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Saturday, 30 August 2014

Impending Tour and Competition.

Hello again everyone. The last few weeks have been a bit rough on me. My very beloved cat had to be put to sleep. She was 23 years old and had been with Hubby since she was 6 weeks. Needless to say we were devastated, I think I will always miss her. She will forever have a place in my heart.

I find myself in need of a distraction, So. This September I have decided to push my writing as much as possible. 

By that I mean not just promote my already published work, but the books I'm currently writing too. I'm going to pick four stories from my Work In Progress list, (believe me it deserves the capital letters.) and spend September trying to finish them. 

I'm also doing a blog tour, I'd like to try and guest on a blog every day in September. I've already got three dates booked hopefully with more to come. If anyone's free to host me please feel free to get in touch with me. 

My plan is to start each blog post with my progress on each story, so you can encourage me and see how I'm getting on. The blog entry's might not be very long but I'll answer any questions I might have been asked on previous blogs tell you a bit about my day and snippets of each of my stories.

The competition is nice and simple, over the whole tour I will be keeping an eye on all the comments, so I can respond to them all. The question or comment that's the most interesting or funny will win a copy of one of my e-books.

One of the stories I'm going to use will be the sequel to Red on the Moon. I'll announce the four stories and a little bit about all the one's I've picked on my first blog stop which will be the very lovely Leona Bushman. I'll start a link page so you can easily follow the different day's of my blog tour, I'll update that daily too. 

So until Monday, see you soon.


Monday, 11 August 2014

Leona is in the house!!!

Please give a very warm welcome to Leona Bushman!

Hi everyone!! *waves ecstatically*

Thank you for having me on your blog again! I'm here today with my art. I've taken many art classes, but it's been years and years, and I've been out of practice. This year, I renewed my commitment to my arts—painting, quilting, sewing, crocheting, writing, oil pastels, soft pastels, etc. as well as adding in a new one, designing fabric.
And what a rush it has been!! Throughout time, I try all sorts of styles. Some successful, some not so successful... LOL I have two styles now: Impressionist expressionist, and palette knife a la Georgia O'Keeffe. Love a lot of different types of art, but these seem to be the ones I can do successfully.
Anyway, today, we travel to Australia. The painting, Waves of Feeling is done en plein aire, meaning I did it on site, rather than in a studio. It's found a lovely home, as you'll see here, as it watches over the sleep of whomever graces the bed in Melbourne.


As you can see, it's very impressionistic as well as expressionist. It's a popular painting with my fans.
Here's another pic of it:

And a close up shot of the waves:

I sell my art, but I've given many away. Here's one I gave to a cancer walk for survivors:

Where My Art Roams is the first of what I hope to be many virtual walkabouts. I'm taking you on a tour of my paintings that I have given away and sold. From Australia to Washington, to Scotland, and places in between, I will show you the paintings in their new homes.
Next Stop is August 14th, and I'll be taking on this next leg of the journey on my blog, You will find that a lot of my friends are writers :D And some of them are also artists, like myself!

And an Etsy page:

You can follow me on twitter: @L_Bushman

My blog where I share my writing journey and post some of my artwork is here:
(LOL as I just said above :S)

Do you have a favorite artist? From past and present? I love the impressionists, notably, Monet, Renoir, and Van Gogh (I hated Van Gogh during art classes...learned to like him as I was exposed to more of his work J ), Georgia O'Keefe, a lot of Dutch artists, particularly Jan Van Eyck, and his painting, Arnofini Wedding. Modern day includes Russ Potak and Jennifer Beaudet. Okay, anyone who comments, can PM me on FB and get 50% off any artwork they'd like! Also, will provide an ACEO (2.5 x 3.5 inches) if I get 20 comments or more on today's blog. Open to USA, UK, and Canada J