1898

Slowly, very very slowly, I’m getting reacquainted with the manuscript for Glory Days. I decided to do a fashion sketch to get myself back into thinking about what Aimée would have worn in 1898. It helped a little bit, and I’m hoping to make more progress tomorrow. It’s been a weird day. The stars andContinue reading “1898”

Blue and Gold

Aimée is back from the editor and I need to get reacquainted with her. I love this story so much, I’m almost afraid to touch it. Today I only went through the manuscript reading the editor’s comments. I also played around a bit with cover ideas to get myself back into the mood of theContinue reading “Blue and Gold”

Cardinals

Guess what? The second edition of the Sandovici Art Surprise Christmas Boxes are sold out! One of these Cardinals will go into one of them. The other one has already found a good home. This is so exciting! I love making the Christmas Boxes so much! I also spent some time today designing some bookContinue reading “Cardinals”

I’ll Miss You, Aimée!

Bittersweet: This morning I finished the sixth draft of The Glory Days of Aimée Bonnard and sent it off to my editor. I will miss Aimée, but in her own way, she will be with me while I work on my other projects and wait for the editor’s feedback. The thing is I really thinkContinue reading “I’ll Miss You, Aimée!”

New Moon in Cancer

Since Cancer season is almost upon us, and the new moon in Cancer might bring about an important energetic shift, a chance for much needed endings and new beginnings, I decided I needed to pay homage to this moody but generous water sign by creating something that involved two levels of water. It ended upContinue reading “New Moon in Cancer”

The Great Escape Artist

I’m very inspired by the story of the octopus who escaped from a New Zealand aquarium and squeezed its large body through a drain pipe making its way to the ocean. Perhaps there’s hope for all of us, and y’all know there are few things I like better than thoughts of escaping. Pandemics and theContinue reading “The Great Escape Artist”

Oyster Love

Today I painted an oyster. I miss these slimy guys. But it’s neither oyster season, nor tempting to go out there with the rising number of cases. Painting the oyster, of course, was immensely satisfying. So are the two new reviews I got for Storms of Malhado. Nothing like reviews to make my day! IContinue reading “Oyster Love”

Old Fashioned Candy

Did you know Necco Wafers have been around since the mid-1800’s? Neither did I, and in fact I’ve never had one, but some of my favorite viewers on my Facebook Live show said they have fond memories of them. How did I stumble upon such a nostalgic item? I was doing research for my upcomingContinue reading “Old Fashioned Candy”

Rose Vine

Today I drew this rose vine I want to use for the new cover of The Adventures of Miss Vulpe. I also made some meaningful progress on my new manuscript, including finally giving it a name: The Glory Days of Aimée Bonnard. And there’s a new horsie in the gallery. His name is Enzo andContinue reading “Rose Vine”