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July plans

Decision one: Camp NaNoWriMo?

Decision two: If so, what?

I can tackle Crows again now that I have a better idea what’s going on (and I need to remember to make some posts here about some of the things I’ve learned.)

Likewise, I could go back to Troy and Sal, or Genie-ous, the two other stories that hung up badly on the same issues.

I could write something new (several choices there)

I could revisit some of my old SF stuff, particularly the intelligent spaceship, or one of the steampunk stories.

I dunno. Thinking about it makes my brain hurt. Just too many choices

food porn

Last night’s supper was a resounding success–salmon with braised greens and citrus vinaigrette, with steamed rice (mixed blend, predominantly japonica).

It was also amazingly simple. The hardest part was browning the cut-up bacon before braising the greens. And did I mention healthy?

Salmon with braised greens and citrus vinaigrette

Salmon with braised greens and citrus vinaigrette

canyon

This one’s still in progress; the canyon walls and the stream are still unfinished and I’m not consistent about where the sunlight is coming from. But it’s coming along nicely.

I’ve been forgetting to post my progress. Here’s the one I’ve been working on for the last two weeks. I’m not sure whether it’s finished or not.

rhododendron

End of March wrapup

The first part of the year has been less productive than I had hoped, mainly due to serious family drama (middle son and wife splitting up) which really hasn’t taken that much time since they’re in California and we’re in New England. But there’s been a lot of time in conversation, and a lot of time lost to just pondering.

Possibly as a result of having so many churning emotions that are hard to articulate, I put a lot of emphasis on my art classes. I’m quite pleased with the progress I’ve made there.

Got one shiny new idea and worked on it for March Madness. Will keep poking at it and the teenage vampires story; hopefully one of them will be ready to go for November, if I decide to NaNo it.

I’ve made it about halfway through the Crows draft. I’m working on it for Camp NaNoWriMo this month, with the goal of having a solid though not polished manuscript by the end of the month.

May will be primarily a reading-and-crocheting month, with a scaled back Story-A-Day.

Yeah, the night before this week’s class, I finally remember :p

I still can’t get the car right, and the perspective on the shack is off, too. May need some more work on that before I start the big painting.

another study of sunrise and coffee shack

sunrise and coffee shack

I did another study for the big project, this time focusing on the sunrise. Came up with this, which I’m fairly pleased with:

study for sunrise in big project

study for sunrise in big project

I’m going to play around some with the band of green and mountains behind the guardrail; I think it probably needs to be darker relative to the green in the foreground.