As some of you know from meeting me at conventions, I'm expecting a baby in September.
:-) In order to avoid a studio/nursery combo room, we bought a house. We packed and moved in late June.
The month of July, I direct Kids on Campus, the largest and oldest art tech summer camp program hosted at RIT. This is a hugely time intensive camp that took almost all of my energy. Normally, I de-stress by writing and drawing, but the universe has a terrible sense of humor. Since April I've been plagued by an unusual pregnancy symptom. The nerves in my spine were compressed and gave me crippling pain when sitting. Yes, sitting. I could lie down, walk a mile, pull weeds on my hands and knees.....but I couldn't sit at a computer for more than fifteen minutes. Standing also was quickly tiresome. It was a frustrating situation to say the least. I've never been in a situation where writing and drawing were painful for months.
Fastforward, it's now August. Camp has ended for another year and prep work for 2016 won't really start up for a few months. My baby has shifted position and is no longer hanging out on my spine. We've moved, most of our boxes are unpacked, and I have a nice studio setup.
In the past two months, I started four pieces and did not have the ability to finish any of them, Two Centernia character portraits, one fantasy piece and a pile of kittens. Today I've begun work again on the emerald time dragon and by the end of the week I hope to have finished the portrait of the mysterious Gianna Casimirio. Thank you for your patience, it's been an interesting year to say the least.
|WIP- The Emerald Time Dragon|
|WIP- Kitten Pile|