The 5 Most Powerful Words in the English Language

Originally posted on The Art of Blogging:
? If you think about it, writing is just like building a house. You need the right tools, the right equipment, the right set of skills. You need to first have a design, to follow a blueprint. Then you build your house. Brick by brick. Word by word.…

Eagle Eyes

Originally posted on Storyshucker:
“And class don’t forget, tomorrow we scratch!” Miss Martin struggled to be heard over the deafening combination of dismissal bell and scuffling feet. Earlier that week, each of us in my seventh-grade art class had prepared scratchboards by brushing layers of India ink onto 8.5 x 11 inch sections of art…

Abridged Classics: Summaries of Books You Were Supposed to Read (But Probably Didn’t)

Originally posted on Discover:
Want to read more than 100 famous works of literature in no time? John Atkinson, the cartoonist at Wrong Hands, has the perfect book for you. In Abridged Classics, just published by HarperCollins, he compiles super-succinct summaries of literary classics in the light-hearted, humorous style that his blog readers have grown to…

Majestic Creature

Originally posted on Carve & Draw:
“See You” (wip) It’s been a while since the last time I tackled a drawing of this majestic creature. I think elephants translate well into pen and ink drawings as far as subject matter goes. I particularly like the challenge of trying to get that realistic look with all…

night’s alchemy

Originally posted on yaskhan:
Fireflies lambent In twilight’s emerald hue… Night lays bare its scent. Fireplace burns hushed time As crackle of flames glitter On evening’s chemise… Satiny stars flicker Splattering across ebony Breathing jeweled dew… Night’s alchemy lures Syncopated rhapsody In moonlit octave… Sleep shadows the eyes Like keeper of the night Stars rhythm…