Next week is week 7 of the term. This month has not been easy. Hell, this year has been an absolute mess. Every week there's something that's sending everything right out the window. We're still reeling from the passing of both my grandmothers. There's so much to do now and it just seems overwhelming. Just when we think the grieving is over, we start going through all the stuff that's been left behind, trying to sort out what's worth hanging onto and what isn't and the memories boil back and the emotional dam spills over again. It's slow going and it has my mother stressed out. She's invested in getting some work done on the house, starting with our downstairs restroom and garage. For this entire month my weekends have been spent working. This weekend I've cleaned up our gardens and the back yard then went ahead and planted some crops. Last weekend we took care of the front yard and the weekend before that it was a long haul of getting some of the garage cleaned out. Between the 'work your backside off weekends' and the demanding school work load, I've barely got time to think.Computer science takes no less than twenty hours of study and work just to finish a lab. I'm pulling a 75% in that class and if I can just maintain that, I'll be perfectly content. I applied for graduation at the start of the month so if I can pull out these two classes with a C or better, I can graduate and put this school behind me. I've already started to consider my options in a multitude of scenarios but nothing's for sure.
A big bummer this month is that I got called for jury duty at the end of the month. One week before finals. I'm hoping that they'll let me of for that when I report (I'm #17 so there's no way I'm not going in. Unless God sees fit to have this thing get canceled before hand.)
With everything going on, I'm finding it very hard to get motivated to do artwork. During the morning while I'm baking, doing art is one of the things I think most about. It gets me pumped up. By the time I get home and finish my quota of homework for the day, I'm so fried that I end up sitting idly in front of the computer or just taking my dog out for a walk. The weekends have become my mom's time to get housework done so getting anything done art-wise is pretty much out of the question unless I stay up late. Doing that rarely produces anything pretty.
So the long and short of it is- sorry for the crappy work in your inboxes. XD I'm fighting art block the only way I know how and that's to experiment with styles, play with mediums, doing a lot of quick, sloppy doodles, and working on one really big project when I have the drive to do so.
All that aside, I'm looking to earn a small side income to help brace myself for an emergency in case something comes up. Even a signal boost would be great on this. I've opened up a Redbubble shop for t-shirts. I happened on my old t-shirt design on tumblr with over 400 likes and reblogs and I figured I could dust it off. I'll add to it eventually, but feel free to check it out: [link]Doing art...Adoptables?
You can purchase adoptables done by me on this alternate account. My rules and guidelines still apply and the content is very random. Just because...
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"The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us."
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C.S. LewisCommissions & Trades I'm waiting on:
Some of these are pretty recent but there are a few that are slowly gathering dust. I'm leaving them up as a reminder to myself (and hopefully the other artists involved).
Two character chibi from
- My end of the trade is complete as of October 21, 2010
Two character full body lineart from
- My end of the trade is complete as of September 14, 2009
Five Chibis from
- Paid on December 29,2012 | 1/5 received |Latest ParaChiMar Artwork: Legacy of Para group on DA!
and myself decided it's about time we start up a group for ParaChiMar: The Legacy of Para. We'll be working (slowly) on a comic and/or writing, but it's also a good place to dump all of our LoP artwork, trades, commissions, and fanart into. I've also made a small stamp collection to celebrate. Check us out. :3My buddies & Artistic Icons: ClubsReligion & Politics: "Fandoms" Role Playing Random