The Art of Story

July 18, 2015
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SQUAWK! (revised)

Page by page I go over each panel and touch up the art work.  This finished version is better than the original.  It is a 32 page children’s book.  This book is slated for Amazon in both print and ebook … Continue reading

July 11, 2015
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On to the New

This drawing for an earlier book illustrates my state now.  I’m not painting, but rather dredging my subconscious for the drawings that will be just right for my graphic book in the works  (now partially on paper and partially in … Continue reading

June 28, 2015
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A hastily improvised family reunion happened mid-June.  Six of the seven living siblings gathered and were hosted at Tony’s and Dorothy’s.  We kept it simple.  We ate, then sat and talked.  When talk lagged, we ate something else.  Tony barbequed … Continue reading

May 21, 2015
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I have finished my book of family stories: printed, bound, and distributed to family members.  I now let several stories from inside begin to surface.  I’ll play with each and whichever coalesces first will be my next working project.

April 30, 2015
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The back yard of our farm in Montana.  It is one of the images I selected for the cover of the book of stories about our family.  The siblings commissioned this painting for our parent’s 50th wedding anniversary.  Painting now … Continue reading

April 13, 2015
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Life Stories Book Printed

Tweaked my the photos using iphoto, then inserted all into the finished text.  The bindery required PDF files to print the 184 pages.  A first time and steep learning curve for the whole process.  The book is finished and only … Continue reading

March 19, 2015
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Book Begins

All the text for “GILL,” my life stories book has been written, proofed, and edited.  Photos have been selected and sized; the black and white illustrations done.  I begin combining text and pictures to the final PDF format for the … Continue reading

March 5, 2015
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Spring is coming.  I have all the writing done for the family book.  Only need to finish the illustrations.  The photos have been matched to the relevant stories.

February 17, 2015
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Musician after Picasso / ACEO Checked with the printer of my life stories book for the family for details and other advice.  I’ve selected photos for some stories.  I’ll review other stories to add B & W illustrations.  I’m nearing … Continue reading

January 11, 2015
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Short Fiction Class

My life stories are coming together as my sister proof reads and edits all.  I plan to have it ready for book form by the end of February and printed in early March.  Already I see “What then?”  I have … Continue reading