Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sometimes it feels like I am getting a little too ahead of myself, getting too distracted by all the projects I would like to take on/complete. Seems like there's not enough time and energy. I'm sure this is not a problem particular to just myself. :)

Getting really close to finishing Chloe's commission~ Will reflect on it once it's actually done. XD

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Post-JLPT Update

I had to dye my hair!! D:> But that is a discussion for later.

The JLPT is finally over, which is a pretty big relief. I was getting really sick of constantly trying to catch up on those study books. :\ I made some stupid mistakes and obviously didn't know some things, but I hope I somehow pass anyway! It's taking a bit of effort to get back into the drawing groove, especially since my emotional energy is being depleted by spending a considerable amount of time scouring job listings online (with no real success). >__>;;

Got this from the family as a birthday present:

Not the cat, the printer!! :D I really hope this will help the quality of my prints to be more consistent. Oh, the potential convenience of printing at home... Just a USB cable and some nice paper away from realization. :3

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Less than a month after embarking on this blogging adventure, I abandoned it. :P
Sometimes words feel very vulnerable to me. Vulnerable to misinterpretation, vulnerable to distortion. They are left out in the cold, unable to fight for themselves. But only sometimes. I don't know how much of what I wrote before is still true, but that's okay. I feel like I have experienced a slight (or maybe not so slight) shift of mindset recently, and I'll be able to express it as I work on more art.

The JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) is coming up in just a few days. Studying has been driving me a little crazy and I don't really feel like I'm ready (how could I?), but I'm looking forward to being done with the test and having more time to work on my own projects as well as projects I have taken on from other people.

In the meantime, here is something I started a while ago. I'm trying to work in a looser style, going for the finished-yet-unfinished look-- something in which you can see the "grain." Not focusing so much on perfect lines, at least for this piece.