Well, creative doubts aside, at least I can say that today was not in vain! While driving back from the grocery store with lunch, I came across not one but TWO quite large (oblong dinner plate) sized turtles attempting to cross Sawmill. I swerved, pulled over, threw on the hazards, and walked back to get […]
Thirteen Dragonbreath left. Neurosis has set in, or possibly necrosis. I stare at the screen and think “No one will like this book. They will hate it. It isn’t whimsical enough. It isn’t Ursula Vernon-esque enough. It’s nothing like Nurk. It will be panned. My existing fan base will hate me. I will have to […]
I did most of this painting months ago, and tripped over it this afternoon. Since I have no energy to do anything important, finishing it off as a small amusement was about my speed. Scent of a Slug Fourteen Dragonbreath left to go. Pray for me.
Sometimes it’s the little things. Somewhere in the vague and bleary hours closer to morning than midnight, I realized I was cold. I was curled up on my side, and my brain had just about registered “cold” but was not yet awake enough to process cause-and-effect stuff like “I’m cold because I’ve kicked the blankets […]
Whew! Is it Monday again already? My extreme extreme gratitude to all those who came out for my art reception–we had upwards of thirty people, I was not left alone in a corner with a pile of cheese, and the art center said that it was a better than usual turnout for these openings. Thanks, […]
I will be glad when I am done with Dragonbreath–62 done, 18 to go!–but I wonder how long it will be before I can stand the thought of cute narrative art again, or whether I will be painting beautiful meaningless fish for weeks as a kind of balm for a severely chafed narrative Muse. All […]
Unexpected stress led to a night of raging nightmares. We hit all the usual themes–the Thing That Won’t Die, no matter how many times you stab it/shoot it/tie it to the railroad tracks*, followed by the late-for-a-class-I-haven’t-taken-all-semester, (that one worked out well, as I explained that I’d been sick and apologized, whereupon the professor hired […]
Just a reminder, gang, my art show reception is this Friday, from 6-8, at the Jordan Arts Center in Cary. (Harrison & Maynard, under the water tower.) See original art in person! See the artist looking frazzled and silently wondering whether she will get all her illustrations done on time! Free cheese!