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Just for Fun

Okay, so I have NEVER painted a flat coloring page on Photoshop and tried to create a 3-D character. We’re supposed to use only one brush in the course, so that limits things, no textures on the dinosaurs, so everything has to be done with the one brush by hand. It’s a contest, but we have some real talented artists in the course and it will be no contest, really. I’m totally new at this and doing it as an effort in learning how to add shadow and color to create more of a 3-D character.

So for me, it’s just a chance to begin to create something that is more realistic. I have a long way to go and just started on the flying dinosaur in the background with one layer of paint. I took the original background picture at Disney World and painted all of it. The dinosaur still needs a ton of work, hope to add more feathers on his legs, but you should have seen it when I first began it! I guess he looked as flat as the pterodactyl in the background. I tried to simulate feathers and make him more colorful because they’re now saying that a lot of the dinosaurs were feathered and more colorful than we envisioned.

We’ll be finding out whether my daughter’s baby will be a girl or boy today, and I have little one to take care of. My granddaughter says it will be a girl.

What if it’s a boy?

It’s not going to be a boy.

Wouldn’t you like a little brother?

No.

Why not?

They’re weird. Little girls are cute.

She is three and a half and has been going to a daycare where all the kids her age are boys. So it’s not like she doesn’t have some experience with boys. lol

I got my word count in yesterday on Cougar, 6,000 words to go, but I started also working on edits on Dreaming of the Wolf’s 10th Anniversary Release. It’s hard to get anything done on days I have little one, so they’re non-writing days. I’m hoping to at least get through 5 chapters on Dreaming today and 5 tomorrow when I have her and maybe finish up on Friday.

Have a great day!! I’m excited about Thanksgiving next week.

Terry

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

Original

I started on the problem pictures–hair in eyes and trying to reconstruct eyes, heads that have no bodies, one that has a fence across her face. My Photoshop keeps hanging up though in the middle of working on them, and yesterday, with the winds we had, in the middle of working on the Halloween cougar cover, the electricity went out briefly, but long enough to create problems. My SIL is upgrading my computer next weekend, which means losing everything I have on my current computer, so I will need to be saving everything all week. But I’m hoping that will help!

And Baldur’s Gate is out–yay! And I’d like to get that to play if I could. If I have time. I have so many books I want to write. Play game, write, play game, write. Wait, and do artwork. You get started on one of those games and it’s so hard not to stop. lol

I finally finished the cover! The cougar and couple are Photoshop oil brush painted. Her hair was black, but the woman in the story is a blond.

I don’t do preorders because I never know how long it will take me to finish a book because of other set-in-stone deadlines. I did a preorder once and was ready to publish it before the set date, and couldn’t.

I started writing on Cougar Christmas Calamity. I have no idea where I’m going with this, but the heroine is staying at a cabin on the Great Lakes where I’ve stayed with my friend who lives in Minnesota twice. I love it there, but I’m making it winter and a Christmas story. She has to remind me of the cold in snowy places–my characters are never dressed warmly enough. It’s going to be 90 here today, 94 tomorrow! Ugh. No wonder it’s hard for me to remember to dress warmly for the cold.

I’m off to get started! Have a super great day!!

Terry

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Incoming Rain–Delta

It looks like we’ll get rain for a couple of days from Delta. I think it’s just residual, hitting Galveston and Louisiana worst. I feel sorry for those living in Louisiana right now since they’ve had so many storms hit there this year.

silhouette photography of boat on water during sunset
Photo by Johannes Plenio on Pexels.com

This is the coolest shot! I would not want to be on the water during a storm like this!

I’m off to finish up Tangling with the Wolf today and turn it in. Finished one beta readers edits on Catch the Cougar last night, and I need to finish working on the cover. I also need to start writing on either the cougar novel or jaguar novella, but it’s always kind of a struggle to get a book started, well most of the times. Sometimes something just grabs me and I can run with it and I love when that happens. I had so much fun with Catch the Cougar and the last chapter. The end came to me before the middle and I just ran with it.

So I posted my last long hair lady and I’m working on the next 3 pictures which are “problem” pictures. I have a 4th and 5th I haven’t started yet. Sometimes after I’ve finished them, I like to put them aside and then check them over again and work on them before I can upload the next one.

Okay, I’m off to edit so I can get my other deadline book in!

Have a super, lovely day!

Terry

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Another Fun Review: Joy to the Wolves

Love this review at Fresh Fiction from Miranda Owen for Joy to the Wolves!

https://freshfiction.com/review.php?id=71921One of my all-time favorite romantic suspense films is the classic Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn film Charade. Like the heroine in that story, Brooke innocently stumbles into some shenanigans by a mishmash of thieves and assorted other villains.JOY TO THE WOLVES is a fun and festive story with reindeer, romance, and a dash of mystery. Having only one female main character and a host of predominantly male supporting characters is not common for a Terry Spear book, but the dynamic works in JOY TO THE WOLVES. I hope to read a story about Maverick soon and see more of the Wilding Reindeer Ranch.

Woohoo! I hope you all are getting your copies, and if you’re not waiting for a special day to read it, I hope you’re loving it! Thanks so much, everyone!!!

I’m working on a black cat painting. He’s adorable. And I’m finishing up Cougar Halloween Trouble, and then I need to jump on edits for Tangling with the Wolf, and then it’s time to write the jaguar novella. One more long haired lady to paint. She’s started, but I also need to begin work on the cover for Cougar Halloween Trouble.

I told my editor that I would write: A White Wolf book, probably David Davis, the last in the Private Eye company who was turned into a white wolf, another Billionaire wolf–I have the billionaire friend of Aidan and his brother, and returning to the Montana SEAL wolf pack, there will be a bear shifter showing up in the story, oh my! I will have to make the Montana story the Christmas story.

I also picked up some mums to plant for fall, so I need to do that. Hope to today. I had to get some more pavers to deter my little diggers.

Have a super lovely day!!! I need to keep going on mine!

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Redid the Snow Boy

With suggestions from the class guru, I was able to turn this scene into more of a winter scene. I love it. She had said not to do a color scheme like this, which is why I hadn’t, but she said my picture was the exception to the rule.

So yesterday, little one and I had the following discussion: “I want some popcorn.”

“You can have it when you stay overnight with me. Mommy will give some to me for the overnight stay.”

“Mommy doesn’t have any popcorn.”

“Oh, well, she’ll get some–for when you stay overnight.” I finally picked some up at the grocery store, but that’s kind of our special treat. Movies and popcorn for an overnight stay.

So I was telling her dad when he picked her up about our popcorn discussion. He said he had gotten some more at the grocery store and they’d eaten a bag of it the night before. Lol

Moral of the story, don’t believe everything a 3-year-old tells you.

I had to ship birthday presents this morning. Now I’m working on setting Tangling with the Wolf in the fall. We’re actually dropping down to 67 on Friday morning! Yay! I’ll be out weeding first thing then.

Have a super great day!

Terry

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

I love doing these! They’re a lot of work, but I love the end result. On this and the grapes in a sack I got: Nailed It! I need to have 3-5 personal works done. This is the 5th one I’ve done, though I have 3 others partially done. I’m just trying to get into some extra practice before I move on to the review phase and then see if I pass to go on to the next group of lessons–people. The picture is from Pixabay. I can’t wait to learn from the fur course to do dogs and wolves and cats.

Little one is here today. It’s going to be REALLY hot for another week, and then we have a cool down. As in 90 instead of 99, and 70 instead of 80 in the mornings. Tack on 10 degrees heat factor, and that’s our hot weather. But I’m really looking forward to the cool down. I can get more yard work done then.

So I wrote another 2,000 on Wolff Bros yesterday–up to 92K and still need to write about 3 more scenes.

Off to get ready for little one. Dogs need to go out, come in, get fed, go out, trash out, little one here….

Have a great day!

Terry

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