I forgot to post about this when it all went down, but the second book of the Swordmage Trilogy was released last month! It is called The Darkest Hour and it is fantastic. I have to say that I liked it a lot more than the first one. Martin really takes reviews and critique to heart and I can only see his work getting better and better as time goes on.
I was honored to be one of the chosen beta readers for the second book and even more blessed because I was given the opportunity to do the cover art for the book. It turned out a little dark on the print version, but I’m alright with that. While I was working on the cover art project, I was very unhappy with the way it was turning out. Now that I’ve had time to step back, it isn’t so bad.
Cover for the Darkest Hour
I may be going a bit crazy with the amount of “advertising” I’m doing for this, but a co-worker of mine is writing a fantasy fiction book trilogy. I feel that it is a project worth backing and word-of-mouth is everything.
The first installment of the trilogy, the Last Swordmage, was released in December 2012. It is a short, fast-paced read that takes place in the world of Solendrea. It is about a girl who is sold into slavery and eventually comes into her own power – both magical and her own strength. At the moment, it is only available as an eBook on the Kindle, but a paperback version is soon to come (I have a signed copy, yay!).
A map of Solendrea that I created based on the author’s sketch.
Last week I was finally able to take a break from Christmas and Wedding crafts to do something for myself. I had been working on projects for other people for over a month. Instead of completing one of my many half-finished projects, I was inspired to create a quick plushie when Pizoobie at Mice n Dice posted a tutorial for a Carbot inspired Zergling!
Carbot Animations’ Starcrafts is a YouTube gem. The series consists of animated shorts based on Starcraft 2 and new episodes are released every Saturday. Unfortunately, for viewers unfamiliar with Starcraft, most of the humor is lost because it is based on game mechanics and inside jokes.
If you’re interested in making one yourself, either because you love the Starcrafts series or because he’s just that cute, head on over to Pizoobie’s tutorial. She also has a really cool Ahri (League of Legends) cosplay on her site if you want to check it out.
My adorable Carbot Zergling!
Hey everyone! For the longest time, I wanted to start a blog about my crafts and hobbies, but I couldn’t focus on one area and couldn’t think of a blog name. So I give up!
This blog will be about everything I enjoy – from geeky shows, to crafts, to books, to cooking and more. I don’t expect anyone to read it, but I wanted a place to jot down my thoughts and document some of the awesome things I find and like to do.