This week was insanely busy, and today specifically was crazy. Between "May the 4th be with you", preparations for Cinco De Mayo, and preparations for Free Comic Book Day---I'm tired. I had plans to do something for Pico Day, which is tomorrow, but grad school got the best of me. That said, I finished the semester with a 4.0 and now have a few weeks before diving in for summer classes. Late Pico Day project? I am way behind on art commissions and those of you I promised to mail art to, I didn't forget you. The envelopes are right here.
There's a TON of cool stuff going on, on newgrounds at the moment, aside from the wicked new user page redesign and of course Pico Day.
******First, the current artist I am obsessed with: @DrewJohnson https://drewjohnson.newgrounds.com/art
This is his Carrie Fisher, which is currently on the front page, but OMG his pencil drawings. Pencil is one of my favorite mediums, and I'd like to get back to it. I don't have much pencil work posted here, but I have lots of it in my office. I love making it, I love looking at it, and Drew is the master of the pencil.
******Next, the 5th annual Art-Inspired Music Contest https://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1431735
which is being headed up by tons of amazing people, including the talented @RealFaction and @ADR3-N
****** And @AliceMako has another synthwave album out, which I dunno how she does it, as everything she releases just gets better and better and better! https://alicemako.newgrounds.com/
and last but not least
I have quite a few friends----on here----YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE------who have been a bit down lately.
They feel like their lives aren't really going anywhere, and that because they are in their 30s, it's too late to get anywhere.
Guys, things are just getting started. So many people don't decide what they want to do until their 30s. So many people don't find that clarity until their 40s.
Don't give up. You are not a failure.
Someone will always have more than you.
You don't need the general public's approval to be happy. Just be happy. I know at 34, I am nowhere near finished with my plans. Maybe I'll build my own house. Maybe I'll move. Maybe I'll switch jobs.
I'm going to do what I need to, in order to be happy. I LOVE YOU ALL.