Friday, July 26, 2013

Book 7 and a Ninja

The seventh book for The Artful Readers Club is 

My review:
5*
This book was pretty amazing. I actually saw some quotes from this series on FB and I thought they were freaking hilarious. I just had to get the book and see what it was about. Charley is such a fun character and I totally adored her sarcasm and wit. It was entertaining to read about all the trouble she got herself into. Her scenes with Reyes were pretty smoking and I loved how we found out more about him through her investigation. This author has a very enticing writing style and you could hear me laughing out loud on several occasions. Awesome read!

Quotes:
“You named your breasts?”
I turned my back to him with a shrug.
“I named my ovaries, too, but they don’t get out as much." ~ Derinda Jones, First Grave on the Right

"I may not look like much, but I’m an expert at pretending to be a ninja." ~ Derinda Jones, First Grave on the Right

Linking to Paint Party Friday.

P.S. We have winners!
Rafflecopter on my blog chose Natasha White and Random.org chose Heidi Garrett Fantasy Fairytale Author on my FB page giveaway. CONGRATULATIONS! You each won a FREE space on my August, 2013 Cotton Candy Girls On-line Workshop.

Cotton Candy Girls Workshop starts August 5th, 2013 and is exactly the same as the previous two and it's still just 25$. Go register HERE.





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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

How to get Your Message Tweeted with One Click


Do you want your blog readers to help you spread the word using twitter?

And do you want the tweet message to say something specific?
YES?!
Why not make it easy for them and create a tweet for them to share with one click.

1.WRITE AND ENCODE YOUR MESSAGE
  • Write a message you’d want your tweet to say including URL, if you want to promote a link to something like your blog post.
    click the picture to make it bigger
  • Remember tweets can only be 140 characters long. If it’s too long, you can use a website like http://tinyurl.com/ to shorten your URL link. 
  • Include @YOUR TWITTER NAME, if you want to be notified when someone tweets this message you created.











  • Add http://twitter.com/home/?status= before the encoded message and your link is now ready. It should look something like this:

2. PUT IT IN YOUR BLOG POST
You can do two things with it.
  1. Open a new blog post, write something like “TWeeT THIS” for people to click on and add the above link to the words.
  2. OR
  3. Open a new blog post, insert an image for people to click on and add the above link to the image. Like this.
Go on click and share the love! :)





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Friday, July 19, 2013

Freaky Wednesday on a Friday

Yeah, I'm doing it again. Wednesdays keep slipping away from me so I'm making it up today. :)

I made these ATC's for a swap. They are blind drawn faces meaning you need to outline a face blindfolded and see what comes out of it. They're a little wonky but so much fun to make. :)

Hey, did you read any good books lately?
Wraith
This is a beautifully written story about friendship, love, abuse and ghosts. I really enjoyed how Jane and Connor interacted and fell in love. I'm so glad there was no insta love and teenage swooning. Jane and Connor are great characters with their own twisted history and they evolve beautifully throughout the story. I really liked how the author addressed abuse in realistic way and that there was no magic spell to make everything ok. Even though I didn't like some of Jane's reckless actions, I did understand them and she too realized her mistakes rather than being stubborn about it. A really great read.


Fact of the week:
Funny sh*t:
Freaking YouTube:   


A little reminder that registration for Cotton Candy Girls Workshop is opened. :) It starts August 5th, 2013 and is exactly the same as the previous two and it's still just 25$.

I have a giveaway going on on my FB page so go check it out to see how you can win a FREE spot on the CCG course.  If you're not on FB don't worry, I have another giveaway right HERE < -- click.

Linking to Paint Party Friday.





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Monday, July 15, 2013

Cotton Candy Girls Workshop GIVEAWAY

I finally managed to put a post together for the

Giveaway

Ok, so this is my 3rd run with this workshop which means it's exactly the same class material as the first two times.

It costs only 25$ and you get to learn how to draw and paint Cotton Candy Girls. All videos and PDF's are downloadable and yours to keep forever.

The workshop starts on August 5th, 2013 and will stay opened until end of November, 2013, so you'll get plenty of time to work at your own pace and to download everything to your computer.

Watch this video to see what paintings we get to create during these 5 weeks.


And I have 2 extra BONUS painting videos for you. The below pictures are the ones we get to paint.
 Go to Cotton Candy Girls On-line Workshop page to get extra information.

Now for the GIVEAWAY.

Enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a FREE space on this August workshop. If you already purchased the class, I will pay you back if you win. This is an extra GIVEAWAY and it ends on July 21st, 2013. There is another one running on my FB page. < -- Go check it out for a double chance to win.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Thank you and good luck!
Linking to:
Motivational Monday,  
Inspire me Monday,  
be Inspired and be an Inspiration,
Soul Food Monday


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Friday, July 12, 2013

An Eye

Inspired by CreativeEye
Summer of Color wanted red and yellow in this week's challenge so I made this. It's also the first page in my new art journal. I got a handmade one a while ago and I only now painted the first page.

Random stuff:
  • we've been having health problems with our pets. My pooch Karma has a wound on her foot that she keeps licking and infecting. She's taking medicine and I keep putting socks on her feet but the second the sock gets off, she's back to licking.
  • my mom's pooch Kato had an epileptic attack yesterday. He had them before as a symptom to a tick disease that he's been treated for. He's been acting weird for a while and my mom took him to the vet to check the blood and we found out today that he's positive for tick disease again and hence the epileptic attack. Luckily it's something that can be treated with antibiotics but it takes a while and it has bad effect on the liver.
  • I've been eating a lot of junk food lately. I even broke my gluten-free diet because I craved pizza so badly.
  • I'm a little fed up with the internet so I'm back to watching TV after I think several years.
  • and we have my 18 year old niece visiting for a couple of days. She just graduated high school and going to college in fall.
A little reminder that registration for Cotton Candy Girls Workshop is opened. :) It starts August 5th, 2013 and is exactly the same as the previous two and it's still just 25$.

I have a giveaway going on on my FB page so go check it out to see how you can win a FREE spot on the CCG course.  If you're not on FB don't worry, I'll probably have a giveaway here on my blog next week. Make sure to check back. :)

Linking to Paint Party Friday.


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Friday, July 5, 2013

Book 6 in grey and pink & CCG giveaway


I almost didn't make it today. :) I really don't know what's going on with me. But I made myself do this piece for the art / book challenge in colors for Summer of Color. First I thought I'd just do pencil and pink but then had to do the hair to make the point for the book.

The sixth book for The Artful Readers Club

 My review:
 4*
This sequel was ok but not as good as the first book. I was first confused about Autumn because of her amnesia I didn’t catch on quickly enough what’s going on. Was she Summer but had amnesia and everyone is pretending they don’t know her or is she Autumn and has Summer’s soul inside that is giving her these memories? The story itself was great but I didn’t feel the connection between the characters so I wasn’t as emotionally invested in this book as I was in the first one. I really wish there was more interaction between Decker and Autumn so we as in readers could feel the attraction and conflict. I wasn’t convinced. And I didn’t understand why Beck was keeping a secret about who Autumn is from his brother and that Dawn chick is seriously getting on my nerves. She finally got what she deserved at the end but I really hope the kid is not his.

This is the book's blurb:
A girl with no memory, hidden in plain sight. A boy with no hope, freefalling into Darkness.

Autumn doesn’t know why she remembers a boarding school she’s never visited, or why her reflection isn’t always … hers. There’s another girl in the mirror, a dark-haired ghost that emerges one night to guide her to a cliff near the school. Only Autumn can’t remember what happened there and why it’s so important. Beck’s gentle touch soothes her distress while Decker’s every look sets her body on fire. Caught between the twins, she struggles to understand her instincts and magick while working through the pain caused by a mysterious car accident that left her disabled, barely able to walk.

Unable to recover from Summer’s death, Decker slowly surrenders to the Dark. He can’t live with the pain, and those around him keep Autumn’s secret too well. The guilt he feels when he falls for her – and betrays Summer’s memory – drives him farther from the Light, until he loses control and begins taking the souls of Light witchlings. As the protector of Light, Beck must choose between confronting his twin and watching more witchlings suffer. Decker realizes Beck has come between more than him and the witchlings. With neither of them willing to let Autumn go, they turn on each other.

Only one of them knows the truth. Only one of them will walk away, unless Autumn can find a way to save them both.


And the rest of the list for this year. I thought it would be fun to show you how the book list changed over the months. :)
  1. Finding ELE by Courtney Nuckels
  2. Exposing ELE by Courtney Nuckels 
  3. How to Date an Alien by Magan Vernon
  4. Stalk Me (The Keatyn Chronicles, #1) by Jillian Dodd
  5. Touching Eternity (Touch #1.5) by Airicka Phoenix
  6. Gifted (Gifted, #1) by Jenny Phillips
  7. Puck Off! (A Teen Fairy Tale) by Wilde, Teresa
  8. Leopard Moon: Moon Series (Volume 1) by Jeanette Battista
  9. Neverlove (Shadow Jumpers) by Angela Brown
  10. Broken (Reflections) by Dean Murray
  11. Dying to Forget by Trish Marie Dawson
  12. River’s Recruit By Charlotte Abel
  13. Chasing Nikki by Lacey Weatherford
  14. Obsidian (A Lux Novel)by Jennifer L. Armentrout 
  15. Flash by Barbara Morgenroth
  16. The Earl Next Door by Amanda Grange
  17. Growl By Elaine Pierson
  18. School for Vampires By Quinn Conlan
  19. Clone Three by Patti Larsen
  20. Blue Hearts of Mars by Nicole Grotepas
  21. First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
These are just the books I considered for this challenge. I read many more. To be exact, I read 88 books to this date in 2013. Yeah, I read a lot. :)

Ok, now for another fun part. :) I've been asked to open the registration for Cotton Candy Girls Workshop, so I did. :) It starts August 5th, 2013 and is exactly the same as the previous two and it's still just 25$.

I have a giveaway going on on my FB page so go check it out to see how you can win a FREE spot on the CCG course.  If you're not on FB don't worry, I'll probably have a giveaway here on my blog next week or so. Make sure to check back. :)
    Linking to Paint Party Friday.





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