This is a culmination of my too many interests. It's is an in-between place. It's more focused than my Myspace blog, but less so than my author blog. Here you can find artwork, photography, writing, poetry, book covers, manga and pointless videos. All of these things mesh together to become a reflection of their creator in an in-between place colored like shadows and flavored like frappuccinos and chocolate. It's one heck of a world.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Even more book covers......

Yeah, guess what I've been doing? I mean, besides cowering from storms, sitting in the dark and rushing to ER with my brother! (He's okay now - he had another bizarre seizure. They say it was a totally different medication this time. I am dubious.) Anyway, I've been doing BOOK COVERS! And for your enjoyment, here are a bunch of them!

The James Charade

Photo © Benkrut |

For the Soul of the Rose

The rose is from dreamstime by Alexander Kopelev And the water is by me using an awesome plugin called Ripples Magic by Redfield (cost $20 but worth every penny!)

The Road not Taken: The Decision of Sally Hemings

image from wikimedia commons - copyright New York Times and now in public domain (wikimedia is a great place to find public domain images!)

Rising above the Wave

the author sent the image (he had two to choose from and this one was just so simple and eye catching I was like "yes!! This is it!)

red flat

smexy photo by IsabellSchatz at istock photos
I finally had to make my own blood splatter brushes. i just taped a bunch of card stock to the shower wall and threw spoonfulls of watered down black paint at it ;) I have made them into brushes bu I think I should post them as images so other people can use them, too.
I hope this author has more books coming. I like his taste in covers ;) heh-heh! (The book sounds good, too!)

The Cereal Killer

I took the photo with my brother the assistant. he actually had all those different types of cereal in his cupboard! Seriously! There were a couple others, too, but they were boring. Needless to say almost none of that was any good and got thrown away after the shoot!

Dear Crossing

A super manip - the axe, bird and house are all separate images by Hubert Woods Jr. , Pklimenko & Susan Law Cain @ It was fun, though.

Knight at her Service buy Charlene Newberg

Another manip (I love this one!) photos by Aaron Johnson | Dreamstime. com & Paul Hakimata | Dreamstime. com and, technically, there is a photo b me in there. Where? Check the reflections in the chrome parts of the motorcycle. The original image is on a highway in a deserty type area and since this is a residential that had to go (it stuck out really bad!) the house in the reflection is so distorted I didn't worry about property releases since there's no way you can tell where it is, but I will say it's from Hamburg, Iowa ;)

The absurd secret diary of an unborn baby

Some Jo artwork (this sounds like such a fun book!)

summer dance intensive guide book

Some more Jo art work (you might notice I used the depth of field to make the stuff farther away blurry. Yeah, snazzy, huh?)

I had no idea there were this many....

vs 1

Texture provided by Sienna62

baseball by © Patricia Hofmeester | Dreamstime. com

and last one...

Catawampus Tales by Bob Frey

cool artwork by me :)

There's actually more, but my dinner is done and I is hungry, so until next time - stay slinky!

TTTC: Chapter 7

What is the TTTC? It's a webcomic written by Jonathan Harvey and illustrated by me. we add a page every week, so be on the lookout. Why not visit and subscribe?

It's time for a new chapter! We can only wonder what joys and delights Chapter Seven will bring us! (Seriously, we have no idea, so don't bother asking!)


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Monday, May 23, 2011

Swag Day & Sheep

If you haven’t been following the I Smell Sheep blog you should (for a variety of reasons) but one the biggest is a very cool new thing they will be doing on the 10th of every month, starting in June – Swagday.

What is swagday? And hey, for that matter, what is swag? Swag is free stuff. So what is swagday? You guessed it: Free stuff day!

To play you just head over to the I Smell Sheep blog on the 10th of June and play the author to pet matching game. (Yes, this means match the author to the picture of their pet(s).

So what’s with the picture of the box? Because the point of Swagday is to climb outside your box and try something new. For me, my box is pretty big (sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal, romance, YA, contemporary) however, I know I avoid most chick-lit like the plague.

What box do you hide in? What genre’s have you consistently steered away from and why? And, while you ponder these questions, go check out the official announcement blog on the I Smell Sheep blog!

Friday, May 20, 2011

TTTC - Chapter 6 Page 17 - THE END

What is the TTTC? It's a webcomic written by Jonathan Harvey and illustrated by me. we add a page every week, so be on the lookout. Why not visit and subscribe?

This week brings us to the end of chapter six. ...


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(Yes, you sat through 17 pages of this chapter for that ONE joke. Feel cheated? Well, don't! Chapter Seven starts next week!)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Book Cover Extravaganza

Yeah, so that's all I've been doing for the last three or four days. I need to take a break and get some writing (or photo editing) done, but don't think it is gonna happen...

On to the cool new covers:

the 10-minute pr checklist by Mark Coker

Vector by me - based on an image by Gary Knight:

This is currently my favorite cover. Well, okay, this one and Devil's Mistress. (see farther down)


photo by me:

That photo was actually taken with my cell phone a couple years ago - it's the corner of my yard overlooking the field next door ;)

Rattlers by Paul Perron

original image from Christian Harberts | Dreamstime. com

I got to read this short story and it's good!

The Last Pahvant

rock image by Shari Weinsheimer from

sky image by me -

I also got to read some of this one - when I have more time I intend to read it all - it has a great beginning!

Exiles by Tom Parker

vectors by me - based on this image:

This one makes me think of the Just SO Stories book I had when I was a kid -


Photo by author - he also provided the photo for his last cover and it was equally cool. he must be a heck of a photographer!


IMAGES BY Geotrac | and Snake3D

I LOVE this one!!! It looks like a book you'd buy at Hy-Vee in the rack by the check out counter (yes, this is what I aspire to ;) )

Doctor's Delight

images by Andi Berger & Elena Rostunova | Dreamstime. com

half naked doctor. It's a winner in my book!!!


Photos by:

© Winterdove | Dreamstime. com
© Xalanx | Dreamstime. com
© Scott Griessel | Dreamstime. com

did lots of manipping - this is actually four pics (two were by the same guy). I thought it turned out good. The woman is obviously not standing there, but I dind't want her to be, hence the banner that goes behind her but in front of the rest of it.

there's 4 more waiting for approval, one I need to photograph for, three I need to draw, and two I am waiting on replies for to start - oh and one we are both waiting on a reply from an image owner... so yeah, not slowing down any ;)

TTTC - Chapter 6 Page 16

Late posting this here because blogger was down... weird, I know!

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Friday, May 6, 2011

TTTC - Chapter 6 Page 15

What is the TTTC? It's a webcomic written by Jonathan Harvey and illustrated by me. we add a page every week, so be on the lookout. Why not visit and subscribe?

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Also, don't forget to pick up your copy of Shades of Plaid by Jonathan Harvey! It would make a great Easter gift!
Shades of Plaid (A Very Unconventional Weekly Journey into Christian Living)
Sample or purchase Shades of Plaid (A Very Unconventional Weekly Journey into Christian Living):
Also available on Kindle! Go here
Shades of Plaid (A Very Unconventional Weekly Journey into Christian Living) |
And in paper back!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Artwork: Self Portrait

I originally did this for a cover concept that didn't get used, but I think it's worth saving, so...

Yeah, I used myself. I won't go insane and sue myself later ;)

self portrait

(btw, notice my spiffy new signature? *points down* )