Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Reincarnation of GraphicsMuse.com

In July of 2001, I launched GraphicsMuse.com with the sole purpose of showcasing my artwork.  I taught myself HTML using Notepad, and learned Photoshop, Poser, Bryce, DAZ Studio, and even Vue d'Esprit. 

In August of 2003, I joined Renderosity.com where my gallery is still available.  While on Renderosity, I was approached by an author (who is now a well-known published author with her own movie based on her books in the works) and invited to consider creating book covers for an online publisher.  This invitation opened a new door for me and, over 100 book covers later, I'm still amazed at how this all worked out.

Then, in August of 2007, at the age of 37, I had a mini-stroke (transient ischemic attack or TIA) brought on by a heart birth defect.  The TIA impacted my right side (my handwriting has not been the same) and poked holes in my memory.  For some reason, I lost my creative drive and stopped working on my own artwork. Thankfully, I was still able to work on book covers but my own artwork was just not giving me any more pleasure.  Since then, graphicsmuse.com has been left mostly untouched and, I think it's time to properly retire it.  

After much thought, I've decided to keep my domain name (it's been mine for a long time) and redirect it to this blog.  I'm not much of a writer as I don't think I have much to say that would interest anyone but, I really want to keep my "spot" on the internet.  I've been dabbling in iPad painting/creative apps and I'd like to, eventually, show them off here.  

This, as everything else in my life, is a work in progress.  Stay tuned.

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