Fooling around with a technique that uses layers of acrylic medium to duplicate the look of encaustics, which is something I’d kinda like to try, but would involve so much expense and set-up that I think I’d rather take a class in it first and make sure I actually want to DO it. (They’re offering one in Raleigh, […]
Monthly Archives: February 2010
Early morning…hot tea, shower, sit down to computer, poke internet. Spam, spam, spam, contact form, contact form, spam, Amazon spam for Attack of the Ninja Frogs, spam… Wait, what? *scroll scroll scroll* …they spent me spam. For my own book. I…really? I’ve never bought any of my own books from Amazon, but there it is, […]
I couldn’t resist a wall jewelry piece of at least one member of Sister Rosemary’s Curious Convent: The World’s Smallest Nun The name Sister Mary Chagnon is after Napoleon Chagnon the anthropologist, because…um….free association to "Napoleon was short." (Deep mysteries of the artistic mind revealed!) Sister Mary’s exposure to the Yanomamo, however, was limited to a […]
By all accounts, Miss Tansybaum’s Circus of the Moderately Peculiar should not have continued to operate. They were a very small operation as circuses went, they had no rides and their menagerie consisted of a single geriatric lion and a handful of obscure species, such as the Sudanese Crooning Lizards, who were obscure for a […]
So other than going to the comic book store, we didn’t do much for Valentine’s Day–we actually went out on Saturday, had sushi, I signed books, Kevin bought me a caramel apple, we came home, played video games, and that was as close to perfect a day as one gets in this life. (My apologies […]
I will accept "not well" as an explanation… Lydia and her Trained Zucchini And on the off chance that people are interested in this one as they were with the Perilous Frog–now firmly in Kevin’s possession–it’s up on e-bay, because I still have no idea how to price these!
My apologies to the handful of people who were following me on Google Buzz–I didn’t block you because you suck (in fact, I know all of you, and you’re awesome!) but apparently a manual unfollow-and-block is a step in the only way to actually turn Buzz off–that nice button at the bottom that says "Turn […]
Probably three inches worth of snow last night, but it’s not gonna stick–the roads are already melting, and big hunks are slithering off the trees. Time to shower, get up, and FINALLY go do a bookstore crawl, looking for copies of Dragonbreath 2 and signing their unwary cover pages. And then perhaps sushi for lunch. Yes. […]
My first fling with assemblage art didn’t quite work out, I think because I didn’t have a clear starting point. So I just stared at small unrelated bits and moved them around and then they continued to be small unrelated bits. Whatever internal alchemy turns them into related bits did not happen. There are people who can […]
Mur Lafferty’s podcast, "I Should Be Writing" interviewed me last week, and now it’s live for your listening pleasure!