the shoes and sunglasses, but overall I think it turned out well.

Fine Art Friday 7/16/2021

Hey Fans, Friends, and Fellows,

If you’ve visited the welcome page of my website, you’ve already seen that I made some new art to use for social media banners. I’m pretty happy with how each story’s art came out. I’m also excited to share that Dramamancer is live on Kindle Vella! The first seven episodes are live, and a new episode is scheduled to go up every Friday.

I changed the letters from black to pink since last I posted the art for this series.
I like this style so much that I’m planning to rebrand my books with it. Updates are forthcoming.
I need to work on my fire drawing skills, but I like how these turned out well enough for now.
No changes to this one, but I didn’t want it to feel left out.
All four combined!

Fine Art Friday 7/9/2021

Hey Fans, Friends, and Fellows,

This week I made something both pretty and practical. I am very bad about not setting my wallet and keys down in the same place when I take them out of my pockets. To rectify this bad habit, I decided to make a place that they could call their own!

Paraphrased from a quote from Nichole McElhaney. It was originally “And the moon said to me – my darling daughter, you do not have to be whole in order to shine.” but that wouldn’t all fit as pretty as I’d like.
This quote was also paraphrased because I was running out space. It was “be the moon and inspire people, even when you’re far from full” from K. Tolnoe’s book The Moon, before I had to edit it on the fly.

Fine Art Friday Week Twenty-One

Hey Fans, Friends, and Fellows,

I liked the art I made for Dramamancer enough to try making something in the same style for Shadow-Blessed. I’m not completely satisfied with it yet, but I like the concept. I’m working with. It’s also worth mentioning that Amazon announced that the Kindle Vella platform will be launching in July. Not an exact launch date but that’s better than the vague “coming soon” that they left us with up until now. I’m pretty excited for Dramamancer to go online.

Weekly Newsletter 6/20/2021

Hello my lovelies,

This week was dandy. I was able to stay on top of my blog, which was a big goal for me. If all goes well this week I’ll even get ahead of thing so that I don’t get stressed about my self imposed deadlines. So, I figured out one thing that would be fun to share on here. I have committed to a goal this year of expanding my music library. Towards that goal, I have been scheduling albums on my calendar so that I have a reminders and accountability. This week was more about rediscovering music I enjoyed as a youngster. At the bottom of this newsletter I’ve listed the albums I listened this week and lists of the songs that made it into my library.

I’ve been wanting to start having friends over now that we’ve gotten vaccinated and the first gathering I planned was last night! I had a couple friends over for a Wine and Painting party. It was very successful if I do say so myself. Much wine consumed and much paint applied to canvases. Check out my painting!

I know it’s probably the best art you’ve ever seen no need to shower me with praise though my lovelies. I did it for the love of art not the glory of becoming a tortured but much beloved artist. 😜

This weeks albums:

The All-American Rejects (Eponymous album): I liked 7 out of 11 songs enough to add to my library.

  • My Paper Heart
  • Swing, Swing
  • One More Sad Song
  • Drive Away
  • Happy Endings
  • The Last Song

Move Along: 6 out of 12

  • Dirty Little Secret
  • Stab My Back
  • Move Along
  • Night Drive
  • Dance Inside
  • Can’t Take It

When the World Comes Down: 7 out of 12

  • I Wanna
  • Fallin’ Apart
  • Gives You Hell
  • Breakin’
  • Another Heart Calls
  • Real World
  • Believe