And this is the part where I laughed into a paper bag. February ended in 2 seconds, March was barely memorable, and I feel April might be heading down the same path. I've petted many good boys and girls this month so far though, so maybe it won't be too. bad.
I went to Anime Boston at the end of March, so maybe the con crunch was what made it went by so fast. I met friends and generally had a great time! Too bad I was so all over the place that I barely too any photos. To all the enstars folks who came by my table, you are all in my heart and you made my first con experience that much more special so thank you very much!!
I think I really don't have much update. I've either been working on a book, on commissions, or for my PATREON (HINT HINT)
It's been quite hectic around, and I've been dealing with some mental issues, but I'm feeling better, sleeping better, and overall feeling more positive about what I'm doing. I feel like there has been a lot happening that I end up don't know where to start at all haha.
Life is okay. I'm feeling okay.
Boy what a start to a year (cry laughter) I have not quite experience such emotional roller coasters within 1 month ever since I graduated.
This month was... strange. It's technically is the beginning of 2018, but to me a new year doesn't really start until February because of Lunar New Year, and also my birthday (quirk of having early birthday I guess) so Jan tends to be a bit slow and unaccomplished in recent years. I tried doing many things and most are slow to come to fruition, or not at all. I don't wanna fall into a pit of depression this early in 2018, but maybe if I look at it as the end of Lunar 2017, I'll feel better haha.
It wasn't all negative, I played games, drew a lot (of things that I wasn't supposed to) and overall enjoyed myself art wise. And that one twitter thread did sent itself straight into the sun I still can't believe it.
I also started a patreon, I'll make a blog for that later once things get going.
Honestly I can't really remember much of what happened this month, seemed like so much happened yet nothing actually felt real. Maybe I've been away from human contacts for so long I'm losing grip of reality. Hopefully going to Boston in March for Anime Boston will anchor me back to reality a bit more. I wanna do a bit more soul searching in February, and really ground myself in which direction I want to take my career. AND STOP BEING SO DEPRESSES ALREADY I'M SO TIRED OF THIS GEEZ.
I've set some goals for myself in February and this time I really want to stick with them. (Back to Feb being my actual start of the year lol)
Anyway, short update, but Jan wasn't exciting or anything and I would like it to end quietly, in the very least. We still have another hour to go at the time of this post. //knocks on wood.
Oof, the Holidays rolled around and now I can feel myself with that Winter Sickness again, as I do every year. The perfect excuse to (sleep) blog.
December was.... a lot... I was unusually busy with a bunch of projects/freelance coming all at once. Probably cause folks wanna gift some cute art so I was honoured enough to be their choice of artist haha. I also ended up having a niece a whole month earlier than predicted, so that's that. Can't say much about stuff I did until later so not much regarding work haha. Oh yeah, I guess I graduated college and my parents became first time home owner. Fun -ish. (I can feel a fever coming.) I also finished 2 illustration books last year, which was an accomplishment of its all. I've lost all sense of time and can never just do 1 print ever again, everything must be a book.
Speaking of books, I'm making yet a new one. I must figure out this whole shop domain thing...
2017 wrap up was fun, gifted a lot and also got gifted alot. Maybe this was the year I got closer with a lot of loved ones, being the year it was... But I got a lot of things I actually enjoy. The highlight being Breath of The Wild which I saw more sunlight in the game than I do irl LOL. Finishing the main story faster that I'd like, so now I'm just roaming the world as I please smashing monsters in their dumb little faces for stress relief, it's quite fun.
I found that I don't have much to say for 2017, honestly. It was rather underwhelming and overall too stressful. But honestly, having fun? In this economy, Samantha?
Jokes aside I really do hope 2018 will greet everyone with much kindness, and may you have a gentle transition into the New Year. I maybe getting real sick real soon, but stay healthy and be safe if you do read this.
I'm back. one year late. Maybe now I'll start updating more frequently as I'm moving into working on more things, and would like to have something akin to a diary monthly. I started a bullet journal recently, and maybe keeping up with a blog will help me organize my thoughts better.
Decmeber is just right around the corner which means more expenses into gifts and such haha. November has been rather hectic, but in a good way. Sales went pretty well, better than expected anyway. I'm still looking for an in studio job, but for the time being I'm focusing on some personal projects and freelances. Maybe it's the Holiday Vibe, but I'm not as depressed (for the most part.)
Been splurging quite a bit on tech again. But my studio looks quite cute. I'll probably do a Studio Tour esque vlog of sort, since I've been asked several times on tumblr/youtube about my programs/tools. Summer was quiet for a few months, and I think that made me more anxious than I should have. I like to keep myself busy with things to do, so September, October, and this month has been good! I bought a Yamaha grand piano keyboard and told Claudia it was a spur of a moment purchase to which she understandably said, "What the actual f-" lol. I also bought a pink bluetooth keyboard for my work laptop since I got real tired of reaching over my cintiq to type. Now I have to extra zoom into my screen cause I'm sitting back too far haha.
The problem now is that I keep trying to reach over the cintiq to type instead of my new keyboard. Gotta get used to it again. Look how cute though!!!
I put it over my Intuos as if this poor tablet hasn't been been abused by me enough.... 7 years man, hang in there....
Job search wise, I've been looking for jobs mostly in the gaming industry, but I keep working on books that I think I should really start exploring more publishing opportunities haha. Once Upon A Time was such a joy to work with. It's one of my better books. I liked Clock Works a lot too, but I felt like I rushed the end a bit more than I should have. Maybe I'll go back and edit some of it in the future. I would like to put up digital versions for my books but I'm not sure how I'd like to format them yet.
Still have a few things left to do this month before it officially ends, but I look forward to December! And hopefully I'll keep up with this blog thing,,,,,
Thank you for reading if you stumbled across this blog somehow (Or if I linked it cause I'm vain lol)!