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After a week of silence...

Did you miss me?

I was off all week being a full-time student at the Summer Arts Festival! I took Digital Photography, and Intro to Graphic Novels, and I have had So. Much. Fun. not being Just Mom for a week. Monsterus minimus got to bond all week with her grandparents (who report that she has been very good, but also very unavoidably two, and more than a bit on the exhausting side). I got to pack myself a lunch every morning, and ride on the shuttle, and soak up a ton of useful information and be arty and creative for hours at a time. Each lunch hour, there was a 'Lunch Bites' concert with a variety of music and entertainment, and I went home with my head stuffed full of ideas and images and made dinner and washed up and danced a two-year-old to bed. (Then I'd catch up on laundry and scoop the catbox and do a little emergency programming...)

And on Thursday, $1 ice cream scoops on the deck.

Here's just a glimpse at what I'm working on now:

Oh, yeah... it's a thing. I do not know if I have it in me to do an actual long-running webcomic that tells the whole story, but I've got the first 9 pages storyboarded, and am going to try to nail that much out in the time I have allotted next week... at least to the sketch stage on all of those pages and ink for the cover. That seems manageable. Patreon sponsors will get to see a collection of the sketch work I've done, and also get a wallpaper selected from my favorite photos from the class. I have some REALLY neat photographs - I will do a more comprehensive post in the nearish future with some of the best of them. (And I, er, may have purchased a year membership to the botanical gardens...)

I cannot promise I will be resuming regular blogging next week - I have another week of the graphic novel class, and a LOT to catch up on.

Be sure to jump in on the 78 Tarot Kickstarter! Just five more days, and we're at close to 95%! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1309407051/the-78-tarot-project-a-global-art-collaboration

Inbox at 149!


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 19th, 2014 12:20 pm (UTC)
Love the photo! And the cover looks intriguing. I am glad you are getting a chance to have so much creative time!
Jul. 20th, 2014 01:55 am (UTC)
Me TOO. It's amazing how a week with real, dedicated creative time makes me feel SO much better and more balanced.
Jul. 19th, 2014 03:33 pm (UTC)
Of course we missed you! And wow, hooray for your accomplishments!
Jul. 20th, 2014 01:54 am (UTC)
I've missed yoooou! I hope this next week is far less full of unhappy drama for you.

Jul. 20th, 2014 03:41 am (UTC)
Welcome back, briefly! I hope the next week is even better. :)
Jul. 20th, 2014 06:50 am (UTC)
Gorgeous photo there! I think I'll take a photography course soon - you've inspired me! :)
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