Decorating Our House

A couple of months ago we redid the floors on the main level of our house — we went from disgusting earwax coloured shag carpet to beautiful raspberry walnut laminate flooring. It was a pretty big upgrade. Along with this upgrade we decided to snazz up the rooms with some nice art. For our living…

NaNo once again, but this time for real

I’m doing NaNoWriMo this month, and it’s not just Camp NaNo where you can make your own word count goals and take it easy. Nope, this time it’s the real thing, with 50,000 words in 30 days. It’s hard. I made it through the first week okay, and got hung up because of a trip…

Starting is so easy…

Why is starting new things so easy, and more importantly, so fun? In the last month, I’ve started to try and sort out all the various books and projects I’ve been working on, and the result is pretty daunting. Every time I try and sit down to actually work on one, a new idea pops…

My Style

So it seems I’ve developed a bit of a style in my paintings. Obviously everyone who makes art has some kind of style, but the last five paintings I’ve done have been very similar. Three of them, at least, are part of a set (see this post), so it makes sense that they are done the…

Connecting With Writers

I’ve often wanted to meet other writers, and though I’m part of a Meetup group for writers in my area, I’ve never quite found the courage to go meet with them. Mostly I think it’s because I’m fairly shy, and I consider myself an amateur writer, not a professional or aspiring professional like others in…

The Trimurti

So I have to admit I’ve been pretty lax about posting regularly on this blog. I was away a lot during the month of May, so that might have something to do with it. Still, there is some good news. Although I haven’t been posting, I have actually been doing lots of fun and creative…

I Won!

Today I managed to get to my 10,000 word goal for the April edition of Camp NaNo, which I feel is a great accomplishment, considering the endless amount of projects and essays I was also working on for school. It feels good to have gotten a step further in my book, which is now over 40,000…

What character would you be?

If you were in a novel, what character would you be? Would you be the protagonist, the unlikely hero who has to save the world? Or would you be a support character, one that helps the hero along through all the trials and tribulations that beset them? Maybe you’d even be a villain, a diabolical…

My Inspiration

Everyone who does anything has to be inspired by something. Whether it’s an amazing book, a fantastic movie or a mind-blowing piece of art, something wonderful always drives an artist. For me, the thing that most makes me want to do something creative is music. Whenever I’m writing, or painting, or working, I have to…

Camp NaNo!

Today is an exciting day for me. I signed up for the April session of Camp NaNoWriMo. For those of you who don’t know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and typically takes place in November. It’s lots of fun, but is a ridiculous amount of work (50,000 words in 30 days). Camp NaNo…