03/14/2006: "Mama told me there'd be days like this..."
Today I had lunch with the author of Alaska Roadside Geology to discuss the cover art. Itís a popular title that will be carried by pretty much all of the book stores in Alaska and Yukon Territory so I donít want to half-ass it; Iíd like it to be the best in the whole series but itís going to be a lot more difficult than I had originally thought. I'm discovering that Iím more of a painter than a graphic artist.
Lunch was fun though because I really like this person and we had a lot to talk about besides the cover, but Iím also getting a bit of a panicky feeling about my ability to pull this off.
On a personal note, weíve been having horrible wind storms; my house moans, makes loud cracking and popping noises, shakes, and generally freaks me out. After a night of being awoken continually by the wind, this morning I discovered my pipes had frozen overnight! After I *finally* got them thawed out I accidentally locked myself out of my house. It was *really* cold and I wasnít properly dressed. I had to dig around in my truck for 20 minutes nearly getting frost bite, trying to find my spare key which I had hidden (very well apparently).
To add insult to injury, once I got to work I found out the coffee stand was closed for Spring Break! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!