It's been a while hasn't it? Probably every journal entry I write starts like that haha. But for those still following this dusty page, thank you so much for your support. :>
2013 is almost done and looking back, I guess it was quite the year. For cosplay, not so much for art, and for my undergraduate career. Yup, I'm officially done with school whoo! But I don't feel any smarter or more prepared for life. It's a weird place to be at. But nevertheless, I hope I have the strength to keep chugging on to whatever end I hope to reach, here's to a hopeful 2014?
Since Deviant art is a site for art I think it's more appropriate to talk about art. To be honest, I don't even know what place art takes in my life anymore. I love it, I'd like to continue drawing, but I don't realistically see it as anything more than a hobby. There was a point in my life where I thought that maaayyybe I could make this into a thing. A money-making thing. But sometimes, things just don't work that way and it's just going to end up being a futile mess. I guess the possibility is always open, but there's other areas to explore that might lead to a more satisfying future. I don't know. In any case, I'll to just do art at my own pace, when I feel like it (or have time to AND feel like it), and get better and more confident in my skills. Maybe in the future, I might feel comfortable enough to start taking commissions!
Cosplay, too has been taking over my life as well, often pushing the time I have for drawing out. I'm happy when I cosplay, but it's hard on me when I just want to do everything that I love, but can't. Or do everything that I love--well--according to my own high standards. :/ Life does come first and it's hard to pull attention away from the fun and happy things to the more important things in life.
I guess that was a pointless little rant, but thanks for reading this far, for any of you who actually do. There's quite a few things that I hope to accomplish for the year 2014:
1. I have a few new artworks fermenting in my folder that I hope to finish soon! They're on a different level than the things I've been posting on here before, so I hope in finishing those pieces, I can finally reach a new goal.
2. My friends and I are planning many (if not too many) cosplays for this coming con season. More importantly, something fun for AOD 2014 Masquerade, so definitely check that out! I'm also planning on going to Sac Anime winter with a cosplay I've been wanting to do for a while so fingers crossed I can get that done in time!
3. Last but not least, I hope to start applying again for Artist Alley more often. I don't really have many things to sell these days, but now that I have a bit more time on my hands, I can probably get that going a bit better. I'm not sure how serious I am with this, but at least it'll be a way to get involved in the artist community again.
As always, thanks again for dropping by!