My Writing Playground

a personal and inspirational blog, full of my creations and others' creations

Month: February, 2016

An Open Heart

beauty of madness

We dream of hope, we dream of change, of fire, of love, of death, and then it happens, the dream becomes real. And the answer to the quest, this need to solve life’s mysteries finally shows itself, like the glowing light of the new dawn. So much struggle, for meaning, for purpose, but in the end we find it only in each other. Our shared experiences of the fantastic, and the mundane. The simple, human need to find the kindred, to connect, and to know in our hearts that we are not alone.

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Composite Photography and Fantasy Art

#Art of Fantasy 59: Yongsub Noh (Yong)

Wow, this artist

Woelf Dietrich

yongsub-noh-yong-30Yongsub Noh (Yong) is a concept artist and illustrator from Seoul, Korea, and his paintings are fantastic. From what I could find about this artist, he’s been painting for over 13 years and his creations range from magical worlds and planets and warriors and trolls and aliens and weird one-eyed giant teddy bears to robots and massive cosmic eggs. *Phew!*

Below is a small collection of the artist’s work. Each image links back to the gallery of origin. Enjoy!















I really enjoy it when an artist moves beyond the norm, moves beyond the traditional tropes of fantasy and science fiction. Yong’s art is highly conceptual and imaginative. He creates worlds that are unfamiliar and surreal and fantastic, and he uses a classical approach to his paintings, which, I think, adds a mythical element to them.

Please let me know in the comments what you thought of today’s artist. Also, remember…

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Nino Gabashvili's ART


“Crows are Fascinating spirit animals, they carry the energy of life mysteries and the power for deep inner transformation.

Crows are messengers, telling us about the creation and magic all around us, also they are surrounded by unseen forces and spiritual strength.

symbolically crows are associated with intelligence. Some cultures also associated this bird with light.”

I personally love seeing crows, they always have mysterious energy about them, feels as they trying to tell you something. In times of life transition I enjoy painting them. Emotionally they make me feel Little darkness, mixed with strength and hope for better…

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How to Create a Scene List for Novel/Short Story


I need to try this. Scene lists sound super useful. Even JK Rowling does it!

Check it out here: “How a Scene List Can Change Your Novel-Writing Life” by Monica M. Clark


Absolutely wonderful

Jasmine Walls: Comic Writer and Artist

Written by Jasmine Walls, Illustrated by Amy Phillips


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Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party

I am so excited for this production!!

You can check out the Kickstarter for it here.

Awesome way of making town/village maps


Check it out here: “Easy D&D Village Maps” by Telecanter