Where the hell did I go?

Life has a tendency to force us to grow when we need it rather than when it is comfortable or when we are ready for it.  That is where I found myself 3 weeks ago when I returned from Washington D.C.  Uncomfortable and faced with some massive personal changes.

I don’t ever try to look at events in life from a negative point of view.  So I have embraced the changes I have been faced with and begun to make some positive improvements myself.  I am notorious for starting an art project, working pretty hard on it and then not finishing.  This is one of the goals I have set for myself.

I have returned to my Serial Experiments Lain painting with the goal of finishing it by the end of this week.  I have also decided it is time to start taking a more active role in weight loss and exercise, no longer am I going to be happy with just dieting and more walking alone.  I am currently on my third week of almost daily 3 mile runs.

Finally I have decided to finish my AA programs at the local community college, this might be the most significant change I have made, as it will impact my art and my growth as an artist the most.

In other news, I have a STACK of Sketches I promise to get around to posting, and a few other projects I have also brought into the “needs to be finished” basket.


Is it to late to talk about resolutions?

I was really good, and then really really bad at sketchaday last year.  Well I am gonna try to get back on track!  I also have two or three paintings I started last year I should finish.. I am gonna work on that too 🙂  And I am kicking around the idea of starting a web-comic.

I don’t really believe that any resolutions are ever taken seriously, every year it seems everyone vows to lose weight, run more, walk to dog more often, go skydiving, not get shot in the knee, etc.  Of course 4 weeks later, those same people are back into the normal grind, resolutions forgotten, unless of course you managed to get a new TV over the holidays (wait for it.. wait for it…get it yet?).  I am not necessarily immune from this magical forgetfulness state of the human condition.

However I am gonna try to change very small things, things I was already kinda doing, just be kinda better at it.  Form new habits, good habits, that maybe will just lead to better habits.