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Holidays have come and went, I've got a new craft/art/costuming space set up, and am going to be starting a new water color soon as a gift for mi padre. Asmaria (THANK YOU!!! Let me know when you want to pattern yours..) was a tremendous help in patterning the armor for the costume I want to make (but haven't started on yet.)

However, I really haven't started on anything creative so far this year. Most of this is because January has sucked BALLS. Between the continued construction on the road I live on causing me to have to walk a block from where I can park to my front door (in the dark, muddy street), no less than three deaths of friends/loved ones/relatives, and some very annoying health issues...I haven't got the energy, but less the creative energy to start or work on any of the projects I want to work on. Which I will now list, in no particular order.

- Edith doll
- Shanoa costume
- watercolor for my dad
- comic re-draft and begin laying out the first chapter
- bake something, likely cookies

On the other hand, thanks in large part to my funeral trip, I have finished books and played video games. Um...yay? (I feel so unaccomplished!) Also in no particular order:

- finished Memory Trace and Hotel Dusk room 215
- finished Stardust (Neil Gaiman), Howl's Moving Castle (Diana Wayne Jones), and Neverending Story (Ende)
- am most of the way through my first reading of Making Comics (Mccloud)

Now I'm off to do dishes and perhaps go twosies on a Wii Fit with one of my roomies. Laters~!

Date: 2010-02-05 04:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tingirl.livejournal.com
I say, bake cookies first. It only takes forty five minutes, and then you have cookies. To eat, while you go on to be productive.

I also say, geez, I had no idea your January had been so lousy for you. Anything I can do from way the heck over here?

Date: 2010-02-08 06:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rubyredrose.livejournal.com
Not a lot...do you mind giving me some critique on the painting I'm starting? I feel very in over my head with this new medium of watercolor. >.>; I'll email you..

Date: 2010-02-06 04:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] luna-lena.livejournal.com
Was it just me or was the second half to Neverending Story really messed up? Seriously, it was pretty disturbing.

You sound like me, though. I have so many creative projects that are on hold because of lack of time/energy that comes from having a full-time job. Sorry January has been so bad for you, though. *hugs* :(

Date: 2010-02-08 06:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rubyredrose.livejournal.com
Yes, it really was disturbing...from the moment the movie and book diverged, I was all WTF O.o; And while normally the book is better than the movie (and I really liked the multicolored text thing) the idea that he was FORCED to become part of the story and then gradually became a bigger and bigger jerk as a result was very...upsetting.

I wish the year had a reset button for you...

Date: 2010-02-07 07:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wildstarjp.livejournal.com
I knew of some of the bad things happening, but I didn't know it was that extreme (until yesterday) - then again, the passing of one love one is extreme enough, let alone several passing away in a short amount of time. I hope that things will become better for you and those close to you *consoling hug*

Right now, you have a lot to deal with that it may be too counter-productive to effectively be creative. Give yourself some time and then you will be able to accomplish all of those tasks with the perfection that you are accustomed to being *encouraging hug*.

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