Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Empty Trunk

I did this cover for a ebook a little while ago.  The book is 'The Empty Trunk' by Lily Hathaway.  It was a fun illustration to work on, and here is a short description of the book:

When Horace and Gregory set out for their annual trip to the circus they have no idea of the trouble that will come from winning a door prize! When a mysterious trunk arrives at their cottage, adventure soon follows as the two friends try to outfox the evil Count who has tricked them into becoming his allies during an uprising in his kingdom.

You can find the book on Smashwords or Amazon.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

More on the Studio

I’ve been out working in the new studio for a few months now and it is so wonderful.  There are still a few loose ends here and there but for the most part it is all done.  I took a few pictures in the spring when I got the interior all done and thought I’d post them up.

Here you can see the floors and the tongue and groove pattern I did around all the windows and between the front doors.

 I had enough corrugated metal from the outside left over to do the ceiling.  It was a lot nicer than trying to hang drywall over your head!

One of my favorite things I found for my studio is this old drafting desk.  It’s almost 100 years old and is from a local college.  The best part about it is that I use it almost every day and it is still fully functional.

I’m still in the process of making some furniture for the studio, but the first big one I got done was this bookcase.  It’s made out of threaded rod and pine boards stained to match the tongue and groove.  It was easy to build but installing it was really interesting.  You can also see the aluminum foil blocking out the West window, I really need to get some blinds.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Newly Updated Website

So I finally got my website updated and you can check it out here.  I'm still working a bit on the format but it is loaded with lots of new work.  I also have a new blog on my site, but I'll keep posting on both of them for a while.  Now that it is up and going I have a lot of new stuff to post.