August 28, 2012

Catching Up

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.


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...


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 gripe talk about how to do something artistic. (apparently this is a thing other people do too. hm.)

Other blog subject ideas are also welcome. Let me know what you want to hear about!


  1. I love those ideas.
    So for the weekly challenge, you post the challenge, and by the end of the week we post our version and link back to it, maybe in a comment on the post?

    1. Pretty much! I'd love to have a post that will link people to the completed entries. It's no contest, it's more to just get people doing more creative things. :)

  2. OOH OOOH OOOOOH! I've been wanting to do something like this for years! I am soooooooooooooooooo in! ~dances ecstatically~ And it would help me stab my Zombie Artist Block in the head so it will stay down this time!

    1. Hahaha, I totally understand. That's why I came up with the idea for it. It's not like any sort of contest, more to just get people thinking, and being creative. I've suffered a bad Artist's block for the better part of 4 years, and I'm finally coming out of it *crosses fingers*

    2. Oh gosh a 4 year artist block! All the more reason I'd like to participate in the theme thing! ~crosses everything she can~

      That and I can always use "homework"...