A lot has happened over the past two weeks that would take a whole day to rant over. In all the world of cliches, hopes, dreams, motivation and stagnation, nothing quite takes the proverbial cake as the word "little."
This inconspicuous little (ha, ha!) word has plagued artists for...well...a long time. See, when you have a passion--be it wood-working or painting or writing--the one thing you loathe more than people standing around the refrigerator at work when you're dying of thirst is when someone demeans your work.
For instance, "Are you still writing that little book of yours?"
"I loved that little painting you did."
"I saw that little wood-work piece at the gallery yesterday."
The only response that comes to mind when someone says this to me begins with the letter "F" and ends in the letter "U." I'll let your imagination run with that little gem. Honestly, demeaning something which someone poured their heart and soul into is one of the worst insults a person can hurl. Incidentally, the whole business makes me want to hurl.
*Claps hands together*
Okay! On to less ranting and more doing (why I thought of a Home Depot commercial just now is beyond me...).
I started a new (sort of) business last week. My website is now host to a "Cover Design" area. So far, I've designed covers for three of my books and another book for a writer friend of mine.
Oh, and if you need or know anyone who needs some cover art done, just drop me an e-mail via my website.