Hello to everyone out there in the grand DA community! It's been quite awhile since I submitted any art or journal entries and it's time to get back on track here and up to date. I've had a very good Thanksgiving Day here with my family and do hope everyone here had a great Thanksgiving too. I haven't submitted any art or photos lately due I've been working on building some commissioned models, a little bit of my own modelwork, taking care of my family, and most especially I've been back working again full time.
For those who've been following my work and journals here know that I've been looking for full time employment for the past several years and most especially over the last year or so since I graduated from college with my Bachelors Degree in Business Management. To say the job market has been nuts lately is an understatement. After 20+ years of honorable work in the military, plus a Bachelor's Degree and tons of varied, great experience you'd have thought I'd find employment pretty quickly and easily. Such has been far from the case.
Anyway, I finally secured fulltime employment at last this past September. I am currently working as a commercial lawn irrigation systems specialist for the Riverside National Cemetery. Suffice to say, working at a cemetery is not where I figured I find work at. It wasn't even in my range of consideration, to be honest. But, it is good to work there, and unlike the Halloween or Hollywood portrayals, it feels much more like working in a park or woodlands area, rather than a cemetery. Of course, it is impossible to ever forget that I'm working in a cemetery, but due to the lack of upright markers (they're horizontal plates laid in the ground) it just doesn't FEEL like one is working in a cemetery.
They pay may not be as much as I would prefer, but is at least steady work, I am getting full benefits, and the location is close to home, with great hours. I don't know if this is a forever job for me, but it IS a good for right now job, and at least I am brining in a regular paycheck again.
The job career field sure IS a crazy thing to be sure!
Anyhow, I'm still here and still looking to contribute here. I was hoping to get some photos of my latest work up tonight, but the day has slipped away from me, and I have to call it a night to get some sleep and go to work tomorrow. I'll be sure to post a few things tomorrow night.
I see I've passed 10,000 pageviews now. That's amazing!!!! Thank you so much to everyone who has looked at and shown an interest in my work! I know I've taken a substantial leave of absence lately, but I do have much in the works yet, and tons to create and build, so please do keep checking back from time to time, I do have much to share yet.
Take care everyone, and to all, as always...Happy Creating!!!!