Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Sweet and Sassy

Sweet and Sassy
Originally uploaded by Nicole.Kelly
This photo is a proud moment for me. I got the coloring, lighting, and focus all in a row. Sweet!

On writing:

I sent Sniff off to Abyss & Apex. We'll see how it fairs there.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Open Studio

The ring and me
Originally uploaded by Nicole.Kelly
Our open studio party went well this weekend. Lots of people showed up to the event, and we got tons of photos (I, personally, got over 200). I am slowly posting them to my flickr site. The posted here is one the boy took, which shows off my favorite light in my studio, the ring light. It was called "The make everyone beautiful light" by a couple people at the party. I can't be more happy that we built it.

On Writing:

I am feeling a new wave of confidence since getting the HM for Writers of the Future. I have submitted Sniff to a magazine that I think it has a great chance at today. In the meantime, I am working on my new WIP.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Writers of the Future contest!

I just got the call! I got an honorable mention for the lst quarter of the contest for Sniff! I am super happy! Woohoo!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Washington State Primary

This is a political post that applies to residents of Washington State.

From the Washington State Democrats site:

"You may have received an absentee ballot for the February 19th Primary. The Primary will not count toward picking the Democratic candidate."

If you want your vote to count, you will need to attend your district caucus on Feb. 9th. I’m sure many of you knew this, but I didn’t and I just mailed in my absentee ballot believing that that was enough.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Out of Poverty

This is shameless plug for my step uncle's book, Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail.

My step uncle, Paul Polak, has got to be one of the greatest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He is passionate, intelligent, and 100 percent dedicated to his cause. In the time the I have known him, he has be listed in Scientific American as one of eight visionaries who can positively impact the future of our planet over the next 50 years, ended poverty for 17 million dollar-a-day farmers, and started a new organization called "Design for the Other 90 Percent", which is partially funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Go check out his book and his work. :)