If you've ever wondered what it's like to run a magazine or how crazy my personal life is, be sure to read the behind-the-scenes peek at the daily trials and tribulations of running True West. Culled straight from my Franklin Daytimer, it contains actual journal entries, laid out raw and uncensored. Some of it is enlightening. Much of it is embarrassing, but all of it is painfully true.
In addition to this current journal, my early journal entries show the rocky road and money lost in the True West Business Timeline.
Bob's biography - The Unvarnished Truth
July 21, 2012
Rarely do I capture the concept in my head on paper, but this morning I came close. Worked on a set piece for The Legend of Red Ghost. Wanted something stark and simple. Had good reference. Here is a shot of my desk with the reference materials (basically, a silhouette of a camel, a glowing X-Ray of bones and a Germanic poster of a cougar set against a moon).
At the top you can see my next painting, of a cowgirl on horseback. Hope to finish that this afternoon. Meanwhile, here is a cell phone shot of the finished piece:
Not too shabby. Might add a saguaro, or two to the foreground to establish an Arizona setting, or maybe not.
"He's getting better."
—The director of a certain Art Museum describing my artwork
Bob Boze 10:25 AM