Well I left last year on a negative note, and had to get that downer off my page, so now - having mostly
gotten over it I guess it's time to make a new entry. However since I feel like I need an excuse to journal about anything at all, this time I needed to make one. And what better way to start off a new year than trimming the fat from previous years that's mentally burdening me. I've already gotten rid of dusty old e-mails from years past and when I'm up to it I'm gonna do the same with notes here too. I inherited my lack of will to just throw old stuff out from my mother and sometimes even on the internet I let minor sentimental value let me cling onto old crap I or nobody else cares about anymore, and that just produces clutter over time. The reason why I'm mentioning this is because you *might* get "updates" from me involving existing artworks. I hope not, but if so then just ignore them since nothing about them has changed, I'm just editing their comments that have links to related works that were
deleted (yes, I actually bother getting rid of misleading/broken links since they annoy me when I encounter them) So just bear with me. Most of the ones deleted are in my scraps anyway, then to fill those gaps I might move some older works from my main gallery to my scraps. I think a "gallery purge" is healthy as a once a year ritual for any artist who submits fairly regularly. Nobody likes having to browse a huge gallery to reach the end, so what better way to solve it then by scrapping the bad and totally deleting the awful
I also need to take notes about this month down since I'm gonna see if I can do one of those "Summary of Art" memes I see people upload every December if I decide to go through with it. Showing the artwork is one thing, but what really adds character is when the artist explains what was going through their mind that month and how it reflected what they created and how prolifically they created it. I know I'm gonna remember nothing about this month by the end of the year unless I write something down
January - like many it fills me with a little bit of optimism. The end of the year seems to wear a lot of people down, so the start of one naturally has the opposite effect, as we all hope for changes. I sure I do, but I'm still realistic enough to not set my watch to it. However I'm feeling much better than before, but not all that artistic still. I wanted to make more than just my T-Shirt contest entry this month but I'm at a loss of what to start as my own thing for fun before going back to commissions, maybe because I haven't yet fully un-burdened myself with half-finished other stuff.
Speaking of which, I might as well promote it one last time. While I still think panhandling for votes in pathetic, I guess I'm gonna have to if everyone else is just to level out the playing field. Kinda like how taking steroids is a pathetic way to win a marathon, but if all the other racers are doing it, well - you have to keep up just for sake of balance or you'll be left at a huge disadvantage created by your own modesty. So if you like it, then vote, your reward is for me to stop talking right...NOW!
I do have something pretty cool lined up for later, it may even start a meme of its own