Saturday, December 31, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Paris. Hope you like it;)
Plus, I did manage to get some reading done...
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
And now for The GIVEAWAY!!
Christy is graciously giving away 2 Signed copies!!!
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Extra chances for every time you FB, Twitter, Blog, Sidebar...and show link in comment
Open to US and Canada
Good Luck to All!!!
Friday, September 16, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
And now for the GIVEAWAY! Mirella Patzer is graciously offering 1 trade-paperback AND 1 e-book in the format of the winner's choice!!
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2) For Extra chances, blog about this, FB, Twitter...just send me the link
Innovative artist, Margaret Peot shows us how to take a simple ink blot and transforming it into an incredible piece of art. Blots can be made with ink or paint- by smudging, spraying and so many more interesting techniques. The results can be very amazing and quite breathtaking.
And for anyone suffering from the occasional artist block- no big deal! Inkblot is the perfect springboard that sets the stage for brand new images and ideas that literally stare you in the face.
Inkblot by Margaret Peot is a MUST- have for any artist. But enough talk- check out what I created from simple inkblots:
These two figures are actually on one sheet of paper folded in the middle that reproduce these two blots (scanner just kept giving me two images separately). So at first glance, what possibilities did I see?
You can see how I began to gesso out the unwanted areas and started working on the idea that was flourishing. Here is the final result using Prisma Colors and gel pens.
I found this technique pretty cool and when you start this- you literally can't stop because the ideas just keep flowing.
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2- In your comment tell me what you see in this blob and what would you turn it into?
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Friday, August 26, 2011
Who are the Lucky Winners of the beautifully written, Finding Emilie, by Laurel Corona.....?
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Melanie Clegg’s novel is written (as the title suggests) in diary format and is a delight to read. From the very first page you get the sense of how genuine Maria Antonia (as she was then called) comes forth. There is such a tenderness, refreshing naiveté and true wanting to please in this young archduchess.
Her diary entries are filled with her love of family, her light mischievousness and free-spirited attitude. As you read this enchanting novel you sense how kind Maria Antonia genuinely was. She is always looking on the positive side and being hopeful for something better.
It is also refreshing to read about her in this light since it brings about a realization that the young royal was not brought up to be pompous, wanting and forever spoiled. Quite the contrary, Maria Antonia was seemingly raised for the ultimate sacrifice of self-Always doing for others, and as she was expected. This is probably something that is difficult to imagine for a member of the Hapsburg family and yet it was simplicity, obedience and piety that, for the greater part, shaped the young Maria Antonia.
Although I would classify this primarily as a YA novel, I am certain that both young and older can enjoy and revel in the dreaminess of this book. Notably, the historical details pertaining to both people and surroundings are impeccable.
Friday, August 19, 2011
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Winners Announced on: Friday, August 26th
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Karleen Koen’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:Tuesday, July 5th: 2 Kids and Tired Book Reviews
Wednesday, July 6th: Broken Teepee
Thursday, July 7th: The Bookworm
Friday, July 8th: Historical-Fiction.com
Monday, July 11th: In the Hammock
Tuesday, July 12th: Living Outside the Stacks
Wednesday, July 13th: The Maiden’s Court
Thursday, July 14th: Royal Reviews
Monday, July 18th: Unabridged Chick
Tuesday, July 19th: Enchanted by Josephine
Wednesday, July 20th: Laura’s Reviews
Thursday, July 21st: Historical Tapestry AND Adventures of an Intrepid Reader
Friday, July 22nd: Books Like Breathing
Monday, July 25th: Stiletto Storytime
Tuesday, July 26th: Hist-Fic Chick
Wednesday, July 27th: Life in Review
Thursday, July 28th: Reading, Reading & Life