First up, is wholesome human, fellow geek, and one of my martial arts students who has become a good friend, Kaylee. Kaylee is posting her gorgeous pieces on Instagram (and Facebook) under the name Art From the Boonies. She's stupid talented, and I'm very jealous of her painting ability. Please follow the links above, and either give her a follow or her page a like, depending on which platform you prefer.
I don't have her permission to repost any of her art here, but she does have a website, in case you'd like to check it out and don't want to hit up either of the afore-mentioned platforms.
Another good friend of mine, Caroline, is also an incredibly talented artist. She works mainly in charcoal/pencil, and holy hell are her pieces incredibly good. She recently created a Facebook page for her work, and I highly recommend you check her stuff out. I'm ridiculously impressed with her. It takes a lot of work to get that good.
Of course, I couldn't do one of these and not mention Nathan Frechette, one of the co-founders of Renaissance Press, who is now also an Aurora Award nominee for his fabulous book covers.
Then there's all my stupidly talented and hard working writer friends. Marie Bilodeau, of course, Evan May, Derek Künsken, Cait Gordon, Éric Desmarais (who also roasts a line of fabulous coffees), and so many others I love but haven't listed here.
I am surrounded by incredibly talented, hardworking people whom I love and aspire to be more like. They're wonderful, and I'm always impressed by them. Check them out. You won't be sorry.
Now I'm off to get work done. But first:
30 Day Song Challenge - Day 26