2014 was a year of challenges of opportunities. It was thankfully also a year of good health and incredible joys.
We lost good friends, made some fantastic new ones and tried a lot of new things.
We railed against the hate and barbarity in the world; it seemed so prevalent that it was easy to feel overwhelmed. At times we were.
And still… we need only look at our kids to see that spark of kindness and goodness. May they preserve it always and help heal all the ways this world is broken.
I don’t know what 2015 will bring. Aiden and I had some discussions about uncertainty, as its something that troubles him greatly. I explained that it troubles all of us, as nothing in life is ever guaranteed.
My wish for all of us, dear friends, is for a year of good health and good news; a year of finding our personal joys and inner peace, and a year when we make a difference, however small, in someone else’s life.
I have gotten some questions about where people can find out more information on my novel, Winterborn. I made a separate site ( http://www.yapparichronicles.com/) to host all information that relates to the worlds of my novels.
There you can find the world overview, stories, a pantheon and bestiary as well as illustrations by myself and others.
I’ve also finished a new illustration of Quinne and Anita in the archive, which is now the new header for the site:
2014 started with a whimper and has kept me on my toes. Health issues have unfortunately derailed some of my plans; the Winterborn sequel is still not finished and there are other tales clamoring for attention.
There are a couple of other exciting projects that I’m slowly getting off the ground, so I’m hoping to be able to make a couple of announcements by the end of Spring.
A warm thank you to everyone that stopped by to say hello and to those that purchased my art at the Vcon art show. There were questions about the sequel to Winterborn, and when it will be available. Unfortunately I’m not actually finished writing it yet, so my best estimate is that it could be out by late Spring 2014.
I am currently working on another couple of projects which will hopefully be finished before the end of the year. I’ll be posting more information once I have some sneaks peeks to show.
Meanwhile I am enjoying a week off – here in Canada the Thanksgiving weekend is almost upon us! I am looking forward to welcoming Fall properly !
The original Uneide Art site was created in 2006. While I loved its design, over the years it became clear that we needed something easier to edit and update. Starting fresh also gave me the opportunity to retire older works of art and streamline the gallery.
Another feature I really like about the new site ( done via WordPress) is the ability to blog. This should make it easier to discuss my works in progress, artshows and upcoming appearances!
My next appearance will be at Vcon in Vancouver ( http://www.vcon.ca ), where my work will be exhibited in the art show. I will also be in attendance with some other work at the Artist Alley, so please stop by and say hello.