Last summer I spent just about every sunny day out on my back deck. It was very nice to work from home while sitting outside with my laptop, listening to the birds. And it was even more lovely in the evenings, listening to the chittering of dozens of chimney swifts swooping overhead.
Since the pandemic started, I’ve been getting into a lot of home decor projects. During the summer it was all outdoor projects, but as soon as it got cold outside I started painting my rooms and scouring Pinterest for decor ideas.
Happy New Year! Wow, 2020 feels like it went by very quickly. Somehow it still feels like it’s March 12.
We’re entering awards season again, so I thought I’d do a (very quick!) roundup of the stuff I have that’s eligible.
After my last laser project, I was out of locations to make into topographical maps, which meant I had no idea what gifts to make people this year for Christmas. I knew I wanted to make something on the Glowforge because it makes my amateur art projects look really professional, but I had no ideaContinue reading “Laser cut resin jewelry”
It’s still January so I can still talk about this year’s resolutions, right? Last year was a pretty good year for me. I started learning Turkish in April (for no particular reason). My short story “Glory Night,” which I’d sold in 2017, came out in July. I sold “No Mercy to the Rest” to Podcastle,Continue reading “New Year’s Resolutions 2020”
“No Mercy to the Rest” went live on PodCastle today, so please go check it out! I really love this story and I think Cherae Clark’s narration is fabulous. It’s about a necromancer going for a job interview at a supervillain’s castle, and it deals with grief, sacrifice, and killer robots. Sadie parked in theContinue reading ““No Mercy to the Rest””
It’s award season again! Everyone’s eligibility posts have been making the rounds so I thought I’d throw together my own extremely short post. “Glory Night” came out in the Welcome to Miskatonic University anthology by Broken Eye Books in July 2019. It qualifies in the short story category of the Hugos, Nebulas, and any otherContinue reading “Award eligibility 2019”
[Part 1 here] Let me tell you, friends, this project was a big one, and I made it bigger by making more dumb mistakes. First, I found a topographical map of Mars that was made in 1993. It was only after tracing the entire thing that I learned the first of two important facts: weContinue reading “Laser art part 2: Mars”
Last year I got my hands on a Glowforge Pro laser cutter. It’s not mine (it may be cheap for a laser cutter but it’s not actually CHEAP) but I needed to learn how to use it, and what better way to do that than try my hand at making some art. Glowforge has aContinue reading “Laser art part 1: Cape Cod Bay”