I love these little ghosts somebody had in their yard every year. I took pictures of them one year when I was walking with my granddaughter. I created this for an art challenge at Oscraps.
Done proofing A United Shifter Christmas, yay!! I need to turn it in and check another deadline off my list. So I’m back to Angel Fae this morning.
I think I’m going to paint my pumpkin this weekend instead of carve it. The year before last, I did a great job. Last year, awful! lol And with my hand hurting still, I think painting is the way to go. I also hope to cut out the three bears today. I had to wait to learn what the last person wanted for their bear–large, suede paws.
I’m hoping I can make big strides on Angel Fae today!!!
I was 4,000 words behind yesterday. How did that happen? So yesterday, I finally got 3,000 words done. Maybe I can get a thousand words today while my granddaughter is here or after she leaves. This is my off day. So we’ve been painting on an old pair of her shoes this morning. Her daddy couldn’t find her white ones, probably in mommy’s car. lol
I finally got around to more weeding also. It’s going to be hot through Wednesday, so hopefully Wednesday the temps will drop and it will be really super nice out by about 20 degrees ripped off the heat and I can get the rest of my weeding done.
The dogs killed a rat sometime in the morning yesterday. I’ve been putting the dogs out in the middle of the night when the rats return to eat the birdseed and my pine cones. I found a pile of 50 pine cones stripped of all their pine cone seeds all over the backyard yesterday. I saw 2 pine cones out there this morning after cleaning up the others, so I know the rats are still coming, but not as many. Hopefully, they’ll stay away for a while after the dogs killed one. Max is a hunter, so fast. Tanner is fast, but he quits quickly. Having him out there confuses the rats though and if they turn away from him, Max can get the rat.
Okay, enough rat news. The pictures I took turned out really cute. And I finished all the Oscraps contests, so need to concentrate on writing. The book is nearly at minimum word count. Hope to do the final proofing on USF Christmas this weekend. But we’re also carving pumpkins, going to a Halloween party dressed as Trolls, and Trick-or-Treating on Sunday. So not sure how much I’m going to get done! And I need to make 3 bear orders.
Hope you all have a great day. My granddaughter is anxiously awaiting my return to help her paint her shoes. But we paused to do some workbook activities.
Playing around with more art challenges. The one picture is of an owl I took. I hear them in the middle of the night every once in a while and I wish I could take pictures of them. I’ve never seen them though.
I need to get to work! I think I might have have written 1,000 words yesterday, a 1,000 short of what I wanted. I babysat, took pumpkin pictures, did pre-makeup session for Trolls Halloween. So it was a busy day. Plus I need to download all those pictures and edit and send some to my daughter too today.
I’m off to type up notes and I need a lot more on my writing today. *sigh* I also need groceries, but going to try to make it until Tuesday. I don’t have any milk for little one though.
Another Monday. Little one will be here momentarily and we finished her brother’s scarecrow, so we’re working on hers today. I also managed to make my 2,000 words yesterday on Angel Fae and made the angel wolf from fractals, both for the background and the wings. So much fun!
I weeded a ton yesterday and am getting just about caught up! I love this time of year because the flowers are blooming again, we have some cooler weather to work in, and we with the slight cool down in the mornings at night, it’s helping to slow down grass and weed growth. Yay!
A culinary artist I am not, but I thought my little dragon didn’t turn out too badly.
So we might make more squiggly graham cracker creations for dessert. Not sure. But we’re going to have a great day!
Barely got my word count yesterday on Angle Fae. I had a ton of stuff to do. I’ve still been painting the scarecrow’s face and I just messed it up so badly this morning when I went to add some tea staining around the eyes and ended up getting the freshly painted new black on one eye dragged where it shouldn’t have been. ugh. I told you. It could look great until I messed with the face, and it was looking pretty good–until then. *sigh*
Okay, I’m off to try and get more writing done. I’ll be doing some yard work too. It’s 60 this morning, yay!
In Legend of the White Wolf, I have Bigfoot hunters, and so in the latest red wolf Christmas story, I’ve gone back to the hunters.
I’m off to work on Angel Fae. I have 32K and want at least 55K on it. I had some ideas floating in my head when I woke in the middle of the night, but the problem with that is they just…float away.
I’ve been weeding the backyard like crazy. My daughter wants a crepe myrtle, and a couple of esperanzas and I’m going to see if I can find some baby ferns. They’re going to weed this weekend, so I’ll go out and dig up volunteers that I can find. I’m not sure on the ferns, but I do have some baby esperanzas and crepe myrtles.
I managed to get most of the edits done on Dawn of the Jaguar. I need to finish them up this morning. Little one is staying overnight from about 3:30 on so I wanted to get this done and start proofing it one last time.
I did manage to finish creating the title page for the first book in the fae series. I just took this picture on my computer, which caused the strange marks on the page. I want to do this with each of the fae series to give it uniformity. I created the fae with Daz3D and I’ll make a different one for each. 🙂
I was out weeding this morning. It’s nice and cool in the mornings, though it’s going to be heating up mornings again. And we’re still getting to 90 during the day.
I’ve always wanted to do this and I finally did! I need to create one for the World of Elves and for the Magic of Inherian. It really helps for me to visualize where things are in my fantasy worlds. But I wasn’t sure how to do it.
I read all of Falcon Fae–that’s a great book, if I do say so myself–and I am going to incorporate some of the characters in that one in Angel Fae now.
I finally managed to get to the grocery store yesterday–we had flood warnings on Friday–5″ of rain. So that means everyone goes crazy, not knowing if we’ll have deliveries, not knowing if it will go on and on, which they were predicting, and buys out the store. Here it was Tuesday following the storms, and lots of items were still out. *sigh*
One of these times I need to go to the store before the storm hits! I was running out of potatoes and chocolate. Horrors!
Okay, off to work on Angel Fae. Have a wonderful day!