Yeah, we gave him the right of way. This decent sized snapping turtle was just marching across our back yard, presumably heading for the pond up the street. He sort of mad-eyed us for a bit, and then went on his way.
Click the pics for the full view:
Got up early this morning with a project I have been waiting to get to--a "universal app" for my Seaborn app, which is currently iPad only. Some of you have been emailing for an iPhone/iPod Touch version, and I can now offer proof that it's in the works!
The idea is that the app developer builds a single app that works for both platforms, and in the case of purchasable apps, if you have already purchased it for your iPhone, you can install the same app on your iPad without another charge.
Here's what I have so far--and trust me it wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. Seaborn is a Navigation controller type app, but on the iPad it uses features that are iPad specific--UISplitViewController, etc. So, it's been a subclassing kind of morning.
Here's the current Seaborn iPad app
Here are a couple screenshots of the latest development--porting the navigation controller menus to both platforms:
iPhone menu--menu items will be changing, but this is the existing menu layout:
Here's the same menu on the iPad--with splitscreen:
I had this strong feeling you were looking for tarot card themed wallpaper for your desktop. Here you go. This is the art for my latest book Teller, which will officially be out next month. Three different sizes to choose from, but one of them should work for just about any aspect ratio you're running.
Click the one that fits your sceen best--then save it and set it as your wallpaper.
The first one is 1280x960 and obviously works well for 1024x768 and other resolutions with a similar ratio. The second one, 1280x768, is for wider screens, and the last one if for tablets (portrait, 768x1024)
My son Christopher and I went shopping this morning, marinated the chicken in some awesome yogurt, ginger and garlic. I barbecued it around 5:30. We're making Tikka Masala tonight and the whole house smells like nutmeg and ginger...awesome. Basmati rice is on the back burner.
Here's a shot of the work in progress--almost done:
I just packed up my first book for GoodReads Bookswap, and it will be in the mail tomorrow morning. This is really cool stuff. I put Saltwater Witch up as a book "I own" and am willing to send off to a reader. Then a reader looking for books makes a request and GoodReads does the whole back and forth with addresses and even prints out the pre-paid shipping label on my side. So, I signed the book, wrapped it up, and it's ready to go.
Anyone else using GoodReads Bookswap?
Check out the updated first chapter one of Saltwater Witch here: http://www.saltwaterwitch.com/switch
More on the way!
Again. After serveral months on "holiday", Kassandra is back--or will soon be back. I'm certainly back, working on new art, repainting a dozen pages over the last four days. Some things are going to change, like how often I post new pages. It's just not going to be every week. For a few reasons, the main ones being time and quality. I tried to race against the weekly deadlines and failed. It became all about the shortcuts, how to draw, paint faster, use whatever tools I thought could help me get Saltwater Witch pages out faster, and I think the art suffered for it. So, it's going to go slower, but I am hoping you see much higher quality. Those of you have already seen my pre-holiday updates to the first ten pages or so, won't be seeing entirely new pages at first--although I repainted faces, clothing, and backgrounds in some.
Here's the current cover art--front and back, reusing existing cover themes. Still working on it, but what do you think? Click for the full view.