I've been submitting stories to anthologies and magazines in the meantime, but I don't know if any of them are going to be published yet. It can take months for a response to come for a piece of work, so in that time I just keep writing and writing.
After thinking for so long that I needed to write a novel, short stories are a revelation to me. I enjoy writing them a great deal, and I've found a lot of inspiration in them. I used to fret that the word limits would be hard for me to describe all the details, but I think it's helped me become a better writer. If I can describe a scene in plainer terms then it is easier to see all around, and I can go on to more important dialog or action.
But even though I'm deep in the process of writing, I still have a few new arty bits of news. I'm still working on some fabric designs, though they are slow going. I think a few new pieces on spoonflower might be printed soon, so there may be a few more new selections for sale there. The printing process for samples is taking about 2-3 weeks now, so even if I order a sample well in advance, I don't get it for about a month. So expect new fabrics every other month or so to go on sale.
This is one of the newer fabrics. I developed this one with a friend and it's called Adelaide watercolors. It was an exciting project to take on. I made and designed the fabric based on some ideas my friend had about a character she likes to write called Adelaide. We talked characterization and background, and I came up with a few different designs for her, but this was the first. This is also one of the fabrics that should go on sale soon.
I also have a gumroad account now, so you can buy downloadable items like my Presets from there. Gumroad is a direct download, so you can get all your files instantly. It's quick and simple - I've gotten lots of resource and media files from there. Visit my gumroad page.
That's all for now. Have a good week friends.