Hi everyone! Just like the title says chapter 7 has been updated! It’s so exciting seeing so many of you all working towards learning a new language!! You guys are so inspiring and just so awesome! Keep up the great work!! Soon we will all be able to say something cool and multiple different languages like…..”Bacon is the best meat of all meats.” it will be glorious!
Now do any of you have any special New Year resolutions? I’ve never been really big on the whole New Years resolution and new years partying thing….actually I don’t think I’ve ever done it and it’s actually still been working well for me and my hermit crab self XD I sat back with the hubby and the kids and busted my fingers up building things for my eldest son with the konex and then pretending to act out Ed, Edd, and Eddy show with all of them. Then we sat back and watch re-runs of Frasier and it was just awesome! I plan on making sugar cookies tonight because I finally found a recipe that I like. I want to post it up on my mommy blog when I try out the icing part of the recipe.
So I don’t really have a new year resolutions but I do have some personal goals that I want to achieve. First I want to get my hair as long as Pocahontas or Oriana’s status so that I can rock my fro and cosplay as Oriana at the conventions XD. Next my sister has been doing her own personal workout journey with her own personal trainer (she used to run track and do cheerleading, I wanted to be one of those drill team girls that do the cool dance steps and wore the cute skirts….but unfortunately I couldn’t dance and I still can’t dance ^^;) so I’m slowly interested in watching what she and her personal trainer actually do. I’ve never been one to be interested in tone muscles and cut calf and all of that but I’m cheering my sister on and would like to be of more of a support system for her why she’s on her personal journey. So I want to be more positive for her when she says that she is cutting out certain things for a certain amount of weeks and I want to try to learn how to make yummy cookies that fit into the meal plan that her trainer has made for her. I do remember this yummy tomato chocolate cake that we made back during grade school. I know it sounds disgusting and I thought they were kind of crazy for doing that but I went a long with it and it didn’t taste too bad. I also think I’ll look into making zucchini bread! I remember that tasting yummy too and it sounds like it might fit into her meal plan ^^; I haven’t a clue but baby sister is here to support!
My next goal is to make it out to more anime conventions, I’ve already received my acceptance email for Momocon in Atlanta, GA so if any of you are going to Momocon, I’ll make sure to post up where my table will be at and you should stop over and say hi! I always get so nervous when I got to comic conventions. I’m waiting for a few more conventions to get back to me but I should be able to make it to Anime Iowa again like I’ve done for the past I think 3 years now?
Hmmmm, I think the last two resolutions that I have is to actually be more fluent in french and be able to read Hangul as easy as I read the alphabet..granted I still sing the song if I’m trying to remember where the placement is for a certain letter but if it ain’t broke don’t fix it XD!
After that I want to keep working towards improving my art and storytelling. I have so many stories that I want to do!
OH! and I also forgot about another resolution that I have is to become more healthier then I was last year, like pooing ever single day, getting my daily douse of fruits and veggies clearer skin and I want to have a better handle on my psoriasis break outs. My nails are very brittle and weak thanks to the psoriasis and because of my diverticulitis, I’ve battle with very bad irregularity and that is not something fun to deal with, so onwards to a cleaner poo pushing colon and clearer skin for this year!….I’m realizing that the older you become the more your regularity becomes a common subject….or is that just me? I’m going to be 27 this year and each time I think of that it feels like I’m getting a punch to the chest ^^; I don’t know if I’ll be able to handle reaching 30 as gracefully as others ^^;
OH! OH! One last thing! I wanted to give a shout out to Becca Nuna and her beautiful webcomic that she is working on! I really love her style and hope that she doesn’t let what people say about her style! I know that’s she’s received some hurtful feedback from people not being happy with her style resembling Peach Girls but I want her to keep her head up and ignore the negativity and focus on the positive. Sometimes people do mean well when they say that your style reminds you of someone else but then there are other times where people will accuse you of something that isn’t true but that’s unfortunately the pro’s and con’s of starting a webcomic. Everyone will give there opinion about what you do but don’t you stop having your own opinion about your work and you keep being awesome and just surround yourself with those that are positive and like-minded.
I’ll share a little small flash back of how I found my own personal style. When I first started out I of course was very influenced by the humor of Jim Davis, the colorfulness of Rainbow Bright and the pretty bad guy fighting sparkles of Sailor moon. Here are pictures that I took of my old drawings, I think I drew these back when I was 14. I hope the quality doesn’t bother you too much, I’m not looking to battle it out with the scanner/printer/copier machine to get it to work ^^;
I do hope that this can help encourage others too keep on drawing. Don’t pay any mind to outside noise, just focus that beautifully creative mind of yours on your beautiful art. I’ll have to continue the rest of this blog post for next week’s update because I do have so much more to say but I think I’ve yammered on enough XD