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mid year update
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august update
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whatever
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reminder to myself
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things i want to draw
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mid year update
been meaning to submit a journal for the past several months but really hadn't had the desire until now. creative-type things since my last deviation submission (the plush doll, i think?): - decided concentrated watercolors weren't for me (an expensive yikes) and i like pan watercolors over tube watercolors. - did more mixed media type stuff with all the pieces i have in boxes and wherever else. - tried out acrylics and gouache and liked the latter more though i need more practice. - painted a lot of portraits with only black ink and a brush and a background of acrylics - finally completed a 60 page mix media sketch book in 12 months.
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august update
i feel like i should update so i can look back on this later. finished my 3rd plush doll (Alex) and it's probably the most complicated and time consuming out of the three i've done. buttons, snaps and rivets are fiddly for me and i've nearly lost a couple sets of rivets when attaching them to the clothes due to the tiny size. most of the notions are not much bigger than the head of a straight pin! i'm relieved the Alex plush is completed and at the same time kind of looking back i wish i was back at the concept stage. the Alex character has evolved a lot like most of my characters - personality, appearance, placement in the story and the li
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whatever
writing for camp nano July 2017 session. i only want to add 20k words to my novel. i think it's doable so i'm going to try it. still sewing my third plush doll with the most complicated outfit i've ever attempted before. i may redo the trousers however they are the perfect color. said color stained my fingernails for 4 days so there's that. and i attached the hardware to the waistband anyway... doing some major clean out and organizing my art and sewing stuff and that's made me short on time to work on anything especially after a 10 hour work day. i have a bunch of stuff i need to scan and maybe a drawing or two left in my stash. i forget
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reminder to myself
♦ it's just a drawing/painting/sewn piece ♦ it doesn't have to be realistic ♦ everyone has their own style and their own pace ♦ it can be about enjoying yourself with drawing/painting/sewing than the end result ♦ it's just fine to experiment (and maybe get it wrong) ♦ if it doesn't go well, step back and examine your mistakes and failures ♦ be kind and good to yourself ♦ it can be finished later ♦ it doesn't have to be finished all ♦ it's not anything scary, just blank/unfinished ♦ be carefree about drawing (maybe not so much with sewing)
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things i want to draw
i figure making a list would at least help with a reminder and i can add as i go along. :thumb632214085: the Guesthouse. not just from the front (like the one time) but from all sides. maybe even in different seasons with rain and snow. :thumb632214085: Guesthouse layout. finalize the second floor loft area. downstairs plan is fine the way it is. maybe create some interior pictures of the kitchen, fireplace room and bedroom. :thumb632214085: Poppy's shop.                 - Interior drawings of the rooms: front left, front right, the counter area, behind the counter area, hallway facing the front, hallway facing the back, the work room (w
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