In a word I have been “verklempt” (farklemt?). If you are unfamiliar with the word. It is borrowed from Yiddish (so says the English dictionary) and means to be overwhelmed by emotion perhaps so much that one can not speak. For those of you who know me or have met me even once you know I am not known for my brevity. So for me to be rendered speechless you know these are rare times indeed.
I’ve been struggling to find words to know where to start. As I was preparing to update my website things went pear shaped… if you were looking at a pear through a kaleidoscope. (Hmm? That’s not a bad concept for a painting.)
To keep things in some kind of order I think I’ll begin where my last post left off. Back before we all were dragged into what feels like a year long and continuing Twilight Zone /Outer Limits crossover event.
So lets go back to the “before times” when we didn’t have to keep our distance. Capricorn 40 was as always a delightful event ( Virtual Capricorn 41 starts this week, more on that later) I was happy to see all of you who were able to attend.
I am proud to announce that I won the Artist Challenge. Thanks to all that voted for my work.
I also won was the Artist Showdown. Sadly I don’t have any photos of that image to share with you. It was a lively event filled with much joy and laughter.
I do however have my renderings of the lovely diverse group of individuals that bravely, graciously volunteered to model for the first ever Portrait Circle at Capricon.
Confession: Since I was moderating and taking my own photos of the session I didn’t get a chance to draw on that day. So these were done in the weeks following the convention from the photos I took.
That was just the beginning of 2020. I did do more art last year and learned a few new things as well. I will share more with you in time. For now lets move forward.
I will most likely be in the Art Show Discord chat. My badge name at conventions is Wren, in Discord I’m K-Wren. Not exactly certain how it will all work. This will be the first virtual convention I’ve attended so it will be a learning experience…much like this whole last year.
That’s all for now. Stay safe.