Monday, March 30, 2015

Posted to the Kingdom page!

I am grateful to be included with such amazing artisans who came to our Majesties call for gifts to the Monarchs of Calontir.

The beautiful gifts can be found here: 

Vivat to the artisans of the East Kingdom!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Down time

Or the lack thereof.

I've been taking on an increasing number of projects, and happily - I'm very excited that I have the time and ability to paint more.  Previous to all this though, I'd have down time of a few weeks between projects.  I never had a queue before. Now I do.

It's a little weird, but I'm happy about it.  It means my skills stay sharp, which is awesome.  It also means that I have to pay more attention to my physical therapy... something my chiropractor is very happy about.

End result?  I'm painting more and it's great.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Gulf Wars map

Being finally able to put up images of the map, I'm very happy to show everyone the map that I finished for their Majesties Calontir.

It was a lot of fun - I grew up in St. Louis, and had I joined the SCA all those many years ago before I left the Mid West for the East Coast, I'd have been Calontir from the get go, instead of an Easterner.  It was great learning about Calontir, about the date they became a Kingdom and reading about the various Baronies and Shires that make up their Kingdom.

Thank you again to the organizers on behalf of their Majesties of the East for requesting this of me. I am glad to have helped with TRM war gifts.

Learning... ever, ever learning.

The last few months have been an amazing and mildly horrible time for me in regard to my painting.

Being told by your doctor that you have to cut down on the painting, and modify your brushes so the diameter you're gripping isn't so small is very difficult to hear.  It's even more difficult to do.  After a series of treatments, all ongoing, and some time, things are better and I'm able to paint for longer.  There are still difficulties, but they're not as disabling anymore.

I've also been learning more about my craft, about technique and the feedback has been positive.  Thank you to all those who have left me feedback, both positive and negative, on my work.  I really appreciate it.