Art Therapy

Tuesday, Feb 26

Nothing reduces my stress (or increases my housekeeper’s stress :)) like art work. Of course I am being wildly optimistic by using the term ‘art’. Is scribbling water-soluable oil crayon all over a canvas and then blending the colors art? Who knows. But it’s a lot of fun.

Why do I need art therapy, you may ask? Don’t you have a new book coming out TODAY?
(“Deadly Deceptions”, book 2 in the Mojo Sheepshanks series).

Yes, I do have a book coming out today, and that always excites me–and makes me tense, too. So if I pour resin, or cut and bake polymer clay, or glue things to a collage, I don’t have to stand behind Wal-Mart waiting for the truck to come in and unload the new book. 🙂

I’m working on a large collage/mixed media/assemblage now–at this point, I just call it “the Lincoln piece”. Trust me, it will never hang in a museum or make my great-grandchildren rich. It is the visual counterpart of the first of my Civil War books, tentatively titled, “North of Eden”, a sort of tapestry to pin down some of the things going on in my head.

It’s a wild place, the inside of my head.

More tomorrow. Therapy awaits.

About Linda

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West.

Raised in Northport, Washington, Linda pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a horse property outside Spokane.

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