Wednesday, July 4, 2007

IN which ...things happen




OKay life is very full right now... Went on holiday to Kwa-Zulu Natal with the Muse and another friend which was great. Stayed in Durban for a few days, then drove down the south coast via Bazley and Scotburgh to Port Sheptstone, where we stayed in a beautiful little house on the banks of the Umkimzulu River... really beautiful.

After a night there we drove north again, stopping off at the Oribi Gorge for the boys to jump in (160m!!! Needless to say I just watched...and photographed of course). Stayed that night at a 'tree-house' in Mooi Rivier, then went on to the Karkloof Forest for a canopy tour (which I DID do). That rather exhilarating although I don't know if I would recommend it as a mode of transportation...

On arriving home I discovered another mail from the art director at Baen's Universe, asking if I was interesed in a story. This was a silly question as the story under discussion is by L.E. Modesitt, Jr!!! Hurrah! (One of my favourite authors for those plebs who don't know). ALso this is the first 'proper' fantasy I've illustrated for Baen's Universe - the others have mostly been ghost stories for some reason which I enjoy but aren't quite my forte....

The BIGGEST news I have a the moment is that the Muse has been offered a job in Bermuda... and he wants me to go with him (and I want to go with him) although the concept is a bit scary. Don't knwo any importanant details yet (like when) but it will probably be early nxt year or the end of this year... so its a way off yet and I have a tattoo to dance at and get ready for in the meantime...

So life is busy :)

Top: Tree House and Muse in Mooi Rivier. Bottom: picnic by Kloof Falls, just outside Durban (thanks again, Les!).