I'm not a horror fan, but it's hard to read or watch fantasy without tripping over the more common figures of terror like vampires and werewolves. I think of them as iconic, fixed horrors and am often surprised by the way they are portrayed these days. After thinking about it, I've realized that we have to... Continue Reading →
I love birding but it has its frustrating moments. Like when you get a good look at an unfamiliar bird, notice all the field marks you can, then run to your field guide to look it up, only to discover that the bird you thought would be a cinch to identify is not in the... Continue Reading →
The second week of Inktober has come and gone and I am keeping up with my goals so far. The two things that have helped the most: allowing myself to doodle if I want, and deciding ahead of time what I might draw. The thing that is making it hardest? Knowing that I will be posting... Continue Reading →
I put together today's fantasy art collage several years ago, using a reproduction of a painting made by Francesco Hayez in 1859. I must have been in a pessimistic mood, because the sweet painting, called The Kiss, could be an illustration from a medieval fantasy romance story. Maybe I was predicting future trouble for the lovers.