Sunday, September 18, 2016

Merman Book Preorder

So, it looks like since I have no place to sell my books, printing the new Merman book is on hold. If people want to pre order one, I would have an excuse to print it, but otherwise I don't have a reason (other than haveing to change the copyright on it for a 4th time)! IF anyone wants to pre orer "Sons of the Sea" it is $20 and will be $3 shipping.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Duchess WIP 7

I keep slogging along on it. The Hawk is nearly done and the dress is more set. Still working on the background and seat details. "Duchess Ellime' WIP 7"



Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Screwed!

Well I had done the covers for 3 books in a series and was looking forward to doing the forth, but it seems the author now plans to use a more "graphic" read abstract crappy cover for the fourth book and will be redoing all the covers I di in the "new" "graphic" style! BUGGER!

Guess my wok is useless!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Elven Duchess WIP 6

Grrr, doing a lot but feeling like I am not getting anything done.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

9/11

Posted on Facebook by Jim Wright (Stonekettle Station), Facebook removed it but it has been copied and pasted and I hope everyone reads it!

You're expecting some kind of obligatory 9-11 post, aren't you?
Here it is, but you're not gonna like it.
15 years ago today 19 shitheads attacked America.
They killed 3000 of us.
And then ... America got its revenge for 9-11.
Yes we did. Many times over. We killed them. We killed them all. We killed their families. We killed their wives and their kids and all their neighbors. We killed whole nations that weren't even involved just to make goddamned sure. We bombed their cities into rubble. We burned down their countries.
They killed 3000 of us, we killed 300,000 of them or more.
8000 of us came home in body bags, but we got our revenge. Yes we did.
We're still here. They aren't.
We win. USA! USA! USA!
Right?
You goddamned right. We. Win.
Except...
Every year on this day we bath in the blood of that day yet again. We watch the towers fall over and over. It's been 15 goddamned years, but we just can't get enough. We've just got to watch it again and again.
It's funny how we never show those videos of the bombs falling on Baghdad today. Or the dead in the streets of Afghanistan. We got our revenge, but we never talk about that today. No, we just sit and watch the towers fall yet again.
Somewhere out there on the bottom of the sea are the rotting remains of the evil son of bitch who masterminded the attack. It took a decade, but we hunted him down and put a bullet in his brain. Sure. We got him. Right? That's what we wanted. that's what our leaders promised us, 15 years ago today.
And today those howling the loudest for revenge shrug and say, well, yeah, that. That doesn't matter, because, um, yeah, the guy in the White House, um, see, well, he's not an American, he's the enemy see? He's not doing enough. So, whatever. What about that over there? And that? And...
Yeah.
15 years ago our leaders, left and right, stood on the steps of the Capitol and gave us their solemn promise to work together, to stand as one, for all Americans.
How'd that promise work out?
How much are their words worth? Today, 15 years later?
It's 15 years later and we're STILL afraid. We're still terrorized. Still wallowing in conspiracy theories and peering suspiciously out of our bunkers at our neighbors. Sure we won. Sure we did. We became a nation that tortures our enemies -- and our own citizens for that matter. We're a nation of warrantless wiretaps and rendition and we've gotten used to being strip searched in our own airports. And how is the world a better place for it all?
And now we're talking about more war, more blood.
But, yeah, we won. Sure. You bet.
Frankly, I have had enough of 9-11. Fuck 9-11. I'm not going to watch the shows. I'm not going to any of the memorials. I'm not going to the 9-11 sales at Wal-Mart. I don't want to hear about 9-11. I for damned sure am not interested in watching politicians of either party try to out 9-11 each other. I'm tired of this national 9-11 PTSD. I did my bit for revenge, I went to war, I'll remember the dead in my own time in my own way.
I'm not going to shed a damned tear today.
We got our revenge. Many times over, for whatever good it did us.
I'm going to go to a picnic and enjoy my day. Enjoy this victory we've won.
I suggest you do the same.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Elven Duchess WIP 5

Yes I have jumped ahead a bit, now adding color and working on details. I have an idea of what the background will be but wanted to get more of her done first. This is a detail of the overall picture.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Elven Duchess WIP 2

This is becoming a lot more complex than I thought it would be, still hoping it will turn into an amazing painting. Duchess Ellime WIP 3 (color removed for clarity).