"Magical Maiden" by Cillyart

"Magical Maiden" by Cillyart
"Magical Maiden and A Troubador/Minstrel" by Cillyart/CMB

Thursday, July 31, 2014

UPDATE on TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach ...ROOK Publishing is now part of this magical adventure!

Our meeting with ROOK Publishing last night was mighty encouraging! Tho' it means putting off the publishing and marketing for my children's chapter book, TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach, to a bit further down the road...I'm looking forward to a successful adventure together! Getting this fun book out to many MORE young and emergent readers, families and others passionate about children's books to enjoy is our goal!

As we enter into the signing the book contract stage, I just want to shout out: 

Thanks for your support, ROOK Publishing!!! :o)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

UPDATES on TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach, TWIN TAILS Book Two...and a bit more fun!

I sure wish I could share some fun character sketches for
TWIN TAILS Book Two...but it would 'let the cat out of the bag' too early! I got into writing more of my 2nd book of this magical series and couldn't stop until the wee hours of the morning (after doing some setting up/organizing in my husband's new classroom) ...and made it to the beginning of chapter 8! Trying to get the ideas out of my head onto a document and seeing lots of images in my mind...almost like a movie! Editing will have to come later...as I've just got to get this new children's chapter book story written first. Anxious to get back to my creative writing and sketching!

Meanwhile...negotiations for the publishing of the first book, TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach, are still in the preliminary stage. Summer activities and demands can sometimes slow up a process such as this, tho' I'm anxious to get the details worked out to see if this will be our new publisher! Tryin' to be patient. :o)

Here's a sketch...or a piece of recent art I illustrated that I can share!  I created this last Saturday as a fingerprint sign-in tree for a baby shower that my sister and my niece were hosting. It turned out pretty cute...and will look lucious with all the fingerprints stamps filling in as green leaves.  Can you tell which gender the baby is predicted to be?
Happy Birthday today to our darlin' 3 year old grandson! Family, immediate and extended, really give life a blessed depth! I sure love mine!
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Monday, July 21, 2014

TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach negotiations with a publisher...and TWIN TAILS Book 2 is being written!

Welcome to a new week! I've been busy all day today with so much going on, but not with a chance to write or sketch yet! I will be going into my husband's new classroom everyday this week to help him organize, set-up and do his bulletin boards...but I will be sure to drag along my dino-laptop and my sketch pad for moments I can snatch to satisfy my own creative urges in creating TWIN TAILS Book Two!!!

Negotiations for the publication of TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach are in process and I am certainly hoping for a positively successful outcome for all involved!  Stay tuned!!!

A happy, safe and successful week to you all!!!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach publishing update...and writing of TWIN TAILS (book two) has begun!

I got the opportunity to spend time with my daughter and my almost 3 year old grandson this morning...and had so much fun! Have you ever played with kinetic sand? It is cool stuff...especially playing in it with those two darlings of ours!

Home again and back to work this evening! While I wait through the negotiations process in publishing the TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach (Book One), I am now writing chapter 3 of TWIN TAILS' Book Two! Busy visualizing in my mind the many illustrations I can create as I write! Love it!!! :o)

Monday, July 7, 2014

UPDATE on the TWIN TAILS FUN & FREE "PREDICT ME!" Story Contest and...

No contest entries were received via US Mail either for the FUN & FREE "PREDICT ME!"...so the secret to the TWIN TAILS' magic is NOT officially out yet, so can you guess? :oD  Check out a copyrighted TWIN TAILS partial-sketch:

 Another day of organizing and de-junking...a massive project that will probably take most of this month!  However, I will take my special moments to enjoy scriptures, prayer, reading, writing, illustrating and spending time with family, friends and uplifting contacts here on my blogs, goodreads.com, FB, email, etc. as I go forward with this project! Have a wonderful, productive, blessed day, everyone! You, your sharing & support are truly appreciated!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014



FUN & FREE "PREDICT ME!" Story Contest 4 Children!!!

JULY 1, 2014 - Last night's midnight deadline to enter the FUN & FREE "PREDICT ME!" Children's Story Contest arrived with only a couple inquiries and no entries! We here at CILLYart4U were, of course, disappointed that entries from children (ages 3 -12) did NOT arrive via our website here or our facebook pages or our email at twintailsbycillyart4u@gmail.com...but we are holding out hope that we will still receive some entries via the US Mail postmarked on or before June 30, 2014.  If not, our prizes will have to await another time to be won and enjoyed by children and families. etc.

Stay tuned for more exciting TWIN TAILS and CILLYart4U news to come!!!