Christmas is nearly here and my cards this year play on the cell phone phenomenon and what if Santa partook of some of the dubious things that have come of it all. So far in this series (not sure if there will be others) Santa taking a selfie and Santa taking a food photo.
It has been a kind of tradition that I make bookplates for my niece and nephew at Christmas which for the last few years I haven't done. That ends this year and I am excited to do bookplates for them again, as well as my young cousins. Here are the ones for my cousins, and each is a portrait of them taken from a photo. I am terrible at keeping secrets so they have pretty much all seen their bookplates already.
I am very pleased to say that I have finished the first draft of a YA fantasy novel based on Arthurian literature which I have been a fan of forever. Very excited about my story and have put it aside for a couple of weeks in order to get a fresh perspective when I come to edit it. I know I have to change the beginning (too much backstory) and weave what I need to into the main story, but overall it works. I have a sequel or two in mind as well! So, while I wait I am playing with the new software (see previous post). I played with doing a cover for the next chapter in my graphic novel (Paris Ballad). Here it is: It looks significantly different than the previous ones which were bolder looking. Not sure which I like better. Still, it works on it's own.
“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.”
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