Showing posts with label blog updates. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blog updates. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A Few Updates

Stuff has been quiet on here for a while, and I'm trying to get caught up on writing posts.  I'm working on a few covers right now.  I'm hoping to have them done in a few days.  One is the sequel to Winter Prey.  The other is a mystery/romance/historical (little bit of everything).  I've been having some trouble with that one since the author wants it to look painted.  My old version of Corel Painter 4 Essentials is doing an awful job of it so I'm looking for some other program options.

I also lost the majority of my work files a few weeks ago due to a massive hard drive crash.  I was able to recover a good chunk of my files, including pictures & documents.  But all of the work files from 2010 to 2014 are gone.  So...if anyone needs stuff updates I'll have to completely redo the cover in order to work on it.  Joy.  The lesson learned here is that you can never have too many backups.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

New Year Updates

It looks like 2015 is going to be a busy year.  I already have a few cover that I'm starting some prep-work for, and there are several that I know for sure that I will be doing during the year.

As far as conventions go, I've gotten a weekend pass for Who Fest 2.  I want to get a rent table, but I don't know how much they will be right now.  I also don't know if I will have much else besides the leftover FenCon posters...mostly due to time constraints & table info limbo.

FenCon will also be a go this year too.  I am planing on having buttons of varying sizes this year, possibly some books of authors I've done some covers for (possibly C.L. Smothers & Alexander Fernandez), steampunk jewelry (made by my mom), and some crochet/arm knit things in Doctor Who colors/theme.

I will also have some things out at the Beckham Spirit Fest too, but probably not a whole lot.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Store Now Open!

I have officially opened my store via Squre:  I'll be adding things to it as I have prints done & canvases done.  I will also have the option to pick up canvases if you live in the DFW area.

Right now, I have the Doctor Who prints up, and I will be adding some others things before Friday as well.  I have several canvases right now, but I'm not sure how much the shipping will be for those so they will be listed as 'Pick Up'.  If you want them shipping, I will have to get an estimate.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tears for a World Cover Wins Honorable Mention

The Tears for a World cover has won Honorable Mention in the 2014 MarCom Awards.  I'm very excited that I got any mention at all, being that there is a lot of strong competition in the contest.  I will definitely try to enter again next year.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Quick Update

Wow!  I'm surprised I was able to get everything up last night.  I ended up draining my laptop completely.  There's still some formatting issues to work out on the post, since I copied most of the image info directly from my deviantArt pages.  I'm also still tinkering with a layout a bit.  I'll fix the banner too, to make it more seamless. 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Woefully Behind Again

FenCon was awesome, and I had a great time.  I've been working on some more book cover since & will have a ton of stuff to update once I get a chance.  Things my mom blog have picked up since it's Christmas so I've been testing a ton of products and writing reviews.

I'm going to try to get a few updates up tonight.  I'm on my laptop so I don't have all the files handy to get them all up..but I think I should be able to get most of them up.

Thursday, September 12, 2013


I have been completely flooded with cover commissions the past several months.  I recently moved over to DreamHost & have been behind with stuff over there as well.

I have a bunch of stuff that needs to get up here, but it may still be a while before I have to chance to work on it.  I will try to have the site completely updated by the time FenCon rolls around. 

Also, I'm just about ready for the Silent Prey cover shoot, and I will be livestreaming it.

Thursday, May 9, 2013


I've had a lot going on lately so I'm way behind on getting stuff up here.  There are several new book covers & a website,  as well as some logo commissions.  I'll try to get them up later this week.

Current Commissions
  • Silent Prey by T.M. Simmons - ???; still in early phase 
  • Untitled Beckham Hotel Book by T.M. Simmons & Various Authors (full cover)
  • Wanda by CL Smothers
  • The Last 40 Days by CL Smothers

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Commissions & Updates

I had to go in for knee surgery on the 3rd, so I've had to put all work on hold this month.  I'm currently staying at my parents house due to the fact that I can't get up the steps to get into my own.  I should be heading home sometime this coming Sunday.  Once home, I will be focusing mainly on C L's webpage so that I can get that one done first.  I not sure which romances I'll be working on for Trana yet & Grave Yarns will only take me a little bit to redo.  I also have another stock pack to get up as well.

Current Commissions
  • Grave Yarns by T.M. Simmons (redesign)
  • Silent Prey by T.M. Simmons (no set start date)
  • TBD Romance by Trana Mae Simmons
  • TBD Romance by Trana Mae Simmons
  • TBD Romance by Trana Mae Simmons
  • TBD Romance by Trana Mae Simmons
  • Web Page for C L Smothers
    • background
    • buttons
    • banner
    • images scanned
    • 3 pages (including index)
Misc Stuff
  • Supernatural Art (dA group) Secret Santa -- Horror/Marcarbe/PM poster
  • Screener's Poster Exchange -- maybe

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Pic from FenCon 2012

Although I wasn't able to be at FenCon in person, a bunch of my stuff was.  My friend Amanda got a picture of our table that was set up on Friday from 4 to 5pm.  Next year we are going to get the table for a few hours on Saturday since the majority of the people attending will be there then.

I got the covers prited at Walmart for about $19 total.  It should have been way more due to the fact that they ended up printing them on canvas (CANVAS!!!!!) because they were out of the regular poster paper.  They looked great.  I'll get a better pic of them a little later and put it up.

Trana w/ her books & my posters.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Current Projects/Commissions/Contests

Here is a current list of what I'm working on.

  • Book Cover - Dead Man Hand by T.M. Simmons
  • Book Cover - GHD Vol 1 by T.M. Simmons (redesign)
  • Book Cover - GHD Vol 2 by T.M. Simmons (redesign) (on hold)
  • Book Cover - GHD Vol 4 by T.M. Simmons
  • Book Cover - TBD Romance by Trana Mae Simmons
  • Book Cover - MP-1 by C.L. Smothers

EDIT - Updated 10/28

    Tuesday, February 28, 2012

    dA Portfolio

    Several weeks back, I started putting together a portfolio on dA Portfolio.  Right now, I have a few categories up.  A lot of what's in it so far are items I've not posted here on the blog, so it's worth chekcing out.

    Tuesday, March 15, 2011


    I've been extremely lax and haven't really put a lot of time into this blog since my parenting blog has taken off.  However, that's going to change.  In the next week of so, I'm going to start getting some of my photography up and maybe even some of the digital works as well.

    I'm also going to be working on some book cover art for a friend of mine.  I'll post some more details on that later.