But at least I’m nearly done the two Kennel and fly ball logos for the Australian Shepherd clubs that I’ve been working on! I’ll have them done by the end of this week, and I’ll have something more to add to my portfolio (which I can hopefully get up by the end of this month). So! At least now that I’ve been getting a bit more RL art projects done on a steady basis, this means that I can put my focus back on finishing the last Anthrocon commissions I have left to do. I’ll have all of them done well before Midwest FurFest, so anyone who bought a commission from me at AC, (if you read my LJ, anyway) you should be hearing from me by late next week.
delphi_of_clf, I got your e-mail, hon. :) I’ll see what I can do about getting a sketch to you by next weekend, since I will be out of town this weekend. And I do indeed still have the refs you sent me, along with your old description… unless you wanted the picture idea changed? Let me know!
cashewlou, did you receive that ink I sent you in e-mail a few weeks ago…?
Yeah, work has kept me away from my friends, and updating LJ for quite a while, but I’m trying to get back in the groove of things again. But also, just not a whole hell of a lot has been going on with me lately that isn’t either boring work-related stuff, or lots and lots of freaking drama. O.x There have been a lot of times where I’ve wanted to just rant and rave to my LJ about things, but by the time I vent my frustration to my friends, the need to vent in LJ is kind of gone. That and I figure people read quite enough about other people’s RL shit in LJ all the time anyway. LJ, and Furry do not have a shortage of Drama, so I really don’t think I need to add to it as well. :-P
But I AM happy to say that this weekend will be spent going to Cedar Point with torrle and notasiwas_blue (ß BTW, for you guys out there who don’t know, THIS is Bluey’s new LJ account!! Go! Add her to your Friends list now!!! :-P). I will be SO damn happy to just spend a weekend with friends, especially since 2_gryphon will be visiting gryph0n in Cleveland for two weeks to work on his comedy demo, and they’ll both be going to Cedar Point with us! ^^ *bounces, happy to see both Gryphs!* Funfunfun!!!
And just some little tips I’ve been reminded of these past couple of weeks:
~Don’t let bad things get you down. Things will always look up again.
~There is always someone out there that will always love you, no matter what.
~Talk, listen, and share feelings as openly and honestly as you can.
~Don’t hold grudges. Being bitter about past events doesn’t do anything but keep you from moving on in life.
~Forgiving does not mean you have to forget, but it will lift a heavy weight from your heart.
~Never be afraid to take chances! Even if they don’t always work out the way you thought they would, everything is a learning experience. If you never take a chance, you’ll spend the rest of your life wondering what could have been, and regretting it.
~Listen to your heart, but also listen to logic. Be emotional, but don’t always act on pure emotions alone.
~Be polite to strangers. SMILE! Making other people feel good will also make you feel good.
~Being selfish is not always a bad thing. Balancing selfishness with generosity takes careful skill, but is not impossible.
~Look out for others, but also look out for yourself. It’s okay to take other people’s feelings into consideration, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer for it.
~Don’t blame yourself if it’s not your fault.
~Wrong and Right are not always Black and White. People will always have different perspectives and opinions on certain things, but it doesn’t mean that one way is the only way. Sometimes it can be helpful to take a step back and look at things from a neutral point of view.
~Be honest with others, but most of all, be honest with yourself.