Still working away at the spaceship and it is coming along. Most of the hull is covered and I started putting more detail in place. Also, I colored in one of the engine squares a bit more, still need to play with it some.
I justed posted a new reward for the lower $3 Tier of Robert Garbin’s Patreon page Here is the write up:
“This week’s reward is a pencil drawing I did some time ago. The image is near a beach where a hooded wizard is in the midst of summoning a creature from another realm. What his reasons are, we do not know, but by the look of the creature, it can’t be good. LOL. I give you “The Calling”.”
“Be wary one and all of the Sapling God in his hall.”
Where this is going you do not know.
Evening folks, I am in an odd mood this evening, restless yet contemplative. I need to create but am not ready to work on any particular project so I decide to revisit the poem I was working on about the vastness of space and the beauty therein. However, I did not really feel like wrestling with rhyme and verse, structure and tempo so I decided to just write it out. I give you:
A photon of light has entered my eye. An ancient photon has touched the receptors at the back of my eye and caused a series of electrical impulses that send information to my brain billions of years after the photon was first emitted. Billions of years spent crossing the vast gulfs of space, being bent around stars emitting their own photons of light, a path full of gravitational twists that cause the distant from one shore to another to be measured in years of light travel.
In my mind I churn through these facts, wondering at the sites this photon of light has seen on its long journey. Out there the star that gave birth to my photon has long since ceased to exist, nothing more than a nebulous cloud of expanding gases millions of miles across and yet too small for me to see without a telescope. What societies did my photon uncaringly bypass on its way to me? What alien mind might have pondered the same things I am?
The photon no longer exists outside of me just as someday the last reflected photon from me will cease to exist. Will I be lucky enough to reflect a photon back into the vastness of space so that some small part of me can see the wonders of our universe up close rather than as a voyeur? What a journey that would be.
I just wanted to let you know that I have changed the reward tiers on my Patreon page. The $1 per month tier is staying the same with PDF and Rich Text copies of my short stories every month but the next tier is now $3 per month instead of $5 per month to get the stories plus jpeg copies of my artwork and progression files of my digital images. As I said before, I also intend to add other content to the $3 per month tier as I learn how and the tier gets supported. So please consider becoming a patron and help me achieve my goal of becoming a working artist and writer.
Well, North America has made the move into summer and it is already hitting the high humidity that is a trademark of Pennsylvania (between 60 and 90 %). But it also means we are nearing the beginning of another month and time to tease the next story. July’s store appropriately takes place in a blasted, blistering landscape where a lone person strives to continue moving on a journey he no longer remembers. Worse, the devastated lands he crosses blame him for their plight. How do you rest when the pain of a stone can break your heart? What do you do to shut out the voices of regret and responsibility that never cease? Find out in next month’s short story “Stubborn”.
As part of improving the look of my Patreon page, I am going to try to make a better video featuring my artwork instead of me. I am not all that photogenic or expressive. My passions tend to run deeper than I generally let show on the surface. My writing is a much better indication of my loves and emotions (yeah, I intend to change the written intro, too.
I have an editing program on my old computer that came from a long gone digital camera. I once made a video of a day at the drag strip for my friend, complete with fades, titles, and music. I tend to have a lot of fun doing stuff like that. So I hope to string together a lot of the images I have shared so far with so information about what I write and paint along with why. I will post a copy here when I get it done.