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A Philistine Reads About Art

I’ve read too many fantasy books about artists recently and it has left me with a tendency to slam things down on the table and shout ‘Bullshit!’ at intervals, which was not a good way to begin mandatory inservice at … Continue reading

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Mrs Tiggy-Winkle

As I got dressed yesterday, hiking my skirt up to the only point at which it will still fit around my torso, I realized that I have entered the Mrs Tiggy-Winkle stage of couture. Then I thought, I could do … Continue reading

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Legends of Russia by Kseniya Simonova

I don’t know Russian legends, but I know what I like. ¬†This video’s amazing both for her artistry and the confidence with which she destroys and recreates her art. I like a book to do this as well – replacing … Continue reading

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In which five people outwit one bird

I’ve remarked before that the way to see owls is to go out without either binoculars or camera.¬† Ignoring my own advice, my friend Elaine Bergstrom and I went out to Seminary Woods, fully armed with cameras, to listen to … Continue reading

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Smashword Update

For anyone who missed my previous announcement, Kindling is available on Smashwords for $0.99. I’m still waiting for them to resolve their issues with Amazon, but if nothing happens in the next week I’ll look into publishing it there as … Continue reading

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You too can get these results

Double Dragon took care of creating the covers for my novels, but I was on my own when it came to reissuing Kindling on Smashwords. Needless to say, I am not a professional artist. What my studio lacks in equipment, … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice Pictures!

Irene Gallo at Tor has posted a fantastic compilation of artists’ favorite winter pictures. I was thrilled to finally find out who painted a lot of the images I’d been wanting to track down, especially this one by John Bauer: … Continue reading

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