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Green Heron and Cougar

I saw the green heron on my walk, the cougar in the zoo, lol. The cougars usually are half hidden, pacing, too far away, so I was glad to get a good shot of one close up and standing still. The green heron was a long ways away, but he turned out pretty good.

Still working on the Highland novella. It was so fun to write. I had to keep researching for it for the storyline details, but also–I had to remember to call lakes–lochs, dollars– pounds…

Because of how bad Texas has gotten with the COVID-19, we have to wear masks now for 3 weeks. Not that I wasn’t, but now it’s mandatory for everyone who wasn’t. I guess they’d prefer having everything shut down again. Our hospitals are getting overwhelmed! People don’t realize that it’s not just COVID-19, but if you break a leg, have a heart attack, get in an accident, you might not have a bed for you!

Have a great day! I’m off to work on the novella and play with the family in a little bit. 97 degrees and heat index is HOTTER.

Terry

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Birds Posing Turned into Art

It’s fun adding painted textures to a zoo picture that would otherwise be distracting when you want to emphasize the subject. These textures were from Daily Texture.

Do you have to teach a dog to chew, rather than swallow? Birds swallow. Maybe Tanner thinks he’s a bird. I gave them their flea medicine this morning, but this time was really watching them. I usually put them in their crates to do it because Max is slower at eating his food/medicine. Well, he chews his food, that’s why! Tanner just swallowed his.

I didn’t get anything done hardly yesterday, writing wise, edited, but only added about 70 words because I was busy with little one, then went to my daughter and SIL’s to have fajitas, and then the three of us girls dancercized to a program. That’s always fun!

I walked this morning, hot, muggy. I should go out and weed, but I really want to get somewhere with the novella. I wanted to start Wolff Bros 2, so I’ll probably start on Monday. Tomorrow, doing stuff with the family, and on Saturday also.

Hope you are staying safe in a world gone mad.

Terry

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Back to the Saharan Desert & Photo Art

We have an extreme danger heat index today, and it will even be hotter tomorrow, so it will feel more like the desert, except for the high humidity.

I wrote another 3,000 words yesterday on the Highland wolf novella, but still need to write one more major scene and will be doing some edits today, or tomorrow. Little one will be here momentarily and that will put a crimp in writing and editing. But we’ll have fun. I got her some sight reading cards, so we’re going to start working on those. We were working on beginning reading books also.

A black bear and his very long tongue. A blue jay on the feeder.

Have a great day!!!

Terry

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Desert Dust and the Beauty of a Butterfly

The Beauty of a Butterfly–Monarch on Zinnia

Having trouble with WordPress again. I wrote this 2 hours ago, but the blog wouldn’t post. So now I’m trying to copy and paste onto a new blog. Total pain.

The Sahara Desert dust has come to stay–for a while.

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The dust is outside and inside–air quality was at 170-awful, yesterday.

This reminds me of the awful dust storms we would have in West Texas.

With the dust, it’s reduced the chance of having the storms we’ve been having. I was hoping that they would wash the dust away. But it has also chased away hurricane and tropical storms, for the time it’s visiting us.

I managed to write 2500 words on Dreaming of the Highland Wolf. I spent half the day with my daughter and granddaughter, then spent the rest of the day working on the story.

And I took one of the pictures I’d taken and played around with it before I did some edits on the novella and called it a night!

Have a great day! Air quality is 102 here so far, and we already have a heat index of 89 and it’s only 5 am. I’m off to make corrections and then try and catch up on my oil painting class. Then write. By the time it gets to be late, I’m too tired to try.

Terry

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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

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Playing with Baby

I got on the floor with her while she was crawling around and the next thing I know, she’s in a fantasy world. Yes, I know. An author’s overactive imagination!

She’s asleep, but on lap so can’t move.

I think my editor just called. I can’t move. *sigh*

Have a super day!

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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signature line email Seal Wolf Undercover, Cougar Undercover, Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas, My Highlander 300 x120

Back to the Writing Cave

This week, I want to finish up Falcon Fae, maybe Cougar Undercover, if I get beta edits back in time, make the changes, and can set up the print version, and reread it again.

I took the photo of the polar bear. Can you tell? It has mystery to it. Cut off the top of his head? Yep. Mine.

The fae had everything to do with it. Here I had the perfect shot lined up and then they messed up my aim. Or really, I meant to do this. To make you look up and want to see the rest of him. Yep. That’s what writing is all about. Making up stories.

The second photo is a cave and mist from Story Art, Light Rays and a Bear Overlay, and Marble Overlay from Creative Market.  I was playing around with lighting and filters. I think I like the darker picture best.  What about you?

Okay, enough procrastinating. Time to get on with the business of writing.

Have a super, great day!

Terry Spear

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

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