For some reason there are helicopters flying back and forth over the area. In my in-between sleep and waking state this sound inspired a M.A.S.H. dream. I was sitting with Hawkeye watching a film on movie night. It had Sylvester Stalloine (sp?) as an Indian god action hero. So he was blue skinned with pointed ears and an outfit made of gold and jewels; from the waist down of course. Action hero after all. He had tattoos of other gods on his arms and chest. Whenever a dance sequence happened he refused to dance, so his tattoos became three dimensional and danced on his chest for him. As this is going on Hawkeye turns to me and asks if I knew that Sylvester’s mother told fortunes by reading butt ink prints. As it happened I did. Thank you helicopters… my mind has now gone to one more place I did not need to view.
Prologue, And It Was Going So Well
“The circle had been drawn and all the players in this dark melodrama where on their marks. The rituals were remembered and acted out in every intimate detail. The talismans and offerings had been discovered and laid out around them. There was not one player among them who didn’t stand there with complete confidence that they had done their individual part. Dark glory was at hand.”
Prologue, in which we are given a glimpse of the dark moments that would reverberate through time and come around again. Read the full chapter here. The first book is now available for free download or book purchase here.
What’s Valentine’s Day without a little vintage art from La Vie Parisienne? These gorgeous prints are the work of French illustrator Chéri Hérouard (1881 – 1961) who created some of the original magazine’s most memorable covers. His style is elegant and soft with a touch of playful, which is everything I love about cheesecake style pinup art. Hérouard spent a good share of his life working for the magazine, but he was also known for books illustrations and some of the naughty work that is erotica. I’m absolutely in love with his insect ladies, including the spider woman above and his silent film star Louise Brooks as the caterpillar heart eater that I took a little creative license with over at my Attic Cartomancy blog. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Photography is not necessarily my strong suit, but I do really enjoy tinkering with it. I really like photo editing though. I’m putting together a collection of my photographs and edited photos for my portfolio. These are from a few years ago.
The first model is Charly and was taken in the streets of yesterday at the local museum. My friend Bethany wanted to do some photographs of her clothes and styling. I tagged along to hover about and help where I could. I took a few snapshots of my own so that I could work with color editing. The second photo is a collaboration with Bethany for a steampunk project. Photographer Lex Machina photographed our models Erika and Holly. More to come.