Category Archive: alternart

May 11

How to turn a “Ribba” frame into a “Ribba” shadowbox

ribba crow

 Here’s a ribba shadowbox, which I bought from Ikea years ago and used to frame this small tile. Unfortunately, they discontinued this model.  Here’s what they carry now. They’re very cheap frames. The smallest was only $1.99 yesterday. Not a bad size for people who want to do small multi-media projects and want a self-contained …

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May 05

Copper-Green Goldfish Mosaic

copper goldfish shrine

  This is the shrine I referenced in the greenman shrine of a few weeks ago. It’s actually more of a mosaic than a shrine. I made most of the tiles during a marathon polymer-clay session last summer. I do most of my polymer clay sessions in the summer because my studio had no heat, …

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Apr 15

Small Owls

little owls

  I’m still working on the cover for MULBERRY WANDS, and it’s getting closer to the time when I really need it, because I’ve gotten my first copyeditor looking at the manuscript, and pretty soon I’m going to have to have it in a book form, which means I’m going to need a cover. As …

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Apr 14

The Third Pig Cover

Morris and Pig 042

I wrote this story a few years ago for a theme anthology that (as far as I know) never came to fruition. It’s a very funny story, so I decided to publish it on its own, along with another story that never found a home. Humor is hard to sell. If you like funny fantasy …

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Apr 07

Empty Mulberry Wands Box

empty mulberry wands box

  This is the empty  box I’m going to use for the cover of MULBERRY WANDS, the sequel to ALTERNATE SUSAN. I made it much bigger this time, but still with the same proportions so I didn’t have to do much editing on gimp to make it work as the cover of the book. I …

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