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Starting arting


I am pretty slack when it comes to art. mainly because I find art yanno, hard. 😛 Which is dumb, because I find writing hard too and that doesn’t stop me. Not for long, anyway.

So I’ve begun a project I’m calling art365, which is basically to make a piece of art everyday for a year. It doesn’t have to be amazing, huge, or professional. It needs to exist. It can be a sketch, a doodle, a painting, a piece of folded paper. As long as I have created something that I consider art, my goal is met.

I’m two days in, and so far I’ve played with oil pastels and sharpie.


Day 1: Neither Fish Nor Fowl.

As you can see, I’ve not really used oil pastel before, and I didn’t realise that lighter colours do not show over the dark ones. 😛 So I learned something there.



Day 2: Lils and Nala.

This was just a quick sharpie sketch from the climax of WtSiRR, mainly because I love Lils and Nala so much and I couldn’t think of anything else to draw. I don’t often do figures because HARD. I hope by the end of the year I am better at them.


If anyone decides to join in, let me know, I’d love to see what you do.

She shoots, she scores!

A wonderful writer friend of mine, after much rewriting, hand-wringing, revising, querying and general hard work, has scored herself a fabulous agent.

Elissa has signed with Sarah Davies of Greenhouse, so go over to her blog and read about it and say congrats!

Free Internet (sort-of)

Heads up South Africans with ADSL

WebAfrica is offering a free 10G trial.

Here ya go



I’m trying to kickstart some ideas, so I’ll be flashing for a little while.

Or at least, I hope I will be.

So in order to get this going I’m doing some flash-prompts with friends.  I’m going to upload the prompts on my dreamwidth, and if you want to join in, please feel free.

That the rock in this pocket could cause your fall

It’s a bit of a link-fest today, bear with me, you will be rewarded.

The fantastic digital art of Rodney Gee. Go see this piece over at DeviantArt. Yes yes, go. I’ll wait.

Pretty neat, yeah?

Two very cool links via Queen Bee. is the on the road diary of two South Africans cycling through America. It’s pretty damn awesome, and I can fully admit my total jealousy. Via them I learned about, so yeah, there’s a mattress on the lounge floor somewhere in South Africa with your name on it. Or something.

And on to the art of one Mark Ryden. Creepy and kitsch at the same time. I give it two thumbs up. And a wicked grin.

Besides having begun a new YA UF novel (working title Firedancer, but that’s so lame I’ll have to change it soon) I also have a gazillion choreos to learn and remember, and metres and metres of material to cut, sew, and dye.

Obviously in a fit of insanity I’ve decided to go along with my crazy idea of making myself yet another circle skirt, and this time dyeing it too. Um what?  I have a concert coming up, you say?  Oh and I’m in six dances? Um….

The men in the white coats are coming, must dash.

I think I’ll go spin ma poi instead.