There is something I came to understand when I was seventeen. Something that myself as an artist and possible many other artists out there, came to understand about their creative works.
This world is full of stories. The world thrives on stories of all kinds – may the stories be of gossip, news of the day by the strumming bard’s lute and song, or by stories to teach from teacher to student. A whole countless collection of fictions and real life tales of days gone by.
Each of these stories, told by many over the centuries, may take on a unique quality of existence. A life of their own far away into the universe. In an alternate universe maybe, just maybe, the stories we create to share with one another, the storyteller’s world becomes flesh; real with time in an alternate universe and world.
If this be true, the storyteller would never know of their creation being flesh. The physics of our world forbids us passage to such worlds, at least for now. The only way close enough for the storyteller to touch their creation is through television shows and movies and plays on a stage.
This is where the storyteller who created their fictional world cries; weeps for joy seeing their world made flesh. A happiness that no other artist, save for the team that helps put the fictional world into flesh, could understand what that feels like inside the heart.
Having come to realize this so long ago and revisiting it now, knowing the hard work it takes to edit a manuscript to full polished beauty for agents and publishers, I feel humble and grounded. With the hope of a final product waiting in the wings of my mind and on the page…I am more humble before my creation than ever for whatever it may become.
Attention readers and art collectors –
I’m selling one of my pieces as an 8×11 signed and dated glossy print for $15.00 (or best offer) plus $10 shipping and handling.
Sorry for the edges. In later copies, the edges will be cleaned up. I printed out that one just as a test for the printer,
The illustration depicts (Left to Right) – Brandon Elwood (whom won’t appear fully until the third book), Vivian Warren and Frankie Bellington. Below are – David Geraci, Jacob Umari and Davon Tucker (Davon’s debut is in book 2, which I’m currently working on).
If you would like this print, please post a comment at any of these Facebook pages:
Tara Dobbs Facebook
Or….you can post a response on Twitter
Any questions, please let me know.
This group is OPEN –
This group is dedicated to fan art of my novel series Soul’s Little Lie.
All medium and art styles, (no fanfics) are welcome.
I encourage mature adult material content.
In that case, you must be 18 or older to join. I encourage full honesty and full communication when you apply for membership into this group.
What is NOT allowed –
Fan Fiction of any kind.
My characters and stories of my novels are my property.
Absolutely NO FAN FICTION.
This group is strictly art format –
LARP (scene reenactments in costume)
Traditional art mediums
If I’m missing anything on this list, please let me know by sending a note.
Otherwise, have fun posting your works of your interpretations of my novel characters to your hearts content.
Again, MATURE AUDIENCES only to be in this group. You MUST be 18+.