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All the papers are signed, all our stuff has been transferred and for just under the last week my husband and I have officially been living in our new home. We still have to get all our stuff put away. Every night after work, we tackle another room. Slowly but surely we are getting settled in and soon we'll be done.

I am crazy excited to back to working on art and more so, doing it in my new studio. There's just one tiny snag... in the move, my desk was damaged. It was "only" the legs, so it's not completely lost, but for right now it's in pieces on the floor until I can get replacement parts in... which I ordered today.

I supposed it's sort of for the best. It will keep me focused on getting the rest of the house set before I start working on art again. If my desk was set, I'd probably abandon the hubby and leave him to do it all himself :)

Not much longer!
I think the last few times I've written here it's been to say that I'll be doing some new art "really soon". There was always something in the way preventing me from working on anything new and I kept saying, once *whatever the current reason* is over I'll be able to get back at it. And every time I say that, I mean it. But just as I finish whatever project I'm involved in or job I'm doing; just when I think it's going to happen, something new comes along. I am dying to do some new art! But unfortunately life responsibilities take precedence.

The current life responsibility taking up my time is pretty legit though - I'm moving. We were excited when we bought it, but my husband and I have been very unhappy at our house the last year or so. The feeling had been building for sometime. Truthfully, it was just too big a place for us to manage and too expensive. We've slowly been loosing money since the day we moved in and I've grown to realize just how much I hate lawn work and really hate shoveling the walk. It's not super dangerous, but we've never particularly cared for the neighborhood and after our house was broken into, it was all down hill. The place just doesn't feel like home anymore and all I see in it are it's problems. We thought we were going to be trapped there for at least another year before we could get out, but just tried on a whim. Just when we were getting ready to take the place off the market for the winter, there was an offer made on the place and we jumped on it. Since we've been doing nothing but, finding our new home, packing and making repairs on the house the buyers requested. We both sell the current house and buy our new one on the same day - Dec.4th.

Once we're all moved in I think it'll finally happen and I'll be able to start painting again.
Book Talk: Eli Warren by TheGeekCanPaint
Book Talk: Eli Warren
This will probably be the last character from my story "Return to Death's Province" to be shared for a little while. These last few days I've been so busy at work I've had to work through my lunches, which is where I do a lot of my drawing. And my time at home has been limited so I've needed to focus my attention on other things while there.

This is Eli Warren. He's a wizard and father of Commander Mike Church, whom I shared the drawing for earlier. The mission going into Death's Province requires the presence of a wizard to break through the "door" of the protective barrier encompassing the land. To be safe, Idoless's army brings 6, including Eli. Of the 6, Eli is the only one present voluntarily and the only one not speaking out about what a bad idea it is to break in. Eli and Mike are clearly close and share each others confidence. He is often by his sons side.

His description is one of the few that changed after I drew him. There were things I knew I wanted, but didn't think through properly until he became visual. For example, I knew I wanted him to have long hair, but as a dark skinned man, his hair wouldn't likely be straight and hang the way I envisioned, so I gave him the tiny braids. Also his outfit looks a little KungFu-ish... which I'm okay with. I call him a wizard and wanted robes of some fashion, except not the traditional cloak or pointed hat.

Eli is a serious man, usually focused on what needs to get done not quick to take a break for anything more than needed rest. He's regarded as the greatest wizard in the nation of Idoless.
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Book Talk: Sophie Cassidy by TheGeekCanPaint
Book Talk: Sophie Cassidy
Over the last few weeks I've introduced the lead characters of my book "Return to Death's Province", which is the first in what will be a series called "The Secret War". But there are still more characters to meet. Today I'd like to share with you the sisters, Sarah and Sophie Cassidy. The Cassidys don't have a huge roles in the first book, but will play leads in the later books. They're only in "Return to Death's Province for about a quarter of the story.

I can't say too much about them because most of their back story isn't explained until the 2nd and 3rd books. I can say, they are the only characters in the first book not from the same nation as the rest of the cast. They are from Lithostone, a nation very much like Idoless with a few key differences; one of the biggest revolving around woman's "rights". In Idoless gender roles are very much enforced. Women aren't allowed in the armies, or even to fight in any way. That's not the way it is in Lithostone, likely because it is the only nation of the five that has a queen ruling it.

Though they don't look anything alike when we meet them, the girls are actually twins. I can't go into what happened to Sophie to make her look the way she does, but it's certainly something mystical. For an hour a day, Sophie can access superhuman strength, but even without that, her physique makes her stronger than the average woman and even many men. The girls couldn't carry themselves more differently. Sarah is confident and bubbly, while Sophie is quiet and shy. Embarrassed by her appearance she covers herself in a suit of armor. It's hinted in the first book that one of them is a lesbian, though it's not reviled which one is till the second.
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Book Talk: Sarah Cassidy by TheGeekCanPaint
Book Talk: Sarah Cassidy
Over the last few weeks I've introduced the lead characters of my book "Return to Death's Province", which is the first in what will be a series called "The Secret War". But there are still more characters to meet. Today I'd like to share with you the sisters, Sarah and Sophie Cassidy. The Cassidys don't have a huge roles in the first book, but will play leads in the later books. They're only in "Return to Death's Province for about a quarter of the story.

I can't say too much about them because most of their back story isn't explained until the 2nd and 3rd books. I can say, they are the only characters in the first book not from the same nation as the rest of the cast. They are from Lithostone, a nation very much like Idoless with a few key differences; one of the biggest revolving around woman's "rights". In Idoless gender roles are very much enforced. Women aren't allowed in the armies, or even to fight in any way. That's not the way it is in Lithostone, likely because it is the only nation of the five that has a queen ruling it.

Though they look quit different when we meet them, the girls are actually twins, this is Sarah. She is extremely acrobatic, quick and a skilled fighter. Sarah is confident and bubbly, while Sophie is quiet and shy. It's hinted in the first book that one of them is a lesbian, though it's not reviled which one is till the second.
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Keith James
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
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My name is Keith James. I’m a thirty-something geek residing in Saint Paul, MN. Yes, I said geek, I've embraced who I am and proud of it! I am also an aspiring illustrator and here in DeviantArt you will find a majority of my artwork. Anyone is welcome to take a look through it.

I’ve been involved with art as long as I can remember and knew I’d be working in it since I was in kindergarten. And while it's not yet my profession, I'm working on it!

I attended The Columbus College of Art and Design where I graduated with a BFA majoring in Illustration. I have a love for superhero comic books, children’s books, science fiction/fantasy, animation, and the theatrical arts. So take a look through the galleries, I hope you like what you see!

Current Residence: Saint Paul, MN
Favourite genre of music: Rock and Broadway
Favourite style of art: Illustration: Childrens books and Comic books
Favourite cartoon character: Stich or Yakoo Warner
Personal Quote: Success doesn't taste nearly as sweet without failure as an appitizer.
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All the papers are signed, all our stuff has been transferred and for just under the last week my husband and I have officially been living in our new home. We still have to get all our stuff put away. Every night after work, we tackle another room. Slowly but surely we are getting settled in and soon we'll be done.

I am crazy excited to back to working on art and more so, doing it in my new studio. There's just one tiny snag... in the move, my desk was damaged. It was "only" the legs, so it's not completely lost, but for right now it's in pieces on the floor until I can get replacement parts in... which I ordered today.

I supposed it's sort of for the best. It will keep me focused on getting the rest of the house set before I start working on art again. If my desk was set, I'd probably abandon the hubby and leave him to do it all himself :)

Not much longer!

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