Cinematic Dreams

A long time ago...a loooooooong time ago now, I wrote about how my dreams can become like movies. Well, for the past two days I've been having these really crazy cinematic dreams that play out like I'm really living them. They jar me so much when I wake up, that I have to sort of readjust my mind and remember what world I'm experiencing! So weird. This past one I can't really remember much of, or else I'd do some dream symbol research (for fun's sake) to see what my subconscious is pondering without me knowing...Hmm.

Anyway, I should start writing in my journal again (my print journal ;-)) to see if there's a sort of pattern developing. Who knows, maybe a story can come of it!

In other news, my mom got this fabulous new catalog from Gold Coast Africa and there are some beautiful things in there! Being a fantasy fan I noticed right away all of the Af-Am fantasy themes in there. I circled a porcelain Fairy doll, a knight and I was thinking of getting a mermaid also. This got me thinking how awesome it is in this day and age to have an variety of cultures within different themes. Fantasy is traditionally of a Eurocentric nature which started my drive in writing different cultures in the fantasy genre. Ursula K. Le Guin tends to write like this as well and she's one of many authors on my 'To Read' list.

I hope to continue to see more diversity in the speculative genre in literary format as well as the big screen.

Back in business

Hey folks! It's been ages since I posted and now it's time for some updates.

They say life is what happens when you're planning. No truer words were spoken because life has been a whirlwind in the past few weeks!!

Ever since I was in art school I kept telling my instructors that I wanted to do cover art for books and I wanted to produce and make movies, etc. Never did I realize that it'd be happening to me when I least expected it and when I was sitting, planning and dreaming.

Now I have a science fiction book coming out that I started as a daydreamer in high school, I'm apart of an amazing publishing company Amira Press promoting the type of books that I love to lose myself in and I recently made an animated 3d film that is based on a scene I left out in my upcoming book! I'm still trying to get my head around it all because part of me is still sitting with my head in the clouds thinking of where Amira Press is going, the kinds of promotional opportunities for publishers and authors to get their work seen, and so many possibilities that I just want to dive in now!

It truly is a dream come true and a blessing for all of this to be happening.