I am still coughing a lot of junk up, but other than not particularly enjoying the flavor of the inside of my lungs, I feel pretty good. I'm going to try to take better care of myself, working maybe one or two less hours a day, sleeping at least 8, and eating decent meals from here on out. I have been sick since we started having wildfires in July, and I think I have had a mild infection since August. I've been on a lot of antibiotics in recent months, but my friend told me of an all natural concoction consisting of elderberry syrup and silver hydrasol. I think that is what finally knocked it out. I'm going to take some every day from now on, because I truly hate missing work!
Once I felt well enough to sit at my desk (I was really too ill to do anything but cling to my sofa) I managed to get a painting done. Then I felt so good when I got home from visiting relatives for Thanksgiving that I made another one yesterday. I need to finish two more this week and then I will hopefully be able to finish formatting Spellbinding Darkness. I wish I could get it ready and released in time for Christmas, but I am running out of time and have a ton of obligations that have all stacked up since I've been sick. Maybe I still can, we'll see.
Here's the two paintings I finished:
"Winter Spirit", 12"x20" in Photoshop CS5 with Wacom Cintiq 24HD Tablet
The top one was inspired by some stock photos I saw of a girl sitting in a big "bird's nest". I thought a fairy emerging from one would be cute. The second one was inspired by Snow White on the TV show Once Upon a Time. I really like Snow White, but I am not really fond of her "normal" half, Mary-Margaret. If she wore some of Snow White's costumes and the long hair I'd probably like her more! ;)