Live from Mo*Con

We’re about to start Open Mic Night and I’m super excited. I’ve been asked to perform as Gretchen Von Stroodlehymen in a live-action rendition of Greg “The Funky Werepig” Hall’s infamous award-nominated paranormal romance “Dracula’s Winkie.” And then…well, then there will be a surprise. Kelli’s reading now from her Alphabet Book…not for small ears…shhhh….

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Return of The Ladies

Back in December, right after Christmas, my little sister sat me down with a paintbrush and a piece of gessoed masonite and said, “Paint me one of your ladies.” It was a lot of fun, and reminded me of something I should be doing…that I *haven’t* been doing. Not because I haven’t wanted to or needed to or had…

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Julie Kagawa Interview @ Fantasy Magazine

When I met Julie Kagawa last year at Hypericon in Nashville, her book wasn’t slated to be out for eight months and I had already heard major buzz on it. So I was thrilled to have the opportunity to have a little chat with her about it over at Fantasy Magazine. Click here to read the interview — it’s…

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OMGWTFBBQ

I really, really, really, REALLY need to own a set of these. I think it’s absolutely criminal that I don’t already have some. I may refuse to attend the next BBQ at Awesome Porch if I don’t have some. They are rainbow colors and dishwasher safe, and while Urban Outfitters sells them for $10, you can totally find them…

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How ’bout *them* apples?

Carson: Who wants to play “Apples to Apples”? Lee: Me! Chloe: Not me. Everybody Else: (grumble) Lee: Somebody has to play with us. Two people can’t play… Gypsy: Justin will play with you. Justin: Sure, okay. (Rip-roaring game of “Apples to Apples” ensues. Did I mention I freaking love this game? Wackiness and…

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The Art of Screwing Up

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. ~Scott Adams I screwed up one of the pieces I was doing yesterday. I had originally achieved the affect when prepping a rainbow-colored butterfly on a scrap piece of paper, and Gypsy and I both loved how it looked. My goal was to recreate that…

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Suitable For Framing

Not only do I have the honor of AlphaOops: H is for Halloween being a Junior Library Guild Selection, but now I have this awesome lapel pin and a certificate suitable for framing. Squee!!!!! This is *so* way better than making the honor roll. Don’t forget — the release date is July 13, 2010. The publisher may sell out before…

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More Arty Goodness

Yes, folks, Mo*Con is this weekend — are you coming? Don’t forget, we’re launching Dark Faith and there’s going to be a massive signing with lots of authors. I’ll also have an artist’s table (which is starting to become something of a tradition for me at Mo*Con), with lots of lovely, affordable art that I’ve been working like gangbusters…

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This Is Your Child On Reality.

Lee: (at a birthday party Sunday, dancing around with a butterfly wand) I’m a fairy! Kaitlyn: (pictured) You’re not a fairy. You don’t have a dress on. Lee: Maybe it’s Halloween and I’m in disguise! Kaitlyn: It’s not Halloween. Lee: Maybe it is in Fairy Land! Kaitlyn: This is not Fairy Land. Lee: (Stops dancing. Hands over the wand…

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Art So Far

The third one is my favorite so far. I love the colors, and how the butterfly stamps contrast without distracting. The story/poem on it says: “Darkest quickly comes the night and hardest brighty burns the light. One and two for counting crows, red and blue for rain’s arced bows. Tried and true and just pretend comes fast the love…

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