Monday, November 7, 2011

4 year blog anniversary was November 6th!!

Wow! How the time has passed. I meant to blog this yesterday but I had mistakenly set the reminder on my iphone to be for "PM" instead of "AM". Sigh. Anyways, 4 years!!! I have enjoyed blogging and meeting so many interesting people and artists over these past years. I'm also waiting anxiously for my blog books to come. I ordered the first 2 years of my blog in 2 separate books and cannot wait for them to arrive!! I will post some pics of them when they do.

Here is a layout I finally did with pictures from last April

I love how this turned out.

I also signed up to play along with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's Art Journal Everyday. One of the techniques shown was to use salt on top of glimmer mist, which was supposed to give it a cool effect but I find that mine wasn't that noticable. I think it's because I should have used watercolor paper instead of normal paper. The normal paper absorbed it too quickly making it hard to get the salt on in time. But I did end up with a page I liked:

I'm reading "After Midnight" by Richard Laymon on my Sony Reader.

and here's the review as per

From Publishers Weekly
Although Laymon died in 2001, his U.K. novels have only recently gotten an American release; this 1997 title is a sordid, flawed gem, both stomach churning and erotic, and not infrequently at the same time. Narrated by paranoid, defiant 26-year-old Alice, the book opens on a peaceful night of house-sitting—but as Alice warns, "You can never be sure it's safe." Indeed, shortly after midnight she spots a strange man emerge from the woods and go swimming naked in the family pool. A fortunately timed phone call that's a wrong number gives Alice the chance to drive off the stranger, but sets in motion a 24-hour whirlwind of murder, terror and madness, beginning when Alice splits open someone's head with a Civil War saber—and escalating precipitously from there. Alice's matter-of-fact attitude toward her grisly handiwork can make her hard to sympathize with ("I felt rotten about killing him, but not particularly guilty"); supporting characters are easier to like, but don't get too attached. As the night wears on, Laymon piles on gory details and violent sex with perverse, over-the-top glee; it's definitely not for everyone and can strain credibility, but Alice proves to be one of Laymon's most original and memorable protagonists, and should keep hardened horror fans reading well past the stroke of midnight.

I'm enjoying it so far!!

1 comment:

Shazza said...

Hi Glenda!
You won the Guest DT prize at ARTastic in October. I need your address to post out your prize, please email


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