It’s nice that I’m having such a productive week thus far. So far I’ve turned in two complete book proofs. I’m more than halfway through a book on Italian women’s theatre, the overdue poetry book is nearing completion, a thriller for BearManor Fiction may be done within the next day or two, and some new BearManor projects will be open. I need to catch up on some more covers, and do some paperwork, but it’s been a productive week and it’s barely half through.
And I’m getting some art done as well. The piece I’m currently working on is a mixed media work inspired by William T. Vollmann’s seven-colume treatise on violence entitled Rising Up and Rising Down. I’ve never read it. Couldn’t afford a copy if I wanted to. But I became fascinated with the process involved in producing the volumes via the folks at McSweeney’s. I’m sure I’m not doing it justice, but it’s a fun project. I have a ways to go on it, but I’m looking forward to seeing how it comes out.
After that, I have a couple of paintings in mind… one an abstract piece with a little mixed media, and one more representational which I may do a trial run in guoache. The second one will feature zombies. That’s all I’m going to say.
And I’d like to plan out some screen printing projects. I have the equipment, but I’m hesitating. Why, I’m not sure. Probably because there’s a bit of work involved, and I’m worried that I’m going to screw something up. Well, nothing ventured, nothing gained. I’m going to come up with the designs this week, then try my hand at making prints this weekend. I’d also like to make some Merry Blacksmith shirts.
So lots going on this week. Let’s see if I can keep up the momentum. Okay, so today’s entry is no glowing bit of writing, but time’s a’wastin’!