Thursday, July 30, 2009

New Website

After writing so much on topics that I don't really care about for clients, I felt the need to work on something that I am passionate about. One thing that is important to me, through my own experiences and background studying psychology, is passing on information about mental illness that is real and not the twisted ramblings and sensationalism of the media.

So, I started a new website about PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) and other anxiety disorders:

If you do check it out, let me know what you think of it. As I get time, I'll be adding many more articles to it.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I Have to Pass This Along...

I've been working on starting some new websites. I was afraid I would have to pay a web hosting service fee for each website every monthly. When looking for the cheapest web hosting, I found an incredibly cheap web hosting deal. Unlimited websites for $7.95/month!

Another thing I really like about HostGator is that they have live chat technical help right on their home page. I tried cheap web hosting services before, and it was nearly impossible to get any technical help from them.

Writing Contests blog has been updated:

There are some free writing contests posted and in upcoming posts. Why not try one?

Monday, July 27, 2009

Poetry Contests

I have updated my poetry contest blog called Pen Poetry.

I have initiated a schedule to keep my blogs updated more regularly.. look for a fairly constant supply of information on poetry contests, poetry chapbook contests, and any song lyric contests that I can find.

I may have to find a poetry contest to enter myself. It's been awhile since I was published (other than online). I've got way to many projects that are in the beginning phases to concern myself with that now, but it would be a nice goal for next year.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

More Fun with Illustrator

My youngest son helped with my art assignment yesterday. The assignment was to create a symmetrical black and white design. I felt bad because I spent most of the day working on writing for a client, so I let him scan in some of his Pokemon cards and showed him the different filters on Photoshop. He really enjoyed playing with it.

This week, I got some free software- a music production suite. He's anxious to play with that too. My kids and I have always done a lot of creative activities for fun.

Monday, July 20, 2009

New Website Is Ready!

Well, it's up and working.. but I am still working on it. It is a website dedicated to my interracial erotica and erotic poetry.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

New Blog

I feel the need to document my journey from SSI recipient to independence. I created a blog to both encourage myself to keep moving forward and to perhaps help others in the same situation.

Some of the topics covered soon will be how to make money from writing and art as well as issues related to working with a disability.

New blog:

Path From Poverty

Friday, July 17, 2009

Fun With Adobe Illustrator

I had some fun doing this assignment for my Fundamentals of Design class at The Art Institute. Basically, the objective was to create a design using only black and white to create positive and negative space. Pretty cool, right?

Monday, July 06, 2009

Photos from my Art Show

The turnout was much better than expected
for a holiday weekend. Thank you to everyone who
came to the show.

If I have another solo show next year, I'll probably
show the series of mixed media paintings that I am
working on that depict the homes of famous people in
a way that reflects their contributions.