Posted on November 6, 2009

  • It’s been a pretty wild past month or so for me. My Crohn’s reared its ugly head and let’s just say at I am on a first name basis with the nice folks at BroMenn hospital’s surgery center. I’ve had three (minor) procedures in the past four weeks with the lastest coming just yesterday.

    Fortunately I have the best surgeon in town working on me so I think I am in good hands. Once these wounds heal I will be off to my digestive doctor to perhaps get on a medicine regimen (probably Remicade or something similar) that will help keep my immune system in check. This is something I have been loathe to do before because of some scary side-effects of such medicines and the lifetme commitment they require, but I just can’t live like this any more. Side effects be damned.

    So once again I haven’t really been able to devote as much time to my artwork as I would like. My apologies. I was able to put together a winter chapter in my “Canopy Creek” series and I’ve posted it in the gallery this morning. I may play around a little more with this one, but I think it is at a shareable point right now. I hope you like it!

    A few of other items to mention .

    First, I upgraded my Vue d’Esprit software to version 8 earlier this week so I will be using that going forward. I’m particularly excited about the new 3D terrain scultping (allowing for overhangs) and the new atmosphere rendering. Second, for owners of the new 27″ iMac I have added 2560 x 1440 versions of my last 8 renders. I’ll try to add more in the near future.

    Lastly Zazzle is running a 40% off sale on all posters. I doubt they will be running any more 70% off deals so this might be as good as it will get for a while. You can check out my gallery here. Use coupon code “HISTORYPOST4” at checkout.