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For as long as I can remember I have had a love/hate relationship with snow. When I was a kid, snow closed school, got me away from the bullies for a day or two and gave me the opportunity to sled, make snowmen and all the other stuff kids love, but then sooner or later we would get our assignment, “Go shovel the driveway!” and with that assignment went the love of snow. I hated shoveling and back then we used get immense storms sometimes. Back then the scientists were trying to prepare us for the next ice age, and a complete freeze, and when you were trying to shovel waist deep snow, it became easy to believe. Of course today they have pulled a complete 180 and talk about global warming. Back in the 70s this picture would have been my response.
So who’s right? Are we freezing or are we melting, or do we as I suspect really have no idea what is going on? Is it all just one more thing we’ve invented to keep us afraid now that the cold war is over? I have no idea and no one, not scientists, not politicians and certainly not the media can be trusted to tell us the truth, so I guess I’ll do what I’ve learned to do, trust God and live to make the world a better place.
I decided to make a video from my latest Inktober image, Frail to show my process. I had to use my old computer with it’s outdated software but you can still get the general idea. Check it out!
This is the main character for my children’s book. I’m looking forward to seeing where this ends up.
Sometimes ideas come about organically, this is one such case. I started off trying to create a dragon, and I thought the whiskers might have been an interesting feature. As soon as I added them, all I could see was catfish, but I liked it so I kept going. Not sure what demand there is for a catfish-dragon shirt, but I think it looks pretty cool.
I decided to do one from the Spiritual side today. This design alludes to the fact that Bible talks about how Christians are supposed to be different from the rest of the world, in good ways. It goes so far as to call us to be peculiar. This shirt calls that out in a fun way.