Thursday, June 17, 2021

Changes and Updates

 




Ok, so it’s been a while to add a chapter to Wattpad Works-in-Progress. The business of promoting and having an internet presence demands consistent content uploading; the artist process demands or rather tends to get distracted and meanders from one creative endeavor to another. 


Meandering took me from redesigning font/lettering layout of covers, drawing characters, deciding if I should have two Wattpad pages or one depending on maturity level. Then, there was cursing an old computer to learning how to do it all on the iPad Air, to family time, to watching movies, to putting in a garden and battling critters eating it. You get the point. 


So, chapter 6 of Honey Apiary is up on the second Wattpad account under the A.E.Keyes penname which will hold more mature content that has violence and not-behind-closed-doors sex.


Wattpad allows readers to comment and suggest edits. I welcome comments there and here. 

    What do you want to read? 

    Where do you want to see the story go?

    What cover changes would you make?

    How many typo grammar errors have I made? 


Links to all sorts of creative endeavors on the Tentacle Ties page








Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Drawing for Fun and Redbubble

Doodles to Stickers

Doodling for stress relief helped me create a few quirky characters that then prompted me to seek a place to share them. Redbubble was an fun way to put my doodles out in the world. I’ve added a new additions to the cast of monsters and I have a few more in the wings. 

I’ve have also made a few animations from the doodles. The Procreate app is the way I’ve been able to change hand drawn art into a usable digital content. 

Please comment with suggestions on product design or selling art. 







All art is copyright protected.




Sunday, February 14, 2021

Honey Apiary - magical realism romance




I’ve put three chapters of my magical realism romance on Wattpad (link-Honey Apiary  ) I’m  planning on adding at least bi-weekly.

At a resort in Montana, Honey fumbles her way through a new job with the help of the brother of her new boss. Larkspur, his friends call him Zeus, is a master at making microbrews. Will these two become a unique power couple or will their lack of drive make ever


Monday, July 27, 2020

A Bit of Doodling - stickers, etc.


I Now have a shop on Redbubble. I mostly did it for the stickers and it has been fun to see my art as a product. Yes, my commission is small but I don’t have the lifestyle right now to set up an Etsy shop or start a patreon . I hope you check it out.



Also, shhh, I’m on TikTok. I created a few very short animations with my doodles and I’m working on a few moments in Helsinki before we leave.

 www.tiktok.com/@aliceekeyes 

Thanks, for stopping by.
 







 

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Art Available



Now Available on Devieantart link below

I've put up some art on Deviantart - Alice-E-Keyes. Some are photos of originals from my sketchbook and one is the above digital art. I'll be adding more digital art as pieces are completed. The website makes them purchasable though I have no idea of the quality of the prints as I've never purchased a piece from the website. And, I am willing to create on commission. 

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Metric Century, almost. 8 sentence Dieselpunk


 I only passed two people all day on the ride; I wished my borrowed bike was speedier. Though for style, the classic Italian Bianci was a head turner.

Olive shouted, “This bike is a wonder!” She pedaled faster and passed the boys.

“Look at Ernest’s contraption,” said Evelyn as they left the Old Faithful area.

Ranger Dashing had retrieved his motored bicycle and made a quick pass by the group to show off his homemade wilderness traveling motorbike.

“That is marvelous and so is Ernest.” Susan teased and pedaled past Evelyn.

“I’m not going to eat dust back here,” Olive said while passing Susan. They played a leapfrog game of being leader until the trail became too narrow

8 Sentence Sunday

I have a moment on the family vacation to add a 8 sentence Dieselpunk snippet. 


Dear Mother and Father,

The weather has been lovely. The evenings are cool and there hasn’t been a cloud threatening our daytime activities with rain. You’ld be interested to know that my daytime has been occupied with science. The College of Nikola and Ada has a Scientific Society and are studying the Old Faithful area of Yellowstone. I was asked to join and Uncle Teddy agreed, thinking studying with students would be more interesting than listening to the Yellowstone Board’s meetings.


You would be happy to know my sketching skills are of great use to the group of students I’m helping. In fact, Professor Hayden invited me to join the Naturalist Department and said my observations skills would be a great asset to the program. It is all very exciting.