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Journal Entry: Fri Dec 25, 2015, 6:45 AM
It's time for a traditional holiday journal :xmas:
Also I would like to summarize my last year.

Well this gallery became one year old in October. In more than one year I still didn't manage to reload all the old art I wanted back ^^; Shame on me. Actually I prepared a lot of things on my old computer, but when it gave up in the end of November and I got a new one, well it zeroed all the preparations, so I will have to start to browse all the backup discs again. ^^; Bad luck.

I wasn't really lucky with my other plans for this year either. Some of you know that I'm searching for a new house. It's just complicated, because with my payment I can't afford an expensive one, but it's hard to find an acceptable among the cheaper ones. But I can't jump out of my job and just get a new one, because there aren't so many jobs in this area. I don't want to go into more details, but believe me if I say it's kind of a trap.
But I really-really want this situation solved, it bugs me so much to live in an insecure situation.

This year the holiday time is much more silent for me. I had to rethink my relationships with people, and I focused only on the people and relationships which are mutual.
So I sent out much less gifts or cards.
Also some people decided to cut the connection with me.
In the case of friends, I have mixed feelings. One thing that bothers me, that I never really managed to understand what went wrong, if we simply changed too much to get along any more, or there were some important issues I should understand?
But this year held one important lesson for me, and let's say I started to learn how to let people go if they want to go. Until that I believed that it's possible to repair relationships, but I had to learn that it doesn't work if the other person is not willing to cooperate with that.

But to say some good things too:
Though I lost some people, I got to know some new people and currently my relationships are calm, and I like it that I don't have to expect offended responses, and don't have to defend myself from the people I like.

And there was a litte drama-lama here on dA too, but in the end I was lucky, because in the place of one lost friend I got closer to several people. So for me this drama - you know which one - merely reorganized the people around me into a more harmonic pattern. It's true, even if I believed for a long time that once it will be possible to build back bridges to that person.

In art:
This year with Indiliel I had a really complex art challenge with 10 themes. :3
ART CHALLENGEWe started an art challenge together with Indiliel
We both gave 5-5 themes and the task is to complete 3 of each half of the list.
Here is our list with the finished artworks :3 Enjoy! I'll update it as we make progress.
1. Personification of at least one planet of our solar system. Chose a planet and show what a humanoid character could look alike that represents that traits of that planet. Not necessarily by the Latin/Greek name of the planet, but rather by its physical traits like color, material, shape and/or other scientific facts. Digital or traditional media is fine.

2. Halloween costume. Stick an original character in a Halloween costume that fits their personality (e.g. a grim reaper costume would not match a vivid character). Digital or traditional media is fine.

It was a lot of fun and a perfect inspiration. It also helped me focus more on original works.
That is one of my goals to make significantly less fan art, and improve my original art. I didn't make much progress, but at least I made much less fan art. XD

I wonder how the next year will be, and what will I write in my next holiday journal :3
But right now I don't know that. And I can only wish you Happy Holidays for this year :3

And one more thing I can do to summarize this year in pictures:

Xmastree by Csendes-Arny Merry Chrismas and Happ New Year! Xmastree by Csendes-Arny

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AbsintheCyanide Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope you had a wonderful holiday and wish you a very happy new year! I am so thankful to have you as my friend, even if I sometimes seem like I don't care or such, I want you to know that I care immensely about you, and I hope we will always remain friends. :) :hug:
Csendes-Arny Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well some people talk more to me, some people talk less.
I tried, I can't change their habits, so I deal with it on my own way.

I had a wonderful holiday because I was sick and I lived on medicines and vitamins.
So I don't have too much to say about it ^^;

Thanks for the message! Happy New Year!
AbsintheCyanide Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh no! Are you feeling better now? :hug:
Csendes-Arny Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I do, thanks ^^
silverbullet72 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Csendes-Arny Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:glomp: :meow:
Indiliel Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015
That is a nice summary.
I wish you once more a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
BTW I am already thinking about the next challenges :XD:. I think I will post a list of things I challenge myself with sometime next month and also offer anybody to join as they wish (anybody can pick what they want).
Csendes-Arny Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You are officially AWESOME! Because I also think about the next challenge themes :D :D :D
Would you mind if I would do the same? I mean posting my list, and make it a free challenge?
I would feature your list too, and maybe LaYoosh and others will join and try our themes or tell us new ones :3
Indiliel Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015
Sure, should we shedule to do it at the same time? If so, I would suggest shortly after New Year.
Csendes-Arny Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Good luck to it!
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