Things and stuff!
So it looks like the last time I wrote a journal, it was 2013. How did everyone's New Year go?
Is 2014 a good year for you guys so far? I'm interested in hearing all about it. Did you make resolutions? Are you following through with them pretty well? Did you do anything special? Is there anything major you have planned for this year? Any super awesome event going to happen?
I had a pretty fabulous new year and 2014 is going absolutely great for me so far. I made a new years resolution to be more proactive. I'm a bit lazy when it comes to being on-top of things like chores and laundry. I also plan to buy a gym membership soon so I can start swimming again. Now that I don't work at Subway anymore, I spend most of my work-day sitting at a computer desk and then I come home and sit at a computer desk, haha. On top of that, I really love
to eat food. You can see where this is going, right? While I haven't outgrown my pants yet, I want to get a head start on it before it happens and just start working out now. I have asthma and really hate running and other dry-land workouts but swimming is very easy to me (I swam competitively all 4 years of high school), and it is also a great way to stay in shape without harming your knees or other joints. I just have to visit the gym and see what their pool is like because it really sucks to practice in warm water. The YMCA has their pool warm for pleasure swimming but if you're actually working out, you want it to be cooler.
In work news, we have finally caught up with almost all of our things at the Microsoft Online Store so it looks like I can stop working overtime finally. Hopefully this means that you will see new art from me more frequently and coming soon. Thank you everyone for continuing to support me, view my work, and pay me visits even while I haven't been very active on here. It's really exciting to have a place I can come home to after being so busy, and I appreciate that! I love every one of you. c:
There are a lot of changes going into place on the Resolve team which are going to make things interesting for me. My schedule is changing to 10am-7pm, so I'll be here an hour earlier than usual (I previously worked 11am-8pm) and this will help me to live streams earlier in the evening (unless I decide to go to the gym after work on weekdays but that's totally up in the air). Additionally, I got a mini promotion? We recently got rid of our supervisor and I am the "Senior Team Lead" or "Lead Lead" lol, so I guess that means I kind-of sort-of a little bit run the team. Working at MS has given me so many opportunities, it's awesome ;u;.
Speaking of art and art related things, I have about 5 things left on my to-do list; for those of you who haven't been following me too long, I have not had a clean to-do list since 2007 probably. Not that I don't enjoy doing work for others, but this will be a very exciting time for me and I have lots of plans. I would really like to re-do my commissions journal and to-do list journal (which I didn't even know existed until I looked on the side of this journal just now). It'll give me time to draw new examples and re-evaluate my prices. Additionally, I plan to do a bit of world building (which I haven't had time to do since 2009-ish) and personal work. I'm really eager to share my characters and head-world with you guys and I hope people are interested in learning more about it. Of course you know this means I'll be working on reference sheets, because that's just what I like to do when developing characters. I would also like to spend a little bit less time on 2d artwork (which I've done all my life) and try to pick up some kind of hand craft hobby. I don't know how far that will go since every time I try sculpting, I just suck ass at it. But I'll try to find something else.
When I start my personal work and all that, I'll make sure to upload all kinds of nice sketches to tumblr! For those of you who don't know (sorry, not trying to single you out again), I have two tumblr accounts. They're on the sidebar there to the left. AbysmalOrange
is the name of the blog that I use for all my head-world things. All things regarding my species, people, and other head-world inhabitants will go there. Shinerai
is the name I use for all other artwork. I use this blog to post WIPs of my commissions, trades, gifts, and any other artwork I do for others. Additionally, I post my characters here that are from other people's stories. My Avians, Nagendra, Plonar, Zeytilli, etc. characters will go there because they are not technically related to my head-world.
Well that's all I can think of to write about for now. Hopefully now with life calming down, I'll have time to write more journals too! In the past, its how I always remained close with my watchers and I do particularly enjoy rambling on about nothing.
Take care everyone! I'll see you next time!