I've got big things in the works on a small scale. This gallery hasn't seen much updating because all of my new jewelry designs only exist in digital space. That might change by the end of August. I'll be getting my own 3D printer, which means freedom on a level that I've only been able to achieve through expensive outsourcing. It will also mean the freedom to create without confines. There is a third aspect of freedom, but I'm not quite ready to announce anything yet. It concerns www.myjewelershop.com (which has just been redesigned).
I haven't given up on drawing or photography. I just haven't been as interested in it recently. I did snap some very nice photos during a recent visit to Rhode Island and intend to post those soon. I've also been doing little sketches with pen on sticky note pad paper. I never understood when I was growing up why so many artist told me never to erase. Working with a pen feels like working without a safety net; and I love it. It was too easy for me to simply erase a pencil line that I didn't like. Soon I didn't like drawing at all and I stopped for a long while. The pen has forced me to accept mistakes and turn them into happy little accidents. I've learned to let go of any specific vision I might have had and to let the pen go all on its own to create things unexpected and fantastic. I think once I have a few good ones worth posting I'll start a blog of some sort.
Speaking of starting a blog, I've been working on a new book! I almost have enough confidence in it now to begin keeping an online journal with excerpts, thoughts, and concept art. I'll have more specifics soon, but for now all I can say is that its a high fantasy adventure targeted at the same age group of young adults as my last work, Signs of the Unknown . I've grown much as a writer since that novella, and this story is something important that I look forward to telling you more about.