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Two new pieces. First is He Sent Forth a Dove, a reference to Noah and the ark:

He Sent Forth a Dove

Second is Taken Home to That God Who Gave Them Life, about the period between death and resurrection:

Taken Home to That God Who Gave Them Life

I expect to use this clean-line approach on most of these abstract pieces going forward (feels like a better fit).


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Three more new pieces: An High Mountain Apart (the Mount of Transfiguration), By the Laying on of Hands II (same idea as the original piece, but using the flat hands I used recently in Principles and Ordinances II), and Peace Be unto Thy Soul (Joseph Smith in Liberty Jail).


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New artwork: One in Mine Hand.


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New artwork: From Everlasting Death.


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New artwork: Beginning of Miracles.


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New artwork: Glories.


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#art #cirque #coding #covid-19 #exercise #food #health #meta #momentum #productivity #tools #writing

We’re overdue for some kind of general life update, I think. Weeknotes-that-are-not-weeknotes:

  • The health issues I referred to in May are still largely unchanged, though I’ve come to terms with it enough that I should probably stop using it as an excuse for lower productivity. (I do need to rest more than I used to, but I also feel like I’m spending proportionally less time making things than is warranted. I’m now tracking my time using a completely rewritten version of Momentum, so I should hopefully have more actual data to work with soon.)
  • We’ve also had a month of worrisome family medical issues (including two late-night ER visits) that have been weighing me down.
  • On the plus side, I got some lab results that finally motivated me to start exercising more and make real changes to my diet. I’m three weeks in and the lifestyle adjustments seem to be sticking. Fingers crossed.
  • The rising case counts and Delta situation certainly is discouraging. My faith in humanity in the aggregate has eroded significantly over the past year and a half.
  • In spite of a spectacular lack of public results, I’m still writing, slowly. (Much more successful at avoiding it.) In the middle of figuring out a process that consistently gives me a) results that b) don’t make me cringe.
  • I’ve been trying to keep artmaking to the weekends so I have more of a chance at making progress with my writing, but it doesn’t seem to be working as well as I’d hoped.
  • Another thing I’ve been itching to do is get back into making web-based art tools like Cirque (which needs a lot of improvement). Several ideas here I’m excited to work on.

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New artwork: As Sisters in Zion II.


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Another new piece: Veil, in which we finally break free of our two-dimensional habits and get an orthographic view.


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New artwork: Wherefore Didst Thou Doubt? II.


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