The past year or two have been stressful for me and I've gone through plenty of changes in my life. That has killed much my inspiration, motivation and creativity. However, I think that things are starting to bloom again for me.
I've been practicing all forms of positive thought, exercising methods of letting go of negative thoughts and trying to not dwell on the past, and embracing the present and being thankful in it. Combining those with having gone through a long harsh winter, I think my muse is finally starting to come out of hibernation. Little by little, I'm sketching again. Painting pennies and working on other creative projects
Best wishes to you all with inspirations, motivations, and plenty of time for both in 2013!
February starts the year of the Snake - a very artsy year indeed.
I'm looking forward to seeing (and hearing about) the creative endeavors of you all!
This year was the Chinese year of the Water Dragon - any dragon year is always a year of change. And I don't know anyone who hasn't gone through quite a handful of dynamic changes this year. Graduations, new babies, deaths, job changes, moving, natural disasters, getting married.... the list goes on.
I just hope that the colder months will cause the water dragon to slow down. I have a feeling though that the November rain and Christmas snow will just keep the changes flowing around us all.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are signals to me that I should stay in, eat pie and hibernate now that it's going to be cold and dark most of the time.
It's almost the Pagan New Year/Samhain/Halloween/Dia de los Muertos and all that fun stuff. Anyone have plans or parties?
Then after that, all registered voters in the US should go vote on November 6th.
From there, there are still conventions, Thanksgiving, and then the madness that is Christmas season. It's probably a good idea to get most activities done before the snow comes - its' supposed to be a harsh winter...
I'll still be taking commissions! They make great Christmas presents! (though if they are a gift for someone, be sure to tell me that ahead of time to make sure it's done in time and shipped out in time)
The air is cooling off, Convention season and Ren Faire season are in their peake and it's apple picking time! Halloween candy is filling the stores, too.... sooooo tempting!
Best wishes to you all with inspirations, motivations, and scheduling! Fall seems to always be the busiest time of year for some reason.
I'm still taking art commissions for anyone who is interested
$10.00 inked (black & white)
$20.00 full color (markers)
All commissions include up to 3 characters and can be mailed at no extra cost. Please email me at sue_sama @ hotmail.com if you have a commission or questions about a commission.
Due to recent financial reasons, I'm opening my doors to all kinds of commissions!
$2.00 quick sketches (example: http://sue-chan.com/2bucks/dragontakeout.jpg / http://sue-chan.com/art2011/drow_waffles.jpg / http://sue-chan.com/art2012/danishattack.jpg) - I spend no more than 10 minutes for these
$5.00 full pencil sketches (example: http://sue-chan.com/art2012/sexymicahsketch.jpg / http://sue-chan.com/art2011/bluescorpion.jpg)
$5.00 for coloring pages (example: http://www.sue-chan.com/color.html)
$10.00 for inked black & white pictures (example: http://sue-chan.com/art2011/walkingevildead.jpg / http://sue-chan.com/art2012/kressara.jpg)
Ok, so the Cereal contest was a dumb idea apparently.
Maybe you'd like to try a Scavenger Hunt? It's not a contest, there's no prize or deadline, but it could be fun!
I've randomly noticed that all breakfast cereal mascots are Male (even the non-sugary corn flakes rooster!)! Breakfast is a total Sausage-fest! The only females representing the most important meal of the day are Aunt Jemima and Mrs. Butterworth.
It's true that there have been "girl" cereals, but they've all been based on existing characters that have been honored with a breakfast cereal named after them (Disney Princesses, Strawberry Shortcake, etc.).
The theory behind it is that girls generally have less bias on the gender of the mascots of the products they enjoy. Boys, however, are less likely to eat a cereal (or use any other prod
Well, since season 2 of Being Human ended a few weeks back, I've had to find other things to fan-girl over. Currently, I'm obsessed with my Pathfinder RPG characters (my husband and I both play in 2 games). Thankfully it's also getting to be Convention season. Boston ComicCon was fun and coming in June is NH Granite State Comic Con which sounds fun, but definitely small.
DragonCon is in the works and I've got a costume being worked on that I commissioned earlier this year. I need to find a way to shove my tons of hair into a skull cap and then into a wig and make it look good. I have a feeling that starting with braids will be key...
For the month of April, I was going to donate all commission money to the NH SPCA Paws Walk, but car repairs came up and I've decided just to donate the first $100 worth. If you want to donate separately or if you specifically want your commission money to go to the fundraiser, I'll post your name if you'd like in the donation list! (only if you wish)
http://pawswalk.kintera.org/mewhiney - page for donations
Since I've drawn over 70 commisions since January, I am going to take June off to prevent burnout and work on my own projects.
Anyone who has reached out to me in May I'll still honor their commissions to completion, and for everyone else, I plan to ...
I'm open for taking a few art commissions
it's been a few years, but I think I'm ready to give it a try again
$5.00 per sketch (up to 3 characters)
$10 inked (up to 3 characters)
$20 color (up to 3 characters)
Please send me a note or email if you ar...
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