#ICAD 4 At the Throne of the Faerie King

The girl dropped to her knees at the base of the throne. Not from obeisance like the pale, angular courtiers around her, but from fear. The king could have commanded her to stand. It was his right. But instead he knelt before her, like a supplicant, and brushed the hair … Continue reading

#ICAD Day 3 Unlikely What He Needs

The faerie king frowned at the girl’s coarse wool kirtle and unkempt hair. Not what he’d asked for. Unlikely what he’d need. Pelikan M205 with M nib and Noodler’s Heart of Darkness ink on Oxford Essentials 4×6 index card — which really feathers badly with FP ink, especially when using … Continue reading

#ICAD Day 2 — Into the Hall of the Faerie King

The hall of the faerie king had been a wonder in its day. Even as the peasant girl was led through it now, she gawked at its towering arches and elaborate bas-relief — chipped and worn with time, but still a sight unlike anything she’d ever seen. But her days … Continue reading

A Story Told in Index Cards

So, I’m doing this: http://daisyyellow.squarespace.com/vividlife/index-card-a-day-icad-1.html One of the folks I follow on Twitter, @diysara, mentioned it a couple of weeks ago and asked who’d be game to attempt the challenge with her. I’ve got stacks of index cards on my desk — I’ve been using them to plot books and … Continue reading

Steampunk Werewolf

As I mentioned in yesterday’s art blast, I couldn’t post a picture of the miniature I painted last week because Chad and I forgot to dip them when we got done painting, and the Quickshade was still drying when I posted the blog. It’s dry now, and my steampunk werewolf … Continue reading

Art Blast 4/25/2011

You’ll notice this week’s art blast is a little light. Although I (finally!) finished the origami whale stop motion video, I didn’t have time to take pictures for a new one. Worse, I didn’t get a sculpture done. Yeah, I’m a slacker. I did get the first draft of the … Continue reading

Art Blast 4/18/2011

I know. Technically, I should have posted this blog yesterday, since it’s the artwork from last week. But weekends are an insanely busy time for us, so I’ve decided to move the art blasts to Mondays instead. That way I can go through all the art I’ve done for the … Continue reading

Art Blast 04/10/2011

Oh, did I have fun today! It was a mad dash scramble trying to complete all of my weekly goals that I hadn’t finished yet — which was most of them — so I got to do science and sculpting and make my first ever stop-motion film. Thoroughly enjoyed myself! … Continue reading

I’m Not Fooling Around Anymore

I can’t believe it’s April already. How did this year get away from me? I’ll tell you how. Inertia. Sir Isaac Newton’s principle that a body in motion tends to stay in motion, and a writer surfing the web tends to keep clicking links until she realizes it’s four in … Continue reading

Changing Gears

Writing wasn’t going well yesterday, so I decided to change gears and do some sketching. Continue reading