Making Scrap Art

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I was writing yesterday, but my new obsession is creating scrap art. The golden jaguar at the bottom of the page on the left is a photo I took. The background was from Pixabay, the princess tower from Louise Nash’s freebies, the fur from Etsy fur photos, the word art, flowers and butterfly from Oscraps, the black jaguar from Renderosity. I used ink splotches to create the masks that made them appear like art scraps.

Curious Giraffes

For this one, I took a picture of a giraffe baby and junior and used a mask on a background from Pixabay. Then added flowers and a butterfly from Oscraps.

I did manage to get 3,000 words written on the novella. I only need about 3,000 more words to make my word count goal, but I have to figure out how to wrap the story up. Didn’t set my alarm last night and woke only 15 minutes before baby got here. ack! So I was rushing around getting ready.

She’s been tired and needy, so we’ve been cuddling and reading stories.

We’re off to walk in the heat before the sun gets too high in the sky, and the pool day after that.

Have a wondrous day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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The Wolf Guarding the Sheep

See, I write about wolf shifters, so of course the wolf would guard the sheep.

The background was from Oscraps but I added the stream, grasses, and sky. I added texture, the wolf (from pixelsquid), the girl (DAZ3D), and the black-faced sheep and Highland cow are from pictures I took in Scotland.

I managed to get 3,000 words even after all our activities yesterday, and now have 6,000 words left to go!!!

Doggies fed and now it’s time to get to work!! Hope you have a stunning day!

Terry

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Busy Day, but I Want to Write!

A Fairy Feeding the Swan

Okay, so I’m getting near the end of word count. I’m nearly there!!! 9,000 words to go. Yay!!! But…I have to go swimming with the kids and go to a cat show that one of my fans will be showing her cats at. Isn’t that neat?

Anyway, I’m excited about all of it. But I want to write! I’m so excited about the next part of the book. Sometimes, that can be a good thing. I keep thinking of what is happening. But sometimes it is a bad thing. If I don’t write it down, I forget it. So trying to get as much done on it as I can.

Have a beautiful day!!!!

Terry

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Elf Couple in the Woods

For the last couple of days, I was trying to get my Photoshop to work, layers weren’t working, so I missed posting yesterday. I wanted to do a 4th of July composite.

Anyway, I did write 3,000 words and go to a barbecue.

I’ve been trying different things with the art, so I’m sort of all over the place. The clouds are mine using a painterly effect from Topaz. The characters are Daz3D and everything else I purchased as PNGs.

Okay, before the morning gets too much later, I’ve got to write. I need at least 12,000 more words to finish the novella. That’s what I love about novellas. They’re short. I have over 13,000 done!

Have a wonderful day!!!

Terry

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Won Honorable Mention!

Topaz Labs had a contest I entered. I figured I wouldn’t win because there are so many incredible photographers out there, but I had Topaz Adjust https://topazlabs.com/adjust-ai/ and I really hadn’t had time to use it yet. So I played around with some photos that I’d taken in Minnesota, entering the four different categories just for the fun of it. Because I LOVE photography, and I LOVE creating new things. No cost to me, though I was on book deadline, bad me, but then I got word yesterday that I made Honorable Mention! Eighty dollars credit for more of their products, and I’m thrilled!

It reminded me of writing a book. If you don’t write it, you can’t publish it. Once you write it, you have to publish, hoping readers will love it. But you’ll never know if you’ll “win” unless you take the chance.

Have you ever waffled about taking a chance like that? If it costs nothing, go for it. If it doesn’t win, try, try again. Or do something else that you can succeed at!

All right, I’m off to write. (Though I had to sneak some pictures of a monarch butterfly that was trying to warm up and dry out, so perfect time for some really closeup shots this morning.) Baby went to daycare today because the daycare is closed tomorrow, and her parents lose a day of babysitting care. And that means Grandma has a break and maybe can catch up on the writing. At least more than she would have had she been taking care of granddaughter today.

Yep, the edits for the last book (not the photo contest), put me behind. Again. I’m at 8,000, should be 12,000. So if I get at least 2,000, I’ll be doing better.

Have a beautiful day!!!!

Terry

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Shades of Gold

When I captured the shot of the flame skimmer dragonfly, the sunlight was hitting it just right so that it made him look like he was etched in gold. The zinnia is a candy stripe, and it’s the only one that has shown up from the package of seeds I planted so far. It’s soooo cute. And the gold zinnia is just as pretty.

So yesterday, I took my granddaughter around the whole neighborhood, and holding my hand, she actually ran part of the way. This is good, exercise and wearing out, yes! And we spent 2 hours at the pool. She has always been afraid of getting her face wet, and she’s been afraid of the water, so it’s like taking itty bitty steps. She let me take her into the deeper water and with my hands under her tummy, she kicks and paddles a little. But this time, she also was in the shallow area and had her hands on the bottom of the pool and was allowing her body to float. So she’s getting more confidence. Hopefully, by the end of the summer, she will be doing better. And she napped for 2 1/2 hours. Yay!

I have so many different colors of zinnia, I took her by each of them and asked her, “What color?”

“Green.”

“Noooooo, pink.”

“Yeah, pink.”

“What’s that?”

“Green.”

“Noooo, pink.”

“Yeah, pink.”

“What’s that?”

“Yellow.”

“Yes! Yellow.”

“What’s that?”

“Green.”

“Noooo, pink.”

“Yeah, pink.”

She got the yellows right. She began to say pink on all the pinks. She said the reds after I showed her the first was red.

Okay, today is MY day, which means getting that other promo blog done and getting back to word count!

Have a wonderful day!!!

Terry

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The Dog Ate My Blog Yesterday

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

So I I almost didn’t take any pictures of the hummingbird that was eating from my zinnia flowers. I knew there was a reason to plant them in the backyard. So I could see them! But this was the first time I saw one feeding there. I was out in the backyard with the baby the other day to see the squirrel, and a hummer was on another flowering plant. We were so close, no camera. Sigh.

I took this one from a long distance away, through my window and a tomato plant. And I didn’t have my controls set for the higher speed hummingbird, not enough time before he was gone. But I thought I’d chance getting some pictures anyway. Despite all the problems, they turned out half decent. Since then, I moved the tomato plant!

And I really got to town on the Red Wolf Novella. I wrote 4300 words yesterday. I also finished one of the two blogs I needed to send in. Baby is here today, we’re supposed to go to the mailbox, which is way far away and I’m making her walk, not ride her stroller, an hour at the pool, longer if she is good, shorter if she is not, and the grocery store. Hopefully, it will all wear out baby, and I can reach another 1,000 words today. I took care of her on Saturday after 2 hours at the pool and what happened? She DID NOT SLEEP. They picked her up at 6 pm, and I’m sure she went right to sleep. lol

All right, got to get the dogs out, fed, out, and ready for my granddaughter’s arrival. You have fun now, you hear?

Terry

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The End!!!

Elephants at Play

I ended up being sick yesterday too, but everyone seems to be feeling fine this morning. And I managed to finish Billionaire She-Wolf Ready for Action last night!! I sent it in, yay!!! Then I received 2 promo blogs to do for the 10th Anniversary Release of To Tempt the Wolf and I’m off to work on Hunting the Red Wolf novella.

BUT, the kids want to go swimming today first thing, I have babysitting duty while they have fun for their anniversary, and where does that leave me?

Not sure, but I’m going to TRY and write the two blogs today and type up the notes I have on Red Wolf so far!

At least that’s the plan! The picture of the foggy woods is by https://www.facebook.com/groups/Imaginationbyrowena/.

Okay, pool day is on! I’m off to get ready for the start of my whirlwind day!

Terry

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Sick, Sick, Sick


My son-in-law was sick, so I had to pick up baby from daycare and keep her until her momma got off work. Now my daughter is sick and I had to pick up baby from them this morning and take her to daycare.

I think it’s the flu. I think baby had it first because she had a blowout the other day when her mom and dad had her. And I think that she was patient zero. She usually is. lol Daycare crud.

I’ll pick her up later, and keep her overnight, IF I’m not sick. I think I’ve got it too though, just starting. Ugh.

I have 18 chapters to go on proofing. Book still is due on Monday. *sigh*

Off to continue proofing. Hope you have a healthy, sickless day!

Terry

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Love the Water

When we lived in Amarillo, Texas, it was too far from the water. We used to see the ocean and lakes in California, the ocean and lakes in Florida, the ocean in New Jersey and Maryland, and it made me realize how much I love being near water.

Even the development we live in has ponds, and there’s a lake nearby–we have actually walked there before, which is where I took the pictures of the herons and dragonflies. When we lived in Florida, it was flat, flat, flat. We missed the mountains.

Do you ever live somewhere that doesn’t feel like home because of the terrain features? Or the fall, or winter, or summers?

I’m off to work on proofing Billionaire She-Wolf. Hope to have it done by tomorrow and turn it in and get back to word count on Red Wolf. But, I’m babysitting my granddaughter on Saturday too. How did that happen? Anniversary? I thought my daughter and SIL just celebrated an anniversary. lol Are they sneaking another one in on me???

We have fog this morning. And as long as I’m not driving in it, I love it! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Terry

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