I’m back east in Spokane for a few weeks. In the time I’m here, I have to:
- finish the illustrations for the Horrors expanded edition, and write the text, and get it to the publisher
- finish writing the handout material for the seminar I’m teaching at the Portland Tattoo Expo
- glaze and prep, and make from scratch as well, enough large-scale predatory animal paintings to fill the gallery I have a show at for October in Eugene
- and also, pack and get ready to tattoo in Eugene, at the convention, and then Phoenix.
I leave October 1st and I won’t get home until the 26. It’s going to be a long trip full of events and work!
Here are some photos- small images from the new book. A picture or two of the seminar prep work (kinda boring to look at but the seminar itself will be out of this goddamn world, you should go preregister for it, because it’ll cost a little more if you just show up on the day)- and pictures of the lifesized predators.
Now, I had some of this work done from before- the seminar text I had written already, but not the slideshow or the handouts. I had the illustrations sketched, but in pencil and messy, not inked or scanned. I had copious notes for the book text but nothing completed or proofread. I had the shark nearly finished and the grolar bear and wolf sketched out as underpaintings. But everything else? I’ve had to work every day I’ve been home, sometimes pulling ten hour days on these projects. Not to mention I have another show going on all this month at a gallery in Seattle! I spent last month’s days off prepping for that.
Once I leave, I have no days off until halfway through the month. And then I will spend those days driving.
It’s going to be a long and rough road until November, but I think I can do it all. Then I can relax for two weeks. Then I’ll be in Seattle at the shop there for two weeks…and then I will not be working in December. Like, at all. Maybe on personal little things but NO big projects like this. It’ll be a nice break and I think my brain will need it by then.
Hope to see you guys at one of my stops on this trip!
(I’m totally booked for the trip for tattoos- except for one day in Redding, and one day in Phoenix. If nobody wants in I’m gonna take those days off, though. !!!)