Finding Time to do Everything?Posted: March 9, 2011
The section pictured above is 2 foot square and the final floor will have 4 bees and a honeycomb pattern as well as different colors for the background. The individual tiles are fairly small (3/8 inch square) but when the floor is finished it is surprisingly durable (there are glass mosaic floors made over 2000 years ago that are still able to be walked on!).
In addition, there are some OSR things ‘in the works’ including a book project with around 25-30 color illustrations and some other things — these are just pencilled in (and money has not yet changed hands) so I can’t definitively say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ about when and how and why, but they are strong ‘maybes’ so they have to occupy space on the calendar (however tentative).
Tommorow I have an appointment with a local gallery whom I hope will agree to carry some of my stuff. My hope is to have as many gallerys/stores as needed carrying items (which will include various sized and different materials wall pieces, maybe some 3-d mask-like sculptures, garden and functional items like bird baths, fountains, etc., and smaller and less expensive items like decorative boxes, picture frames, etc). Hopefully I can eventually use this to generate an income in case I never work again (yes, I am still job hunting). This in addition to my usual OSR illustration work, ongoing discussion with an author about illustrating a young adult book, etc., etc.
Unfortunately, the upshot is that some projects (like Mines of Khunmar or the Shaver Comic) which don’t seem to generate income or have a specific due date, get pushed further and further back. if the cash flow situation improves, perhaps I can shave some time off the schedule to work on these things and my 800 other projects.
Also in the works: I’m considering selling my several thousand lead minis collection, most from the 1970s and 1980s and anout 3/4s hand painted. It pains me to do it, but I haven’t touched them in over a year and don’t know when or if I will ever get around to playing with them again. I’m considering dumping all the lead (hopefully getting someone to pay me for the whole thing) and then just using plastic… but getting rid of the lead also feels like cutting off my own arm, so I am naturally reluctant.