What I am Working On: Dad’s Underwater Illustration Reveal!

Photo and Art Credit: J.H. Winter

I finished my dad’s underwater illustration just in time for Father’s Day! I framed it and it is ready to hand over to him this coming Sunday.

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What I am Working On: Moving, Getting Better, and a Bit of Everything Else

Multnomah Falls, Washington. Photo Credit: J.H. Winter

Sick. Sick. Sick.

This entire week I’ve been sick. Fever. Body Aching. Sore throat. I sound like I ate Minnie Mouse and a frog, and they’re currently doing battle in my throat. Normally, I would’ve just stopped to rest. I did here and there, but we’re also moving in about two weeks, and the boxes don’t pack themselves.

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What I am Working On : Dad’s Illustration and Happy Sunflower

Photo Credit: J.H. Winter

Updated: 5/27/2016 – Scroll to the end of this post for the update!

This week, I have been gearing up for my first giveaway: a crocheted Happy Sunflower (see this post to be entered to win)! Since the giveaway goes from now until 3/14/16, I am working on getting the sunflower made up and ready to ship. To the right is a progress pic thus far. As you can see, I’ve made the stem, back of the head and almost one whole leaf! I know it doesn’t look like much, but just you wait until next week’s progress pic!

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A to Z Challenge: X is for X-ing Out “Killing Your Darlings”

Photo credit: Mike Shaheen via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND

When I sat at my computer, staring at my manuscript for the umpteenth time, there was a part that would still hold me up every time I’d read it. It was in the first couple chapters and it slowed down the flow of the story to little more than a crawl. I had to find a way to jump my readers into the story so they’d make it past those first pages, or I’d lose them right at the start.

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A to Z Challenge: W is for Watercolor : Re-Learning and Perfecting a New Medium (Part Two)

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Re-Learning and Perfecting a New Medium (Part Two)

In case you forgot, here is the the photo from Part 1 of this Watercolor series, my epic fail to success #1 illustration.  Let’s first make a list of where I went wrong:

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Ink & Stitches YouTube Channel / Logo Reveal

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I know that Sunday is supposed to be the day of rest from posting for the A to Z Challenge, but I decided this week, today is the perfect day to announce I’ve officially started my Ink & Stitches YouTube Channel!

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Drawing Hands and Feet

Photo Credit: J.H. Winter

Hands and feet have always been my enemies, when it comes to drawing. I saw a post by a fellow illustrator (alias: Muffin Girl) years ago, that mentioned the very same thing. Her illustration included her trademark character, Muffin Girl, getting a piggy-back ride on the back of a human girl’s shoulders. As you can see, the girl’s arms are splayed out to the sides, hands off the page entirely.

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April’s A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal

Theme Reveal

For the entire month of April, I am taking up fellow blogger, Arlee Bird‘s challenge to post a new blog post each day (except for Sundays: the day to rest my typing fingers). For her challenge, bloggers are invited to create a theme for their posts or just post at random. The one rule is that each day’s post pertains to something that starts with a letter of the alphabet. There are 26 days in the challenge and as many letters in the alphabet. Day one will be to write on a topic beginning with the letter “A”, and so on.

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