Retrospectives

August 2017: Much, much better!

August 2017 was incredible stressfull, but it paid off so well: The wedding was great, and everyone who could come had a lot of fun. Just hope the pictures turned out well – hadn’t had the oppertunity to check them yet. Since I am writing this from the beautiful Greek isle of Rhodes, I’ll keep it short: art Only one new image, but it is a cute one. Also started on the page breakdown for the first Nyx&Nyssa volume. Learned a lot so far. writing Mainly I learned that my first chunk of planned story is far too big for me to comfortably handle, so I am chunking the story. It...

May 2017 in Review

I got the date for my wedding and it’s less than three month ahead and not much is sorted. Kinda frazzled! Art Re-posted six things – one of them never seen before. Added four new ones, one of them is turning out really great Still can’t break 13 subscribers on Instagram, actually at the time of writing this, I am down to 11. Boo. Part of it is that quite a few were “I just followed you to make you follow back”, the other part is that my old furry art seems to be scaring off those who follow me for my human one, and vice-versa. I hope later changes soon, now that...

April 2017 in Review

Well, this April had some serious ups and downs. Since I am clampering out of the down right now, I am not very happy with it. But objectively seen, it was a decent month with some very great weeks. I’ll feel better about it with a bit of distance. Art Four new sketches and five republished images  – Roughly the same as last month. I do worry that I am running out of things to re-run soon. The trick to Instagram seems to be a combination of posting frequency with the right hashtags, at least in my case. Posting quality does not seem to matter much, although I know artists...

March 2017 in Review

Yikes. March just flew by. It was a tough month for me, both emotionally and health-wise, but it was nothing I couldn’t handle and so I still got a good amount of stuff done. I am glad I am feeling better though. Curating my internet consumption  definitely helped.  So no more twitter,  I trimmed down my webcomic feed and avoid  reading Warcraft related whining. Sometimes I still slip up – there are a few artists I like that are only on twitter and checking their feeds is tempting – but I usually get  quickly reminded why it’s a bad idea. Seems like I lost my patience...

February 2017 in Review

February was a mixed bag, but it contained far more good than bad. All in all I am happy with how the month went. Health I over-trained. I must’ve been slightly sickly most of February, and so I missed the warning signs, and suddenly I couldn’t keep up with my old running routine anymore. *sigh* So, gotta step back from my old fifteen-minute-run-in-three-chunks run, and do a few shorter runs. March will be mainly about rebuilding. But you know, it’s merely a setback. Weightlifting’s fun though, even if I do it less than I’d like. Need a better routine for that. Art and Writing Got a lot of...

January 2017 in Review

2017 is off to a good start so far. Things are moving – It could still be faster, but having this sense of progress is a HUGE relief. I’m quite thankful for this, too. Health & Fitness I caught a cold and could not go running in the last week. Bleh. But it’s almost over and reduced itself to occasional sniffles, so I’ll hit the pavement on Sunday again. I am REALLY looking forward to that. Doing push ups after running worked out great, so I am thinking about adding weightlifting to my routine – just a few dumbbell exercises. I enjoy working with weights as much as I enjoy...

2016; a personal perspective

So. There were a lot of public big things that were quite sucky in 2016, and I would quite appreciate it if 2017 would suck a bit less in that regard. Eitherway, I will not go over them here, even though I sure was fuming at the time. So, an account of things good and bad I had impact on personally. Bad things: I did not get married 2016 despite wanting too. Boo. Gotta fix it this year. My fiancé is willing; it’s the bureaucracy necessary due us being different nationalities that is a pain. The current re-incarnation of Traces of Chaos got killed by inches and I had to make the tough to...

December 2016 in Review!

New year! Lets do this! I’ll probably post a full year review later (want to reread my other monthly reviews for that!), but for now lets focus on December. Health I’ve become that person that happily runs in the rain. James says good. I say my poor fingers are getting cold. This month’s lesson: My cheap-ish running pants and shirt aren’t really cutting it anymore. I can make it work, but I’d really would love a nice water tight set. And maybe some thin gloves. Need to do some research into winter running, because not being able to go out turns me into a huge grump. Related lesson: I made...

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