Current Projects — treading water

The ‘Exquisite Corpses’ book is still in production, but I have hit some creative blocks / snags on my end so things are not progressing as fast as I would like. A proposed and half finished cover image is at right (this was supposed to be a wrap around with the dungeon wall on the back cover serving as a background for text and the adventurers and monsters on the front cover). Since starting the painting at right, I’ve gotten what I think is a better idea for a cover image… so this one has been mothballed at this point.

I’ve had a few private commissions I’ve been working on, including some fantasy/rpg pieces which will hopefully see the light sometime in the near future. One set of paintings I did at the end of the year last year still haven’t been published, so I am waiting before I can display those… but I wish they would hurry up and publish so I can show off the paintings… I was pretty happy with how they came out. Hopefully I’ll eventually get to show them off in my illustration portfolio (

I’m also working on a BIG mosaic floor that is supposed to be installed sometime this month(… which is coming along great but needs a lot of work. It’s about 6’3″ square (it was originally 6′ square but an error by the builder added 3 inches — ouch!) and features images of bees, colorful honeycombs/hexagons, etc. I post pics later when I get it in a more presentable state.

Finally, I’ve been recruited to do all sorts of home improvement projects, including a large vegetable garden with an 8′ high wire fence to keep the deer from eating all the plants. The fence is up — although it needs more posts… the sheer weight of all of that wire fence is causing the fenceposts to sag a bit. That surprised me — the posts are weather treated wood that are about 4×4 thick…. but this is my first ‘Stalag 13’ style fence so later this summer I’ll be planting more posts (sigh) and now I have to come up with an irrigation system that won’t make the vegetables cost too much due to the huge amounts of water we will need.

So I’ve been busy. Happy Saturday. Gotta go get to work!

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