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It's December! No wait, it's more-than-half-over-December. 
I am still trying to study JavaScript but I've certainly slowed down in order to prepare for Christmas.
I have also been considering another odd-ball career called "scopistry".

How are you doing?
  • Mood: Zest
  • Reading: How to Succeed at Evil
  • Watching: Tutorials
  • Playing: Kings Road
Ok so I totally failed at Inktober. But I do have several pieces I didn't finish in time, that I will be posting. Go me. :crying:

Also, be careful with your bottles of acid:
vine.co/v/eYIavJqqpFr
  • Mood: Zest
  • Reading: How to Succeed at Evil
  • Watching: Tutorials
  • Playing: Kings Road
Have you heard of Inktober?
mrjakeparker.com/inktober

Draw a pen-and-ink drawing every day!
I'm going to do it this year!
Or at least, I will try!

Let me know if you try too!

PS. Most of these are ending up on nycteris.tumblr.com/ before they end up here.
  • Mood: Zest
  • Reading: How to Succeed at Evil
  • Watching: Tutorials
  • Playing: Kings Road
It was a blast! Of course, the main reason it was a blast is because I went with my friends. :)
I am definitely inspired to make a costume for next year, since everyone there was in amazing costumes.
I hope to have photos soon.
I did not "meet" anyone, but I got to listen to a lot of celebrities talk in the same room I was in, heh.
One of the best things was not part of the con at all - we went to "Desert Star" dinner theater, in downtown Salt Lake City.
I highly recommend this. It was both hilarious and family friendly.

SO MANY DEADPOOLS!


I found my missing wallet, now that I canceled all the cards. Gah. 

Now back to reality...
  • Mood: Zest
  • Reading: How to Succeed at Evil
  • Watching: Tutorials
  • Playing: Kings Road
I lost my wallet yesterday - has anyone seen one. :confused:
  • Mood: Sadness
  • Watching: Tutorials
  • Playing: Dungeon Boss
Oh dear. Now I'm even OLDER. I'm sorry. I couldn't help it. :crying:


:party: :cake:
  • Mood: Affection
  • Watching: Tutorials
  • Playing: DragonQuest V
  • Eating: birthday cake
Ok I posted a lot of photos, none of which are "as stunning as I wish they were" but they do give you all the good flavors of my vacation without any of the actual calories!

So hi! :wave:

Back to studying JavaScript (well, and doing my day job), and preparing for my next jaunt at the end of the month - going to Salt Lake City Comic Con! I will be the one in the "normal person" costume. This will make me stand out.

I do have a few sketches to show you, but I spammed you enough for tonight.
  • Mood: Sunny Mood
  • Watching: Tutorials
  • Playing: DragonQuest V
Actually I have been drawing lately! I will get some of it posted, though it is just sketches and not finished work.
But also.. I am going on vacation (to the Badlands and Mt Rushmore).
See you next week!

Note: I realize this is silly to point out since I haven't been posting enough to be missed.
  • Mood: Adoration
  • Watching: Tutorials
  • Playing: Geneforge
Had a really good interview, didn't get the job.
How are you? :)
  • Mood: Adoration
  • Watching: Tutorials
  • Playing: Geneforge
I feel very frustrated right now.
I've been trying to find a new job for about two years.
I'm working on some front end web development classes right now, but my job had been technical writing (and is currently "data entry").
In taking these classes, I haven't done any art for so long. And even though I do doodle stuff like Spindrift on a daily basis (just not generally good enough to post here), I haven't touched clay for a full year, I think. I bought a few beads, because there is a somewhat complicated wirework necklace I want to make, but those are sitting in a bag too. I'm just.. am I even focused on the right thing? Working on front end web development? It's hard to know. It isn't one of those things that has immediately clicked or anything like that, but I think it will fit well with my writing and graphic/design skills. I'm getting old and going back to school (even if not full time) is frustrating, and I hope employers don't pass me up when I have new skills but an old job history.

When I finish this online set of classes I will consider going to an actual "bootcamp" for more intense web development skills. Or at least that is the plan. Yet a friend has said "I may have a job for you" in another state. I'm torn and frustrated and trusting God that I'm not going to screw up. Also both my folks have some health problems, and my grandpa is likely going to need to move into assisted living.

Yes, no matter how old you get, you basically will never feel like everything makes sense and is in control.
From many sides I have lately heard the adage "Get comfortable with feeling uncomfortable." 
It is in these times that you grow in faith and in skill.

I don't know why I feel more comfortable barfing this out here than on facebook where my "actual close family and friends" are, as opposed to you grungy lot from around the multiverse that I will probably never meet. (Oh, that's probably why...)
  • Mood: Distressed
  • Watching: Tutorials
Well so far I have only kept it up for four days.
But you can see them here:  nycteris.tumblr.com/

The "best ones" will end up here, but some of them aren't "finished enough" to end up here.
  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Watching: Tutorials
  • Playing: Hearthstone
Glimmerville is my web page (glimmerville.com) and NycterisA is my dA page.
I know that if you want to be "serious" and get people to actually find you/your art, you really should not have a million different user names.

So I have made a dA account called Glimmerville, as well. 
I haven't yet decided what I'm going to do with it. This is the account I really enjoy, I don't want to start over.
If I could have gotten Nycteris without the A I would have liked that, but it is taken.

Anyway.. just throwing that out there.
Still using this account, though.
  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Watching: Tutorials
  • Playing: Hearthstone
Still spending most of my free time working through the Udacity.com "Front End Web Development" course. I am learning a lot, but there is a LOT to learn. 

Today was a beautiful sunny day! And I woke up to find dozens of what appear to be woodworm beetles in my bedroom. I haven't entirely figured out where they are coming from, but I am sure I killed at least a hundred today. I have a strong suspicion they came from the one stick I saved when my apple tree died. (Not to mention, when I looked at the stick, it was riddled with exit holes.) That memento has been discarded! 

I have been doing a better job keeping up with my blog, but it is currently full of pretty dry stuff. Still you can read it here: www.glimmerville.com/
  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Watching: Tutorials
  • Playing: Hearthstone
My Grandma died today. I am not upset; she was really doing badly, and she hadn't been "there" for a long time. I am confident that she is a Christian, and to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.

I am not there to be with my Grandpa today because I am home with a bad head cold. 
I was also supposed to go to chaperone an all day teen Bible conference for the churches in the area, but the head cold prevented that too.

In other news, I am enrolled in an online "Front End Web Development" class and that's taking up some of my free time (about 10 hours a week). I'd say that's why I haven't been drawing but I'm pretty sure that isn't a real reason. It IS a real challenge though.
  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Watching: Tutorials
  • Playing: Hearthstone
I will take some requests.
I don't have to say "first five" or anything because I don't expect to get that many. ;)
  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Watching: Tutorials
  • Playing: Hearthstone
I want to do some art, but I'm kind of busy.
Pretty frustrated about everything at the moment.
It takes a lot to get me down but eventually I get there! :lol:
  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Watching: Tutorials
  • Playing: Hearthstone
From some little kid at my church, probably (I worked with the 2, 3, 4 & 5 year olds last Sunday).

Now I am tired.

But the antibiotics are working.
  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Watching: Tutorials
  • Playing: Hearthstone
I am taking a "Craftsy" art course by Eric Johnson www.ericjohnsondraws.com/
It's fun, and I hope I can actually finish some kind of art to post.
  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Watching: Tutorials
  • Playing: Hearthstone
Point 1:
When I was a little kid I really liked My Little Pony, Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears & Popples, (and later Darkwing Duck and Gargoyles) and copying those is pretty much how I learned to draw.
(Ok I really liked Transformers too, but I could never draw those)

Point 2:
It's crazy to think so many of those were created in Cleveland (at American Greetings, by "Those Characters from Cleveland" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American…). I live in Cleveland but I've sure never thought of it as a mecca of character design.
  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Watching: Tutorials
  • Playing: Hearthstone
Ok so.. now it's November.

Argh, I want/need a new job.
  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Watching: Tutorials
  • Playing: Hearthstone