The summer garden is beginning to come in: lots of salvia, rudbeckia, and a few Shasta daisies. The Johnson's geraniums are on the run because of the heat, but they'll be back in a month or so when the evenings get a little cooler again.
Late in February I decided to launch three "Picturing" blogs. Based on how these have been received (i.e., their traffic and income) I've decided to change from daily publication of Picturing Plants to three times a week. Picturing Angels and Picturing Birds will both move to month publication.
This seems like an admission of defeat and maybe it is. But much as I love historical illustration and much as I think it isn't seen enough on the Web, I need to clear more time for my own work. Job one there is getting prices revised and installing a shopping cart.
Making changes is something that's hard for me, so we'll see how this goes.
As I slide ever closer to the seventh decade of life, Todd Helton's durability impresses me more and more. What talent! What attitude!
Speaking of attitude, I'm in a brief workshop that suggests attendees show up with three or so photos for critique. My attitude, which ought to be an open mindset, is worried and insecure. If you have a thought, please drop me an email. Although I've had very good experiences with collegiate critiques, a workshop is a different animal and I feel intimidated.