Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Project Slump and Chaotic Creativity

Via Candyworx at Deviant Art

Whenever I finish a project, there's this sense of accomplishment for a day or two. I take a much needed breather and relax. That happened a few days ago. I must admit from the outside it looks a lot like lazy, but it's not. I'm recharging my creative batteries. Renewing my brain cells.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Yearly Book Round Up

Books I've enjoyed this year, in no particular order...

Picture by MOTHart on Deviant Art

Monday, December 23, 2013

JukePop Serials and SheWrites Contest

SheWrites recently announced a contest in collaboration with JukePop Serials. I've been holding on to my short story for months scared to let others see it. When I saw the announcement, I decided I was done being scared. It might have had something to do with my recent story idea. If I have a third story in the works, the others have to be shoved out of the nest one by one. The contest was perfect timing for me.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Possibly the Worst Contest Ever

As some of you may know, I have a short story that is almost ready to be published and a short novel. They're both chick lit with an underlying layer of romantic comedy. Those genres can be very intertwined. Anyway, I have a point here, I swear. The novel has no title and no cover. I'm completely blank on it. Nothing seems to fit. I don't have a blurb, so I'm going to wing it here.


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Winter Tutorial and Decorating

This is another tutorial I finished recently. In Photoshop tutorials, you basically follow along as someone tells you exactly what buttons to push. As long as I can follow directions, I look like a creative genius. I'm familiarizing myself with the controls so to speak. My next project I show off will be created from scratch and my own ideas, promise.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Why You Should Panic

It's December. Pretty obvious but think about it. It's December. One more year down the drain. Have you completed anything this year like you promised yourself? You made resolutions last January. Like me, I bet you didn't stick with them.

I never start out the year with complete goals listed in my head. I don't make resolutions. I can disappoint myself or get discouraged any time of the year.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Creativity and Expression

Drawing calms me. I could lose myself for hours in drawing. It helped me quit smoking because it busied my hands and took my mind off cigarettes. That doesn't mean I'm very good at it. If I had to give myself an honest judgement, I'd say I'm fair at it. Average. That doesn't matter. Being creative helps me relieve stress, and I love learning new things. That's what matters.