Monday, December 3, 2012
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Who am I kidding? Anybody who knows me knows that I exercise these 'typers' daily (Okay, hourly) on Facebook. I love Facebook. It's the first time in my life I've received over 90 well-wishes on my birthday and what a joy it is to let the whole wide world know that I've reached mile-marker forty-two.
Technology is sometimes an awful reality of our lives, but sometimes it can just plain brighten your day. Perhaps you did not know, but I'm a humungo Dolly Parton fan (perhaps 'nut' is more appropriate) and since the publishing of her new book she has been on every TV interview show known to Earth. That alone brightens my day, but more so, I got plenty of messages to alert me that she would be on the Kelly & Don't-Know-the-New-Guys-Name Show (I'm not sure if that's the official name of the show or not). Though they were all meaningful, the most blessed of reminders came in the form of a text to my cell phone from friend. This friend is in the trenches fighting breast cancer and rather than wollering in what is happening to her, she found a moment to think of me. As we say in the country, "That just warmed the cockles of my heart!"
So, when you send that little message to someone, maybe you're doing a greater deed than you could ever have imagined and couldn't the world use a whole lot more 'greater deeds'? With that in mind, I think I will take a moment to send out a few more messages a lot more often.
Now, for the reason I have this blog (In case you've forgotten, it's to sell my art). There is still time to order custom art for the holidays. Popular ideas are portraits of children or other loved ones, animal portraits or even funny caricatures. If you're stumped for a Christmas gift, ask how I can solve your problem. Don't wait too long, I need time to fit orders in.
I have posted a picture of my latest work, a mural in the office of Dr. Carrie Wilgus at her new business location of Southside Pediatrics in Hastings, Michigan. The mural measures approximately 5foot by 7 foot. I can do a mural for you too! If you're new to my site, I can most easily be found on Facebook by searching Christine Terpening or Moonshine Fine Art Studio.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Don't roll your eyes at another book about a school election. I, Liberty Lil, will keep you laughing while glued to your e-reader as I struggle to climb the rickety ladder to political popularity. This story is filled with hilarity, from the first page to the last, as comical embarrassments happen to poor, unfortunate me.
I, Liberty Lil, am an unpopular, uncoordinated and unlucky sixth grader at Maple Street Elementary who dares (and dreams) what seems to be the impossible-- becoming President of the United States of America. When my irritatingly popular arch-enemy, Bobby Olson, gets wind of my aspirations, he tells me that I can't be President because I'm a girl. Can you believe his nerve? Though I pride myself on having a perfect behaviour record, I respond with impulsive anger (which he totally deserved). I have a hard time keeping my thoughts from exiting my megaphone-mouth, which leads to a not-so-fun visit to the Principals office. Along with my friends, Josey and Scout, I will get the gumption to jump into the sometimes mud-filled pool of politics. Armed with my imaginative dreams, good friends and even a visit from Abraham Lincoln, I, Liberty Lil, will survive...but will I become class president?
Liberty Lil is getting rave reviews from my mother and daughter! Biased? They may be, but take my word for it, it's a hoot! Also, for every one person you share this with you will receive ten good citizen brownie points, awarded by me personally. Worthless? Maybe! But, you will get a warm fuzzy feeling knowing you've helped my daughter afford another (yes, another) pony!
Enough of my kind of crazy for now! Thanks for your support! -Christine
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Since I'm posting the cover, I'll add just a little from chapter eight that makes me chuckle...but to tell the truth, it doesn't take much to amuse me. Here it is.....
Thursday, March 15, 2012
In order to quit disappointing myself I have quit making deadlines for this book, but since it has a political theme (stop rolling your eyes...it's a hilarious political theme) I would like it available soon. Here is a little taste of Liberty Lil (preproofread by someone who is handy with a red pen):
There is your taste! I better get diggin'! Don't forget that I am also an artist for hire if you would like to prolong this story even further.
Zài jiàn (that's 'goodbye' in Chinese...I Google!). -Christine