Author Archives: Claudia McGill

About Claudia McGill

A person who does art and writes poetry. That's me!

Wanda and Marie

…is the name of today’s story at Fictive Dream.

Throughout the month of February 2023 I will be showing you illustrations I did for Flash Fiction February 2023 at Fictive Dream, an online magazine devoted to the short story.

Here’s the image editor Laura Black chose for this story, Wanda and Marie, by Jude Higgins.

And here is the artwork with the banner. Take a look at this image. And then…

Read the story at Fictive Dream.

Extinction

…is the name of today’s story at Fictive Dream.

Throughout the month of February 2023 I will be showing you illustrations I did for Flash Fiction February 2023 at Fictive Dream, an online magazine devoted to the short story.

Here’s the image editor Laura Black chose for this story, Extinction, by Sheree Shatsky.

And here is the artwork with the banner. Take a look at this image. And then…

Read the story at Fictive Dream.

Ka Mua Ka Muri

…is the name of today’s story at Fictive Dream.

Throughout the month of February 2023 I will be showing you illustrations I did for Flash Fiction February 2023 at Fictive Dream, an online magazine devoted to the short story.

Here’s the image editor Laura Black chose for this story, Ka Mua Ka Muri by Sandra Arnold.

And here is the artwork with the banner. Take a look at this image. And then…

Read the story at Fictive Dream.

The Ways of the Esquimaux

…is the name of today’s story at Fictive Dream.

Throughout the month of February 2023 I will be showing you illustrations I did for Flash Fiction February 2023 at Fictive Dream, an online magazine devoted to the short story.

Here’s the image editor Laura Black chose for this story, The Ways of the Esquimaux, by Fiona J. Mackintosh.

And here is the artwork with the banner. Take a look at this image. And then…

Read the story at Fictive Dream.

How to Say Goodbye, Again

…is the name of today’s story at Fictive Dream.

Throughout the month of February 2023 I will be showing you illustrations I did for Flash Fiction February 2023 at Fictive Dream, an online magazine devoted to the short story.

Here’s the image editor Laura Black chose for this story, How to Say Goodbye, Again, by Sudha Balagopal.

And here is the artwork with the banner. Take a look at this image. And then…

Read the story at Fictive Dream.

Far From Fine

…is the name of today’s story at Fictive Dream.

Throughout the month of February 2023 I will be showing you illustrations I did for Flash Fiction February 2023 at Fictive Dream, an online magazine devoted to the short story.

Here’s the image editor Laura Black chose for this story, Far From Fine, by Damhnait Monaghan.

And here is the artwork with the banner. Take a look at this image. And then…

Read the story at Fictive Dream.

Small Artist Sketchbook 2022 – Pages 32 and 33

We are on a journey through another one of my small artist sketchbooks. As with all my books of this type, I take a sketchbook and fill it with whatever I feel like doing at the time. No planning, just enjoyment.

This book was done between August 2020 and February 2022, more or less (I date each page as I do it).

I don’t go through the book page by page in order, though in general the earlier images are at the front and the later ones following – but sometimes I skip pages and come back later, or do some other thing. No reason, that is just how I do it.

Let’s take a look.

Here’s today’s page spread. My sewing machine. And a grandmother and her granddaughter outside on a snowy night.

Here are individual views of the pages.

If you have any questions as to the materials or techniques I used, let me know. I love to answer questions!

Solstice Twisting

…is the name of today’s story at Fictive Dream.

Throughout the month of February 2023 I will be showing you illustrations I did for Flash Fiction February 2023 at Fictive Dream, an online magazine devoted to the short story.

Here’s the image editor Laura Black chose for this story, Solstice Twisting, by Len Kuntz.

And here is the artwork with the banner. Take a look at this image. And then…

Read the story at Fictive Dream.

A Way

…is the name of today’s story at Fictive Dream.

Throughout the month of February 2023 I will be showing you illustrations I did for Flash Fiction February 2023 at Fictive Dream, an online magazine devoted to the short story.

Here’s the image editor Laura Black chose for this story, A Way, by Sarah Freligh.

And here is the artwork with the banner. Take a look at this image. And then…

Read the story at Fictive Dream.

2003 Calendar – February

Here’s a project I did in 2001-2002 that I had forgotten about. Now, here in 2022-2023, I will take a trip down memory lane and show it to you, once each month.

Why this schedule? Because it is a calendar. For 2003.

I made three of these – one for my son, one for my parents, and one for my husband. It’s the last one that I am showing to you. They were all alike except for the covers.

I hoped this calendar could be a small record of a certain time in our family. I do not know if my son still has his version, and my parents now are dead and their things scattered and gone, but here is the one we still have at our house, a voice speaking up again from the past.

If you want to know more about this calendar, look here.

Here is the collage image I used for the month of February, 2003. It’s called “February Haven” and was 11″ x 14″. It depicts The Quadrant, a coffee shop/bookstore in Easton, PA, where I spent a lot of time during this time in my past, including having a couple of art exhibits in their upstairs gallery space.

Here is the page in the calendar.

Happy February!

As for the notes, #1, I love Valentine’s Day and making and sending cards. #4. We had large gardens at this house and enjoyed planning and planting. #10. I love playing double (or triple or quadruple) solitaire.