March 1st I began my Color of Woman teaching adventure. Lots of thought provoking activities as I learn to dig deep into my psyche and paint from there, in order to show others how to do the same. How do you know yourself when yourself is constantly expanding and growing? Where’s the center of the compass? I’ve got nine months of this. Kind of like being pregnant all over again only without the baby bump. Exciting.
I’m also learning the subtle differences between oil and acrylics. Acrylics are sooooo fast! Their drying time is next to nothing. Wow! But because of this, they’ve got their own pitfalls.
But I’m learning.
And it’s fun.
You may be wondering if I’m still writing. After all, I’m in the middle of a series. What’s going on with the Entean Saga? I’m so glad you asked, that you’re concerned. But… seeing nobody’s beating on my door demanding for the next episode, I think I’ve got some time.
I am writing. About Mouse and Max. You may remember these two from the first book, Champion of Entean. They were very interesting secondary characters. And they’ve got a story to tell. And I am telling it. And the book will be called Chaos Driven. I’m aiming for the end of this year to publish it. I’m about 15,000 words into their story, and at the moment, Mouse is finding out the hard way some people don’t take to the wide open spaces of space.
I have to be perfectly honest, here. My last year’s exploration into “all things author and the marketing of said author’s products” really took the joy out of writing for me. Unlike so many successful authors, I am unable to mix the business with the pleasure. It’s one reason why I never pursued becoming a commercial artist when I was in college. When the pleasure leaves and limitations set in, my creative muse vanishes and I’m left limping along with mediocre drivel.
I won’t do it.
I admire those who do–those whose muse doesn’t up and vanish on them.
I leave you with a collection of kitties from this silly game called Neko Atsume I’m addicted to. My Sonshine introduced it to me last December and these cats have become constant companions. They’re great company when you’re having to wait for your coffee in the morning or for the bank teller, etc. Silly funness.
And…here’s a real kitty: Mr. Pip preparing to leap (which he did magnificently.)
Have a great week Peeps!