Friday, May 18, 2012

Running Around in Circles while Rambling.

Ah you guys! I'm in an odd mood lately, nothing negative, just...odd. I have tons of stuff that I could and want to talk or write about, but as soon as I sit down to write a post, I tend to wander away with my mind and I end up doodling something or just doing other stuff. I have a bunch of drafts now. So instead of coming with one of the many ideas that I have floating in mind for a post...I will just ramble and show you pictures ^_^.
So what have I been up to? Well, last few weeks have been crazy with arranging commissions. I say arranging as I need to keep my admin aspect in mind as well. Then I also have to actually work on them as well, but that is the fun part haha. You can still commission me though! Just e-mail me if you want to have more information. Next to that, I'm also working on my own little projects and seeing what direction I will head in for now. I'm dabbling in Fashion illustrations...dabbling in kiddies illustrations, cupcakes and monsters and I don't know what else. Have to say that the monsters and cupcakes got a life of their own and I'm working on something that I don't want to share just yet, need to think a few things through hehe.

But I do have to say that I feel...a tad all over the place at the moment. With the art fund being completely discarded, I started to re-think a lot of things and doing a lot of things. So many things, that I kinda lost track of what I want to do. So I took a few days where I was less behind my laptop and did some thinking as I definitely need a focus point for myself. I can't completely stop networking or sharing my doodle peeks (I'm addicted to my doodle peeks on Facebook). Let me just tell you that Most of you know that I love to do so many things *head desk*. And as much as I love to aimlessly wander around, this is not realistic. But I do have a better insight in what I want now, but times like this where I simply want to sit in a corner and stare are a tad annoying. However I'd annoy myself even more if I did nothing though.

Funny thing about the ink I used for the inky ladies. I absolutely disliked the fact it wasn't waterproof, while it says so on the bottle. After playing around with it for a while, I love the way it "bleeds". It creates an instant depth, so I don't need to mess around with washes of grey. Only thing is, I can't add a whole lot of color as the lines will bleed again if I add too many washes and the painting can result in a piece of...ehm...annoyance.

Can't curse as I probably scare people away.

And you know what else? I've been postponing the giveaway as I wanted to ponder a bit longer about the price and now my 3rd Blogoversary is almost here! Can you believe it? The third year will start soon. Never thought I'd be rambling to the World for three years in a row now hehe. The regular readers knoooooow that I always do a giveaway, so I'll wait a bit longer and do a giveaway in June ^_^.

Ah Pirate Cupcakes. How I love theeeee!!

I'll end my rambling now. Till next time everyone!


  1. I am so happy to be one of your commissions!! I'm glad you're keeping busy. It's a good problem for an artist to have :)

    I just adore those ink drawings. There is something so crisp about presents your drawings in a different way. I'm loving the range!

    1. Weeeee :D I am very happy as well! And can't wait to see how it all looks painted. It's a good problem, but I do struggle with this so called "balance" sometimes. Sometimes I don't even know where to start, so I simply...start somewhere hehe.

      Working with ink is interesting (if I do say so myself haha) and I love it! There will definitely be more of them as they look awesome on a shirt :D

  2. Beautiful illustration. 8| With that ink style and everything. I would love to see you expand it out more into a scenery of sorts. either in nature (with falling leaves! for e.g.) or in a small ancient china town (a women sitting on a wooden bench for e.g ... with falling leaves surrounding her!)

    Please make it!

    Anyway. It sounds to me, young lass, that you are spinning every which way on the "tasks-n-goals-life-clock" - if you will.

    What you need to do - what the_kaj suggests you should do - is clear your head and unwind in a special place for a few days. Forget about everything and all your obligations for three days. I would furhur recommend that special place to be away from man-made structures and cities. Get deep into nature, clear your thoughts, and what you need to do will come to you without you even having to think about it.

    How to proceed with your works, how to manage your time & goals and other assortments of "nailin it" will become clear and focused in your mind. grasshoppa

    Hope this helps ya. Good day me heartie. Don't forget to drink ye' self up, ya ho ;)

    1. ... typo. Meant to say "YO ho" .. O_o sorry

    2. Heey Kaja! Thank you, thank you *bows* I do need to take a few days off and do literally nothing, well not literally, literally nothing. But really focus my mind on other things and then...answers will come.

      Ah I do love the image you created of that lady! Very serene and beautiful! I will definitely try to create that! YOu do have a thing for falling leaves huh? I do think that gives an image a whole new dimension of mysteriousness! :D

      Thanks again Pirate dude ;)

      Drink up me hearties YO HO! :D

  3. I love the first drawing! So cute :3!


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