Back from a self-imposed hiatus. It's been an odd week or two for me. I do apologize for my absence, but every once in a while I have this weird need to just... be alone.
Kinda like I want to hide away from everything and everyone and just work on stuff. I will be the first to admit that I suffer from (most likely) some sort of Social Anxiety, let alone General Anxiety, and it'll build up. When it gets too unbearable, I kinda hole myself up and just work on things.
Probably not the best way to deal with it, but during that time, I tend to not want to deal with ANYTHING. Thank goodness Dave is a patient human being, and very observant. He'll often point it out before I realize I have it.
ANYWAY, that's another rant for another time, as I'm still partially hermiting, but I wanted to let you all know I am still alive.
IMPLODING MY INBOX
In other news, I'm finally organizing my "business account" email for my commissions, conventions, hotel reservations and the like. I had an old copy of outlook that I used a long time ago, so I installed it and filtered all of my business email to it.
Needless to say I had a lot of messages.
|Don't worry, they weren't all unread. Just loaded in.|
It took me the better part of an entire day (wherein I was having depression issues, so I felt the compulsive need to clean and/or organize ALL THE THINGS) to filter all the emails into various folders and subfolders to get a hold of this.
I love you Gmail, but your organization skills as an email client still SUCK. Since I can't have folders (and I've been working at businesses with Outlook for over 6 years now), I tried their "label" thing. It didn't work. Every time I opened that email I was just bombarded with emails, and it felt so awful cluttered that I didn't want to check it.
Now I can have outlook up all the time and it checks it for me. And will let me know I have a message. Yay!
I suppose now I should try opening up commissions...
WEEKLY ARTIST CHALLENGE
Hey fellow artists! I had this idea (as I'm trying to get more things to blog about in general - I SWEAR THE GENCON POST IS COMING. REALLY.).
I am thinking of issuing a "theme" at the beginning of the week, probably Sunday, and then having a drawing, writing, poem, photo, whatever, based on that theme by Friday. It doesn't even have to be a completed picture, it could be a pencil drawing, a doodle per se.
I know I get stumped sometime, and we all probably need to draw more or whatever.
Anybody else up for this? I think it sounds fun.
Another idea I had was "Tutorial Tuesday" where I
Other blog subject ideas are also welcome. Let me know what you want to hear about!