Thursday, April 9, 2009

my critique buddies are on Fi-ahhh!

Yep. That's right. My critique group buddies are not just hot, happenin' and cool. They aren't on fire. They R on Fi-Ahhhhhh! I'm so proud of them.

Take for instance Ian Sands. Yes. I'm mentioning Ian again. That's because is art is taking off faster than a like a gazelle at a cheetah convention. (Does that phrase make me sound southern?)

In addition to his exhibits, sales and contest wins, he has just released a book called Ligers, Tigons and Pizzlies that gives insight into the inspiration of his latest exhibit, The Newimal Collection, which is based on real life hybrid animals. Give your mouse a clickety-click right here to purchase a copy.



Next is another critique buddy, Kathleen Reilly. This gal knows her stuff. If I were ever stranded out in the wilderness I would want to be stuck with her. Last year Kate launched her book Planet Earth. In honor of Earth Day this month, she is giving away a free copy of this awesome environment-friendly project book. Go on over to her blog and leave a comment for a chance to win. Hurry! Why are you still here? Go on over! But be sure to come back. There's more.

Are you back? Good.

The last thing I need to mention is that my critique group is putting together a schmooze coming up in May at Quail Ridge books in Raleigh, NC. Our guest speaker will be author, Kelly Starling-Lyons. It's gonna be great. More details to come!

15 comments:

Kelly said...

You have quite the talented critique group! Fun happenings!

C.R. Evers said...

Yes, they are very talented bunch. I'm hoping some of it rubs off on me. :0)

Nora MacFarlane said...

Christy - I nominated you for an award on my blog!

polkadotsuitcase said...

Thanks so much, Christy! And hey, I'd be stuck in the wilderness with you any day -- you could tell me cool stories while I made a compass out of dental floss.

Kelly H-Y said...

Wow ... what a fabulously talented critique group you have!!! Very cool!

PJ Hoover said...

Sounds like you have a fantastic group which is totally priceless!!!!!

Kate said...

You obviously mix with the talented people. Or is it that people with talent mix with you? ;)

Brenda said...

What a talented Critique group you are in...and what wonderful books they have...hugs...

Bish Denham said...

Wow! You're obviously in good company.

And by the way, I've nominated you for The Lemonade Stand Award. Cheers!

Shelli said...

dont you love it when people from your group take off! so exciting to watch!

Craft Write said...

Great work, Ian and Kate! We're so proud of you! Thanks for noting these, Christy. I just want to know, what's a pizzlie?

Ello said...

Wow that is very cool! Although I sat there scratching my head for a long while wondering what fiah was. he he! slow today.

Angela said...

Isn't it great when someone you know succeeds? I love it!!

Anonymous said...

Do you allow chickens in your critique group?

Sincerely,

mr. chicken

C.R. Evers said...

Sorry, no Chickens in our critique group. However, there's always a position open at Chick-fil-A. We can always use more chickens there.