#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


Sunshine and Collage

We’re enjoying beautiful, sunny weather in Spokane today. It’s cold, but so clear and crisp outside! This is why I love eastern Washington state–we get our share of overcast weather, to be sure, but mostly, the sun shines. As I always say, here you can be up to your butt in snow and be dazzled by the glare. :)

I’m writing, of course, and organizing my new art room down at the end of the hall. It’s off to Wal-mart for storage drawers, a trash bin, the usual stuff. Collage is messy work, and right now, that room literally looks as though a bomb went off in there.

Oh, but I am having fun trying out new techniques. I bought one of those Melt-Art pots at Michael’s, along with an instruction video, and wow, the stuff you can make is amazing. I’m learning Photoshop,too–slowly but surely. Fortunately, there are some very good tutorial CD Roms out there. Most fascinating to me: I can take a photo and, using Photoshop, turn it into a sketch! Since my drawing skills aren’t exactly whiz-bang, I plan to use my fancy art projector to flash the sketch onto canvas or art paper and trace it.

What an age we live in, Maynard G. Krebbs. (You have to be of a certain age to recognize that reference. Remember Dobie Gillis?)

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