Progress – December 10, 2018

As I predicted last week, this week was a challenge with Adrian’s play going on. But, it all worked out anyway.

I went to see his play, The Puppet Tree, twice. Here’s a picture on him with one of the puppets he played.


Coordinating schedules and getting home to let the dogs outside too up a major chunk of time. Clearing up a clogged sink also didn’t help matters. Many times I wasn’t even beginning to write my words until 11:00 p.m.

Plus I was finishing up a newsletter to get out last weekend. Fun stuff.

Then there was the major breakthrough on Cirvel’s story which helped to clear up a lot of the questions I’ve had about all of it. Unfortunately, I wasn’t in a position to write all of it down when I got it, so I later captured what I remembered and I’m waiting for the rest to return. I know it will, but I must be patient about it.

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Progress – November 26, 2018

Last week was a busy week. It was perfect week.

As I said last Monday, my son had come home from college for the holiday. It was great having him home (of course). He hung out with me, he hung out with his brother, we all hung out together — it was a whole holiday hang out party.

While enjoying his company, I finished the audio on For a Good Time, Call Loki and got it uploaded. That meant I also had to design the cover for that edition too. I do hope that in a couple of weeks I can report that the audiobook is available.

Meanwhile, I also started on editing the audio I recorded for Fall’s Confession. I also fixed the errata I found in Fall’s Confession and re-uploaded it.

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Tree Stories?

Tree Stories? What’s up with that?

I know I’ve had several people wondering what exactly the Tree Stories in my newsletter would be about. Let me start with a little background.

When I was doing my daily eBay auctions, I had a little story at the end of the auction. I know I had quite a few people following each day to see what the story would be about. Several of my collectors wrote to me and told me they enjoyed my mountain stories in particular.

These days it’s been hard to find time to do the eBay auctions like I use to. It’s something I’d like to get back to. However, in the meanwhile I’ve decided to return to telling these short stories for my collectors and newsletter readers. I did decide to be a little more specific though. Since my paintings are inspired by trees and what they bring to our lives (or that’s what my art had started out as, I’ve gotten away from, and I plan to return to), I decided to tell Tree Stories which highlight important trees I’ve had in my life. Important trees? I know it sounds strange, but it’s oh so true. I have great memories surrounding trees. That’s why I’d decided to paint them and learn more about them. Yes, I’ve gotten away from it and I hope that by telling Tree Stories in my monthly newsletter that I will refind my original focus. Some stories will be from my childhood, growing up in a small town. Others will be about how I found the trees that show up in my paintings and photographs.

I hope this has whet your appetite to read the Tree Stories. You will only find them in my newsletter. Head on over to my website to get your free subscription.

Art Newsletter

I’m getting ready to send out my free e-mail newsletter. It took me awhile to figure out what to put in it, but once it was decided on then the newsletter was a lot of fun to put together.

This month I decided to write about the new direction my art’s taken in the last year. Get the inside story on my new paintings. Also see my upcoming schedule, who I’ve picked for my showcase artist of the month, read the “Tree Story,” and get special pricing on newer artwork. There’s so much here you’ll want to start at the beginning and never miss an edition.

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Newsletter coming

On my website, there’s a new box set up for collectors, art lovers, and anyone else’s interested to sign up for my free newsletter. What’s going to be in it?

In the interest of keeping it short and sweet, I plan on having one main article, a showcase of new art before it hits my website, a couple good quotes I’ve discovered during the month, and other artists the readers might be interested in. Every month I come across so many artists that I find fascinating and I really want to share them.

Well, that’s the plan right now. More might be added. I think it’s time I really sit down and clarify my intentions. Some times I feel so focused and other times I feel scattered in a hundred directions. While my blog is pretty much a jam session of whatever’s on my mind at the moment, the main article in the newsletter will have more relevant content.  Oh, there will also be special reader only specials, so you need to sign up to be in on them.

Go now. What are you waiting for?

Tah-tah for now.