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Dec. 9th, 2011 | 12:45 am

I'm really mad about LJ deleting that long heart felt entry (although it really dove into some speculative territory that got stupid for a while) so I'm just going to give the TL;DR summary and dump the images I was showing.

1.  I have been feeling better because I've been working hard and hard work makes me feel better.  Good cycle.
2. Got involved with a guy, it's not a relationship (yet?).  Tempted to run from it, but I run from everything.  I don't think we have any chemistry, but I can't tell if my judgment is clouded because of my avoidant tendencies.
3.  Pat got a job teaching math in Benton Harbor.  Even though he's in the states now I don't really care about seeing him again.
4.  Then I mentioned Brad, who I was in this weird more-intimate-than-a-normal-friendship but not-a-relationship thing with my freshman year at CCS because he's engaged and just had a baby with his fiance.  It's crazy to me, but I hope it helps him.  He was already showing signs of being an alcoholic at 21 (three years ago) and was really self destructive, so hopefully having a kid will mean he matures.  If not, the alternative is a little scary.  We were really close back then though.  I feel like I should congratulate him on being a dad, but FB seems too impersonal.  I thought contacting him and giving him one of the stuffed animals below, but I don't think they're exactly baby friendly.  I don't know how his fiance would feel about me visiting either since some girls are weird about that (although we were not really a thing and he seems in love with her).  Hm.
5.  I went to see Mister Heavenly with Courtney and got to briefly meet Honus Honus.  That happened a while ago but I still get really happy every time I think about that night and that awesome concert.  The link I added is a full stream of their album on youtube.  I'm biased but they're fantastic.

Made these for Noel Night at my school, sold about half!  Sorry Courtney, that bat on the left was going to be yours but I sold it.

This is a photo-illustration from my stop motion film.
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Day 5 & 6

Jul. 7th, 2011 | 12:50 am

Just a quick post, I'm going to watch a movie with my brother!
*I MEANT TO POST THIS TO artslam  but posted here instead!  All well, I'm leaving it up.
3 drawings under the cut!Collapse )

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Just thought this was helpful and others would appreciate it

Feb. 20th, 2011 | 05:13 pm

"Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit.
Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work.
Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through."
-Ira Glass

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