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Hynovian Launch Party

The Hynovia Launch party was the perfect end of summer evening.  I’d had some trouble coming up with decorations, until I found some lovely Indian bedspreads in golds and reds and browns.  After that it was pretty easy to hang lanterns, pin up my sister’s sari fabric and transform our …

Aricadan Launch Party

We had a lovely time last Sunday at the Aricedian Launch party.  The theme of the decorations was a still room – drawing on the story “Blackfoil” which was read following the dinner.  A few weeks ago I raided the P-patch were I have a garden and gathered a collection …

Enchanted Forests

Nisene Marks, CA During my sister, N’s, spring break last week, we went to visit family and friends in central California, where we grew up.  There is always something a little heartbreaking about returning to a place that is not home anymore, but was once. The coastal forests of California …

Fjallind Launch Party

The second county in Idhua has been launched!  On Friday night the country of Fjallind was introduced with a small dinner party and reading of “The Sorrow of the Lady of Sorjaey.”  Fjallind is in the far north-west of Idhua and has a Nordic flavor.  To that end we had …

Roses at the Beach – Photo Shoot

Last Sunday we grabbed some costumes and props (mainly some gorgeous roses) and went to Golden Gardens on the Sound to take photos.  I did a romantic sort of get-up and M did steam-punk.  My sister, N, and other friend, S, didn’t want to do the fantasy thing, so they …

Submit to The Amber Grimoire

The online Fantasy Journal, which I started last year with my writing group and some other friends, is looking for submissions for our next issue.  The deadline is March 1 and the theme for the Summer Issue is “The Wild Wood.”  We are looking for poetry, short stories, art and …

Lendhlay Launch

    My current writing project is to develop my fantasy world, while working on developing short fiction styles.  To this end I am going through the continent of Idhua, country by country and for each one I have been writing an “encyclopedia” entry and a short story or novella set …

Wizard and Warrior – Photo Shoot

Something I enjoy doing is dressing my friends (and sometimes myself) up in costumes, hauling them out to a picturesque location and taking pictures.  It was chilly (intermittent sleeting, to be precise), but they were quite gracious about it, and the winter woods were a wonderful backdrop. Warrior charging gleefully …