• Arts and Craftiness,  Blog Posts

    Quick! I Need Help Choosing Some Art!

    I’m currently commissioning some art from the unfathomably talented Ejiwa “Edge” Ebenebe, and she’s sent me four thumbnails to choose from! It’s a portrait of my dryad character, and these are the four composition options. Use the poll below to vote and help me decide! Click on your favorite thumbnail and then submit your choice. If you have some detailed opinions, I’d love to hear about them in the comments section. Such as, “do you like the overall composition better in one picture, but you like the facial features better in another? Do you like the angle of the face in one but the amount of shoulders showing in another?”…

  • Arts and Craftiness,  Blog Posts,  Family Life,  My Writing Journey

    Meet JJ and CC – The First Tylerbots!

    This is CC (below left) and JJ (below right), the new mascots for ChristineTyler.com. I’ve actually wanted some robot mascots for several years now, and started collecting materials when I was in Japan. CC’s music box, for instance, plays Always With You from Miyazaki’s Spirited Away. I knew I wanted a robot theme for my blog images when I rebooted the site, but since I hadn’t made the robots yet I had to settle for stock images. Apparently taking pictures of adorable little robots doing daily tasks is already a thing! Now that I have my own robots though, I can take much more specific pictures +  I don’t have…