It’s been a long couple of weeks. I had some cancer removed from my face which was not a very pleasant experience. Then they did a skin graft to fill in the rather large hole. I spent five days with barely any vision and used the time to color and draw, simple but expressive drawings. I was only six pages away from finishing my book, which makes me anxious to finish and made it extra difficult to not be able to see. During that time of quiet rest and lots of darkness, I had some very productive thoughts about my art and the direction I’m going. One thing I noticed is that I love a certain style of expression that I have not been able to produce previously. I am just now going to start pursuing it and today’s page is going in the right direction.
I missed Scribble Picnic two weeks in a row. Since I am so much better now and my eyes are back to full use I am on board again and full speed on course to Publication Date, which is a not determined date. It is however, much closer than before. Of course. It is on the horizon and I’m closing the gap between us with speed. I’m watching friends and comrades arriving at their harbors and publication dates and it’s all so very exciting. I have no clue how long the process will take nor what is all still left to do. I’m sure there will have to be a cover and some words on the back and inside on the pre and end pages. Some final edits and critiques from good folk. It doesn’t matter. We are almost there.