Tuesday, July 24, 2012

100 Views and Reflections on Drawing Men

Well thank you all who have read my blog, or even just glanced. I take what I can get! 100 views isn't bad for a newbie blogger. I'm happy.

Lately I've been a bad practicing artist. While I'm drawing again after having epic artist's block for way too long, I'm avoiding drawing men. It's silly I know but men have always given me trouble, as long as I'm not looking at a guy. And since I can't hire a nude model any time I want to draw a guy (and its kinda weird) and  my one anatomical model isn't correct, I have a bit a of a problem.

Really I just need to keep working. Sometimes I hate when the solution is that simple.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Five Twelve Minute Miles and Funding

I hate when I've done an awesome work out, need to eat afterward yet my legs feel like jello. But at least I was finally able to make through the entire Leslie Sansone 5 Mile Fat Burning Walk DVD, hence the five twelve minute miles. Not to mention it makes me sit down and type this post. I feel accomplished.

Right now though, I'm more concerned with developing my project for Kickstarter (www.kickstarter.com), a lovely site where a person can post their projects and gain funding from the community in exchange for thank you gifts. They have a good list of sections to post the projects in and a good turnover. The best thing for the backers of the projects is that if a person doesn't make their goal in pledges, they aren't charges, which makes it a better deal for them. Not so much for the unfortunate poster but still.

There's a lot of work that goes into presenting one's project, which is what has me occupied right now. I'm looking into what kind of thank you gifts I should offer and how much I should set as my goal. I know my goal needs to cover supplies I am still in need of and the thank you gift production/postage. I just don't want to overestimate and make it impossible to fund. This is the first time I've really sat down and considered these things so my brain is trying to flee from all the math.

Wish me luck!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

What's the Calorie Count on Words?

I find it rather humorous that I had a huge rant about weight loss yesterday and today I find out that JAFAX preparations and the weekend itself meant gaining more weight than I'd lost previously. I feel like eating my own words on this subject.

Hopefully they aren't as fully of empty calories as what I've been eating lately...