Sunday, March 9, 2014

New Cards Available

It's spring fever.  That is what the name of it is.  And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!  ~Mark Twain

Wonderful weather today, the sun is shining and it should be in the 40's. May not sound warm to a lot of folks but for the large part of the country that endured and survived the polar vortex, this is nice.

A big reason I write this is to keep myself focused. The time to do what is in my heart is now. We don't know how many seconds, minutes, hours or days we will be given. Not that I believe one should just throw  all responsibilities away and become totally selfish.

These are the cards you will get if you send a donation  to help fund my inspirational book and Chasing Flowers Tour. Actually, you get 6 cards. The donation button is to the right. Click the picture to enlarge it.  I will be offering a set of horse cards in a few days too.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

A little help from my friends

The weather has become much more reasonable here. It's above 40 degrees and will get better day by day. The creativity has been flowing in me. I spent some time working on the little camper Serenity. I have been blocking of time to work on my little book. It will come together by the end of April if not before. I am surrounded by positive people that have offered help and encouragement.

I talk like this is such a big thing, writing and illustrating this. It really isn't I suppose but other times I have tried to do this, I have lost concentration and energy. I guess when the time is right, it's right. I have more than one muse, other artists that I look up to. One of them is Rod at Rod's Blog He is in a bad place now, his cousin is facing the end of life but in spite of this, he is still pulling together his art and books. He has created and finished quite a bit in the past year. Some of the things he has said, about having characters and art in his head for years before they suddenly birth themselves is what I have always gone through.
Rod makes comic books, fantastic fairy tales with strong female figures. Here is one of his characters in a fight scene with the big bad wolf.  Makes me feel like I can conquer any big bad wolves that come my way, and in style with cute clothes too!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Cold and snow, snow and cold

Brrrrrr!  It's real cold and snowy. Glad this is a very unusual winter for Ohio. We may get up to 12 inches of snow today. I have lots of firewood in, I'm warm and ready to start painting. This is a painting that will go in a little inspirational book I'm putting together featuring my art. Hope to keep up the energy level to publish it (self publish) in a few months to help finance my Chasing Flowers tour.