Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Book Sneak Peek/New Illustration: Amber Faerie

I am working on a new book! It is still in the early stages, with much research, writing and illustrating left to do. But I recently finished the first illustration, and wanted to share it with you ^_^

"Amber Faerie"
©2014 Debi Cady
The Amber Faerie lives in a lagoon on the edge of the Gemstone Forest. She cultivates amber which is then distributed throughout the world. Amber represents eternal love and youth, and is said to have many healing properties. It is the stone of the zodiac signs Taurus and Leo, and is an alternate birthstone for November. This illustration is from my upcoming book "Gemstone Faeries".

Although the book is not completed yet, I am starting to post the illustrations in my stores as I finish them (this way, by the time the book is published, they will all be available). So, this illustration is now available on my stores at ZazzleCafe PressRed Bubble, and my deviantArt print shop

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Crazy Weather

We have been getting really crazy weather this past week! On Tuesday it poured all day long, and in two hours we got like 5-6 inches of rain! Thankfully, our house is on slightly higher ground, so we had no problems, but many streets flooded, and houses just around the block from us had flooded basements :( They said we haven't had such bad flooding in this area in 90 years!

Then, on Wednesday, we got a storm with 50mph winds and it hailed for about 10 minutes. It was pounding the windows so hard, we were afraid it might crack them! But it didn't, thank God. Still, afterwards, it looked like it had snowed. My dad took this pic in our backyard a little after the rain stopped, some of the hail had already melted by then, but there was still a lot of it!

However, the past few days have been just gorgeous! Low 70s and sunny and dry. I wish all summer was so nice...