Posted on June 16, 2002

  • Happy Father’s Day to you dads out there! Jessie and I just got back from spending the weekend at a “Catholic Engaged Encounter”. It’s a three day closed seminar designed to teach us all about how to have a successful marriage. It is also a prerequisite to having a wedding in a Catholic church (which is the only option for Jessie). I’m not Catholic but I found it to be an eye-opening and generally helpful experience. Now that it is over, I’m glad we went. I’m going to decompress tonight and then get busy working on my new render tomorrow.

    This latest one is taking longer than usual for a number of different reasons. The most important being that it is a request from a scientist to depict an actual phenomenon. I want to it look as realistic as possible. Trust me. If I can put what’s in my head onto the screen, you will like it.

    This brings me to another point. Every time more than seven days pass between new renders I get a bunch of nasty emails from members complaining that they are not getting their money’s worth. Looks like I need to clarify things.

    This is not a “Wallpaper of the Week” club. The subscription works like this: your initial membership payment covers access to everything in my gallery for the amount of time you purchased (1 year, 90 days, or Lifetime). All of these images are available for preview on the free site so you cannot say you didn’t know what you were getting. From time to time (at whatever interval is comfortable for me) I will post new images. I do this because I enjoy creating art, I want new people to sign up and I want you all to keep renewing your memberships (or else I don’t eat). These new images, though, are available for free to existing members. I do not charge you extra for them.

    If, when your expiration date rolls around, you decide that the new images I posted (and the frequency with which I posted them) were valuable to you then I ask that you renew your membership. This way you always know what you are paying for, and I am comfortable knowing that no one feels cheated. Capiche?