East Hants Fine Arts Show

Earlier this year, I told myself I would finally enter the East Hants Fine Arts Show. That was a goal I had set, a promise I had made, a resolution. I had wanted to enter the show several times, but each May I found myself just standing there, admiring the art work of other artists while my children proudly displayed their creations.

This year was different. I not only entered, I submitted three pieces to be judged. Now, don’t get excited. I knew I wouldn’t place, wouldn’t even get an honourable mention. There are simply too many great artists who participate in the yearly event.

So last night I came home from the awards show with no ribbons, but did return with the satisfaction of knowing I had entered an art show…and three children who are now all award-winning artists.

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A Sampling of a Busy Week

I had hoped to post a different blog today, but this past week has been extremely busy. My editing schedule for Shadows in the Stone keeps my fingers moving at the keyboard, and although my progress isn’t great (only twelve chapters in eleven days), I’m still on track to make my March 31st deadline.

I’ve been considering different fonts for the chapter titles and the body of the text. There are so many to choose from it literally took an hour to consider them all.

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Pen to Pencils

It may be hibernation season for some. Others might curl up with a remote and surf the television channels. In my house, we dust off the sketch books, sharpen our pencils and start creating.

I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember. Many times I’ve sketched characters or created maps for my stories. For me, writing and sketching go hand and hand. I’ve passed my love for drawing onto my children.

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