Monday, January 30, 2017

Good morning! I hope you slept well. It's going to be a hard day.

Now is a good time to take a moment. Take a breath. Remember what you stand for. Think about what you want to accomplish.

Okay, now here is sone of the bad news from last night.

Last night, a mosque in Canada was burned. Justin Trudeau called it a terror attack.

Several homeland Security related bills will be introduced to the floor in the House today.

H.R. 666 - "To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the Insider Threat Program, and for other purposes."
It's worth a read through. Here's the PDF of it: H.R. 666
The phrase "for other purposes" seems to be a normal ad on to h.r. bills.

There is probably other notable news. Take the time you need before looking at more. You are awesome, and you deserve to have the rest you need to be at your best.

I hope that you accomplish what you set out to do today. I wish you power, strength, and joy.

Saturday, January 28, 2017


Welcome to the Age Of The Weird.

Be Strange.

Be Fantastic.

Be the Hideous Thing Risen From The Depths You Want To See In The World.

Be Weird.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Sewing machine humor

I'm oscillating betwen nausea and dizzyness right now, which is unfortunate since I'm also motivated to do ALL THE PROJECTS right now.

Here's a little sewing machine humor.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Poison Ivy sketches.

I've been dealing with some mental health stuff and a cold, so I haven't gotten much further along with website or other plans. I've also used up my post buffer. I'm gonna rectify that shortly, but for now I am excite to share some Poison Ivy sketches I've done recently. This character is a natural fit for doing Celtic art with because of all the vines. Also probably my all-time fav of Batman's rogues gallery.

I love exploring the totally mundane with fantastic characters. I was pondering how this character is sometimes depicted as driving a car - but that seems out of place to me for a super eco-terrorist. So...pedi cabs! Yay!

I really enjoy trying to draw this particular hairstyle, but it just doesn't seem to turn out. And with the calligraphy pen, it ended up looking like Poison Ivy is wearing some kind of bump-it. But sure, why not rock that? :D

This was a quick, fun sketch. I was working on poses and faces, and thought this one would be great for Ivy. Opted to add a littke goth flair to the 90s "Batman:The Animated Series" costume design. 

I plan on continuing to post lots of Ivy sketches on Tumblr and Deviant Art, but I think I'll reserve posts about it here for when I can sift through & get the good stuff - or if I just don't have anything else. I've also found myself just getting excited about superhero and super villains in general, so maybe expect to see more of that? 

I don't know for sure. But I do know that now is a great time to dive deep into what we love and swim around.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Daily: 7

New Cadaver Dave video

I was having trouble with the concept of getting up and doing things this morning. Cadaver Dave was nearby, so I decided to try expressing the meh of sleepiness with him.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

You might be wrong about some things, and you may have done awful things that haunt you. Or you might just feel like that because that seems to be what humans naturally do, and because of the disconnect between the ideal we strive for and the reality that makes us fall short of that. But your feelings, your reactions, everything about you is valid.

When you lose your temper and do things you wouldn't do when you are more collected, you aren't a failure. The collection of patterns and things that make up you are simply set up that way. That is your reaction, and it is an invaluable, inseparable part of your experience.

I have found that if I allow myself to experience me at my worst, let my brain crawl around in all the dark places that I avoid going, then I receive the gift of all my missing pieces. The shortcomings that make me stumble are then coupled with the understanding of how to cope with stumbling - or even how to avoid altogether the situations in which I am prone to stumbling. And with that, the anxiety and other problems structured around the stumbling start to fall away.

Sometimes, it even leads to my discovering what I am very good at - the niche that I should be occupying. And if I follow that niche, I experience moments where everything suddenly pops into place. I experience what it is like to truly be me, without the noisy and horrifying distractions. It is a very good feeling to strive for.

That may not work for you. But I hope that if any of this resonates and sounds like your experience, that you find it helpful.

I wish you all the best, and I thank you for letting me share this with you.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Fresh Start: My perspective on the old and new year

I just deleted all my old tweets using DeleteTweet. I feel immensely better about that! No more thousands of tweets that I don't remember the contents of! No more being tied down to whatever ideas about how to use Twitter have evolved since starting my account in 2014. It is very freeing.

I'm also the type that does not save every scrap of art I do. I like to look through what I've done once a year or so (Or whenever I find a cache of it), glance over it, and then pick out what is still meaningful to me. In the future, I should probably find a way to make that stuff more available for others who want it - but for me, it's just weight that I don't want to carry.

I'm starting out the year with a new computer that only I will be using, and I get to customize it however I want! I haven't had that since I spilled water on my husband's laptop and we had to share. And this one has space! OMG!  I barely know what to do with myself.

That's been my personal 2016 theme: Asking myself, "What am I doing?" Being unable to figure out the answer. My brain has been disorganized mush for awhile. Anxiety really takes a toll on brains.

For a few months, I've felt more determined to reach through the fog and really figure it all out. How do I work best? What have I learned from failed past attempts to get myself organized and doing the things I want/need to do regularly? It has been an interesting journey to figure that out.

I will probably be posting later about my artistic goals. For now, I'm trying to organize my art supplies, my social media, and my life.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Daily: 1

This is the first of the art I'm going to be posting. I've got a nice backlog of stuff I've already done, and am making new stuff all the time. Hopefully in a few months, I'll only be showing off new stuff.

I wish you all the best of luck in 2017!