Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Nanlew & Meekakitty Tee

Submitted this to Tessa and Shawna's tee design contest a few months back. Been sitting on it for so long that I decided to go ahead and upload it to the blog.
I could probably do a much better one now that it's been a while since I've looked at this, but it's still a fun little drawing. 
Both these girls are hilarious.

New Web Design and a Late Night

I can't believe I am still awake.
I am going to be so pissed at myself tomorrow morning.

And yet here I am, after 2am, writing a blog post.
Updated my website tonight with a LOT of help from my fabulous husband.
Here's his cool website,

Good night.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


I am on a Brandon Sanderson spree. My husband purchased the entire mistborn trilogy a while back and told me he thought they were good. I had never heard of it, but was in need of something new to read so I dove in. And BOY am I glad I did.

I blew through those tomes faster than I've ever read anything. (It helps that I was reading them on kindle and didn't realize how long they each were, but wow, I don't think it would have mattered.)

I love a good author who can create so many unique and relateable characters.

Yesterday I finished Elantris. It's been a really long time since I have read a single book that isn't part of some epic series/trilogy. I found it refreshing. Elantris was long (which seems to follow suit for Mr. Sanderson), but again, it was enjoyable enough to keep reading.

Brandon definitely deserves credit for his ability to create kick butt female characters, too. And the love stories/relationships between his characters so far have been so believeable and still dreamy.

I'm working on The Way of Kings right now and excited that it's meant to be part of a HUGE series.

But, I absolutely recommend his books to anyone who likes a good fantasy/science fic novel.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Rant 001

I created this blog today because I need some creative warming up before I dive in for my naptime today.
I think I need a studio of some sort. I wish I could convert the gigantic shed in our backyard into a functional art studio so that I'd have a quiet place to work and concentrate.

I've been having a hard time balancing all of my projects. I think I got overwhelmed and basically shut it all out. But, an honest sit-down with my husband the other night helped me realize that I need to get out of my funk and decide what I want to do with my art.

And a reality check from me, surprisingly, revealed that I need to calm the heck down. I tend to have an idea and dive ALL the way in. Maybe that sounds like what you're supposed to do, but for me it doesn't work. I'm doing it right now as I write this blog post. After writing that sentence I sat here staring at the wall wondering if I'm jumping around too much with my thoughts in this particular post. Like it matters if someone actually reads this and doesn't understand what I'm talking about.

I need to stop caring what people think.
Who am I writing for? You?

Sorry, but no. I'm writing for me. This isn't so I can become a famous mommy blogger and change the world with my half [beep] writing. I'm actually doing this for myself to help me think and just word vomit all over the internet. Sure, there are places where I put a lot of thought into what I put out there, my webcomic for example is my baby and I do care that people read it and how they feel about it. But this blog. This blog which was created only moments ago on a whim (like everything else I do) is about me. Sure, I plan to share stuff about my life for anyone who feels like reading, but I don't really expect or care that anyone does.

So, let this be the last impulsive thing I do for a while. I need to be deliberate and careful. With my time. With my commitments. With everything me.

I think I do have time for all of the things I want to accomplish in the next few months. I just need to stop wasting time with things like Netflix and video games. I think I was using them as an excuse. It made me feel like I was having some kind of emotional crisis and that I just didn't feel like doing the one thing I love the most, but the truth is probably that I was just being lazy.

I'm done.