100 days of writing 2022

Yes, you read this right—I started a new #100dayproject, and it is all about making progress on Book Two. I’ll post weekly updates on my Writing Blog and day-to-day snippets on @Freitagbooks. See you around. 

Week 16 DAY #100 – It is done

#100dayproject to Publication It is done! The eBook edition of The Fragments, The Spheres – Book One is published! ♪ _(^- ^)/ ♪ \(^- ^)_ ♪ This was hard. Really hard. And the work is only starting—getting the word out! Have a look at the Book and Series pages on my website! Progress on Book Two Let’s… Continue reading Week 16 DAY #100 – It is done

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Week 15 – 3 days to go

So much has happened—I am not sure where to start … anyways, here you go. #100dayproject to Publication The illustrations are finished, and I even made a map. I changed the direction for the cover … AGAIN. One more editing round based on the final first reader feedback and to proofread the last eBook compile,… Continue reading Week 15 – 3 days to go

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Til the Heart Keeper – Paper mache sculpture #102

Paper mache sculpture – Acrylics on recycled paper Size (approx.) 18 cm x 10 cm x 6 cm (height x width x depth) Meet Til. Til is a Heart keeper, well rounded and diligent. Heart keepers will take good care of your heart and keep it from harm. They are also very adapt in soothing broken… Continue reading Til the Heart Keeper – Paper mache sculpture #102

Nin the Wood Sprite – Paper mache sculpture #101

Paper mache sculpture – Acrylics on recycled paper Size (approx.) 18 cm x 9 cm x 6 cm (height x width x depth) Meet Nin. This Wood Sprites is well-rounded, very curious and easy to fall in love with. Nin is part of the Midwinter Collection, and brings a little light to the dark places in… Continue reading Nin the Wood Sprite – Paper mache sculpture #101

Min the Secret Keeper – Paper mache sculpture #100

Paper mache sculpture – Acrylics on recycled paper Size (approx.) 15 cm x 8 cm x 6 cm (height x width x depth) Meet Min. This Secret Keeper is well rounded and very diligent. It tends a secret garden and will tell no one what you confide in it. Min is part of the Midwinter Collection,… Continue reading Min the Secret Keeper – Paper mache sculpture #100

Uni the Bird totem – Paper mache sculpture #99

Paper mache sculpture – Acrylics on recycled paper Size (approx.) 15 cm x 8 cm x 6 cm (height x width x depth) Meet Uni. Uni is well-rounded, but exceedingly mysterious. The new totems are part of the Midwinter Collection, and bring a little light to the dark places in the Night forest. The sculpture… Continue reading Uni the Bird totem – Paper mache sculpture #99

Umi the Walker Totem – Paper mache sculpture #98

Paper mache sculpture – Acrylics on recycled paper Size (approx.) 16 cm x 7 cm x 11 cm (height x width x depth) Meet Umi. Umi is are well-rounded, but exceedingly mysterious Walker Totem. The new totem is part of the Midwinter Collection, and brings a little light to the dark places in the Night forest.… Continue reading Umi the Walker Totem – Paper mache sculpture #98

Bee the Bunny Totem – Paper mache sculpture #97

Paper mache sculpture – Acrylics on recycled paper Size (approx.) 15 cm x 10 cm x 6 cm (height x width x depth) Meet Bee. Bee is a book-eared Bunny Totem. They can be moody but are well-read and extremely curious. Bee is part of the Midwinter Collection, and brings a little light to the… Continue reading Bee the Bunny Totem – Paper mache sculpture #97

Midwinter Collection 2022

The Winter Solstice is coming, and with it the longest night of the year! Time to celebrate with a small but very special Mid-winter paper mache collection. As always, let me know if you see something you like, and I’ll reserve it for you! The creatures will go on sale tomorrow, Saturday, June 18, 2022.… Continue reading Midwinter Collection 2022

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Week 7 – 46 days to go

My last post was 19 days ago, so there is lots to catch up on. But, overall, I feel things are progressing okay-ish. Still lots of ups and downs – and a few really bad days – but I feel I am slowly getting things under control … as far as this is possible. #100dayproject… Continue reading Week 7 – 46 days to go

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My thoughts on eBook Distribution

First, if you are trying to figure out how the distribute your eBook, you should check out the excellent 2021 post on Ebook Distribution: The Complete Guide for New Authors by Reedsy. Touchstones My touchstones based on my publication and promotion strategy are No exclusive lock-in Wide distribution into most British English speaking countries More… Continue reading My thoughts on eBook Distribution

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Week 4 – 67 days to go

Week 4 (and part of 5) started well before falling apart completely! The May Shop Update took over, leaving not even a sliver of time to continue on the illustrations. #100dayproject to Publication Since the last post, I completed the eight rough drafts for the title pages, and I am now going back through them… Continue reading Week 4 – 67 days to go

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Lula, Lilu Portrait #2, Fine Art Print, Limited Edition

Meet Luna Lilu. Luna Lilu is a Giclee Fine Art print on 300g acid free 100% cotton paper, unframed. The museum quality or archival prints are printed individually here in Wellington in A3 and A4. The 100% cotton paper is made in Germany by Hahnemühle and has a beautiful texture and feel to it. The… Continue reading Lula, Lilu Portrait #2, Fine Art Print, Limited Edition

Luna, Lilu Portrait #2, Fine Art Print, Limited Edition

Meet Luna Lilu. Luna Lilu is a Giclee Fine Art print on 300g acid free 100% cotton paper, unframed. The museum quality or archival prints are printed individually here in Wellington in A3 and A4. The 100% cotton paper is made in Germany by Hahnemühle and has a beautiful texture and feel to it. The… Continue reading Luna, Lilu Portrait #2, Fine Art Print, Limited Edition

Lilu, Lilu Portrait #2, Fine Art Print, Limited Edition

Meet Lili Lilu. Lilu Lilu is a Giclee Fine Art print on 300g acid free 100% cotton paper, unframed. The museum quality or archival prints are printed individually here in Wellington in A3 and A4. The 100% cotton paper is made in Germany by Hahnemühle and has a beautiful texture and feel to it. The… Continue reading Lilu, Lilu Portrait #2, Fine Art Print, Limited Edition

Biu the Bunny Totem – Paper mache sculpture #96

Paper mache sculpture – Acrylics on recycled paper Size (approx.) 17 cm x 7 cm x 6 cm (height x width x depth) Meet Biu. Biu is a Bunny Totem. They are extremely moody and prefer to brood in the shadows. The sculpture is hand-crafted sustainably from paper mache and painted with fluid acrylics. If… Continue reading Biu the Bunny Totem – Paper mache sculpture #96

Bae the Bunny Totem – Paper mache sculpture #95

Paper mache sculpture – Acrylics on recycled paper Size (approx.) 17 cm x 7 cm x 6 cm (height x width x depth) Meet Bae. Bae is a Bunny Totem. They are extremely moody and prefer to brood in the shadows. The sculpture is hand-crafted sustainably from paper mache and painted with fluid acrylics. If… Continue reading Bae the Bunny Totem – Paper mache sculpture #95

Bou the Bunny Totem – Paper mache sculpture #94

Paper mache sculpture – Acrylics on recycled paper Size (approx.) 17 cm x 7 cm x 6 cm (height x width x depth) Meet Bou. Bou is a Bunny Totem. They are extremely moody and prefer to brood in the shadows. The sculpture is hand-crafted sustainably from paper mache and painted with fluid acrylics. If… Continue reading Bou the Bunny Totem – Paper mache sculpture #94

Zou the Forest Walker – Paper mache sculpture #93

Paper mache sculpture – Acrylics on recycled paper Size (approx.) 18 cm x 6 cm x 11 cm (height x width x depth) Meet Zou. Zou is a Forest Walker. The Walkers are well behaved and exceedingly adorable. They traverse the Night Forest seeking the perfect spot for their young charges to settle and grow strong… Continue reading Zou the Forest Walker – Paper mache sculpture #93

Zun the Forest Walker – Paper mache sculpture #91

Paper mache sculpture – Acrylics on recycled paper Size (approx.) 18 cm x 6 cm x 11 cm (height x width x depth) Meet Zun. Zun is a Forest Walker. The Walkers are well behaved and exceedingly adorable. They traverse the Night Forest seeking the perfect spot for their young charges to settle and grow strong… Continue reading Zun the Forest Walker – Paper mache sculpture #91

Zui the Forest Walker – Paper mache sculpture #92

Paper mache sculpture – Acrylics on recycled paper Size (approx.) 18 cm x 6 cm x 11 cm (height x width x depth) Meet Zui. Zui is a Forest Walker. The Walkers are well behaved and exceedingly adorable. They traverse the Night Forest seeking the perfect spot for their young charges to settle and grow strong… Continue reading Zui the Forest Walker – Paper mache sculpture #92

Pip the Bird totem – Paper mache sculpture #88

Paper mache sculpture – Acrylics on recycled paper Size (approx.) 15 cm x 7 cm x 6 cm (height x width x depth) Meet Pip. Pip is a Dawn Bird Totem. They are exceptionally charming but can be mischievous. They usually hide at the edge of the Night Forest waiting for first light of the day… Continue reading Pip the Bird totem – Paper mache sculpture #88

Pai the Bird totem – Paper mache sculpture #90

Paper mache sculpture – Acrylics on recycled paper Size (approx.) 15 cm x 8 cm x 6 cm (height x width x depth) Meet Pai. Pai is a Dawn Bird Totem. They are exceptionally charming but can be mischievous. They usually hide at the edge of the Night Forest waiting for first light of the day… Continue reading Pai the Bird totem – Paper mache sculpture #90

Pit the Bird totem – Paper mache sculpture #89

Paper mache sculpture – Acrylics on recycled paper Size (approx.) 15 cm x 7 cm x 6 cm (height x width x depth) Meet Pai. Pai is a Dawn Bird Totem. They are exceptionally charming but can be mischievous. They usually hide at the edge of the Night Forest waiting for first light of the day… Continue reading Pit the Bird totem – Paper mache sculpture #89

Mut the Wood Sprite – Paper mache sculpture #87

Paper mache sculpture – Acrylics on recycled paper Size (approx.) 16 cm x 9 cm x 6 cm (height x width x depth) Meet Mut. Mut meet the world. Mut is a Wood Sprite and looks after rare forest flowers. It plants seeds and brings rain to the little seedlings. The sculpture is hand-crafted sustainably… Continue reading Mut the Wood Sprite – Paper mache sculpture #87

Mau the Wood Sprite – Paper mache sculpture #86

Paper mache sculpture – Acrylics on recycled paper Size (approx.) 16 cm x 9 cm x 6 cm (height x width x depth) Meet Mut. Mut meet the world. Mut is a Wood Sprite and looks after rare forest flowers. It plants seeds and brings rain to the little seedlings. The sculpture is hand-crafted sustainably… Continue reading Mau the Wood Sprite – Paper mache sculpture #86

Mor the Wood Sprite – Paper mache sculpture #85

Paper mache sculpture – Acrylics on recycled paper Size (approx.) 16 cm x 9 cm x 6 cm (height x width x depth) Meet Mor. Mor meet the world. Mor is a Wood Sprite and looks after rare forest flowers. It plants seeds and brings rain to the little seedlings. The sculpture is hand-crafted sustainably… Continue reading Mor the Wood Sprite – Paper mache sculpture #85

Wut the Wood Sprite – Paper mache sculpture #83

Sculpture – Acrylics on paper mache Size (approx.) 14 cm x 7 cm x 5 cm (height x width x depth) Meet Wut. Wut meet the world. Wut is one of the new Sprites that look after rare forest flowers. They plant seeds and bring rain to the little seedlings. If you decide to befriend… Continue reading Wut the Wood Sprite – Paper mache sculpture #83

Shop Update May 21, 2022

Meet the new tribe members! New Wood Sprites and Bird totems join the Night Forest tribes, and the new Forest Walkers are ready to be officially introduced. And then there are the Bunny Totems, they are a tribe of their own. The first prints from the “Conversations with my Teacup” series will be available via… Continue reading Shop Update May 21, 2022

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Wot the Wood Sprite – Paper mache sculpture #82

Sculpture – Acrylics on paper mache Size (approx.) 16 cm x 8 cm x 6 cm (height x width x depth) Meet Wot. Wot meet the world. Wot is one of the new Sprites that look after rare forest flowers. They plant seeds and bring rain to the little seedlings. If you decide to befriend… Continue reading Wot the Wood Sprite – Paper mache sculpture #82

Week 3 – 77days to go

Week 3 was another blur. I can’t believe it’s Friday already! #100dayproject to Publication I committed to a final list of illustrations for the first eBook edition.As a minimum, I will create illustrations for _the cover_the internal title page_the ‘map’ of the Fragments_eight illustrated part title pages. The style for those will be a collage… Continue reading Week 3 – 77days to go

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