Homespun Release Party: Giveaway #2

September 18, 2013

The Homespun release party is going great! Thank you so much to everyone who’s commented so far! Now it’s time for my second giveaway of the day. (I didn’t mean to post this one so late. The day is getting away from me!)

Homespun purchase links, one more time, for your buying convenience! :D
Dreamspinner Press | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Kerry, in Homespun, is an artist. This is another of the things that snuck into the book out of my real life. I’m not an artist in the same vein as Kerry, who specializes in harsh, angry protest art — my own style is more gentle and soft. But I am an artist; I draw and paint, and for this giveaway, I will do a custom drawing, colored with watercolors, on an ACEO card — these are “artist trading cards”, made of nice-quality paper, about the size of baseball cards. So it’ll be small, and the subject should be simple: not a gigantic battle scene with a cast of thousands. But I could draw a favorite character, or something sexy, or a pretty landscape. You name it, I’ll at least TRY to draw it for you!


This is a sample of the kind of art I’m talking about (ink colored with watercolor), except the one I’ll do for you will be smaller and, probably, less complex. (This is actually a detail from a piece of fanart I did several years ago for the Clan of the Cave Bear books. It was the best thing I could find to demonstrate what my art looks like when I’m drawing in the particular style I’m offering for this giveaway!)

To enter this drawing, leave a comment telling me about something interesting, quirky, or unique in the city or town where you live, or anywhere you’ve visited or lived before. (A cool piece of sidewalk art? A weird festival? A creepy old building that you walked by every day on your way to school? Anything is good here!)

It’s okay to enter this drawing if you already entered the other one!

8 Responses to “Homespun Release Party: Giveaway #2”

  1. Jana Denardo says:

    That is very pretty. I have several friends who do the ATCs. Hmmm something interesting about where I live. The Welsh miners who settled here called this place the Land of Bones since it wasn’t very appealing (I agree).

    And oh, I don’t live far from Point Pleasant WV, it’s just south of here and this weekend, rain or shine, I’ll be heading to the Mothman Festival. Yep, that Mothman from the 60′s. One of my students even orchestrated a Miss Mothman beauty paegent and if that’s not weird…

  2. Theo says:

    I live in Surabaya, Indonesia. the city’s symbol is a white shark and crocodile, fighting. I think that’s quirky, no? LOL

  3. Theo – That is definitely quirky! :D

    Jana – I’d say that’s pretty weird! My sister used to live in a town that had a Lentil Festival and I believe there was a Lentil Queen that went along with it, but yours is odder.

  4. Veleda-k says:

    I live in the People’s Republic of Boulder, quirky is our middle name. I’m particularly fond of the Dushanbe Teahouse, which was made in Tajikistan and put together piece by piece in Boulder. It’s a beautiful building and serves great food and tea.

    (Okay, technically I now live in Louisville, but I still consider Boulder my home.)

  5. Trix says:

    Apparently KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE was filmed around my hometown…crazy!

  6. V – Now that’s a building with a very neat story behind it! I wish we had more interesting architecture here in Fairbanks; our buildings tend to exist on a continuum between “boring” and “shack”.

    Trix – I’d say that’s a pretty unusual claim to fame! :)

  7. Juliana says:

    Well, I live in Oviedo, Florida. Just outside of Orlando near the University of Central Florida. Oviedo is known for two things, Great Day in the Country (sort of a big fall swap meet and craft fair) and chickens. Yes, chickens. The signs welcoming you to the city have a big rooster on them, people sell ‘I Break For Oviedo Chickens’ bumper stickers, and they are of course the symbol on the advertisements for Great Day! In the downtown area, really the oldest original part of town on Main Street about 15 minutes from my house, a population of maybe 20 hens & roosters just hang around. It has been traced back to an escaped chicken family in 1975. No joke, first sighting of the chickens is actually recorded. The big place to see them hang out? In the parking lot of the Popeyes. Can’t make this up!

  8. That is definitely unusual! :D

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