Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Bad Days and Julington-Durbin Preserve

This was a bad morning. I woke up early, to go to the laundromat. We're on well water, and it has a lot of rust in it. If we wash our clothes at home, they will turn orange. Yuck! So I go to the laundromat once a week. There was a homeless guy sleeping in there. Well, he wasn't bugging me, so I didn't bug him.

The morning got worse from there. I won't go into details. It didn't help that I was tired and I was stressed.

I decided I needed to get out. But where? I thought about hitting the taco truck I like, and then going to Books-A-Million. At least at BAM I was likely to see a friendly face. But, I was in bad enough a mood that I really didn't want to inflict it on anyone. My friend Drew offered to go with me, but we decided we'd go out tomorrow morning.

So, I ate lunch and headed out to Julington-Durbin Preserve. I had read about it, and wanted to check it out as a potential location for photo-shoots in the future. It was nice there. I walked a (very) little bit and took some photos. It's got a nice trail that goes in a loop. I liked it a lot. I probably should have brought my walking shoes and walked the trail. Still, it helped my mood, so I came back home and went back to work.

Here are the photos I took. For some of what I've been up to, be sure to check out http://printallover.me/collections/korok-studios

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Paintings and Novels

So, first off, I continue with my Abstract Card Studies! Here's the latest:

It's also a t-shirt! Check it out at http://printallover.me/products/0000000p-abstract-study-21?social=true  I have more there as well.

I've also signed up to write a novel in November. I did this at http://nanowrimo.org I've got my idea, which is to write about one of my super-heroes. I've got some ideas and while I think I may be crazy for doing this (I've never written a novel before), I'm looking forward to getting started!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Come Out, Come Out...

With National Coming Out Day having come and gone (11 October), it makes me think... I was never really in the closet. Even though that caused me a lot of problems during my teen-age years, I am glad I was never in the closet. I was out, in the 1980's, when it wasn't cool for a teen-ager to be out. I was treated like crap by my peers. I had very few friends. Issues with depression did not help matters for me. I attempted suicide at age 16. I didn't see any way out. I took sleeping pills, and as soon as I did, I got scared and got help. The emergency room was not pleasant, and I hated the two weeks I spent in a psyche ward. Thankfully the shrink who was treating me is a decent person - he realized that my parents couldn't afford to pay the hospital bills and he got me out. I went to treatment under him, but we never really synched right. He sent me to a psychologist who was working in his office, and I've been seeing her ever since. I still see her today, since I deal with depression without the use of anti-depressants.

I admit, I'm not a fan of gay society at large. It's like being in high school. If you aren't in the right clique, you are treated like you don't matter. I've never been "good enough" for my gay peers, in general. There are individuals who accept me as I am, and we get on just fine.

Here's the thing. We're all individuals. Just accept people as they are. You can learn a lot from people who are different from you. I appreciate all my friends from the ones who share my interests to the ones who have completely different interests. The only thing I do not tolerate from people is being told that I'm wrong for being gay. I especially hate it when people try to use the Bible as an excuse to hate me. Look at the animal kingdom - homosexuality occurs in several species. Since it occurs in nature, don't you think it's part of God's plan?

As I move through life, and my spiritual journey, I try to be as accepting and compassionate as I possibly can. I feel for those who cannot be honest with the people in their lives, or even themselves. They bring so much hurt to others, as well as themselves. It is my hope and prayer that we can all be honest with each other and accepting of one another. Learn to open your hearts and continue to grow.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Trans-U tee on TeePublic

My Transformers/RuPaul mash-up design is up on TeePublic! Go check it out at https://www.teepublic.com/show/76888-trans-u?newly_uploaded=true  All tees are $14 for a limited time!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tyler by Jose Ivan Negron

Got a commission of o.c. Tyler by Jose Ivan Negron. You can check out his outstanding artwork at: http://jin-works.deviantart.com/

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Super Galaxy Femmes

Here are some "vintage" Super Galaxy Femmes web-strips, complete with my bad lettering and early computer lettering attempts. I enjoy creating these strips, and have a new one in the works!


Friday, October 3, 2014

Night Orchid t-shirt on TeePublic

I've got t-shirt designs on a new site now! Tee Public!

I just uploaded Night Orchid. https://www.teepublic.com/show/72006-night-orchid Night Orchid is my take on a 1940's heroine named Black Orchid, who is now in the public domain. DC Comics has a heroine by the name of Black Orchid, so I re-named her to be Night Orchid. She often teamed up with a hero named Scarlet Avenger.

I have a couple of other designs available on Tee Public. Please check them out, and hopefully pick up one or two while you're at it! They're fun to wear, and you're helping to support an independent artist! Thanks!