I’ve done my work and found it good,
I’ve polished it, the way I should.
I’ve looked to make it fine and nice.
I’ve sought and taken good advice.
And now it’s time I should deploy it…
BUT will someone else enjoy it?
You must create what brings delight
To you, and seems good in your sight.
You generate your special treasures
From your own dreams with your own pleasures.
The work was slow, could not destroy it…
BUT will a stranger enjoy it?
I worked hard on what I’ve made.
I can part with it—if paid.
Talent’s lovely, praise is sweet.
Still, an artist HAS to eat!
Creative gift? I must
Several stanzas from "Naturalist's Notes on a Planet with a
High Nitrous Oxide Atmosphere."
Frookies greeble late at night,
And glabverate the Breem.
Yet when Zerks gurble,
They take fright,
And groop! So it would seem.
And underneath the Bonxa shrubs,
The delraps lurk and mumble.
For when the greebling Frookie grubs,
They're far too zorched to grumble.
The Bindlewurst ginks through the murk
And makes the tem-trees spooky.
But even Sebfleps do not lurk
Around the greebling Frookie.
Yet in the sea the Sim-sops dwell,
And Gunglefrids beneath,
And never once does Frookie smell
Pollute the roaring reef.
Color and line
To control them is mine.
With some frustration
Lures and compels...
I have intense spells.
Image and shape
I can't escape
Dreams I must heed.
Driven by need,
I must depict
What I can't predict.
Tricks played with light
Bore, or delight,
Can what I see
Please or amuse
Or just confuse?
My art is mine,
Clumsy, or fine.
Hackneyed, or new,
Here for your view.
Say what you see...
It has pleased me.
Just to let you know that I'm still jogging along (thanks again to my dA friend who came to my technical rescue), and I have a number of other jobs that are keeping me occupied, but I'm trying to get a Venna out there every few days. I will not now hit my 'early 2019' target for Book Two, but I am just fifteen pages away from the end...and I will probably fill the first page or two with a dramatis personae and a recap of Book One. I've done this in a loony way, because I haven't timed it or planned it or blocked it out properly, so I hope it's going to end on the right cliffhanger. Still, if it ends too soon, I'll pad out the D.P., and if i
Good news! Photoshop is back on line again, thanks to a helpful friend here on dA! (I don't know him, but he's certainly a friend by my book!) (Oh - I sneaked in a little ad there! Buy my book! Heh heh!)
So, I'm a week behind, but I'll be catching up with thngs soon enough now. The summer weather is luring me to do work in the garden, and I might spend a few hours out there on this Sunday afternoon, because I kind of need to....last week was weirdly stressful...I hadn't realised how much I'd been focussed on the Venna strip, as well as doing other bits and pieces, and when i was forced to stop, and work out how I was going to proceed, it ki
It's nice to know that aspect of my work is appreciated. I know I've deleted a ton of it from my gallery, but I may be re-posting some of those in a slightly different form. Also I do have a series of as yet unreleased pictures which I will be showing soon. Keep watching!
Not that weird, as I specially designed the cover to contain a bondage image (Venna is chained up in a panel detail centre right) so that it would qualify for a place. It's been there since September, and I am deeply indebted to the owner of the site for keeping it there for all this time!