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Month in review
Reviews:
The Bourne Ultimatum by Robert Ludlum
Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones
Cathedral Cats by Richard Surman
Civil Wars by David Moats
A Constellation of Cats edited by Denise Little
Day of Reckoning by Jack Higgins
A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore
Doctor Who: The Myth Makers by Donald Cotton
Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
The Haunted Planet by D.J. Arneson
The Last Girls by Lee Smith
The Locket by Richard Paul Evans
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
Martian Time-Slip by Philip K. Dick
Scooby-Doo and the Haunted Doghouse by Horace J Elias
A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madelene L'Engle
Whispers by Dean Koontz
Wild Crimes by Dana Stabenow
A Year by the Sea by Joan Anderson

Miscellaneous:
Almost Ready for Harriet
Blankets Back on the Bed
A Busy Month of Guests
A Crib for Harriet
An Early Birthday Party
Getting Ready for Harriet
Good News for Sean's School
Inspired by...
No More Non-Stress Tests
One Last Ultrasound
That Darned Sock
Urban Settings

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Urban SettingsUrban Settings: 08/29/06

I grew up in the suburbs of San Diego but the city spread northward as I grew. There is little division between the suburbs and city proper now, especially with the skyscrapers of the "Golden Triangle" area of north University City.

For most of my adult life I've lived in more urban areas or at least closer to urban areas than I did in San Diego. I've also worked in the heart of Los Angeles and in the middle of San Francisco. All these experiences have provided a steady stream of inspiration which manifests myself in my artwork on a regular basis.

I have put together a new themed page which I'm calling Urban Settings. These pictures are divided evenly as Photoshop drawings and Bryce renders, though in the last couple of years I have been doing more of them in Photoshop than in Bryce. The regular lines of the skyscraper lends itself to many of the Photoshop tools allowing for crisp lines and share delineations of color.



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