Saturday, January 17, 2009

Week One.


A week has gone by and I've finished more of my story tham I have managed to put down in the five years I've been here. I feel like I haven't felt in ages... I feel like myself. I know much of what I do is completely silly and probably has no audience, but -I- am so happy!

This story has been kicking around my head since the first snow-fall of our time here in State College. The characters have been going endlessly in circles until... now... and I feel like all the pieces are falling together. Though, heck knows if they are. ;) I'll need to pester my sisters/editors to read the first 100 pages (<- okay, it's 91, but the day has just begun!).

Next week I'll begin things that have substance other than words offer... I really can't wait to have a shop full of items on Etsy! Dolls and pictures and plush monsters and jewelry, hazzah! Once that's done... I'll begin illustrating my story! Vanity publishing... here I come!

*The picture with this post was a commission... my first attempt at a Pern dragon... unless you count those fire lizard doodles back in middle school...? The dragon is gold and shiny, but the scanner hates gold and shiny...

4 comments:

Laura said...

Hi, I'm the person that your commission was done for, it was a birthday gift from my husband. I just want you to know that I love it. It's perfect. I came here to find out how to contact you to send you a note, so of course I had to say something here. It was a total surprise, especially since I have admired your artwork before when you have had it displayed in Webster's. I recognized that it was yours immediately. It will have a special place in my home. Forgive my babbling, but it's hard to find the right words to express just how much I love it. Thank you so much!

mammalfeathers said...

Hi, Laura! :D I'm so very glad you enjoyed getting it so much! I wanted to send your husband a note to ask... but I didn't want to seem pushy.

I'm just so pleased you're so pleased! It was a pleasure to work on. I'd just been re-reading some of the later Pern novels when he inquired about the commission. He asked if I could draw a girl and a dragon. I responded, 'totally! But what kind... Eastern, Western..." and then, because I'm a dragon nerd, "Pernese?"

I'm so glad it was :)

Thanks for the note <3

Lisa said...

Hey Lady! I am so happy to hear that you are so happy! You deserve it! We should talk soon!

muse_no_fantasy said...

I absolutely adore the Dragon of Pern series. I think I own everyone of Anne McCaffrey's books that are published. So I guess now is the time to learn a new hobby. Blogging, lol, you all will have to help me sometimes.