Monday, July 11, 2011

Wandlore Sneek Peek, and Mrs. B. Giveaway Winner!

A 1st edition copy of Wandlore with some of the original illusrations

My contributor copies of Wandlore by Alferian Gwydion MacLir are on my art table right now.  I love the excitement of seeing my art in print, I did lots of line art drawings for the exquisite book.

This book turned out really nice, Becky Zins did a wonderful job with this books design, as did every member of the Llewellyn staff, Lisa Novak designed the beautiful cover using the lovely photography of Linnea Maertern. They have included 4 full color pages showing the authors hand crafted wands, photos by James Maertens Esq. and design by Lisa Novak.
Willow wouldn't leave the art table, cats are subborn people!
This book turned out so classy, it's just a great book for anyone interested in the making and /or use of wands, it's truly a delight, and I'm so proud to be a part of it.
I love this pic of Alferian on the back, and more of the original illustrations
A Slip of the Pic?

What is that little peek of art those books and my own wand are covering up?  Hmmm...well, I am working on a top secret project yet to be contracted, that's what's been on my art table all week.  I must have left the first piece there on the table when I took these pics.   Am I an awful tease or what?!  Muahahahahaha... Can't see much, and what you can see doesn't give anything away I'm afraid, You'll just have to wait at least until the contract is signed.
What's that beneath my Wandlore books?  Secret art for a secret project?  What a tease!

Gifts From the Pagan Soccer Mom!

I'm also delighted to learn after drawing myself silly all weekend that I have won Mrs. B's giveaway over at her excellent blog Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom!  I'm positively over the moon!  I'll post pics when the box arrives, can't wait to see what ends up in the magical box of goodies from the divine Mrs. B!
Well, I better clear these books off my art table and get back to work on my current project, no resting on my laurels you know, back to it.  After all, the sooner I get these pieces finished, the sooner I can show you what's on my art table now!


  1. I love how your cat always manages to sneak into photos taken of your work bench. Such a wonderful companion for an artist!

    I can't wait get my paws on Wandlore, it looks absolutely incredible.

  2. She has to right in the middle of everything I do! LOL I really enjoyed reading Wandlore, and Alferian is so wise and nice! :o)


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