If I were to write an essay for my elementary teacher, like they always seemed to ask each new school year, about how I spent my summer, I'd have to give her some pictures instead. Little pictures, as my daughter says. Here's one...
The mountains at the bottom are the backyard view from my oldest's home in Colorado. Gorgeous mountains. The eyes are my youngest daughter's. Gorgeous eyes. The book is my sister-in-law's. Very intense romantic suspense.
This is one of about 10 (I'm sure it was more) from her backlist that she re-did since she just recently went indie. We worked really hard updating everything, doing edits, new covers, and she worked her tail off promoting.
This book is available at Amazon for a steal of a price at $3.99.
This watercolor is 3 x 3 inches and is a developed sketch for an assignment in my Illustrator class. The finished/final picture will be 9.25 x 10.25 inches, big enough for a good-sized book cover, which is what this is for.
I'll add some text to it, play around with that a bunch, and see how it turns out.
What do you do for your creative outlet? Do you paint? Draw? Knit? Weave? Let me know! I'm always inspired by others' work.
And always have fun!
Complementary colors study using purple and yellow. The inspiration for this composition is from a novel by my favorite SciFi Romance author, Pauline Baird Jones. She totally rocks!
In "Steamrolled," the heroine, Emily Babcock, is the curator of a steampunk museum in Wyoming - I love it that Pauline has a lot of her characters from Wyoming! Emily's great, great (not sure how many greats) uncle lost track of his transmogrification machine, which happened to turn up in Emily's collection, and Robert, the hunky, nerdy hero, is looking for it. They travel through time, evade an evil overlord and his minions, fly in an airship, knock down some automatons, and have a roller coaster ride of adventure, with a touch of some sizzlin' romance to make a super-fun read. Can you tell, I loved it?
You'll love Pauline's world building, her imagination, and her humor.
Ana lives in a desert in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming with her husband, a ginger-headed daughter, a son, and stinky dog Ana loves creating stuff and sharing her creations. Alas, she's not so great at writing in third person. Ah, well...