Monday, February 29, 2016

Pitch Madness - Hopping in feet first

With my middle grade fantasy, Danger Tastes Dreadful, finally ready for querying, I am jumping in feet first with a Twitter challenge called Pitch Madness. Since this is also an opportunity to meet some fellow authors swimming along with me in the waters that are not nearly infested enough with agents.

Welcome, fellow authors. Below I offer the briefest of excerpts from my book. Bernie and Tish are the 11 year old trolls who are the main characters in my novel:

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Self portrait - making some real progress

My self portrait from art class today. I feel really good about this. The mouth seems a little off, but that is what I looked like in the mirror. I especially like how the glasses worked with the white. It was interesting doing this on dark paper, as it make the highlight very different. I am going to try photographing it again later with my wife's Galaxy 5, as that seems to do a better job than our camera with darker shots. Regardless, I feel like this is a great improvement over some of my past self portraits.

You keep working at something, and you actually start to get better. Amazing.