It’s been about 2 ½ weeks since I touched a paintbrush, so once more I have little by way of WIP to show you. I can, however, remark upon these two notable events in no particular order.
First, you may have heard that the Midwest got stuffed by a wild snowstorm midweek. Indeed.
The amount of snow was neither here nor there –a little more than two feet. We try to cope with these things quite stoically in Chicago. (A neighbor recently purchased one of those industrial strength snow-blowers, and was seemingly determined to get his money’s worth in a single morning. He cleared our entire block and even most of the alley behind. Nice one, Jack). Having said that, the winds made this an extraordinary storm. The entire house shook with the force and, in all my days, I’ve never seen lightning nor heard thunder in the middle of a snowstorm. It was dramatic.
[Trivia moment for those inclined: the Windy City (which is, in fact, rather windy by the lake) is known as such for the particular excitability and bluster of its politicians, and not for its meteorological disposition.]
And then there’s this much more momentous, to my mind, bundle of tenacity. Behold the ferociousness. These two have been keeping the Smoove household very, very busy these last few weeks. It’s an adjustment for all parties concerned, to be sure. Here, Boyzilla teaches Babyzilla the finer points of stuffed animal projection. It's both science and art (note: cheers to Roberto Vo5 for the aforementioned projectile -the invaluable sleepsheep).
Still, by the end of this month, Gentleman’s Ones hopes to be off memory lane and once more in production of bounteous material for your perusal. I’ll have to be, as I’ve got just two short months to produce 6 (yes, six) 4x4 tables for Killzone at AdeptiCon.
And on that note, be sure to check out this week’s posts. I’ve got something rather grand in store, and you will not want to miss it. In fact, tell a friend. Tell three friends. This is a once in a hobby-lifetime opportunity.