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Kari-Lise now has prints available in the US!

Exciting news! Kari-Lise Alexander—my awesome wife who I have posted about before—has finally released a series of limited edition prints for sale here in the US! Click here to check ’em out! She also has some original sketches up on her store as well. If you’re unfamiliar with her work I suggest checking out her website and giving her a follow on the Instagrams.

Kari-Lise Alexander

Friday Link Pack

Friday Link Pack
It’s Friday so I figured why not take the time to share a few interesting links I have found throughout the week. (I will fully admit I am stealing this idea from Swiss Miss.) Some of these I mention on twitter, if you’re not already following me there, please do!


Baiting Your Characters
Setsu Uzume shares a handy tips to flesh out and fully understand your secondary and minor characters. (Would work on main characters as well.)

The Hidden Key to Creativity
Lauren Sapala writes a quick article about how to get out of your head and refresh yourself creatively. For me it’s reading, designing, and hiking, what works for you?

50 writing errors that make you look like an amateur
Charlie White compiles a list of things authors need to look out for in their writing. It’s good stuff. He has another list of 25 more errors here.


Peter Bellerby – The Globemaker
Great short about Peter Bellerby an artisan globemaker in London. It’s really well produced and shows the outcome of dedication and hard work.

The Monsters of Ray Frenden
My buddy, illustrator and and Harley Davidson spokesman, Ray Frenden was featured on Juxtapoz’ blog. Go check his work out, and give him a follow on the Twitters.


Welcome to Night Vale Podcast
I will probably do a Reading—er…Listening Recommendation for “Welcome to Night Vale” in the future. However in the meantime go subscribe (it’s free) and immerse yourself in the new weird world that is Night Vale and join me in hating on Desert Bluffs.

USGS Animal Congregations Terms
What do you call a group of fox? How about magpies? Okay smarty pants what about herring? If you don’t know the answers click the link and see the USGS’s list of animal congregation terms.

Lovecraft Story of the Week:

The Rats in the Walls
Do yourself a favor if you have never read this: go in blind.

Farewell Gif(s) of the Week:

Have a good weekend everyone! I’ll leave you with a couple of animated gifs for your enjoyment. I absolutely love the old guy:
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Artist Llael McDonald on regrets…

My wife sent this to me this morning. It was too good not to share. When artist Llael McDonald was asked if she’s had any regrets she answered:

“Yes, being an artist. Honestly sometimes I wish I just had no creative drive and was happy with a nine to five. Life’s hard as an artist. You battle with being taken seriously by family members and friends and you battle with money problems and creative blocks. Your work is never done and your mind is always switched on.”

Ain’t that the truth, thankfully, most of my friends and family take me seriously, but man, sometimes it’d be nice just to relaaaax.