Back in 2015, a close friend and I decided to collaborate on a blog. Both to bully each other into regular uploads to share our work (whether we hate it or not) and to offer support to those of you pursuing careers in writing or art and perhaps give you courage to take the first step. Or, when all else fails, just be a source of amusement.
Originally, we used Tumblr but after a few weeks of no luck, we chose to lie Between the Lines to rest.
In June, I decided to resurrect our failed blog and decided to transfer the original work onto here to see how well it would do. Now the experiment phase is over and bearing in mind our previous experience a few years ago, I’ve decided to rework our upload schedule a little.
Mural Mondays and Written Wednesdays
Mostly, they’re staying the same as always. We’ll post weekly and, if we ever get too busy, we’ll post snapshots of our current works instead.
These, along with the other posts, were always a little hectic when we were using Tumblr. To that end, I’ve decided to have a monthly theme instead. We’ll announce the theme at the beginning of the month and upload our attempts at the end. You can join in too! Which brings me to my next point:
A completely new thing. Since Saturdays are now rather empty without the weekly theme, they’ve become our feature day. Send us a link to the work you’ve created for the month’s theme and we’ll reblog your work over the weekend.
Feel free to ask us any questions! Neither of us bite, although Muse is another matter. For now, we hope you enjoy our work as much as we enjoyed creating it.
P.S. While our work is primarily for all audiences, neither of us have any idea what good ol’ Muse will come up with. So, in case we happen to go from fluffy kittens one week to gory horror the next, I suppose we should advise viewer discretion.
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Tul (aka Paige):
The artist. All the artwork you see on this blog from the header to the posts is hers. She has been known, on occasion, to delve into the realm of writing but much prefers putting her creative talents to use with more visual means.
She’s currently working on a children’s book series called Dragon Shores. You can check out character references and her notes on her chosen art style here.
You can find more of her work on:
Nim (aka Jen):
The writer. She handles the writing side of the blog, from book reviews to flash fiction to general blogs (with the exception of any of Tul’s artist notes).
You can find her on:
Our pen names originated after Nim searched for elvish names (having an interest in Tolkien’s Middle Earth). She’ll always be surprised by Tul’s acceptance of her new nickname.
Between the Lines is an ‘across the pond’ collaboration.