Gleanings from the Desk

Good Morning! Well, it’s morning where I am. And there’s sunshine, so that’s good. I’m headed out to a gig shortly, so this is just a round-up of what’s on my desk and tabs for the day.

First! Big News! LOL…

I have ordered proof copies of Inktail & Friends. They will arrive here in a couple of weeks. If they pass muster, it will be available to order shortly afterwards. And I plan on doing a giveaway here on my blog of the coloring book, too. I’m rather excited about it, it took me far longer than I’d planned and was a huge amount of work. I should be blogging on the whole process in a few weeks, probably at the Mad Genius Club. Inktail Cover

Speaking of MGC, I’m up with my weekly post there. I’m still in the series on Forensics for Writers, today I’m talking toolmarks and firearms evidence. I’ve been enjoying writing this series, it’s letting me put down on paper – er, pixels – what I’ve learned over the years. Hopefully the readers are gleaning helpful information from the posts.

Also on my desk are dragon parts. I will be making dragons in odd moments this week, restocking the shop (you can haz purple again!) and creating custom orders, let me know if you want something special and I’ll see what I can do.

A spectrum of dragons
A spectrum of dragons

I’m still doing art daily. I haven’t been able to write, but art I can do. Often while in class. I find it relaxing and it helps me focus on lectures where I don’t need to take notes (when they are reading you the powerpoint, there’s no need to take notes >.< ). I’ve been selling art, too, which is very encouraging. I sold a couple of originals at the Millennicon Art Show, which was great for my first show. I’ll list originals in the shop when I have a minute or three.

My Day 91, April Fool's art.
My Day 91, April Fool’s art.

I have to write a paper on toxicology, so I’ve been reading for that. I’ve got a historical paper on my desk to read – “Reporting Atrocities: Archibald Reiss in Serbia, 1914-1918” Reiss is considered one of the most influential men in the development of early Forensic Science, thought this would be interesting to read. Some days I really love having the University Library access and I’ll miss it when I am done with school.

I’ve been trying to make time to get out and walk, not always easy but I really need to exercise more. School keeps me tired and sedentary. Also, it’s spring and there are myriads of bugs and flowers to capture with the camera.

And on that note, I’m off to pack for the gig. Going to drag the First Reader to the Korean restaurant we both love for late lunch after that. So much dragging… it’s not like he wants bulgogi! LOLWeeping Cherry-3

cherry blossom
Cherry blossoms, one of my favorite spring flowers.
Spring flower carpet
A golden carpet of flowers, and a tree with character.
Canada Geese
Canada Geese… I couldn’t go further on my walk because they had no interest in moving!