Wednesday, February 07, 2007

I'm taking a mini break to post and show a bit of what I've been up to lately. Life's been a bit of a whirl wind, but in a good way.

Let's see, where to start? I've read two of Lisa Tuttle's books, The Silver Bough and The Mysteries, which sent me on the hunt for Alexei Kondratiev'sThe Apple Branch and Jane Yolen's Dragon's Blood. All of these are excellent in my humble opinion.

I'm in the midst of reading The Pillow Friend (another wonderful book by Lisa Tuttle), The Kingdom & The Elves of The Reaches by Robert Stanek, The Way of the Storyteller by Ruth Sawyer,
Wendy Tumminello's Exploring Storyboarding and re-reading Gaiman's Marvel 1602.

I've been working on my Virtutus Key :Book One of the Flame everyday and intend to submit it in May for the SmartWriters 2007 Its continues to be a labor of love and a blessing as I get closer to the completion of book one.

In other areas of my life I'm still homeschooling my two teens and visiting my oldest daughter and her new baby girl every chance I get. I've rearranged my studio to accommodate my huge tapestry loom, and several reptiles. Its my hope to one day weave some of my stories with rich colored yarns, even as I now do so with pencil and paint. I pulled out my old easel last month and began playing with mixed media again, but in a much larger format. I love writing and illustrating graphic novels, but I miss that whole arm movement I get when I paint large. But, as they say a picture tells a thousand words, so here you go.

Oh, I almost forgot, my dear sweet friend Amy ( tagged me and my other great friend Sherry ( is working on her fourth book. More on the tag thing later. ;D


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vivian so wonderful to see you post. . .I have missed you! Will write you more in an e-mail. Your work is awesome Vivian!! Truly awesome!

5:58 PM  

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