|This is my third drawing of my hand, as instructed by Lesson 11 of "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" by Betty Edwards. It's far from perfect, but, I think, one of my better drawings.|
Primarily, I am a writer. My main genre is fantasy, though I also write in SF and Science Fantasy; nearly all my MCs are some variety of LGBT+. I started writing back in 1989, desperate for some escape from the difficulties of my life, and I was in 9th grade (about age 14) at the time.
I also dabble in art and music. Occasionally, I'll engage in such crafts as crocheting, knitting, and sewing. I'm far better at writing than I am at any of these other activities, though I will admit to some minimal skill with the drawing and enough practice with the crocheting that I'm able to make my own patterns, usually involving me creating pictures with my yarn, if I wish. My skill with art is almost nonexistent, and my ability to sew is restricted mostly to simple projects, mostly out of lack of interest in working on more complicated things.
Yes, that is an actual picture of me. From 3rd or 4th grade, I think, clearly Before Glasses, which I got to start wearing in 6th grade. I almost remember wearing that sweater. This school photo has long been my favorite.
I am serializing my full novel, Discordant Harmonies 1: A Pitch of the Scale, on my website and on Wattpad (look for Ashe Elton Parker).