Mythical Women Coloring Book

I’m so excited to announce a new project: Mythical Women Coloring Book! This adult coloring book has 30 stress relieving illustrations of Mythical Women to provide hours of fun, calm, relaxation and awareness through creative expression. The illustrations range in complexity and detail from beginner to expert. In addition to great illustrations, Mythical Women includes commentary and observations on mythology …

Starving Artist

The definition of a STARVING ARTIST is someone who sacrifices material well-being to focus on their artwork. Originally, it was a description of a selfless act. Art was considered the act of creating something to bring meaning and pleasure. The commonly held definition is someone on their way up the ladder, or possibly someone failing to make it happen. There …

Jayne Austin

Not long ago and probably not surprisingly, I found myself at the TRADER JOE’S next to the Grove. I was staring at all of the different Pumpkin Spice products and wondering which one of them I should buy? I can’t drink Pumpkin Spice coffee. Very sad. I am allergic to something in it. I CAN eat pumpkin bread, though. And …

Practicing Gratitude with Beth Isaacs

My friend, Beth Isaacs, is a great writer. She posted a new blog article recently about Gratitude. You should check it out! Read about gratitude here >>

I love me some YouTube.

Headphones on, I’m in my office writing or drawing. It used to be Pandora, of course. You know, just listen to music while you draw. Don’t listen to new music if you’re writing; too distracting. As we closer to the election, we’re on YouTube, just in case it flips to an important bit of news. I know, I should be …

Tolkien’s Influence on D&D artwork – John D. Rateliff article

John D. Rateliff is a terrific writer, editor, and independent scholar. For many years, he worked with the Tolkien manuscripts at Marquette University in Milwaukee, and writes extensively on Tolkien and the Inklings. I have been following Mr. Rateliff’s musings on Mr. Tolkien for some time. In addition, I currently reside in Milwaukee. Thanks to the quarantine, I haven’t had …

World-building, fantasy, and how to plot – Interview with Christopher Paolini

The Inheritance Cycle series was marvelous. This is, naturally, no surprise. The author, Christopher Paolini, was heavily inspired by Ursula K. LeGuin, J.R.R. Tolkien and other favorites. He built a lovely world, and deserves much credit. Anyway, here’s an interview with Mr. Christopher Paolini on the fantastic HELLO FUTURE ME YouTube channel. A very brief biography of Christopher Paolini: Christopher …