I've been fascinated by dragons since I first started reading. I love the sci-fi opportunities to imagine different dragon senses and societies.
I've studied energy because it's fascinating. Vibrations from music notes, with different energy, make unique patterns in the sand. Dr. Ott and Dr. Darius Dinshaw experimented with light to find healing colors/wavelengths.
Life has energy. Electric eels can give electric shocks.
In The Dragon Dreamer series, my dragon Healers
control their inner energy to speed healing.
Snowflakes have energy. They're like tiny batteries in clouds,
with energy running across their faces.
Snowflakes are grown in cloud chambers.
I imagined growing my own snowflakes, using energy
and chemicals to control the pattern. This may be possible.
My first love was art, so I saw fantasy flakes
in my mind and drew them with pen and ink.
My dragons grow fantasy snowflakes for their Winter Festival,
and many grace the top of each new chapter of The Dragon Dreamer.
Much of my fantasy is grounded in science, with a sci-fi artsy angle.
Art, math, and science are all based on patterns, and connected.
This is the very first snowflake mandala that I ever drew. The dolphins are nose-to-nose, talking, leaping from a frolicking wave pattern.
Scree, my shape-shifter heroine, says that communication is always the key to solving problems. And she never gives up.
"What will be, will be. And then I'll fix it." ~ Scree
V. Hemlin colored this.