So... thanks to an unprecedented drought here in south Texas, I have now gone through the process of having a foundation repaired (leveled) with helical piers. This explains the process a little: http://allprofr.com/methodsofrepair.php
The crew was huge, and the work was done very quickly (in about a day), though the crew left a mess. The quality of a "construction clean up" is by no means the same as a home owner's interpretation of "clean." My dog benefited by eating a sandwich someone left.
Today I'm having a plumbing leak repaired under the house. The crew for this job was very small, and they took several days to dig the tunnel before they could do the actual plumbing work today. The nice thing about a small crew is that they at least create a minimal disturbance and usually only include people that know what they are doing.
Large work crews tend to include what I presume are day laborers (picked up somewhere, possibly not entirely legally) or at least younger, less professional workers. There's always at least one or two guys who look like teenagers, and those are generally the ones that laugh, goof off, break things, and leave garbage all over the place. They are apparently oblivious to the concept that I am in here listening to them and freaking out a little when they swear or laugh too loudly. My first "real" boyfriend was one of those guys, so I have a special place in my heart to be especially annoyed and disgusted by them.
So anyways, yeah, been kinda busy. I'm looking at the website now, though, and thinking about what I want to do here. I'll tell you straight out that new comics are not going to be posted for a long while yet. The script is still in limbo, and I still need to get my shower area repaired or replaced and do a number of other house related tasks. Not to mention I have, ya know, a day job plus a couple of long term contract jobs. However, I want this site to be useful. You can see above the links to photoblogs, most of which have not been finished or even started. Hopefully I can add content to those, and they will be useful for those of you doing research projects or looking for drawing references.
I noticed this today: http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/exhibits/eyes_of_the_eagle/index.shtml
I'd like to incorporate that sort of thing into my site. I was working on a plant reference guide for another site, and so perhaps I will work on that again (Native uses for plants).
I have also been considering taking classes for 2D and 3D drafting and modeling, but that's a big investment in time and money, so I keep putting it off. I took classes in how to do it by hand when I was in college, but at that time AutoCAD was fairly new, and I received minimal instruction in it. I was thinking that might be extraordinarily helpful for the sort of comics and illustrations I'd like to be doing.
I downloaded several 3D programs to play with, but they have proven to be... not very intuitive. DAZ 3D Studio 4 is simply not working right on my computer, or else I have neglected to do something that is not in the instructions. Most of the instructions seem to be for version 3, which is different. So far it would seem that version 4 is junk. I will be going back and giving more attention to Blender and Google Sketch Up.
Feel free to use the forum, which I have been keeping up to date. You can post your thoughts about what you want to see in comics, tell me what you're reading now, or ask questions about Skinwalkers or whatever.
Technically this blog page ought to be the main index for this site, but I haven't adjusted that yet since so many people are still visiting specifically to see the Crowfeathers comic. Some of you are faithfully checking for updates, still, after two years...
Maybe if I can update this blog more often, it will be entertaining enough to be a proper index page.
As an aside, I smell something burning... I think the plumbers are soldering something.