Playing in Photoshop

This is my latest doodle in Photoshop. It is a fun program – I’m hoping to get into it a little more this winter since there are a lot of features that I haven’t used yet. This picture popped into my mind a few months back and I finally had a chance to draw it.

Playing in Photoshop with some quick drawings is a nice way to warm up for a book project that I will be starting later in December. Before I start that project I need to find out what colors reproduce in print and which ones fall flat. I will be getting my first test print back in a day or so. It would be much easier if what you saw on the screen was what gets printed – but unfortunately that is not always the case. Always something new to learn …

I would love to hear your comments about this picture … So – Sign this puppy

2 weeks to go …

Hamsters After Dark Title Page
Hamsters After Dark Title Page
Greetings ~

Did I say my book would be released early September ?  It seems that every step of prepping the book took twice as long as I expected … plus all the unforeseen hiccups in between. The whole process has definitely been an intense learning experience.  I can’t say that I enjoyed the feeling of being pulled through a key hole – but I do feel a sense of accomplishment having survived it all.

“Hamsters After Dark”  is currently at the printer and my expected delivery date is October 14th.  Now it’s just a matter of waiting … If you need me for anything … I’ll be the one pacing out in the hall.

So much to do … so little time …

Hamster Book Page
Hamster Book Page

I’ve been a bit lax in posting here …  Hey, I’ve been busy…

My “Hamsters After Dark” book project has given me more than my share of stress.  Who would have thought getting a book published would be so complicated.  I feel like a circus performer jumping through all the hoops.  I really don’t enjoy the chaos of it but the final outcome will make all the labor pains worthwhile.

I have revamped my site and am working on some new pages.  They will launch with my book release hopefully in early September.  After that I plan to drag out my paint brushes and attack some canvas.  It’s been a while since I did some serious painting and I’m ready to get back at it.

As always, I love to hear your comments —