Monday, January 31, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
How to Host a Planet
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
I'm still hibernating...
It's a weird transitional time right now. I'm forced to realize that so much has changed in my life in the last 4 months that going back to the same-old isn't even an option.
I'm back from Canada and the news is that my Mom is doing much better than anyone, including her doctor, considered possible! She's currently recovering in hospital. At her age a heart attack is always a serious matter, but the current news is good. Thanks to everyone that sent prayers and wishes.
At work, the big software launch is imminent, which means there will be some pressure off in the consulting business, which means a bit of a break, hopefully. This has been the biggest and busiest few months in my career history, which has all sorts of implications for what comes next.
With lots of time on the plane and in hospital rooms over the last week, I decided to take a bunch of movie stills from the old Tron movie and play with the design aesthetic to see what I can make of it for some weird cartography and illustration stuff. So now I've got a big stack of new ideas to play with.
The Year of the Dungeon art show was also an unforeseen success. I really did not anticipate the response (Thanks ya'll!). That opens up a whole bunch of options for me artistically.
Plus the Purple Worm Graveyard and How to Host a Dungeon sequel are quietly mutating in my desk drawer.
So the upshot is that I may have a modicum of time and even a bit of capital to play with over the next few months. There's a strong potential for life-chaning awesomeness in all this.
But in the meantime, I'm working, thinking, and hibernating.
Monday, January 10, 2011
I've had some unfortunate family news and so I'm off to Canada and away from my computer for the next week. My Mom's health has been not so great for several years now, and last weekend it took a turn for the worse. My mom happens to be as tough as nails and bounced back almost immediately, so for a long time we thought it was just a minor episode. But it turns out to be pretty serious after all.
In the meantime, for endless hours of gamer-style enjoyment and creativity, I recommend you look at gigacralwer.