Friday, June 24, 2011



Caps lock cannot begin to encompass my feelings on this matter.

You should read Homestuck.

It starts a little slow, but then BAM
time travel, paradoxes, fighting, music, monsters, hilarity and tragedy! AND AWESOMENESS.

I just wanted to get this out of my system, kthxbai.

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Interesting note- my ability to draw fluid motion increases after I take zolpidem. Hm.
Anyways, these are just some sketches. I've decided that I need to draw more men, to get my sketchbook at least a bit more balanced than it is.

In life news...


1) Having a job is great, but I'm not getting enough hours. I'm only working two shifts this week! I mean, I know that I'm a newbie and all that jazz, but still. So the job hunt resumes.
2) My family is killing me, in a number of (non-literal) ways. Except Michael- he is like an oasis of sanity and pleasant camaraderie. Thank God for my little brother.
3) I'm so tired. I'm not even doing anything, and that's the problem! I need to go out and do stuff, but... No car. This has been bothering me since I got home. I need a car! Need! Car! Ugh.
4) Every time I see a plane, my heart just aches. It's a mixture of, "Take me with you!" and something else.
4) Plus all the random "When did this happen?" moments that crop up.

other than that...


I don't know what happened, but I want you to know that it'll be okay! Go watch a sunrise/ sunset or something.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Mamiya ZE

Last weekend, my father's family had a small reunion. My uncle was kind enough to give me this camera as a gift, after I asked him if he was going to sell it. 10 points of awesome for the generous uncle!

Joy and jubilation aside, I need to get it repaired. At some point in its previous life, the flash attachment had been glued on, and then broken off. Or vice versa. Argh! It's still a lovely camera, and I'm definitely going to get it fixed when I have the money.

More pictures! I made cupcakes, and they are the first step towards the most delicious cupcakes you will ever eat (EVER). And then there's a group picture of the kittens ♥ (love love love).

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


This is just the colored version of this sketch. There's not much else to say about this, except that I really love when eyes are two different colors.

Also, in case you hadn't seen on facebook, I HAVE A JOB.

It's very exciting.
The entire thing was very surreal, actually. The manager sat down to interview me after my pizza had come, and he was asking what I assume to be the usual things- do you live nearby, are you in college, have you had previous experience, etc. And then he said something along the lines of, "If you want the job, you can start Friday. Which means you'll technically need to start Thursday, to get training. Can you do that?" and my mind said, "AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!". Then my actual voice said, "OK! Yes! I can do that!"
And then I had a job.

Funny thing about it was that he said something about the fact that SO MANY people had been applying there, and it was strongly suggested that it was a huge favor to me that he was hiring me instantly after interviewing at least 15 people before me; and when he was explaining why he had decided to hire me so quickly, he mentioned that he could tell how "outgoing" I was. Once again, slight discrepancy between what I was thinking and what I actually said. My mind was saying, "HA! HAHAHA! REALLY? I think not." but then I just nodded and said, "Uh-huh," and let out what I can only describe as a nervous chuckle. I'm grateful either way, and I'm not going to argue with the person who is now my boss. I HAVE A BOSS! BECAUSE I HAVE A JOB!

That's about it.

Friday, June 3, 2011



Also, here is a new character that showed up in my sketchbook during the school year. Her name is Zoe, and she tends to be doing something active in all of the sketches. This is probably due to the fact that I nearly always draw her when I'm stuck inside working (subbing classes usually) and am unable to go out and enjoy life. So I live vicariously through Zoe.

This sketch actually really bugs me now, simply because her face isn't right and I'm too lazy to scrap the entire head. Her face is supposed to be rounder/ chubbier, but c'est la vie. MOVING ON.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Wow, I had forgotten how different Arizona is from Ohio. I looked out my window tody and was thinking, "Why is there so much GREEN?" And it's not that Arizona isn't green, really. There are cactus and agave and aloe and desert-type trees, but it's a different kind of green. All the colors look faded and worn out, like a sage-ish color. Bronzed-ish. There's a special word that I'm looking for, but I can't find it. Anyways.
There's a lot going on in my head right now, and it would be overwhelming if I took the time to actually face it head on. Lucky for me, I am good at not confronting my problems and excel at avoiding the issue. Whoo!

So we have KITTENS, and they need HOMES.
They are adorable and fluffy and if you have room for kittens & don't have allergies, then you should take one. Or all of them. There are only three. Their names are Valiant (Val), Honor (Honey), and Courage (Curry). I actually like Honor and Courage just for their matching food-based nicknames. Along with their blinding cuteness.

Alright, I'm going to go back to not doing anything.