Creatives to check out is a list of indie artists that I think you will appreciate. The creatives listed here are either part of the LGBT community or support and believe in us.
They Might Be Fierce
They Might Be Fierce is a blog written by a new poet I met in the Boone area. I hope you will read and support their blog. I really love the goal of the blog too. “Though they be but little, they are fierce.” Promoting visibility and encouraging strong inner voices.
Jewelry by artsfish
Artsfish Studio is a studio now out of Austria. Cherie and her husband create beautiful artworks in many different forms. Cherie is a wonderful jeweler and Claus a cook. Currently, their line focuses on jewelry and stationery.
Need a gift for that special someone? Cherie is glad to work with you for the handmade items you may envision.
Portraiture and Custom Paintings
I’m also excited to be learning more about the great artists we have in our community. Jennifer Lynn is the artist who designed the cover for my debut novel. Check out her art and support her if you can. We’re all in this together!
“Maybe this is why we read, and why in moments of darkness we return to books: to find words for what we already know.”
― Alberto Manguel
Writers That Might Interest You
As a writer, I’m always reading something. From classic literature to modern young adult, I read everything except horror or vampires. I am especially interested in supporting writers who aren’t on the best seller list but should be. One of the hardest things in my life was to find good lesbian writers. Besides Rita Mae Brown, good writers were sparse. Now, the field grows, but one still needs tips on how to find books that are filled with a good story.
With the permission of the authors, I’ve added icons below so that you can link to their works and see if some of the writers might interest you. As my list grows, there will be more non-fiction writers I’m sure. I’ve also discovered some artists who write and once I get the permission to link to their beautiful works of art I will add those too.
One of the ways that I learned more about who I am as a lesbian was by reading. Reading some bad fiction also taught me that I prefer good writers above all else. The books of these writers are great reads when you need to take a break from your world and delve into another’s.
What a great start to your reading shelf! All of these are offered online. Of course, the coloring book below you probably want to order in hard copy.
Who do you think needs to be added to this list? Do you have a favorite? Write me at jrobinwhitley at gmail and I will read the book.
Cathy Pegau – Fiction (she writes lesbian fiction as well)