Bush pretties

I was shocked to realise that I let a whole month pass without a single blog post. How does time get away from me so quickly? Part of my excuse is that I spent a glorious week in the Timbavati going on game drives and enjoying the warmer temperatures. I could easily have stayed for another week if it wasn’t for that annoying little reality called “work”.

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Novels and writing tools

Last week I came across an article on JulNoWriMo (July Novel Writing Month) and feeling brave, I promptly joined up. I have this idea for a book that’s been rattling around in my head for almost two years now. This (I thought excitedly) would be a great motivator to get that book onto paper. Although I have been dabbling in small pieces of writing for a while now, I have never attempted anything larger than the odd blog post and website page. Now that I have been busy for almost a week I realise that updating the blog is much more fun compared to the discipline required to get 50 000 words into an acceptable order. But being the geek I am, I did find some great tools to help the aspiring author.

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New ideas and doodles

My steampunk airship has become a little whimsicalYesterday I realised that meetings can be used as bonus time to work on new ideas. Rather than nodding off in abject boredom as I’m wont to do, I doodled in my workbook in an effort to stay awake. I have the attention span of a gnat and a 1.5 hour meeting is beyond the scope of my concentration, so doodling becomes a defence mechanism.

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Fleshing out ideas | Part 3

Yes, I’m still alive. Surprisingly work has not managed to completely¬†annihilate me. Yet. There has actually been some time to work on my t-shirt design and finish it off as initially intended. And today I intend to start on the next design. There are steampunk visions behind my eyes…

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Random Pretties | Baroque Star Wars

Today’s random pretty comes from Mattias Adolfsson who brings us his wonderful vision of Star Wars as it would have looked during the Baroque. (Yes, I am a geek, as if you needed any further proof ^-^). Mattias is a freelance illustrator living in Sweden. He uses pen and ink to create these quirky illustrations and colours are added with watercolours.

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