Fan Art & Other Scribbles

I’ll be posting updates about my most recent photography, watercolor, drawing, and fan art, as well as random blasts from the past. Fair warning: I may update with sections filled with nothing but cat photography. Because cats.

 

FAN ART: To be honest, I’m stalled. I have the ultimate opportunity to create some Yuri On Ice!!! fan art in time for the Anime Fest art show, and that’s big; YOI’s Japanese creators will be there, as will nearly the entire dub cast. You’d think I’d be neck-deep in sketches and watercolor by now. But I’m not. I’ve had some severe setbacks thanks to even more severe anxiety, and I’m having trouble getting started again. I may get something in time, and I may not. I don’t know. At the moment, I’m scared of artistic vulnerability, and I really have no idea how I’m going to get through that. We’ll just have to see what I want more: “security” in putting nothing out there or terror in sharing art with some amazing people.

WRITING: Oh, writing… You vicious, lovely, alluring, difficult femme fatale. I have several other choice words, but I’d like to be mostly family-friendly here… Anyway, I’m leaving my one freelance job (a story for another post, and a painful one at that), so now I’ll have more time to pursue other projects. I recently completed a sci-fi/fantasy worldbuilding class, and I’m very excited about what’s developing. I already finished a 300+ page manuscript a number of years ago (that’s so god awful that it will never see the light of day…), so I’m pretty sure I can do it again. A friend of mine has published a novel of her own, and she inspires me to really dig in and put in the sweat equity to finish one of my own. Like a for real, legit, fleshed out, finished with blood novel. HERE GOES NOTHING!

PHOTOGRAPHY: Since I now work from home, Yuri and Jipsy are ever-present as I try to get things done. Every so often, one of them will poke her head out from behind the laptop screen, eyeballing me with the scrutiny of a skeptical boss. SO, they’re my bosses. They keep me in line. Stay tuned for photos of my feline editors!

 

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I’m likely going to take down my deviant Art gallery, since I’ve become very dissatisfied with how the site’s… “evolved.” When I find another suitable platform for art display (that also protects an artist’s work), I’ll put a link to it here. Thanks for your patience!

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