Journals

Just a Few Updates

I should have updated this a week ago and I didn’t. Life got busy, blah, blah, blah. I’m updating now.

I suppose the first thing I should tell you is that I have a job. Not a new job, my old job (though surprisingly I did get a slight raise). I am happy to have a job, that is one less worry for me. I am not, however, particularly pleased to go back, even if it is with a new company. The last season made me very wary of the job and I imagine we’ll all be jumping at old shadows.

Speaking of new jobs, I am now officially a reader for Goldfish Grimm and we need submissions! Things have been a little sluggish since we started up again.

Next up I have some pretty, pretty journals for you to stare at.

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I made this for Jaym Gates(Mornara) as a belated birthday/yule present. She assures me she likes it.

This was made for my grandmother. She specifically asked for it the previous year (but didn't remember she had). Now she likes it, but doesn't know what to write in it!

This was made for my grandmother. She specifically asked for it the previous year (but didn’t remember she had). Now she likes it, but doesn’t know what to write in it!

Oh, if you like there are a couple of good kickstarters going on right now that need some help. Fireside Magazine pays well to put out quality writing: http://kck.st/WprHBT

Long Hidden is an anthology full of speculative fiction from marginalized people of history: http://kck.st/15nchjG

Finally I will say a little about my writing. I have been trying to submit more, and while I have been on a couple of short lists, I have yet to get another piece published. It is discouraging, but I will continue to write, revise and submit. Writing is mostly practice anyhow.

Remember, the journals are for sale!

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More Journals

Sorry for the inactivity here as of late, I’ve been busy. And, in typical form, I don’t have the time for a real blog post now. Instead I will give you two of the journals I’ve done recently.

Here’s a work in progress shot of the two covers I did.

Each journal is unique in that I have to cut it, sand it, stain it, and attach or wood burn whatever I’m putting on the cover.

The two tone stain job here was a pain, but worth it. I think it turned out really well. The center piece was a pendant.

And, if you missed it, this one was up on the Dagan Books Kickstarter.

I believe it was there for all of ten minutes before someone snatched it up.

So yes, that’s all for this edition of Journals I Make. By the way, the Kickstarter still has a few more days if you want to donate something: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/carriecuinn/dagan-books-publishing-weird-wicked-and-beautiful

Remember, kiddies, the journals (or rather ones like them) are for sale. All you need to do is contact me about making you one!