Surprise Art!

Sneak attack! I have a surprise post over at the Waterworld Mermaids today — Kerri Mermaid wasn’t feeling well, so I jumped in the pond to debut some NEW ART that I worked on last week. That’s right! I said NEW ART. BY ME! But you have to click here to see it. (And you better tell me how…

EXPLORE

Wishes *Do* Come True!

I have always admired artists with a sort of fangirl squee appreciation. I’ve had boyfriends and best friends who were artists. I have a wish list of artists I’d love to have design my book covers…and some have! I can stare at paintings for HOURS. Everyone who brings me to art museums eventually regrets it. (I’m SO GLAD I…

EXPLORE

Happy Baby Oops Day!

Today is the official release day of the supercute mini edition of AlphaOops: H is for Halloween, affectionately referred around the house as “Baby Oops.” HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BABY OOPS! If you aren’t familiar with AlphaOops: H is for Halloween, artist Bob Kolar posted a few of the gorgeous gigantic spreads from the book you can go check out. There’s…

EXPLORE

A Match Made in Heaven

I’ve been neck-deep in novel edits these past few weeks, so I missed the day that Comic Buzz posted about Marvel’s new Emma comic, debuting on 3/2/11. Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Emma #1 from New York Times best-selling writer Nancy Butler (Sense & Sensibility) and rising star artist Janet K. Lee (Return of the…

EXPLORE

Wassap?

Lots of errands to run today. Strategic hits, all of them…it’s kind of amazing how much we got done. SEARCH AND DESTROY, BABY. Now, I am organizing art supplies. And then I will work on my novel. Maybe not necessarily in that order…but both need to be done.I am SO behind on NaNo…but I am so not worried, because…

EXPLORE

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…

EXPLORE

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…

EXPLORE

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…

EXPLORE

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…

EXPLORE