What I am Working On : Gallery and Secret Amigurumi

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Updated: 3/20/16

This week has all been a bit of a blur. The time change threw me for a loop for two reasons: (1) Even though I’d been reminded about it by my mom several times, I still managed to forget last night that I was losing an hour; and (2) I was so excited about the new Gallery I’m putting together for my website and blog, that I stayed up until 1:00am (really 2:00am with the time change) to work on it!

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Writing Dialogue That Works (Part One)

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Dialogue is a tricky, fickle thing. It can draw the reader into interactions between characters faster than any narrative could ever hope to do. Dialogue can make its readers laugh, smile, get angry, and sometimes reach for the Kleenex box on the bedside table.

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Watercolor : Re-Learning and Perfecting a New Medium (Part One)

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Let me just start off by saying, I love watercolor, especially when it comes to illustration. It is, however, often described as being perhaps the most difficult and unforgiving of mediums to work with.

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Continuity in Writing

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Finding What Doesn’t Add Up While Editing

Whether you are a Plotter or a Pantser when it comes to writing (see my post Writing: Plotter vs. Pantser), one thing all writers have in common is the need to work feverishly to get the story down on paper. What can often slip through the cracks during this mad rush to tell a story, however, is continuity.

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March Giveaway: Happy Sunflower!

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I have been overwhelmed by the support I’ve been getting lately on my various social media sites! I am nearly to 400 followers now on Twitter, and I’ve reached 100 followers (well 99 but who’s counting?) on my Facebook Fan Page. With over 150 followers on Instagram, I couldn’t be happier!

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FREE PATTERN Amigurumi: Happy Sunflower

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This sunflower will brighten up any desk or office and would be a welcome addition to any windowsill! I have given these sunflowers away as gifts, prizes at work, and even as giveaways during charitable events. One thing is always consistent, they never cease to bring a smile to the faces of any who see them.

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Illustration Techniques – What Do You See?

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When I begin an illustration, more often than not, I have no idea where the pencil will take me. I look at the grooves in the paper and let my mind wander a bit, seeing if a character may take shape there alongside the shadows on the page.

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