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 It finally uploaded. Now you can see the coloring process on my latest #artcommission the very #feathery Ravenhana.

 

art is here: https://www.deviantart.com/amehanarainstardrago/art/Commission-Ravenhana-s-Mischief-for-Vadise-837079030
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She walked out on stage; the heat of the lamps beaded sweat beneath her feathers and made the tiny dress she wore still too much. Elizabeth, named so in honor of the woman who sewed the first iteration of the flag that would forever be associated with her family line, attempted to survey the gathered throng with their upraised arms. She knew they were there but those cursed and blessed lights partially blinded her, a screen between herself and them. The flash of cameras cut through, sparkling stars in the sea. Elizabeth knew that in the White House her sister, representing their many times great grandparents as the mascot of their country, watched this concert at the side of their President.
 
They all chanted her name, frenzied throngs reaching and pleaded. Was it for Freedom, though? Or was it for more confirmation and stroking of their egos? Each group wanted to be acknowledged. Each wanted their views heard, represented, upheld, and lived by. Elizabeth could only sing to the common desires. As long as she did so though for a time each group would work together instead of working to tear out each other’s throats and let their great land die.
 
She was no hero, not like Lady Liberty had told her the day Elizabeth had discovered the strange circlet that day so long ago. Back then she had been just another unheeded voice in the throng and her concerts and speeches made to empty rooms and cabarets where she was an ignored backdrop. Some of those times she hadn’t been ignored though, instead spat on and beaten for being “too liberal” or “too conservative” or even “socialist” for the messages of her songs.
 
Elizabeth wished Liberty were here with her now, or that she could fly back to the statue and perch inside her crown, or on the torch. What a pity it was that she had never been the literal lighthouse she’d been designed to be.
 
“But I am with you, Child. Just as I am with your sister, and each being that fights in their own way for Freedom, Equality, Peace, Justice, and Honor. Sing out the Truth to them. Bring Light to these Hearts lost in the Dark Storms. Show them the shore.” The voice flowed through her mind, the circlet on her brow heating and glowing.
 
The copper stylized torches, also stylized music notes began to flame. Her feathers did not burn. She never singed. In answer the enchanted jewel microphone in her left wing hand flashed and sparked in answer. Soothed, emboldened, Elizabeth stroked the inverted and stylized flame on her hips. Spreading her right wing and splaying the fingers dramatically she signaled the band she was ready.
 
Elizabeth opened with the National Anthem. It always worked. They would be more open to the words of Equality that would follow. If she persevered perhaps one day the wings of this great nation would be somewhat in tandem.
 
Materials
5.5 by 8.5 inch mixed media paper, 0.5 mm mechanical pencil, pink eraser, Prismacolor color pencils, Ohuhu alcohol markers, Copics grey scale markers, metallic and white gel pens, Crazy Art water based markers, water, brush.
 
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Mythical Minstrelsy volume 2

 The long awaited second volume in the Mythical Minstrelsy anthologies is now available on Smashwords. I have not yet gotten the Amazon Kindle version set up and uploaded yet, nor the print. Volume three I hope to have ready to push later this year after I get the cover ready. Long term Patreon Patrons will be sent the appropriate years in ecopies for their support.

 

Maria Lightwatch, a three tailed kitsune character of mine is the mascot and "official tale teller" for this series. Each book is a collection of that year's art, stories, meditations, and poetry, not including installations of the Selkies' Skins series or illustrations done for children's books. Each year's anthology will therefore be of varying lengths but will mostly tie in with mythology or folklore in some fashion.

 

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/933783

 


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Exhausted: Queen of Crystals Print Poster

 Exhausted: Queen of Crystals is now available on Zazzle.com as a poster.
https://www.zazzle.com/exhausted_queen_of_crystals_poster-228581474252915783

I need to figure out which pieces from my deviantart gallery to get printed as posters and how many to stock as I gather things for the booth while finalizing what I know I will have energy to do. I do not expect as much help as I had two years ago and probably about the same amount as last year. HOPEFULLY I will make all three days of Fiesta and have a working vehicle. I have not yet filled the paperwork.
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Update will be a little late

 This week's update for "Selkies' Skin: Temple and Skinquest" is going to be a little late. I did not get the immersion and uninterrupted writing time I needed. Instead, have this colored version of a picture of Kirsty and David set sometime after the current book.

http://amehanarainstardrago.deviantart.com/art/Kirsty-and-David-Color-610485216?q=gallery%3AAmehanaRainStarDrago&qo=0

As to why it's been late I have had some work come up, various errands and surprise errands, and a big rather important project that once it is done I can show pictures of.

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Review of "Tiptoe"

Tiptoe by Kit O'Connor

I got this book in exchange for an honest review. When I got it I had not seen the tiny blurb mentioning infidelity and insanity. I wish I had. The book was well written story wise, even with the jumping between characters. I normally enjoy that sort of book, but it took me a bit to understand how the characters were connected. I was expecting a story about a boy becoming a knight and defeating his dragon. It's not quite what I got and it seems the dragon was a completely different kind than the sort we started out with. On one hand I'm applauding this and on the other I'm going "not quite for me." However it might be for you. I had to push through the first third or so, but then it started to make more sense to me. Also as I have avoided drug culture that might have put a damper on my understanding. However that also may have been the effect the author was going for as I was indeed finding myself in a very alien (to me) world.

I might look for more by this person later, but it isn't high on my priority list.

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Here, have a Kirsty picture. Back to some selkie related material.
http://amehanarainstardrago.deviantart.com/art/Selkie-transformation-567750156

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I'd Rather be writing...

I have just had one of those days.  So instead of doing my homework when I originally planned to, I made this.

writing bumpersticker
Logo is not on the bumper sticker on the site.  Why? I forgot to.  However if anyone would prefer this version to the unmarked, I can make both available.
Want? Clicky!

*sigh* Now, back to my regularly scheduled homework.
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Artness

Have been pretty quiet on all fronts here lately.  I have been busy, am tired, and words aren't flowing as well as I'd like.  Still working through going through the manuscript, and then double checking the author's revisions.  Still doing schoolwork and keeping up with that, with a test coming this week.  Somehow still managing to find time for my mate and my kids (and would consider myself a failure if not able to give those three at least some time each day).

Today is a local art show held at the high school, and several of my pieces are in it.  Daughter is sharing a table with me to display some of her works.  There are only four other tables at the time of this writing, and despite this small number, a pretty wide range is displayed.  Things from ceramic bowls, a tree spirit statue inspired by the kodama of Mononoke Hime, a ceramic monster hand, various acrylics, watercolors, pencils, an oil pastel, and charcoals... as well as ornaments.  The range of artist ranges is interesting too, as Daughter's work is still young, so it's actually got a neat age progression.

Yes, some of my landscapes are on display, as well as some of my dragons, and even the phoenix I did in 2004 for Merlin... and one of my kitsune pieces.

Sadly, Daughter's better works are not in the show, such as her gorgeous sunsets she'd done in preschool, which had been at her father's on display, and have since been taken down... and Athena suspects trashed.  Which is irritating as if he didn't want them anymore I would have liked to have save them for her portfolio.  AND HE KNEW IT.

Ahem.  Moving along.

Display opens at 5 tonight at the McCloud High School and closes at 7.  The kids and I will be there as long as possible, which is dependent on Son's behavior.  We shall see how this goes.  I am nervous as this is my first actual "art show" slated as such... and the mountainscape I'd originally been working on specifically for this I did not get to finish... it still lacks the color washes... and I do not want to display a WIP work for this one.
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Athena's snuggling dragons request seems and feels done (including random discarded scales and feathers on the floor.  I will scan it in and post it tomorrow.

Athena also has some art that I need to archive in her gallery.

I will give links when stuff is posted.

Saturday will be one on one time with Athena (it's needed) before her scouts function.

>.> In not so great news... I feel a cold trying to set in.  Time for the tea to ward it off.