Sunday, October 29, 2006

Hallmark Greeting Card Day

The weather doesn't get much better for October than it was here today. Low seventies, lots of sunshine. It was kind of disorienting when the sun went down so early in the evening.

Here are some more of the tiny art squares I've done.

I have been working more on the Shades of White chunky book, did 50 4x4"collages backgrounds over the weekend. A couple other participants that I know of are also doing all original pages for the book. It's going to be flippin gorgeous.

Our mailman said to David last week: "sometimes I hate this F(*&ing job", as he was delivering several packages. He has no idea what he's in for. Ha!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

New Writers Group & Izzy

Last night went to a new writers group in South Lincoln, and it looks like it's going to be a productive group. I talked a little bit about trying to start fiction, and that my first "main character" is refusing to come out of the journal.

Her name is Izzy and her work has something to do with color. Not an artist, that's almost cliche for a Romance Novel, but something to do with color and she makes a lot of money. Last time I left off with her she was naming various shades of the color white, which coincidentally is the Chunky Book I'm hosting. Then a particular color white throws her into a reverie about a weekend with an ex-lover (the hero? maybe not), which sets up the relationship and suggests a conflict. What if....she said no *to begin with*.

The hard part is not making it autobiographical. My life keeps creeping in and I want this to be fiction, and in fact quite a bit different than my own life (my life is hardly fit for a romance novel. Wait....maybe it is....)

In her book The Passionate, Accurate Story, Carol Bly states that the first assignment she gives her students is a 7000 word autobiography to get it out of their system. I'm wondering if I should do that before I attempt to write any more.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

More White on White

Here's what I'm thinking of using for my page in the White Chunky Book swap I am hosting. I'm so excited about this, I have a new Rubicoil and coils and the packages are starting to come in. This is going to be a gorgeous book.

On another note, this week I was given a 60 day notice for my job. My job will end right before the holidays. I'm actually not freaking out too much at this point. I suppose I should be, but I have felt so stifled and underutilized at this job it's a relief in its own way. The other side of that is that salaries in Lincoln pretty much stink, especially for women, and finding something that pays enough to live my life might be hard (and I live on little enough as it is).

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

White on White

Last week some time, I visited Chrysti's Blog, and saw some of her latest work, including her TINY SQUARES (go check these out).

I decided to try a few on my own, and have so far made at least 50. These here are done in "Shades of White", as I am hosting a Shades of White chunky book swap (it's full), and have been playing with this theme.

All of the images in these 20 squares are from Artchix Studio.

Needless to say these are addictive. Speaking of addictive, I have to stop writing because Project Runway is on . . .