First off, LOOK at this adorable journal skin ;'D It's so cute
How is everyone doing? I know I don't write journals often, but I am actually trying to be more active here on DA, and I'm trying to incorporate drawing time into my day more often.
So, recently one of the things I'd like to mention is that I have been made a 'Co-Founder' for
and I'm really excited and honoured in that, it does keep me checking DA more than I normally do, so that's a good thing
Also about 2 months ago, my tablet pen went 'kaploot' which is ridiculous considering how much money I spent on this tablet in the first place. (Bought it because my program needed SPECIFICALLY Wacom Intuos4 and nothing else :/ )
But also let me just say how GARBAGE the Wacom site is, firstly Wacom products are sold throughout the WORLD, and yet their site sells only to US residents, that's ridiculous. I had to purchase my new pen through eBay from a seller in KOREA. Seriously, that could have been SO much cheaper AND quicker if the Wacom store shipped internationally :/ Besides, I'm only in Canada, I'm a hop-skip above the US anyway! J-just ugh.
Other than that, life in reality isn't actually all the bad for once. Well, I've been working like a dog at my local Value Village (Savers in the states) I work in the production room, which sorts through donations and determines what is sell-able. The money made from these donations goes to an awesome charity each VV or Savers signs on to. Mine is The Canadian Federation for Cerebral Palsy, and honestly I think that's rad. I work with a ton of awesome people, everyone is kinda like a big family there, and for once I've actually found a job I actually enjoy
On the flip side, if things keep going this well, I'll finally have my student debt paid off in less than a year, and let me TELL you how STOKED I am for that haha
And for a long while I've resigned myself to never having a future in art (here we go, but I promise it doesn't stay dark) But recently my oldest brother and his girlfriend have sort of been trying to inspire me into getting into the tattooing industry. Of course, I thought they were joking for the longest time, but on one drunken holiday with them, I was actually starting to consider it.
It would absolutely mean working on my portfolio like mad, recreate a style, and tirelessly apply to tattoo parlours for apprenticeships, but I think if I really try to work towards it, mayhaps I might actually get that future career in some type of art form. Besides, I LOVE tattoos, I will never stop having ideas of what I want to doodle on my body next haha.
Okay wow, anyway this turned out a bit longer than I was expecting, and I'll let you get back to your lives haha
Keeping my fingers crossed at working on more art and submitting more shtuffs, life and reality is unpredictable, but hoping I can keep to it
Thats about it! Ciao!