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!
Decided to have some fun with Halloween picture creations before Halloween is over since I write paranormal and I don’t want the chance to slip away! It doesn’t mean I won’t make them afterwards either. Halloween is any time of year!
I sent my wolves out this morning at five to chase off the rats, but the rats haven’t returned. I guess that will work for a little while, anyway! But I’m sure they’ll be back–like Arnold would say.
I usually listen to another youtube music video if I need some music. I’m writing about the fae, Angel Fae, this time, and I saw this picture when I was trying to help a fellow Photoshop user with how to create clipping masks and sent her some tutorial links. But this caught my eye and I and wanted to see what the music sounded like. Perfect so far! Dramatic, otherworldly. So I’m editing before I begin typing notes I wrote last night. It’s so much more fun when I can listen to music that makes me feel as though I’m in their world….
Okay, I’m off to work. Halfway done on Angel Fae.
It’s been hot in the mornings even, but once it’s light out, I’ll try and get some more weeding done. Have a super fun day and let the music carry you away!
Today, I’m finishing up proofing Darkland Elf and making the new cover for it.
I’m late posting a blog–think my granddaughter is going through a growth spurt. I have to keep making her more to eat. lol My dogs think that means they get to eat too. Both are waiting for her underneath the table to catch scraps.
In one of my stories, I have fae wolf shifters. Some of them help to guard the dragon fae shifters gold.I created this from DAZ3D.
Turned in White Wolf Moon. Need to begin typing up notes I wrote for Christmas Wolf Surprise. Hopefully, I’ll get back to my 2,000 words per day goal. I have a ton of things to do today though. It’s going to be hectic, then dinner with the kids and their friend.
Shooting pains in my wrist in the middle of the night. I envisioned all kinds of bad scenarios since the doctor said the bone can shift.
Have a super fun day! I’ve been running this morning to get things done, but want to finally settle down and write.
I took the picture of the clouds and alpha wolves. Then added a new backdrop, which is under the clouds in part.
Yesterday was a hectic, but fun day and I managed to lose 2.2 lbs. Now that’s more like it! So I walked and am going swimming in a few, did a little weeding and I’m going to get back to the book. I managed to get 1,000 words yesterday. I tell myself I can’t get out to walk–too hot, or take the time to swim, because I’ll lose so much time writing. Ha! I waste so much time not writing, doing other stuff, and I need the exercise.
Less hectic today, but still need to pick up my granddaughter at preschool this afternoon.
I worked on this wolf, a beta, a picture I took at a wolf reserve in Texas. And then I added one of my own cloud pictures, grass, water. I love water and I enjoy adding it to a composite. I did give the wolf a reflection, but then the water didn’t look realistic enough, so I added a different water on top and it was more rippled, so the reflection of her legs was more hidden. Ripples in water would distort a reflection anyway. I’ve been working on another wolf photo I took, but it’s still not done. And added more of my clouds–Texas has some spectacular cloud formations.
I’m going to try and get more done on You Had Me at Cougar today, but most of the day will be crazy busy. I was going to walk last night, but the heat index was 98. This morning it is 77 degrees, much better. So after I feed the dogs, I’m off to get my walk in! I did manage 1,000 words yesterday, but was doing a lot of cutting and adding so it meant I only managed 1,000 instead of more. I did write a new scene last night and need to type it up, but I’m afraid I’ll be cutting some of the old stuff too.
Okay, I’ve got to get going before little one is here. Because after that, it’s hectic. Well, more so than usual.
I used Mindy’s watercolor brushes and course from Magnolia Textures to create these. They were fun and easy and just something new to do with Photoshop! I am still experimenting, so having fun with it when I have time. Since I couldn’t think last night about Billionaire, I worked on these pictures instead.
I took the picture of the great white heron on the walk with little one. Thankfully, she’s been very good about not scaring away the birds I’m trying to photograph. When I used to take the dogs for a walk, they would lie down while I took pictures of things. I quit taking them because they were such a nuisance with other dogs. They love little dogs and would bark to greet them. They bark at big dogs too. I would like to take them to the dog park again. Now that I’m vaccinated, I hadn’t thought of it, I can do that again!
The other picture is of an alpha male wolf at the Wildlife Center in Omaha. The one is with the original background, and the other is after I had already changed the background using a texture. I so want to go to the reserve again! The last few years I’ve gone, it has been closed due to first snowfall, even in October.
Anyway, I’m going to try and get something done this morning on Billionaire before I have to go with my daughter to the pediatrician. I just still need to figure out how to end the story!
Sometimes it’s really clear to me by the end. This time, it isn’t. I’m sure that has something to do with having so many distractions in my life right now!
It’s so nice out this morning, but the temperature’s going to heat up again!
I love this wildlife reserve. The last couple of years I’ve gone to Omaha, it’s snowed, even in October, and they close it the first time they get snow. Ugh.
This is the alpha male at the Omaha wildlife reserve.
So today will be a busy day. If we can manage, we’ll be making vegetable bugs, my granddaughter and me, and we’ll be creating a paper dragon. Now, depending on how they turn out, there may not be pictures. lol
My daughter was telling me about a 3 year old who could read 1 00 pages. My granddaughter every once in a while tells me a word she recognizes, but she doesn’t want to read really. I do ask her to tell me repetitive words in a book to try and get it to sink in until she’s learned them whether she wants to or not. And it’s fun for us.
I need to get this done as she’ll be here momentarily.
I managed to get to ch 7 on proofing on White Wolf Moon yesterday. Need to get some more chapters done today. And I did get 1,000 words done on Billionaire. Tomorrow is zoo day and I hope I can get some good pictures. It’s supposed to be overcast, maybe rainy, so we shall see. Then we’ll have her birthday party also. She’s really not 4 until the end of the month, but just in case my daughter has the baby early, we’re trying to get some other things done first.
I’m hoping to get White Wolf Moon done by Friday so I can work on taxes on the weekend.
I also saw the cutest Easter idea for a sweet treat–a Peep driving a Twinkie. I couldn’t find Peeps yet, so we’ll do it later.
Best friends are the best, aren’t they! Created with pictures from Oscraps!
Did I mention my Halloween novel (which I’ve done at least one for three years and this is the 4th year), has turned into a novel? *sigh* I just figured I’d get it done and move on to the summer book, while I’m working on the white wolf deadline book.
That happens sometimes. A novella doesn’t want to be a novella. The characters want more of a story. I’m sure my readers won’t be unhappy with a longer book. lol
In any event, I’m going to try and proof it this weekend. And get back to working on White Wolf and try and finish that. Then next on the deadline schedule is a Christmas wolf novella for an anthology, and the next Billionaire book. I keep thinking I need to write Uncle Strom’s billionaire book too, though he’s a jaguar. But for this one, I’m writing about the female bodyguard, assistant to the female billionaire in the last book and then…well, I can’t say who she ends up with. But it’s coming next! Oh, and I’m still working on the summer cougar book.
In the meantime, I’m trying to keep up with weeding the yard. It gets out of control so fast. So far, we’ve had a really mild winter and some flowering plants are still flowering. And some plants that lost their leaves are leafing out again. But it doesn’t mean we won’t get a really bad freeze coming up. In the meantime, I’m enjoying the nice weather before the heat settles in!
I also plan to finish the Plum bear today, and begin cutting out my grandson’s bear. And find out what the woman customer wants for her bear. We lost touch, but I need to get with her on that.