Monthly Archives: March 2012

10 posts

Changing the World

I used to fantasize about either taking over the world, or just changing the world in high school. I’m good at politics and basically lived and breathed that world for 4 years. My politics have changed significantly since then, but sometimes a moment comes along and that bit of me that […]

Check, check, and check

ETA: you can view a sample by clicking the going to The Balloon Lady (book) > The Book > The Preview in the nav bar above, or by heading over to this cute little splash page here. So, my Month Of March Book-ing-ness is almost over, and guess what…. I’m done! […]


read: my book, so. many. times. taste: nothing.. see: The upload progress bar….too many times this evening. hear: Mass Effect 3 – Alex is playing ahead of me, I’m hoping it’s not spoilers. smell: Well, I really should take a shower…I meant to…but got distracted by formatting the book touch: trackpad…in frustration…for much too […]

Beautiful Champion

I wrote a letter a few weeks ago, to myself in the future. It’s not something I do out of habit, but one of my friends – a kindred soul – inspired me to try a few weeks ago. What I thought was going to be something I saved and read […]

2nd Round

All of the new illustrations are DONE! That’s kind of huge, considering I started on them in September. Also, I think they look much much better, the real tell is going to be seeing what happens when I start scanning them in tomorrow. After that, it’s formatting and releasing in the […]

What I really really really want.

I don’t know. Some of my current favorite quotes remind me of those questions, the questions I don’t have answers to. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let […]


This week I knocked out 6 illustrations + some touch ups on the few people shots I made in the fall. Only 5 left to go, which means after taking today off I should be done painting by the middle of next week. I’m going to make the iBook Author version […]


read: bits of scripts in progress, and blogs I frequent taste: water. Should be tea… see: lavender sky, and periwinkle snow. The sun is setting. hear: wind, soft murmur of my laptop’s fan, husband typing (and humming) in the other room smell: paint and soap – from washing the paint of my hands and palette touch: […]

Book Month!

I intend to probably be posting less on here this month because I’ll be working on my book – but I came up with a plan that’s kinda brilliant. I’m transferring all my draft illustrations to watercolor paper first, and getting them *all* outlined before I start painting, so I won’t […]