Month: February 2016

First Festival and Sketches

If things are going as planned this weekend I will be at a renaissance festival for the first time in my life. I’m very excited! I’m definitely looking forward to the belly dancing contest and all the outfits and vendors.

This next week you’ll start seeing the sketches for the raffle prizes. I’ve been doing a lot of sketches in good ole fashioned pencil/pen and paper. I don’t have a scanner so I’ve been taking pictures with a camera that gets pretty high res images. Do you guys and gals have any suggestions on how to best clean up the images in Photoshop so I can share a sketch dump with you?

In the mean time enjoy the latest sketch and I hope you all catch up on sleep and boost your immune systems against the coughs and colds and fevers going around.

Orly

Though it Out

So to be honest I didn’t know what to write for this week’s blog. I don’t have any powerfully inspired revelations today but here is a brief observation from a twenty-something just trying to make it in the world and push past her fears and inhibitions.

I have lots of plans. Some are left over from high school, some were put into motion during college. A few have turned out wonderfully, others have fallen through. The ones that fall through suck, let me tell you, especially when you thought they were going to change your life in a really big way. However, the thing about change is that though it can crash in on you like a tsunami with dramatic lighting and music like on TV I find it more often sneaks up on you during moments you don’t even realize it. So for those of you whose plans are working out I am so happy for you and congratulations! For those of you trying to work it out and the plans keep falling through more often than succeeding, it sucks and it’s okay, no matter your age or what stage your are at in your life. On the simplest level we are learning to balance with that maybe it’s just not the time for them yet or you just have to suck it up and keep fighting it. Also, if you’re someone who is sick of reading all the sentimental stuff about how it’s just life and we’re just learning and blah blah blah it’s pissing you off then pick up the phone and call whoever helps you tough through it and talk to them. Please. Then, better yet, get up and do something about it. If, like me, sometimes you just need to cry or beat up a few pillows or rip papers by hand for five minutes then do it.

Other things to do? Well, you could get a fish and find some relaxation in watching it play with the roots of air filtering plants pants in its bigger, better home out of a cup in the pet shop. You could read the newest book in a series you like or go for a walk on the beach, but hey, I’m just blogging from an apartment trying to pay bills and make my dreams work at the same time.

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Find little things that make you happy and go with it. Have a good weekend guys and gals!

Track Record

Hey, guys and gals,

Sorry the posts have been erratic lately. Between getting sick and my schedule being a little thrown off I’m rocking between a few choices here. Thank you again for your patience~

Congratulations to winners 8 and 13 for winning the raffle! I’m working on your sketches this week.

The next episode of Sugar & Salt will be up this Tuesday, keep an eye out for it! It’s got some gorgeous new art if I do say so myself.

So come on, silent readers! I know you’re there all over the world! Tell me what you’ve been up to! Tell me your trip plans, tell me your writing goals, tell me the steps you are taking towards your dreams~

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