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Oct 28

Hawthorn Hex Cover

I just started the cover of HAWTHORN HEX, book six in the Kit Melbourne series. I knew I wanted to have a stone with carving on it, because it factors into the story, and because it would make a nice color contrast with the teal background I already had painted. ┬áThis is just a draft, …

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Oct 28

Book Review: Ancillary Mercy

Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie I’m not sure if this is the weakest book of the three or if the thing that blew me away in the first book was the unusual premise and by now it no longer feels weird. By book three, I’m starting to figure out how the ship crew are sorted …

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Oct 26

Blue Black Pinch Pot

┬áThis was one of the pots I made in the spring pottery session. It was technically a throwing class, but I wasn’t that into throwing. I’ve been drifting away from pottery for a while. To be honest, I mostly took the class because I wanted to be near my friends, and especially to be near …

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Oct 23

Book Review: Pretty Baby

Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica This book, as advertised, is a psych-thriller about a woman who takes in a homeless teenager and a baby. It doesn’t have as many twists and turns as you might hope for, but then, it’s not as dark as you might fear either. Heidi is a relentless do-gooder who sees …

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Oct 19

Spine Cavity Shrine

I did this shrine earlier this year, in late spring, at the same time I did the copper queen shrine. I’ve been heavily influenced by Laurie Mika’s work, and I love her icon faces, even though I don’t much like using other people’s art in my work. So I decided to sculpt a face out …

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