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A.I. Art for Summer 2023

A.I. Art for Summer 2023

It seems like every day brings the announcement of another A.I. art service and/or another A.I. writing service. And owing to my recent Great Aussie Adventure and busy summer, I was already weeks behind in keeping up with these and MidJourney changes. So many things to catch up on! This is my exploration of and…

Great Aussie Adventure Part 3

Great Aussie Adventure Part 3

I recently visited the Land of Oz, otherwise known as Australia. I took a gazillion photos on this trip of a lifetime, so I’m breaking them down into four parts. This is my Great Aussie Adventure, Part 3. (Click the images to see larger versions.) Melbourne (Part 1) • Cairns (Part 2) • Uluru (Part…

Playlist for Shifter’s Storm

Playlist for Shifter’s Storm

To accompany the audiobook releases for my paranormal romance series, I’ve created bonus playlists for songs that go with the story. This is the playlist for Shifter’s Storm. Get the audiobook for Shifter’s Storm, narrated by David Brenin A lost sheriff’s deputy and a captive prehistoric shifter must fight danger—and their sizzling attraction—if they want…

Playlist for Dire Wolf Wanted

Playlist for Dire Wolf Wanted

Playlist for Dire Wolf Wanted In celebration of the audiobook releases for my paranormal romance series, I’m creating bonus playlists for songs that go with the story. This is the playlist for Dire Wolf Wanted. Get the audiobook for Dire Wolf Wanted, narrated by David Brenin The magical world stands on the brink of war,…

A.I. Art for April

A.I. Art for April

A.I. Art for April 2023 The big news is that the MidJourney A.I. art service recently released version 5 for user testing. Which promptly caused a bunch of idiots to make free accounts, then try to make rude and deep-fake images. MJ banned a bunch of users and suspended free accounts for the moment. And…

A.I. Art for March 2023

A.I. Art for March 2023

A.I. Art for March 2023 I continue to dabble in A.I. art and enjoy the challenge. My MidJourney prompting skills are slowly improving, by which I mean that I get better results faster. And I’m learning when to abandon an approach and leave that concept for another day. To be honest, the results from the…

A.I. Art for February 2023

A.I. Art for February 2023

A.I. Art for February 2023 Like most endeavors, learning to use A.I. tools takes time and practice. Plus, the tools are in active development, meaning we users are all shooting at a moving target. This is my A.I. art for February 2023. Click the images below to see bigger version. For people using smaller devices,…

Farewell to Pets in Space 7

Farewell to Pets in Space 7

Farewell to Pets in Space 7 Just a quick reminder that Pets in Space 7 is a limited-edition anthology. They’re only on the planet for a short visit. If you don’t already have your copy, this is your last chance. Otherwise, it’s farewell to Pets in Space 7 forever. Don’t miss out — get Pets…

A.I. Art for January 2023

A.I. Art for January 2023

A.I. Art for January 2023 I’ve been spending more of my time at MidJourney, and less at the other services. I just don’t seem to be able to produce images that please me at NightCafe or DALL-E. Here are images created by A.I. art for January 2023, including prompts and commentary. To keep myself from…

Onward Into 2023

Onward Into 2023

Onward In 2023 After one hell of a year full of changes in 2021, this last year was comparatively stable (lingering pandemic notwithstanding). However, I’ve come to realize that stability and harmony aren’t necessarily the same thing. Last year, I made a giant-sized whiteboard list, and even did some of it. This coming year, I’d…