Hello! Happy February. (:
It’s cold (so cold!) and spring term has started. I’m starting to feel like I’m finding my own little place here at Hampshire. I’ve got a nice little group of friends, I know what I want to do here, and I’ve been having some really nice talks around here with people. Lots and lots of good vibes and looking forward to the future here at the moment. I failed at doing the whole “make something everyday” thing… but it’s cool. I still made things and am continuing to make, so it’s all good. (I guess I finally realized how big of a commitment daily making of quality things is. But on a good note, creativity, inspiration and productivity are totally up in 2011. Very glad about that. I just wish that I could balance the whole art and school thing (since there’s more making, it’s been harder to focus on school work…), so I gotta get on that. But I don’t think it’ll be that bad firguring that out either. Anyway, doodles below! Also, I got my old sketchbook back! :D I had left it back home around Halloween time and my lovely cousin mailed it to me the day I realized it was gone, but we waited and waited and it never reached me. I was in despair that I had lost my dear book. BUT THEN, a mail miracle happened and it got sent back to her house. So this past weekend I went back to visit and got it back. <3 <3 <3 In the time that I didn’t have it, I tried to find replacements or just drew on pieces of copy paper and stuff. But it took a while to get use to not drawing in a sketchbook and drawing just became a bummer time. But I eventually got over that hurdle (and just stapled some paper into a make-shift book and made do). I’m so happy to have it back.
But in all, I guess I’m really
surprised glad to be feeling this good (even though I’m really sleepy right now, but I wanted to get this down before it went away) today. For a while during Jan Term, I was in a really dark foul place and was scared I would be stuck in there…but lately, I feel like I’m slowly crawling out of that. I don’t know, I guess I’m just really thankful.
Thankful for the friends that I’ve made here and the friends that have stuck by me even after graduation. Thankful for being at a school like Hampshire where I say that I’m “majoring” in comics. Thankful for everything I’ve learned about myself while being here. Thankful that I have things to look forward to making this year (lots more comics, a new zine in march, more animation possibly, and more more paintings/drawings). I’m thankful for the lots and lots of good going around I guess.
So here’s to a good tomorrow and an even better day after that.