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Blue Jays in Conversation

“Hey, the girl is mine,” Mr. Talkative said.

“Look at my beautiful feathers. She’s sees these and that’s all she wrote.”

“Hmm,” the other bird said.

Yep, I speak bird.

Don’t you hate it when you can sleep finally, and the smoke detector (one of like 10 stupid detectors they install in these houses) starts beeping? It’s got such a shrill sound, there’s no ignoring it and it was on the other side of the house and it still sounds as bad as if it were in the same room. Well, nearly. It meant its battery needed changing. Since I have 10-foot ceilings, that meant getting the ladder out, carrying it into the house from the garage, getting a 9-volt battery, climbing the ladder, and pulling the old battery out. Paying attention to the way the other went in because I can’t see how the battery is supposed to go in, I’m proud of myself. Insert new battery after a humongous struggle, climb down ladder, walk to the kitchen, the detector starts beeping.

Return to the ladder, climb up, remove battery, reinsert battery after a horrible struggle–my dad used to say never force things because it isn’t meant to work that way if you have to force it–in this case, he’s wrong. It’s supposed to be in there that way. Wait this time before I climb down ladder.

Beep…………….beep……………beep. And it’s not just a beep-beep like Road Runner made. Nope. It’s a shrill, ear-piercing screech, right next to my head. Of course. I take it out, try to put it in the opposite way that I know isn’t right, and can’t get it in at all.

So I climb down the ladder and get ANOTHER new battery, climb up the ladder, remove the “old” new battery, slip in the “new” new battery and voila, no struggle to get it in.

Okay, okay, so maybe dad was right, even if the other should have worked. And yes, after waiting, no beep. Climbing down the ladder, no beep. Several minutes passed while writing the blog, no beep. Time to carry the ladder back to the garage. More sleep? Forget that. The dogs want out. Food, out, in.

Time to write.

Hope you have a sound sleep and no screeching Road Runner waking you from your dreams.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Autographed Books at the Barnes and Noble, Woodlands Mall, Woodlands, TX

Signed Books at Barnes and Noble, Woodlands Mall, Woodlands, TX
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Wild Cougar Snarling
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Wild Wolf Growling

The snarling cougar and red wolf are created using a paint mask splatter and then clipping the animal to the mask, then adding a texture!

I ran more errands than I planned yesterday, wrote a 1,000 words on the novella, and hope to have it done by Saturday. Then I’m starting on the full length novel, Red Wolf Christmas.

In the meantime, I received more promo blogs to do, but I’m concentrating on the novella first! Need to finish it and send it to my beta readers so I can edit it again and send it to my editor.

Baby’s on her way, and that means not much writing can be done today. Hope you all are having a great day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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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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A Tribute to Wolves from a Fan

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I loved this work by Jai Pietryka! He loves wolves and he loves my books! That makes him a hero in my book! The coat of arms bears the name of wolves lupus garou, that I created, so that is so cool!

I had to do the marketing materials for Billionaire She-Wolf, get word count on Hunting the Red Wolf (which I didn’t do) and do edits on Billionaire She-Wolf. Well, I sent in the marketing materials. I did MOST of the edits. I have a mix-up at the end of a chapter and beginning of the next–due to moving things around before I sent it to my readers, and one of my beta readers caught it, yay! So my next step is to read through the whole story and make any other changes I need to and then turn the book in. And get back on track with word count on Red Wolf.

But, granddaughter will be here in a few minutes and that means it will all have to happen later!

Have a great day!!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Being an Eclectic Artist

On the cat, I used the tutorial by NyelenehArt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bgfqkmhMUM

On the Jaguar/Lion promo photo, I used Oscraps elements from a Safari one, though, I might have picked up the jaguar from another. In any event, do you notice my artist style? Nope? Right! I am eclectic. Which means I’m still trying to figure it out, but I love trying new things. Constantly.

I’d love to be able to take my own pictures and turn them into watercolor scraps too. Anyway, the cat was from Pixabay, and so were the two texture layers I used, one of a galaxy, and one of just a gold texture. I have TONS of photos I’ve taken, so that is one quest I have. Among MILLIONS of others.

In the meantime, it’s back to proofing the book. I only managed to get 4 chapters read yesterday, baby here until late, and I just couldn’t get anything done.

Have a great day!!! I’m off to finish proofing the book no matter what, sending it to beta readers and starting on the Red Wolf novella. Just got a bear order for Germany too. Have fun!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Nature is Art

Baby is on her way and so I have only about a minute to do this. Picture of a monarch on purple flowers with a splash of blue flowers. A robin closeup and a robin in the big picture out in the forest preserve on our walk. You can see the snow all over the gravel still. And a cute little tapir swimming in water, the shadows of things up above creating a surrealistic art in the water below.

I wrote 3,000 words on the plane on Claiming the White Bear…but I haven’t had time to type up the notes. Maybe today if I can keep baby preoccupied a bit. It’s cold!!!! And I’m loving it.

Have a super, duper day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Art in Nature and Otherwise…

A “beehive”, a SciFi motorbike kinda, and a snapdragon that produces dragons, and beautiful butterflies. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Yesterday, I did the edits on Day of the Wolf, and wrote 3,000 words on Woodland Fae. Baby stayed home with her sick parents. And that meant I was trying to get as much as I could done. I might have to take care of her on Monday, which does away with my scheduled writing. I’m off to re-read Day of the Wolf! And I got edits back from another beta reader on Cougar Magic, so going to work on that too.

Hope you are staying healthy and having fun this weekend!! It’s going to be another hot day. 98 heat index in October. ugh.

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Art: In the Eye of the Beholder

Baby was sick yesterday, cold and ear infection, so she did a lot of cuddling and sleeping, which she needed. We rushed through our walk in the fog, trying to keep ahead of the mosquitoes trying to get us.

I managed 1,000 on Woodland Fae while baby was here. I thought I’d have Monday to work on the story, but I may be taking care of baby again if the daycare is shut for the holiday. Both her parents are working.

Okay, off to get some more writing done to make up for Monday, just in case!

Have a great day!!

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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I’m Not an Artist

My parents were both artists. They  had their own styles, and they were good. They won a contest their first year of marriage for artwork they had  done.

Kids draw. I drew. I was told I was not an artist. I would never be an artist.

*sigh*

Don’t tell kids that. They might not be able to sing (me either), or draw more than stick figures (I liked to draw trees), but if I’d continued to practice (for years and years and years), MAYBE I could have learned to draw. Or not.

There is something to be said about talent. And some have a natural talent for some things, and others don’t. I had a friend who drew horses. She drew movement. Just from memory. And she didn’t own horses. She was an incredibly gifted artist, and this was from when she was young! I had another friend who could make the most extraordinary paper mache creations. In art class in junior high, I made the most standard, basic form. Paper mache and I didn’t get along.

So my artistic talent lies elsewhere. And it’s art. Just a different form of art.

 

I am an artist. I am. In different kinds of mediums. So there. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you aren’t talented. Who knows… if you persist at learning how to? I might even be able to draw the best trees ever.

I was watching a video on how some creative photo artists got started and became ultra successful. Many didn’t have formal training. They had a natural talent. And a drive to excel.

I’ve created stories since I was little. It came naturally to me. But creating stories, and learning how to put them on paper in a better way took some learning. For photography, I watch videos and read articles all the time. For my bears, I learned that on my own, creating and re-creating patterns to make them better. I embroidered for years and years before that, and added that to my personalized bears. So some is practice to make the art better. It came with time. I’ve never been one to create something and become an instant success.

Have a great and talented day, no matter where your creativity lies. Don’t ever let someone discourage you from reaching your dreams.

Terry

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Artistic Outdoor Furniture, Charlotte, NC Park

We had a lot of fun in Charlotte, and one of the places we enjoyed seeing was a nearby park. In a few of the outdoor “rooms,” they were decorated with fun furniture!
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Bonnie and I had fun after grabbing some breakfast at Panera and I still was drinking my hot chocolate. 🙂

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The weather was beautiful there while it was so hot in Texas! Really enjoyed it. No bugs either!

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And they had signs all over saying how far we were from other locations. Loved it.

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I reached 30,000 on A Silver Wolf Christmas, and so I’m off to write the next 10,000 to reach a goal of 40,000 by Sunday. Hopefully. I have a couple more bears I’ve got to make also this weekend and get them all out on Monday.

Oh, and Donna Fournier and I are invited to a special bonfire and fireside chat with a wolf expert at The International Wolf Center in Ely, MN, so I’m so excited about that. And thanks so much to Donna for arranging it and for everything else she’s done to make this trip the best! 🙂 <3

Okay, off to work, and HAPPY TGIF!!! 🙂 <3

 

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