I can't remember the last time I've had a day with no commitments whatsoever (whether work or social or family or otherwise), but today is one of those days and I will take advantage of the event by writing an entry and letting you all know what's been happening in this little bubble of reality.
Honestly? It's been busy. The past couple of weeks has seen me working a lot, and with the resuming of the football my working life has once again been extended to the weekends. It's good because my bank account needs a bit of fattening up but it's bad because my free time will be cut down a bit more. Throw in a major assignment for uni I am slowly working on (with a few hiccups on the way) and you have little time to spare on more personal (creative) projects. I really admire those who can juggle full time jobs and still manage to study
and fulfil their creative urges. Maybe after this I'll take advantage of this free night and get some much-needed painting done...
Have you enjoyed my recent sketchbook submissions lately? I apologise for the lack of 'finished pieces'; this has been the majority of my artistic endeavours since January or February when I last painted. If it isn't too obvious, I have been rather fixated on patterns lately; many nights I have spent drawing leaves or swirls or waves or whatever pattern has taken my fancy, ignoring the clock and obsessively filling the page with detail. It's cost me sleep but the results have been worth it. I'd like to do more of this kind of work - funnily enough, the repetitiveness that comes with this sort of stuff makes me relaxed. Ironic when I have been impatient on many occasions with progress of pieces that are slower than I would like.
Easter was extremely busy for me with cooking and baking and family stuff, but it was also due to my editing work on the latest edition of DELVE magazine. I must admit, I enjoyed doing it...though there were some challenging moments. I feel a little sheepish at a recent critique of the magazine, which stated that the interview didn't have a lot of after-editing...that was one of the hardest articles to actually edit!
I can only hope that the interviewee himself thought it was okay...I set out to make his English easier to understand while maintaining what he had actually said, and that's hopefully what I did. The magazine itself I think turned out all right, so if you wanted to have a look, here is the link: [link]
Anything else? Not really...though May looks a little more exciting...here's hoping I have more creatively-inclined to offer you.
How are you all? Tell me what's happening! I hope that amongst your place in the deviantsphere things are going swimmingly for you.
Okay, time to paint some lilypads!