Yesterday we went around town (and around New Egg with Brian ( foxmagic ) purchasing computer parts. Basically Brian is helping us build two brand new computers from the ground up, from the individual component parts. It seems like a great (and relatively inexpensive) way to get two top-of-the-line computers that are very tailored for my art business (ie, printing, orders, scanning, etc.).
I'm very excited about this. Currently our two business computers are 6 and 8 years old, which sucks. I can't run photoshop the same time as AOL, and we can print at the same time we are using the internet. Frankly I can't believe I put up with it for so long =P I've been using my laptop for business stuff more than I should, it's getting silly. So hopefully our various supplies will come in by next weekend and Brian can help us put everything together!!
Other than that - Matt has been busy catching up with orders from when we were in London, and of course getting ready for Dragon*Con - he's still got about a hundred canvas prints to stretch and countless regular prints to make & package. And lots of stuff to frame, too. Yay Matty! ;) I on the other hand am on the artsier side of it - I've got a ridiculous number of original paintings in the works that I would like to finish in time to bring with me to Dragon*Con - I filed the paperwork for several that I wasn't finished with yet, so I have barcodes and bid sheets for them, so I'd better get them finished!
Then I SOLD the original "Wolf Manor" painting, which is awesome of course. I'm very pleased to see it go to a good home (and to somebody I know will appreciate it!!). It was one though that I'd planned on bringing as a central piece at Dragon*Con, I filed the paperwork referring to it as a "Large Wolf Original Painting" - so now I think I will be painting another wolf-themed painting of a similar size to bring in its place. I was thinking about doing a piece with Dire Wolves (I've been impressed with them ever since I visited the La Brea Tar Pits as a child) - but I'm not sure yet.
Today I'm working on a wonderful classical music inspired painting - I might finish it tonight - I'm excited about this one.....
Those of you who don't know what Dragon*Con is - it is an enormous 4-day fantasy & science fiction convention with a FABULOUS art show. I'm in the art show, and I'll be there in person with a big gallery and I'll be signing autographs, books, etc. It is in Atlanta, Georgia - the website is here: http://www.dragoncon.org/
If you live anywhere close, I'd suggest coming - it is a really great event, with so much to see and do. You have to see it to believe it! And come see me, down in the art show, of course ;)
Also yesterday I began sorting through all of our vacation photos from London! Foolishly, I have no photos of myself. I have a couple of Matt, and a couple of Annie, but none of me. Mostly they are of historic places and random stuff I plan on using for painting reference. 75% of my photos were of Highgate Cemetery which is the most beautiful cemetery I have ever visited. I'm actually planning an entire series of paintings around it.
Speaking of painting, I'd better go hop to it! Hope everybody had a good weekend!