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The Year of Waiting

Year 2014 was the year of waiting.  So much happened and yet so very little was accomplished, and I find myself still waiting.  So many odd events occurred in the world in general as well as in my own personal

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Posted in Culture, History, Inspiration, Writing

NaNoWriMo Writing Experience

So this was my third year attempting to reach the 50K word goal.  And sadly enough I did not succeed this year. It seems like each November I experience some kind of distraction that cannot be ignored.  On the first

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Posted in Writing

Inkjoy – inexpensive art fun with pens

It seems like everything I like, enjoy, or want to do is really expensive.  This really sucks when one lives on a tight budget, and I suspect that many artists and budding artists fit into this category.  So one tries

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Posted in Art

First Irminsul Painting Project

I have been wanting to explore into more of the imagery of the Northern/Western European ancient cultures, and so I finally sat down and started to work on some of the Irminsul, which is associated with the Norse God Tyr,

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Posted in Art, Asatru, Culture, Heathen, Irminsul

Traveling to Helheim

This painting project is the 5th in a series of experimental practice paintings that I have been doing to prepare me for a project that I would like to do concerning Yggdrassil and the Nine Worlds.  So I have developed

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Posted in Art, Asatru, Heathen, Painting

Idunna’s Apples – A still life project

After completing the chiaroscuro class this past spring semester, I decided that I needed to practice more still life works and keep my skills up while waiting for the next semester to begin in the fall.  I am not really

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Posted in Art, Painting

The Helm of Awe Painting

This project was a requested painting for a Helm of Awe theme as the main focus of the art.  A Helm of Awe is a very ancient Norse/ Germanic magical symbol for strength, power, security, and other positive influences desired

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Posted in Art, Asatru, Culture, Heathen, Inspiration, Painting

To Smudge or Not to Smudge? – That is the Question.

To smudge or not to smudge?  That is the question when working with charcoal.  And if you were expecting some New Age Magic topic…  Well, sorry I am talking about charcoal renderings. Smudging, smearing, rubbing, smoothing, and blending… That’s what

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Posted in Art

More Charcoal Woes

My third semester has begun and once again I am dealing with one of my least favorite mediums, charcoal.  It’s so messy and difficult to erase, but it is a practical and traditional medium to study drawing and the technique

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Posted in Art, Education

Why Start online Comics?

I currently have three online comics or graphic novels.  I don’t currently make any money from them and have not received any awards or job opportunities from them, so why do such a thing? It’s very simple.  I like to

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Posted in Art, Goals, Inspiration, Online comics