Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Do you guys remember that story that I was writing with this girl, we were calling it, "Emotion Doors". 
Sadly it was canceled because we both got busy, but we've both shown interested in starting it up again with a rewrite someday. We're not sure when that day is yet, but I'm still drawing art inspired by the characters from it anyways. I started with some pictures of Nisia a couple of years ago and since recently I've given her a mental overhaul (that's the beauty of a rewrite you  get a second chance at designing)  I intend to portray it, though I haven't been able to draw the new look yet, here's a picture of the old Rowan (I'm not sure if my co-writer has decided to update her or not) I tried to portray her according to Anna's specifications in the story :) Which reminds me, if you see this please let me know what you think.

Lots of Love

Sarah Gracen 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

It's been 8 days since I last posted, how could I let that happen? What's with my brain lately, I'm searching for inspiration and the well of imagination keeps running dry, at least for anything writing related anyways, I seem to have no trouble coming up with art idea's in fact I'm feeling more artsy then ever! 
Even today I still have no idea what to write, I'm just pushing forward, as I put it this morning, " It's like I'm in a haze, I'm not really thinking, just going through the motions." It's so frustrating to not be able to come up with anything viable to write, let's hope I can get my act together soon. 

I hope you don't mind that this is so short, I just wanted you all to know I'm still going, I'm just fishing for the right things to write about, gathering my thoughts, and hopefully my brain will be back on track soon. 

Thanks for sticking around :)

Lots of Love
Sarah Gracen

Tuesday, March 15, 2016


An Artist's Poem 

Unlocking my thoughts,
and drifting through dreams,
a pencil for creativity,
a pen for pulling together seams.

Creating possibilities,
and drawing new plans,
a brush for imagination,
and oils and crayons.

Sketching the skies,
and painting the seas, 
these are the tools,
I use to make these. 

~Sarah Gracen

Monday, March 14, 2016

Art Thoughts

So I've been thinking about art lately and going through my old sketchbooks, it's quite a journey and brings back lots of good memories. While sifting between the different drawings there's one thing that struck me...my style is still changing. That thought kept coming to me over and over again and I remembered how I'd once been under the impression that I was settled, it's funny how art can continue to change and grow in such different ways, so I can look back as far as 4 years and still say it looks good even though it's older though not quite as good.

I can't say I've ever been particularly interested in finding my own style, I just liked to draw and so that's what I did. Eventually I started using references and trying new things and gradually I got better, then something started to happen; I could see some individuality in my art and it made me so happy, I thought I'd hit the mark, without even trying I'd developed a unique look! So from there I decided the best thing to do would be to keep improving my look, things could only get better right?
I suppose I stuck to my goals for awhile, but then...I took a break. Let me just say breaks can be dangerous, you're continuing to see and admire art whilst not creating any yourself, unknowingly you're collecting different idea's and overwriting previous ones, gradually you start to loose bits and pieces of what your art used to be; so when I got started again, what came out was slightly different from before, and slowly but surely it started changing more and more till it became what it is now.

 So in summary, my art has changed, and is still changing, I look forward to improving and growing in it for the years to come.

I hope you didn't mind those little ramblings, yeah...it was a mess I know.

Lots of Love
Sarah Gracen

Friday, March 11, 2016

Cathrine Weatherbane: Character Drawings

Cast of Characters


 Cathrine Weatherbane
Age: 16
Eyes: Saphire
Hair: Blonde, wavy
Height: 5'4

 Ariella Svane
Age: 17
Eyes: Deep Brown 
Hair: Dark Brown, very curly
Height: 5'5

 Lissie (Swan?)
Age: 15
Eyes: Light brown
Hair: Chesnut, straight
Height: 5'2

Rolic (???) 
Age: 18
Eyes: Light blue, 
Hair: Dirty blond, messy
Height: 5'7

and as a bonus here's a group drawing of them by Aria . Thanks again Aria!!!


Lots of Love
Sarah Gracen

Thursday, March 10, 2016

In which Cathrine is on her own

Drawing by me

                                                                        Chapter 20
The Line of Trust Thins 
I can't say that this is the way I would have picked things to go, but this is how they went. After the meal and everyone went to bed I found myself thinking more and more about how strange my life had become, me being a princess (how cliche), an evil regent making everyone's life terrible, and here I was, little old me who only a month ago could only dream of having an adventure, all of this felt like something out of a storybook and I was caving under a massive burden that nobody knew I had. How was I supposed to find my mother and put a stop to this man who'd committed such treason when I myself barely knew anything about the politics of my own country, even if I managed to find my mother, what would change? If she'd been able to throw him off the throne why hadn't she done it yet, come to think of it...why was I here...I was standing in line to find myself at the headsman's ax, I was terrified! 
 I consoled myself for a moment with the thought that my friends would always be there to help me and surely one of them would come up with some kind of idea...my friends...Rolic, I already trusted him and yet I knew nothing about him, Ariella didn't trust him, Ariella who was clever and smart, but then Lissie did seem to trust him...even seemed to know his secret, but whatever it was neither she nor he seemed inclined to share, but why should she trust him on the account of a girl who once considered herself the best of the best, above everyone else...she seemed different now, now that Ariella was gone, why was she suddenly so contrite? I wondered if maybe she was feeling guilty...but why would she feel guilty? That was it, I couldn't sit still any longer, I decided at that moment that the best course of action would be to leave the only people I had, and seek out Ariella on my own, 
I couldn't risk a betrayal not yet, I couldn't trust these people no matter how much I wanted to, Ariella so far was the only person to share some real insight into her life, she was the only person who wasn't keeping secrets (at least that she knew of). So here I was my few possessions in hand on a dark road, hoping beyond home that I'd run into her...and not trouble.

[sorry this chapter is so short, still trying to figure out what I want to happen. This story is currently my practice piece, I know it's kinda bad and full of mistakes and plot holes but I'm still going to try to finish it, even fill in a few of those holes in the process, but keep in mind I will (when this is finished) rewrite the story and hopefully it will be better because I was able to learn from this experience]

Lots of Love
Sarah Gracen

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Honestly you guys are great!

Well well well, here I am again at long last! I shall no longer have the slow clunky computer as an excuse for late posts as I have recently acquired a new speedy one! Yes it has finally happened, I did my waiting, 3 years of it, but now I can finally turn my computer on without delay!

So, what is going on in the twisty turning road that is my life? Quite a lot actually, I'm not going to bore you with the details but I'm getting ready for a lot of changes and maybe I'll keep you updated as things get interesting... :) bare with me through the ups and downs here because I'm still not sure how much I'm going to be able to post when things get more hectic.

So for now, how are you guys? How's life been while I've been away, I can tell you I'm certainly enjoying Spring weather, Mmmm warm days are great aren't they! I've been working on my art recently, still not as good as I'd like to be but I'm growing and yeah, there's still time to pick up before I give illustrating a try....my sister has already asked me to illustrate her book...but yeah the only people who'll ever see the results of my precious hard work will be my family and possibly you guys, I'd love to share more art with you, if you have any requests for me I'll be happy to do them, just let me know in the comments.
I miss talking to you all and it seems to me a lot of us haven't been writing on our blogs as much as our younger selves imagined we would, I'm thinking of working at this regularly in an effort to sharpen my writing skills, I still want to be a published author before to long, just need to keep at this.

Anyways That's all for now, hopefully I can push things to full swing and start shooting out future Catherine Weatherbane chapters and such, I already have some character sketches of the cast that I drew plus one that this amazing artist @Aria Tailor  drew, I can't wait to share them with you all! Please speak out on what you'd like to see me write and I'll write you all later.

Lots of Love
Sarah Gracen