Quotes That Inspire Me

In art:

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.” Oscar Wilde

“Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.” Andre Gide

“Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.”

—CS Lewis

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. “ —Aristotle

In Life:

“Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice. In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” —Proverbs 16:8,9 (NIV)

In religion:

“A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.”

“Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.”

“If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning.”

—CS Lewis

Reworking Branding Materials

Over the next few weeks I'll be working on redoing my personal branding. Starting with my logo, which has become too mediocre. I still like it but not what it could be, so I will be adding to it and amking more "me".

After that, I'll do new business cards and redo the website some more. I will hope to have all my social media working in tandem, branding matching after that. Hopefully it'll smooth out my portfolio a bit, and make it feel unified. That helps creativity.

Expect many stand along products, like bookmarks, charms, posters, and art that you can buy along with my regular commissions.

Updated Site

I just updated my site so it fits a bit more steamlined. I expanded the gallery, and compacted the about page--with a changed picture. I wish I had a better picture for my face, but the one I have up will have to do. I added a lot of links to my footer for my other sites, take a look sometime!

Work in Progress of Votum Cover

For some reason I just like work in progress pictures, you know? It's nice getting into the mind of an artist and/or designer. Here's some of mine for a book cover illustration, I really like these and would like to do more...

Commissions coming up

Even though my commissions have been available for a long time, I finally found a site that'll help get my work out there. It is launching on January 15th and is called ArtCorgi. I hope you all will be interested in ordering somehting from me either through that site or via mmy email.

Merry Christmas!

I won NaNoWriMo 2013!

Well, even despite getting sick for an entire week (blame the cold and medication withdrawal) I managed to make up the words I lost and write 50,000 words in November! I am so proud of myself, because it means since the end of May I have written over 150,000 words in various stories of mine. You can say I'm feeling accomplished. X3

Keep an eye out for my books, Votum and later Circle of Stone Magic, because I plan on publishing them. I'll be spending my extra time editing them until they are shiny and ready to be sold. I may even be inspired to illustrate even more scenes from them now!