The Conundrum of the Workshops

When the flush of a newborn sun fell first on Eden's green and gold,   Our father Adam sat under the Tree and scratched with a stick in the mold;   And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart,   Till the Devil whispered behind the leaves: "It's pretty, but... Continue Reading →

Blind Spots Abound

There are times when you can only sit back and shake your head at the antics of members of the human race. Yesterday was one of those times for me. What really made me want to jump into the fray with both feet was the idiocy began with the promotion of a friend's book about... Continue Reading →

Creator Mode: Art Tutorial

I wanted to share what I'm doing, and maybe some of you will want to play along. I'm going to be doing a lot of starfield renders in this coming month, because... well, several reasons. First, once I have the initial flame* set up, it doesn't take much to tweak it into revealing new constellations,... Continue Reading →

That’s my Secret

I'm tired, first of all. Secondly, I'm always tired. And finally, that means that when I'm writing, I'm writing through a fog of fatigue. This is... not always true. Sometimes, briefly, I am not feeling tired and I am usually dictating in my car on the way to work when that happens. I have to... Continue Reading →

Ars Longa (Repost)

This originally appeared on my blog as part of a series. You can find all of them here. This seemed appropriate here, as well, and I’m dealing with some stuff that makes my writing a little... fuzzier  than usual. More on that later. I have no answers, and as I wrote a while back, humans... Continue Reading →


Sometimes when I'm all out of words and ideas, I cruise the internet looking for something that sparks my imagination. Photos like the castle in the mist above make me want to write fantasy set in a world where magic is very real.  Work that evokes a story can start my mind going in unexpected... Continue Reading →

The Art of Design and Selling Art

I'd decided to combine two things today. One is the wrap-up to the design concepts I've been presenting the last couple of weeks, and the other is a how-to and review of what I'm doing to market my own graphic designs right now. Firstly, there were three brave volunteers that sent me 'homework' from last... Continue Reading →

Visual Art and the Writer

After yesterday's embarrassment of riches when it comes to posts, I wish I had more to offer. The truth is, I've been working more on my visual art recently than my writing. I'm horribly blocked. I know why, and I think I know what to do about it. I just haven't been able to get... Continue Reading →

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