Thursday, April 19
It's confession time. I've been moonlighting a bit, outside of blogging. It's not that I've really kept it a secret, but I've not really come out and made it completely public either. But I think it's time.
You see, I've had a long love of art and even studied art, photography and art history in college. However, you can't really make a living at that, or at least not very many people can...of course this was many moons ago (many). But during the second half of last year I saw that many of the authors that I love to read were going to start self publishing their books, and to my mind there were only a handful of freelance Book Cover Artists out there, so I decided to begin offering design services, more than just the ads on this blog.
I love beautiful book covers, and some of the covers I saw out there made me cringe. I knew I could create something better, so I started Seductive Designs which was officially open for business at the beginning of this year. I've had some of the pre-designed covers that are for sale on the right sidebar here at Seductive Musings for a while now. I don't know if you've noticed them or not. And now that some of the covers that have been commissioned by authors that I've designed them for have been revealed by the authors, I thought it was time to share this new venture with all of you. So here's my secret passion....two of my most recent book covers:
This new venture is partly me being able to express my artistic side that I put on hold for a while, which also just happens to have the added bonus of earning some much needed extra $$$. They say to follow your passion, and in having Seductive Designs AND Seductive Musings I am able to do exactly that.
So what does this mean for Seductive Musings? As of right now, not too much. Ultimately, it will depend on how much art work and/or design services are commissioned. I do know that it will mean that I will be more selective on the number of guest authors that I have on the blog, and will probably mean that I will be looking for one or two new book reviewers. Not necessarily because my focus will be elsewhere, but because the blog has been receiving more review requests and I have to plan ahead. I had planned to do both this year anyways regardless of how Seductive Designs does because I wanted to have more of ME on the blog in 2012, and not just giveaways or reviews.
I still love talking about romance books, that will never change, so don't expect me to be making any announcements any time soon that I am going to quit blogging. I don't foresee that happening. You may just see a few covers on books that I've designed :) With full disclosure of course in the event one of those books is reviewed at Seductive Musings.
So there it is in all of it's book cover goodness :)
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