Thursday, April 25, 2013

Glassanrda's Glass Heart

All but 2 paintings are finished for Dimplemeyer's Design! I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!

Below is the scene when Glassandra's glass heart, crafted by Dimplemeyer himself, is delivered in a whirlwind, knocking over Glassandra and her sister Violet.

"And with that, the imp twirled around like a top, faster, faster, until he became a blood-red whirlwind tearing toward the girls. Glassandra shielded Violet with her body as they fell to the floor, their eyes shut tight against the swirling debris.
When at last the twister died down,they looked up and were astounded to see, in Dimplemeyer's place, the glass heart of his devious design." 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Some Snippets from Dimplemeyer's Design

Just a few snippets from the some of the finished paintings of Dimplemeyer's Design. Just a few more paintings to complete! This project is finally approaching the end and I couldn't be more excited! After 2 years it will finally be a book!

The King and Queen mourn over Glassandra as she mourns over the loss of her Knight

Princess Glassandra

The Impenetrable Fortress at night

Glassandra's Perfume Bottle

Friday, April 5, 2013

Kobee Manatee on Facebook

Kobee Manatee now has his very own Facebook Page! "Like" his page to see what Kobee and his friends are up to and to learn more about what manatees think about all day long. I know I've always wanted to know!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Importance of Community with Other Artists

I recently made a conscious decision to spend more time with other artists. Mostly because I found that I often become very lonely while working all day long on art without having anyone to talk to. It's also hard to look at your own art with fresh eyes when you are staring at it all day long. I need breaks, and I need people to talk with - for my own sanity.

So for the past few months I have been making sure I attend the monthly SCBWI meetings, I've had critique dates over Skype, and attended a few artists' group meetings over breakfast (which I hope will become a regular thing). These are all excellent ways for me to stay motivated in my work and to make sure I am setting goals (and meeting those goals) regularly. It's also been a great time to talk with other artists about the woes and worries of creating art. Every time I bring something up that is bringing me down or holding me back they always seem to know exactly what I am talking about, because they have been there at one time or another. These meetings have also given me great critique time. As I said, sometimes it is hard to really "see" what you are doing until you show someone else. They see it with fresh eyes and see what is working and what needs work. This is the thing I miss most about school. Now I must make a conscious effort to seek out critique time from people I know and trust.

Here are couple pictures from our last breakfast meeting.

So not only do I get to spend all this time with fun, talented artists, I also get to meet new artists!

Meet my new art friends:

and of course, Annie Ruygt, my good friend from college!

Monday, April 1, 2013


First thing this morning I made a random selection (with the help of a random name selector online) and we now have our GIVEAWAY winner!

***Congratulations to Kristina Franklin!!***

You will receive:
  - The ORIGINAL and SIGNED graphite drawing I did for the Vulture Verses "Spider Shuttle" (4x6).
  - Your very own Official Spider Shuttle
  - A Vulture Verses book mark

Thank you to everyone who participated in the GIVEAWAY. I will try to do these more often, with bigger and better prizes!