Just wanted to mention I'll be doing a workshop at a large CG related event towards the end of the year (US based) on Shading and Texturing. I'll be starting where my Gnomon DVD left off, and then expanding on the subjects with lots of new techniques and a faster more streamlined pipeline. And of course you'll get to ask me a zillion questions in person. Once I have more details (where, when, cost, etc), and more info on exactly what I'll be showing off, I'll pass them along.
Just a quick update to let people know that after almost 3 months my health has much improved. Almost feel back to my old self. :) That said, if I want to avoid similar situations in the future, I need to modify my life some, nothing super drastic, just the usual stuff like more exercise, healthier food, I've also gone back to meditating on a daily basis, and have started yoga among other new things. I also need to focus on doing the things that are most important to me, and let go of some of the things that are less important. I have a bad habit of trying to do it all, when the truth is that no one person can do it all. That said, making art and art education are things I do feel are important to me, so expect new stuff in the future! And thanks to all of the people who sent me such wonderful notes and well wishes, you guys and gals are great!