Bits of History

Bits of History

Old newspapers are time capsules, and today my neighbor found one under his house. The houses in my neighborhood are from the early 20th century. My craftsman is from the 1920’s. The homes across the street are older, 1915 being an average construction dates. This Tacoma News Tribune edition, dated Friday, November 25,1921, is in […]

The Problem with Prequels

The Doctor: Time can be rewritten! River Song: Not those times. Not one line! Don’t you dare! When writing a prequel story you already know how it must end. And you can’t change that outcome because future heroes are depending on you for their chance to succeed. Click To Tweet The short story I’m writing […]

Parallel Realities: An Easy Way To Fry Your Brain steve-collis-from-melbourne-australia-astronomical-clock_alt

Parallel Realities: An Easy Way To Fry Your Brain

Timeline Jumping and the Mandela Effect Disclaimer: you’re in no way obligated to believe anything in this post unless, of course, you want to. Then, by all means. I’m going to be perfectly honest with you, Time is never as obedient as you think it should be. It’s curvy and brain-buckling, changing speeds unexpectedly and […]

Today’s Short Fiction Selections Girl Daydreaming

Today’s Short Fiction Selections

I finished up a new Drabble* this morning called, My Curse. It’s an allegory about events in my life right now. This brings my Drabble collection up to fourteen mini-stories, some with illustrations. There’s an unfinished fifteenth in my files called, The Great Retrograde Race. It’s about a championship cup race through the solar system […]

How To Be a Better Artist Sara selfie

How To Be a Better Artist

I try to draw something new every day. It may be linework or painting practice, or studying a new style of illustration. Many artists prefer to stay within their comfort zones, sticking to an art style that’s proven successful and easy for them. Not me! I like to challenge myself, it’s a great way to […]

From Fat Ponies to Rocketships Pony marker-test

From Fat Ponies to Rocketships

I’m a brick-and-mortar type of artist; I like non-digital tools for drawing and painting. So right now my desk is a disaster! It’s mess of pens, markers, pencils, tracing paper, and brushes. I keep knocking things to the floor when I’m working. It’s distracting! It’s always been that way for me. Even back in the […]

Common Answers to Questions I’m Asked While Urban Sketching Sara Sketching

Common Answers to Questions I’m Asked While Urban Sketching

Yes, that’s a real fountain pen. Yes! I do this all the time. I don’t know if I’m going to color it in until I’m near the end. Certainly you can draw, anyone can. I absolutely think you should try. I’d love to see your work. Me too, I’ve lots of art supplies that I […]

Normalizing Fascism and the Loss of Civil Rights, from Dystopian Novel to Reality Distressed Hands

Normalizing Fascism and the Loss of Civil Rights, from Dystopian Novel to Reality

“…The invisible webs of Comus [Communications U.S.], drawn taut and singing with tension as Prowlers policed the roads of the nation, sifting the population man by man through psycho-polling research. They kept the electronic computers humming day and night, straight around the clock.” Catherine Lucille (C.L.) Moore (1911-1987) wrote those words sixty years ago in […]

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