September 11th, 2009

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Daily Post - Friday!

Quote of the Day:

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." --- Helen Keller (1880 - 1968); author, lecturer, activist

Art News:

I'm working on designing my new business cards. I will post my final choices next week. Haven't had much time for drawing or painting, so unfortunately nothing new today. Maybe on Monday!

Current Projects:

Starting to ramp up for the fall convention circuit. I'm doing FurFright in October, and Midwest FurFest in November. I never sell prints, but I do have some nifty little impulse buy items I need to get ready, and I will have originals in the MFF Artshow... going to be a busy few weeks!

Nifty things:

The Art of Sara Forlenza - As usual, when I have no artwork to share of my own, I'd like to share someone else's creations! I don't quite remember how I found Sara, but I love her paintings. They remind me of my young adulthood, when I was devouring everything I could find about dragons and high fantasy, admiring the beautiful paintings of Michael Whelen on the covers.

I WANTED to feature lisagems's etsy store. She designs and creates absolutely beautiful jewelry. But her store is empty! Lisa! Put things up for sale so I can encourage people to buy from you! ;)

Instead, we'll do Fire-n-Ash on DevArt. She draws photorealistically, and her favorite subject is one near and dear to my own heart. She does occasionally do sales of originals, and they are criminally cheap. If you're looking for good equine art, look no further!

I want to thank everyone that wished roho and I a Happy Anniversary on Wednesday. It's so hard to believe that we've been together for 8 years, married for 3! Time really does fly. I feel so fortunate to have him in my life; he's amazing.

There will be no weekend posts this week, as we're going camping in New Glarus Woods. It'll be a blend of car-camping and hiking in, as the site we want is farther away from the parking lot (but not so far that we can't go back to the car if we need something). I'm excited, and we leave this afternoon.

So I hope everyone has a great weekend, and I will be back on Monday!
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Everyone has been talking online about what they were doing today... 8 years ago.

I had just moved to Michigan, and my first clue that something was wrong was when a friend that saw it happen called to tell me he was ok. It was surreal. I thought it was some sick hoax. It wasn't until a few days later, when the death counts started popping up that it became real to me.

I try not to dwell in the past, I prefer to learn from it and move on. My prayers are with those who are grieving today. I hope their pain has dulled with time.