Thursday, January 26, 2012

Liebster blog award!

Seriously, how cool is this!

I must thank the wonderful author Chrystalla Thoma for awarding me the Liebster Blog Award. Unlike me, Chrys isn’t a native speaker of English. She hails from the island of Cyprus, and writes amazing novels but she also has a talent in art, creating some of her own book covers.  Check out her books on Amazon and MuseitUp (and check out her website for many more publications!)
The Liebster Blog Award originated in Germany. Liebster means dearest or beloved, and Liebe is love.
In accepting the Liebster Blog Award, I agreed to:
*Thank the person who gave them the award and link back to that person’s blog
*Copy and paste the award to my blog
*Reveal the 5 blogs I’ve chosen to award in turn and then commenting on their blog to break the news.
I know my awesome friends-authors-bloggers are aware they’ll suffer consequence, be bombarded by things like tumbling puppies, Julia Andrews singing on  a mountain, kittens rolling in yarn, instead of brilliant plot twists for their work in progress if they in turn don’t pay it forward or accept  and  then pass on this prestigious award to bloggers they’d like to honor.
My blog winners are all fellow writers, renowned or on the brink of being so.
Check out their blogs and you’ll know why I chose them – for their wit, talent, wonderful stories and most of all, their loving ability to become a most cherished friend. 

Thanks again to Chrys for including me in this fun blog tour.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Zentangle: There is no Order or Disorder Not even a Spoon (Matrix)

The art of using patterns to encourage mediation and right brain activity.
“You have to come,” said Good Friend. "I sent you the real cool invite."
“Er…on a Saturday? Close work early? Hell yes,” said the right side of my brain.
“Idiot, she’ll expect you to follow directions, pay attention and frickin’ draw,” said the little used left side of my brain.
“Go back to sleep,” said right side to left. “I dominate, I control flights of fantasy and zentangle encourages that, meaning you, dear logical and precise mathematical left side are screwed. Once I rule the entire brain, chaos will reign. We’ll have ice cream for dinner, as well as breakfast. We’ll make word patterns out of back-white dullness, float like a leaf in the wind to better worlds whenever blah blah yaks at us, pretend to care and…lose what little train of thought we ever held to. ”
“Crap,” said I. “All that from just making some doodles over and over and over?”
The setting was delightful, thanks to attention to the most intricate details.

My masterpiece.
Hm, head isn't humming. Does that mean right and left hemispheres have put down the swords? If so, the theroy behind zentangle pumping up right brain function is off, as far as this brain is concerned. There is a certain stillness, calmness in knowing patterns exist without confinement, and from a basic grid, curve, open or closed circle, hell I bet I could sneak in squares, comes whatever choas the pencil stroke wants, and at whatever speed. Fast and thin worked for me. Others had alot of white space and damn, their patterns didnt look like they'd each had a shot of vodka, but hey whatever it takes for me. Brain waves cooperating predicts the electric bursts, repetition of the stress of the day can be confined to a little square tile.
Which, by the way, comes in black as well.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

1-6-2012, Let it Rain!!!

Lin Holmes, Blog Trailer

A wonderful author over at MuseitUp has blogged about the series, Lacey's Lamp, which I'm lucky enough to kick off the year long, 12 author anthology.