TerraToys: Ceramic Art Toys by “Mudmonkey” Simon Boses

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The Rhyne Maiden and the Swans

Art by Nancy Farmer

I finished a painting of one of my Rhyne Maidens.  The initial sketches, and explanations of what a Rhyne is were in this post: https://nancyfarmer.wordpress.com/2015/01/29/the-rhyne-maidens/ but in the end I kept the concept and created a completely new image. Rhynes, I discovered, have appallingly unforgiving perspective, and I was quite pleased with how this turned out, but the composition was very much driven by how to handle the perspective. So at some point I shall go back and re-visit one of my original concepts as well. Those who are familiar with the far more common Rhinemaidens, will of course appreciate that I also feel a trio of Rhyne Maidens would fitting in a painting at some point, too.

So, onto the painting: I am still blue! I like the blue, and again I will not be adding any more colour to it.

Rhyne Maiden and Swans - painting in gouache Rhyne Maiden and Swans – painting in…

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

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Launch Day!

Beyond the Gate

It’s been 4-5 months in the making, but our launch date has finally arrived! Point your browser to your *favorite eBook vendor and get it today!!

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Amazon
Apple
Kobo
Nook (Barnes & Noble)
Page Foundry

*at the time of this posting, Kobo and Scribd have still yet to post the book. We’ll update this page with valid links when the book is on those sites.

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The Octopuss, 28th July

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The Octopuss….

There have been rather few cat-of-the-day postings lately, this is because there have been few cats around: it’s too hot and they are lurking outside somewhere rather than posing for me. I have been doing a lot of outdoor swimming though, so I thought I would introduce you to one of the more unusual sights you may see if you venture to swim outside. Small ones are not too much of a problem but woe betide the reckless diver who ventures to the depths (this is of course why I only swim and do not do diving…)

The Octopuss The Octopuss

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Taraxacum officinale, with terracotta pots, 17th May

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Taraxacum Officinale: You think this is just dandelions? This is a plant that you can grow that requires no preparation of the soil whatsoever, that you can eat, that is exceptionally nutritional and high in minerals, and that actually improves the soil while you grow it. Ok, it’s just dandelions, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true 🙂

Taraxacum Officinale Taraxacum Officinale

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Strong Bot

Strong Bot.

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