One Novel Shelved, Another Rises

Posted on November 15, 2019
Things have been moving along since my last post. I finally finished my contest entry, and sent it in. Sadly the painting didn’t win, or even place, but I’m still pretty proud of it. Here it is for those interested: Peregrine Shores 13″x18″ Acrylic on Claybord This painting took around 42 hours, and is acrylic on claybord. It was painted for the Oregon Habitat Conservation Stamp Contest. My writing hasn’t quite gone as hoped either. I finished edits on The Feather, sent it out for reader feedback, and got some really great notes from my primary CP. Unfortunately there were

And So It Goes

Posted on August 7, 2019
Well, things seem to be progressing in my very busy summer. So far on my list of things to do, I’ve done–some things. Yup. Here’s my list just for August: August to do list: Finish contest painting No really, FINISH CONTEST PAINTING Cry Finish commissions in my queue Probably take on more commissions because I hate myself– –but also because I like getting paid Finish edits (really this was supposed to be the tail end of June, but became early august) Send out review copies of novel to designated readers Kick my query letter into shape Cry some more because

Edits, edits, and more edits…

Posted on July 20, 2019
So it’s been a while since I’ve written a bonafide blog post. Things have been busy. And just when it seems like things might get quiet, I tend to add more things on my list of shit to do. Currently I’m finishing up edits on a YA novel that I plan to enter the slush pile trenches with this year. I thought I was mostly ready to query, but I got some great feedback and wanted to make a few changes before I got started. It’s been interesting to say the least, but I think it makes my novel stronger,

Bronze Telly Award

Posted on August 9, 2018
The Telly Award! Special VFR Productions won a bronze Telly award for our educational Normal Approach and Landing Video. This was a fun video to work on, which you can see here on our YouTube channel: I am so proud to be apart of this awesome team! I work in this group as a 3D specialist. Together with everyone else I work on 2D and 3D scenes, models, and animation for our videos. I have also modeled and textured several assets for our VR Pre-Flight exercise (where kids can go through an entire pre-flight with a Cessna 172 in

Art Update

Posted on August 7, 2018
I haven’t updated anything here in a while so I figured I’d start with an art update. I’d like to get back to posting regularly, so I’ll figure out what schedule I want to go with, and stick to it. Last year was a busy year for me as far as art went. This year I’ve been more writing focused, as I have a novel I’m getting ready to query. As far as art goes last year I started with an entry for the Michigan Duck Stamp Contest. This was an entry I started back in 2016, but failed to