Thursday, August 14, 2014

It's all coming together, DAP Tales

It's funny how it all suddenly happens. I have been working on this game for over 8 years and the execution only took me a couple of hours. My husband didn't know I could do 3D work. I looked at him and asked if he knew that I'm a AIA grad. He just laughed and stared at the 3D sword illustrations. I have been also working on several books... So far... 16 of them. Reviewing what I have so far is somewhat daunting. When will I ever finish?

Lately I've been quite excited about the future. I'm in the bubble of creativity at the moment and I'm riding the air as I avoid pricks. Man! There are a lot of pricks! One prick in particular -- getting over being a starving artist. There is so much that I want to accomplish but the lack of money gets in the way, so I'm going to take Aziz Ansari's advice and keep working and perfecting my skill. Doors of opportunity are meaningless when you aren't ready to go through them.

Friday, August 1, 2014

What's in a note, DAP Tales?

OK. So I'm one of those people who are actually afraid of certain still things. What type of silly things? Well, I'm afraid of crowds of teenagers, homeless folk to talk to themselves and approaching people when I have something to sell or to use their location. Pretty silly right? The last fear on my list is really hampering my success. I'm the sort of person who likes to focus on her strengths rather than my weaknesses. That is one of the reasons why I formed the GNG. It was a way to meet like minded friends.Sure the GNG isn't what I hoped it would become but it is developing on its own course and I've made some good friends.

Last year we made some scrolls for the elderly. It forgot the name of the woman who organized the whole thing but I was impressed with the whole effort.  There are a lot of kind people in Atlanta and I think I should try to be around them more. Usually when I kind, I am taken advantage of, but I enjoyed the feeling and I think I'll continue the scrolls idea. I try to live by my motto, 'If you can, you should." so I'm going to try harder. This year, I'm going to read for the public, even though I hate doing that. I'm also going to reach out to the shelters and share my talent with them. This year I've tried hard to sell my work but I think my soul is a little tired of it. I'm going to focus on spread joy as much as I hug my Joi. LOL.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Pat your back, DAP Tales!

Happiness is a really good art day!
Had a lot of fun at the Doo Gallery today. Started off *meh* but ended really well. I even sold a book. I need to do this kind of stuff more often... Hell, I will do this kind of stuff more often. I had a goal to put GNG work in an art gallery and it happened today. Now our work will be auctioned in the gallery. SWEET!  Pics to come soon.


Thursday, July 17, 2014

It's all coming out, DAP Tales!

I'm on a roll. It took so long to work out the details of the project but now I've finally started belting these out. Yay!!!!

Monday, July 14, 2014

It's about time DAP Tales

I have been working on my board game, LSS for over 8 years and finally I made myself finish the the swords and shield. Feeling very proud of myself.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Friday June 13th on a Full moon -- Once in a possible lifetime DAP TALES

I don't know if it is the moon and the date but I have been feeling very creative today. It's been fantastic! Don't to to talk too much about the work. I want to force myself to finish it. Feeling good. Feeling lucky -- that feeling is very new to me.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Aaaagrrrh DAP Tales!

Thinking of using pirate names to add to the fun of the LSS game. Feeling quite productive. Finally re-working the teachers edition and the play set. Made several mark-ups of the little playtime books -- all 29 of them! Designed more plates and worked on the mark-up for the GNG little books. I even worked out my new diet plan as well as my financial plan for the next 5 years. It's been a very good 3 days. More work than I've done in months. Hazarrrrrr!

Monday, June 9, 2014

The DAP Writing Process

I was invited to participate in Ana'Gia Wright's blog tour today and I am quite happy to share with y'all!
So... here goes...

1. What am I working on?
I think the correct question would be... What am I NOT working on? LOL! I am, to my own detriment, never parched for ideas (knock on wood). 'Focus' is really high on my list at this time. So I am attempting to focus on finishing my new book, "Midnight Kisses between Hippos and Fish"

2. How does my work differ from others in the genre? 
At first, I didn't think it did until people who read my work told me it was different. I love a challenge and my love for research really adds depth and richness to my stories in a way that I haven't been exposed to lately. If you can't find it, write it.

3. Why do I write what I do?
Well... It doesn't feel like a choice. I have so much fun with the stories in my head, that I am compelled to write it down and read them over and over again.

4. My writing process is...
To daydream the entire story. If I'm entertained, it makes it to paper. I often try to give myself a scheduled time to write, but in reality, I write when I feel compelled.

Feel free  to visit the following authors participating in the My Writing Process Blog Tour using the links below:

al-Falaq is a writer and illustrator living in Atlanta, Georgia. He loves cats and shares his home with an ornery fur ball with nine tales, at least! His collection of poetry and short stories, Threadbare is now available on Amazon.
al-Falaq usually writes the GNG on Location Blog for Georgia Nutts.

Yvonne Walker is a sweet Texas girl with a big heart, a huge brain and a gift for taking the stories in her head and putting them on paper.Yvonne is hard working but fun loving person whose daily life involves all things science and writing fiction. Her favorite saying which happens to sum up her life is, “Everyday is an adventure. So go live it because you never know what you are going to encounter!” She loves life and tries to live every day of it to the fullest with an open mind and a grateful heart. Yvonne currently lives in the Atlanta, Georgia area.

Jeani Brent has written a heartbreaking memoir called "Confessions of a Bullied Girl", which follows an insecure, knock-kneed little girl as she struggles to overcome the traumas her tiny California town doled out. From verbal abuse to rape, Jeani falls victim to bullying in all its most terrible forms.
When Jeani finally escapes the small town that had labeled her an outcast for so long, she slowly begins to see that it wasn't her all those years that was the problem; it was the hateful, small-minded people that surrounded her.
This bold memoir takes readers through Jeani's hell, and exposes the detrimental lifelong consequences that unchecked bullying can have.

Monday, June 2, 2014

That's some kind of DAP test

Working on a scientific project. So far it has worked twice. Keeping my fingers crossed. Planning to keep adding to this post.
April 12 -- 30 plus
April 24-- 50
May 12-- skipped
This test day was funny. All week I saw it and I was yelling like a crazy lady and shouting at the sky... "Are you trying to taunt me? I even made fun of Phil for not following instructions and making it fail. Then on June 13th at 12:42 am, I saw I had miss read the results. So the experiment is still on and I have to eat a crow when Phil gets home. LOL!
June 12 -- 500 plus 2
July 12 -- 5

Monday, March 24, 2014

DAP, The Kings are calling!

I told myself that would try to start doing things (like blogging) that I enjoy. Ideas for my books, my game, my health goals... yup! It's time to handle all those royals in my head that are demanding my attention.
Feeling pretty good about what I started so far.

Some Georgia Nutts Guild Stuff.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


This is the year for my 40th birthday. I plan on making it epic. I don't know if I will go through with any of it but I am going to give it the ole' college try. When I think of my plans for the year -- writing, finish designing my board game, public singing, weight loss... it all seems impossible but I'm pretty excited to continue this journey.