Photo 19 Jul 535 notes corgiaddict:

My Henry.  About 1 hour ago, we were playing ball in the front yard.  But Henry didn’t want to play; he started barking and listening and then barking again.  Then I heard someone crying.  I ran two houses away where our older neighbor lady had just fallen out her front door and was laying on the concrete step crying.  Our neighbor lady turned out okay.  And so did my Henry.

corgiaddict:

My Henry.  About 1 hour ago, we were playing ball in the front yard.  But Henry didn’t want to play; he started barking and listening and then barking again.  Then I heard someone crying.  I ran two houses away where our older neighbor lady had just fallen out her front door and was laying on the concrete step crying.  Our neighbor lady turned out okay.  And so did my Henry.

Photo 4 Jul My Novel collection: all of the covers, as mentioned in the essay: Epic Amazons.

My Novel collection: all of the covers, as mentioned in the essay: Epic Amazons.

Video 4 Jul

an expressionistic piece: Ares - Admonition, or as William Tecumseh Sherman said, “War is Hell.”

Video 24 Jun

The second versions of my casual portraits of Athena and Aphrodite.

Photo 10 Jun 1 note Should everything work according to plans, this painting WILL be on show at the Artomatic show at National Airport in DC starting this July.  My work was accepted today!

Should everything work according to plans, this painting WILL be on show at the Artomatic show at National Airport in DC starting this July.  My work was accepted today!

Video 4 Jun 2 notes

Inspired by several Japanese Buddhist wooden sculptures, I painted the five small panels: Gandhara Buddha surrounded by an Apollo, Athena, Dionysus and the Minotaur as his guardians.  oil with gold acrylic background on wooden panels: 9” x 12” and 12” x 12”

The sculptures are part of the Freer Gallery’s permanent collection and they’re wonderful.

Photo 28 May 1,507 notes zoeyandstevethecorgi:

My cartoon is up on Shoebox’s facebook today.
Click here to see the original: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152052276171566&set=a.85326341565.92976.84062281565&type=1&theater
Text 27 May 58 notes

Anonymous said: Could you rec any other Hades/Persephone fics?

kata-chthonia:

I sure can! One of the things I did when I was writing Receiver of Many was read as much existing Hades and Persephone fiction as I could get my hands on. I figured that a 4,000 year old myth, plus lasting and continuing interest, plus a Greek mythology fan fiction community of which they occupy about 75% of the fics there, that there was a good chance that my idea had already been done. (I’m sure that there are those who could argue that writing ANYTHING about Hades and Persephone has already been done, but I digress.)

There were four unique plot elements that, had they existed in someone else’s work, would have prompted me to stop writing and either find a different story or scrap what I had done so far. Two have been revealed so far, two are upcoming.

So I read. And I read. And I read.

I can say without hyperbole at this point that if it is about H/P, if it exists on FanFic, FicPress, DeviantArt, AO3, or is available for download via Kindle, I have read it. The excellent, the good, the bad, the barely-readable, I’ve read it.

First off, we’re all looking for different things when we’re looking for an H/P fic. As you might be able to guess from my writing, an ideal fic for me is going to have a strong Persephone character (I hate reading her as a submissive MarySue milquetoast); a flawed but decent Hades who is a bronze-age male but isn’t an outright rapist; a decent supporting cast founded in mythology; and well-written sex. I would add that it has to have sex in it, as H&P is a myth all about sex. Special bonuses for correct era-specific clothing (unless of course it is set in a different time) and general historical perspective, pulling in additional myths, and having a well-rounded Demeter. Of course, other people’s desires, specifications and caveats will be different from mine.

Just as a note, I will be reviewing completed stories only. So with that said, and in no particular order, let’s get started, yes?

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Hey, my book got a favorable mention!

Text 23 May

g0gh said: i'd love to see a tarot card deck illustrated by you - your art style would likely suit it very nicely c: keep up the fab work

That has occurred to me, but it would depend entirely on what the muses want me to do.  The way ideas come to me can be whimsical and definitely unpredictable.

Video 15 May 13 notes

These are preliminary sketches for possible paintings from my recently retired (filled up) sketch book: Cernunnos, Dionysus, the Three Graces and Venus.  pastel pencil and colored pencil plus some graphite.

Video 4 May 248 notes

corgiaddict:

Yup. The Bellingham Slam Corgi Race was an actual thing. Small tri-color seen streaking down the near sidelines was declared the winner. 

who won? Contact us with the winning corgi! We want to know! Congrats!

Video 1 May

Latest painting: oil on canvas 30” x 30”: Beauty and Wisdom: a casual portrait of Aphrodite and Athena.

Video 25 Mar 3 notes

2014 so far…

Video 25 Mar

2013, not so many big projects.  More smaller projects that gobbled up a lot of time.

Video 25 Mar

Stuff from 2012, picking up steam again.


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