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Feb.03.2010 - 3:34 pm
Stained Glass Mountain (c) 2010 Michael Russell
This is the Stained Glass Mountain, one of the wild places my central character will escape to as the story progresses.  If another story already did something similar, please let...
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Feb.03.2010 - 3:06 pm
Screaming Tree (c) 2010 Michael Russell
Here's another old painting I'm using as inspiration.  Screaming Tree is from way back in my freshman year in college, with some details I added later on but can't remember when...
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Feb.03.2010 - 12:49 pm
Snaking Past Tree Anemones (c) 2010 Michael Russell
I'm in the early stages of creating a children's book called I Don't Fit.  I've dragged out some of my old paintings to inspire me and to use as backgrounds for some of the images...
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Jan.22.2010 - 10:28 am
Jamaica Kincaid's "Girl" showed me that a writer can create a complete, vivid world in a very few deceptively simple words.  Before I read her brilliant short story, I...
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Comments from Mike

Feb.04.2010 - 1:02 pm
In response to: Lazy Bones
What a wonderful use of line, color and movement in your pictures.  Congratulations on your achievements. I'm just...
Feb.03.2010 - 6:11 pm
In response to: I Don't Fit
Haha, thank you, Marilyn. Kafka for children - that's a good idea. I want to give kids the pleasant creeps in my story...
Feb.03.2010 - 3:24 pm
In response to: I Don't Fit
Feb.03.2010 - 2:59 pm
In response to: I Don't Fit
Thanks, Huntington. I will, and I'll go check out Belle Yang, too.
Jan.22.2010 - 11:22 am
In response to: Bob and Erich
I never got around to reading Love Story, but Segal was one of the writers for the breezy, enjoyable Beatles movie...