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Well I haven't updated much here in weeks, and there's a reason for that.  Actually a bunch of reasons.  I think they're all good ones, though.

I've thrown off the yoke of my corporate masters, though as corporate masters go, they weren't so bad.  In other words, I left the Day Job - I don't have any plans for returning to game production at all.   That's a seventeen year long story, and I'd really rather do something else now.

So I am doing something else.  I've moved to a small town in northeastern Ohio - a harbor town on Lake Erie that's practically on the border with Pennsylvania.  I have a house here that's close to 100 years old and which still needs some attention, but it's such a nice, bright, big and open space that I don't mind a bit.  I'm sure I'll be working on it for, well, ever.

This is about as much like a California beach town as I could find (afford) and it's funny how like that it is, though it's on a lake, rather than an ocean, and there is that whole Winter thing, and all.  But I think there's a quality that harbor towns have which is pretty universal.  I like it.  Oh!  Cool lighthouse, too :).

And I'm just finishing up the launch of what I think is an interesting venture at www.sagashirts.com.



There's a sense in which this new T-shirt venture grew out of the time I've spent at DA, in which I've gotten a chance to see who likes some of the Celtic work I've done, what else they like, and what I might do about that.  So thanks! I might never have wandered over into this idea without you.

I'm still tinkering with that site and I'll have a lot to do on the marketing front; I have a print ad coming out in early August and I'll be doing this and that online for weeks, I'm sure.

Apart from Saga Shirts, I have a couple of freelance gigs and some other ideas for ways to sell my own work online, and, well, I now have the time to do that.  I'm awfully happy overall.

As far as work on DA goes, I've been pretty wrapped up in these knotwork t-shirt designs but I also have a rough beginning for another retro-futuristic piece, and I guess in any way it seems appropriate I might post some of this new work, too - though it's on the commercial side, of course.

Anyway I'm back, or at least more back than I was :).  We now return to our scheduled programming.
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kaidoh Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WB! Looking forward to the new retro-futuristic stuff.. but of course, am always awed by your knotwork. Congrats on throwing off the yoke and best of luck with your new venture and home.
Will probably point the husband toward your t-shirts for my birthday presents and such. :)
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BWS Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2005
I am completely in favor of this plan :). Thanks!
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Zeraphyne Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2005  Student
Congatulations on your new freedom and my best wishes for the future.
Your new place sounds lovely (not that Im jealous, I live by the sea!)
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foxvox Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2005
Welcome to your new home - it sounds just lovely! A whole new environment for a whole new beginning - wonderful! As everyone has said, your talent will probably take you anywhere you want to go. And I feel lucky to be in on the peep show that is your online life. ;-)

Love the sagashirts.com site and art, of course! You make web pages that should be posters unto themselves! "At Saga Shirts, we make Celtic Art the way it wasn't meant to be made." - *evil grin*

Go!
:-)
Kristen
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foxvox Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2005
*grin*

:-)
Kristen
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BWS Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2005
I'm not sure it really comes across, but of course what I meant was "With cottage cheese and a potato peeler".

Thanks :).
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cel1664 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2005
Best of luck to you! Your new place sounds lovely and inspiring. You are so talented that I am sure you will be very successful in all your new endeavours :)
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horai Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2005
I only discovered your gallery relatively recently and being a classic science fiction fan it had the predictable effect. I was mouth breathing for a while and then I called my loved one and she was mouth breathing for a while as well. :D
I think dumping the nine 'till five (I know it doesn't work like that in the games industry) is a major league brave move so I wish you every scrap of luck and hope it goes rather better than exceeedingly well plus huge browny points for getting out of the corporate prison. :)
The new pad sounds really rather lovely and a happy kind of place. Pictures would be nice. :D
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blackzer0 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2005
congrats on the new place! :) I'm soon freeing myself from certain corporate shackles too... or at least transfering myself to a smoother galley ._.
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BWS Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2005
They're not kidding when they say the air's much better on the upper decks!
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