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Symbol day! Covers with simpler iconography or a symbol rather than people. Even though this has many elements, there is a lot of great strength in this imagery. The strong central symbol is reminiscent of a sun in eclipse, and

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More book cover critiques!

How about some strong women on our covers today? I’m a fan of interesting frame details, so this definitely caught my eye. The book is a retelling of the Aladdin tale, so it definitely fits the story. A hint of

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More book cover critiques!

Today is blue and purple day! This is lovely, full of Young Adult Fantasy feels. The font is fancy but is big enough and high enough contrast not to be lost. I would have liked more contrast in general, but

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More book covers!

More book cover critiques! I’ve got a green and gold theme going this week. I love all things filigree, and done right, it can make a striking, whimsical cover. This one does that, while giving place (Paris) without overwhelming. Simple

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More cool book covers

More book cover critiques! This cover has lovely art, very evocative and intriguing. The simple font works well, especially with the delightful dagger as the T in Agatha. Red is the primary color here, except for her blue eyes, which

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Cool Book Covers

More book cover critiques! This one is all warmth and intrigue. Reds, golds, and yellows imply luxury. The detailed design and the skyline indicate this is a novel set in east Asia. I love the line that draws the eye

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Cool Book Covers

I’m back with some more book covers I admire! This one is nicely wicked (as per the title). Limited color scheme really highlights the red, which might be ink, but more likely blood. The rustic font and color treatment on

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DragonCon 2019!

DragonCon 2019 is just around the corner. As always, I’m in the Art Show, which is located on the level below the lobby in the Hyatt.   Come find my booth (a whole 8X10 booth this year!) in B12 (Bingo!).

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Beauty

Beauty. Each and every one of us should stop to appreciate a glimpse of beauty every day. The sweet song of a bird at dawn. The dandelion struggling to grow through a crack in the sidewalk. The dew glistening on

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Notre-Dame

I’m heartbroken.   No, I’ve never visited Notre-Dame. It’s always been on my list, but I’ve never been to France yet, despite multiple trips to Europe. It was one of those things, like Rome or Athens, that would simply always

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First Place, Jewelry at Allentown Arts Festival

I had the honor of being awarded First Place for Jewelry at the Allentown Arts Festival in Buffalo, New York this year. Woohoo!  

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The Enchanted Swans is a 2018 RONE Cover Award Nominee!

Come see the amazing covers in InD’Tale Magazine’s 2018 RONE Cover Awards!   The amazing cover for The Enchanted Swans, designed by Cora is on the list!     Check out The Enchanted Swans HERE!

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Events for 2018!

I’ve updated my Event page for art shows, workshops, readings, etc. for 2018.   Upcoming art shows, workshops, and appearances: Beading workshop at Dansville Artworks, Dansville, NY, March 3, 2018, 11am-2pm Author Reading and Signing at Card-Carrying Books & Gifts, Corning, NY,

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Brigid’s Day

Flashes of reluctant color pepper her white veil A long, somnolent stretch Heralds the coming of spring’s life The crack of an icicle, The tentative chirp of a sparrow Slush and crunch and drip Is music to my ears.  

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Happy Solstice!

Ah, December. The ringing of jingle bells until you want to smash the little buggers whenever they appear, the mad dash for holiday gifts, the dreaded anticipation of hordes of relatives appearing at your doorstep. And yet, it is a

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2018 Calendars are ready!

I’ve prepared FIVE different calendars for Ireland for 2018. Available for purchase HERE! Religious Ireland 2018 Calendar Irish Coasts 2018 Calendar Essential Ireland 2018 Calendar Neolithic Ireland 2018 Calendar Ireland Buildings 2018 Calendar REVISED! I’ve added more calendars! Iceland 2018

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Green Dragon, Artist Newsletter

Want to keep abreast of my activities as a photograph and a beadweaving artist?   Each newsletter will have details about new work, upcoming events, and some information about beading or photography. Sign up for my brand new artist newsletter!

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How to Talk to Artists at Art Festivals- The Do’s and Don’ts (Warning: You’ve probably been guilty of at least one of the don’ts…) | the Year of Living Fabulously

How to Talk to Artists at Art Festivals – the Do’s & Don’ts (Warning: You’ve probably been guilty of at least one of the don’ts…) I visited the Cherry Creek Arts F… Source: How to Talk to Artists at Art

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Here is my interview with Christy Jackson Nicholas

An interview with me!   Source: Here is my interview with Christy Jackson Nicholas

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Why Are There Violent Rabbits In The Margins Of Medieval Manuscripts? | Jon Kaneko-James

Finally, there’s this image of a dog jousting against a rabbit who is riding a snail-man. Source: Why Are There Violent Rabbits In The Margins Of Medieval Manuscripts? | Jon Kaneko-James

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