Friday, February 22, 2013

February's WhimseyBox

I'm actually debating a new subscription box to go along with WhimseyBox, but I'm torn between whether the box will be for myself or my daughter. It's a totally geek box, called Loot Crate, and it's had some lovely things in there. I think it's more geared to her than me, though, so I may get it for her and just swipe a few things from it on occasion. lol

Now, on to this month's offering from WhimseyBox! And yes, I'll stop posting these eventually... right about when I stop squealing like a teenaged girl at a Justin Bieber concert when they come in.

February, 2013
The interior box was the same size as last month's, so I'm assuming this is the standard size for WhimseyBox. I didn't think I needed to take another set of pictures of the grand opening. I did take a picture of the back to show the nifty label, useful if you plan to repurpose it as storage -
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I didn't even notice a quote last month (I just checked and it simply said to be warned, may cause craftsplosions), but this month under the flap is a wonderful quote by Pablo Picasso -
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"Every child is an artist. The problem is staying an artist when you grow up." - Pablo Picasso
 This month, I'm assuming as a nod to Valentine's Day, the ribbon and paper is a gorgeous wine red. The card on top says "Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." on the front and has tips and URLs to instructional videos on the back geared towards the items in the box.
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And finally...the goodies -
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At first glance, it doesn't seem like much but it does have so many possibilities. The notepad on the left is 3" x 5" (standard index card) while the wooden blanks measured approximately 5" x 6". There were two spools of washi tape and lots of colorful rubber bands. The theme this month was a Mini Memo Board but I'm not sure I'll use any of these pieces in that way. After receiving an awesome anniversary collage from my sister, I may use these pieces to thank her for her amazing gift.

I'm still happy with the box look forward to next month.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

TaFL - The End

Yup, the Epilogue for There's a Fine Line has gone live on Literotica as well as the Blog. Blake and Alicia's story has come to an end and they've done their version of riding off into the sunset. Yes, I ended this story exactly the same as The Other Half. That was deliberate (I even copied the text but tweaked to Elizabeth's point of view) in order to tie the two stories' timelines together.

So, what does that mean for me?

It means a break from writing for Lit unless something just demands to be written - I have... ideas. It means a beginning to the new project for publication - The Children of Jarilo series. It means really working at making this writing thing a reality somewhere beyond a serial site and a seldom seen blog. The books in the Jarilo series will paranormal romances with some action, intrigue, and a bit of dark subject matter. Some as dark as Fine Line; others, not so much. They will be set in an entirely different "world" - meaning, you won't see Gregor from Book Two run into Blake or Micipsa from the Reveal world. They will not be erotica and I estimate the heat levels to be mild-moderate at best... except perhaps for Book Three. That one may smoke.

I hope you give the stories a try and I thank everyone who read, commented, reviewed, voted, praised and criticized The Other Half and There's a Fine Line. Your comments and praise kept me motivated while your criticisms kept me developing as a writer.