Well, folks, the time has come. For years I have teased about music I've been working on. If you've been following closely, you know that I have something a little different in store for you: namely music from my books. That's right. Music. As in a soundtrack. A score. Like a movie. Being an author who is also a musician (or maybe a musician who writes novels, I can't decide), it was probably inevitable that I would write these scenes and characters and moments with a bed of music in mind. And yes, that's what I did. So I decided
There's a name for this... I never knew there was a name for my aesthetic until my sister (an interior designer) said to me once, "You're such a gothic maximalist." I had never heard the term maximalist. Minimalist? Yes, all the time. It's all the rage these days. But I suppose much like most extroverts assume introverts are just one social event from being converted (we're not), I think mainstream designers assume everyone is a minimalist. Hint: we're not. I can never find what I like in big box stores, mostly because big box stores focus on what's trendy and...
Shallow art does not equal good theology. Let me say that again. Shallow art does not equal good theology. If art isn't authentic to the human experience, it's not art. There. I said it. *breathes* This topic can be...touchy, to say the least. For Christians, anyway. I think we're scared... I've avoided it, to be honest. I thought to myself, "If someone brings it up, then talk about it. But don't open that Pandora's Box. It's not worth it." People have brought it up in my inner circle. But I can tell that they, like me, weren't sure what to
I'm not very good at drawing people. Ask anyone who has asked me for art and they'll tell you... So this is your official disclaimer that this is merely my labor of love, by no means my crowning glory. Ha! But I needed to see Prince Ferryl and Elizabeth. I needed to bring them to life. So, my friends, I give you to you my OCs, in this piece I'm lovingly calling Dreamers. P.S.: Did you know that "chalam" is Hebrew for dream? Yes, that's a chalam tree behind them. They shared a chalam... they shared a dream, after all.
As a writer, I am deeply inspired by art and music. As an artist and musician, I am deeply inspired by the world around me. So whether I set pen to page, whether I write a song, whether I pick up my (digital) paint brush, I like to think that all of my art—in all of its forms—is really just continuations of each other. That one song led to one art piece, which inspired a scene in a book, which gave me an idea for a melody, which put a poem on my heart, and on and on. And so,
So every once in a while, I dabble in my artistic side with a brush (or wacom brush, that is). I thought maybe you'd like to see what I do and maybe even purchase prints and more for yourself, if you're so inclined. So I set up a Society6 store. Nothing fancy, just a fun way to get some of my work out there. Hope you enjoy!
Fall. It's the best. When you live in Texas like I do, it's the best for a lot of reasons. Namely, you've just come out of what was quite possibly the hottest summer you've ever experienced (even though you say that every year) and you're so desperate for relief that when it finally comes, all you can say is, "Thank you, Jesus!" But aside from the falling temps, there is something so magical about this time of year to me. Maybe it's that the days are getting shorter and the nights are crisp. Maybe it's the pumpkins and general feeling
Hi friends, I just wanted to share with you that you can now purchase some of my original artwork on Etsy now! I'll be adding new stuff all the time so check it out often! You are all awesome!! ~Captain http://www.etsy.com/shop/minor5captain?ref=pr_shop_more