Man, it has been a while since I logged onto here and made a post.
The end of 2021 and early 2022...
Since the middle of 2021 I have been pushing to keep the social media presence of the Alexandria RPG Library prominent while the founder (my spouse) was out of the country. The goal was to keep the Library at on social media and not lose steam. I do not want the Library to fail because noone was doing the work needed while the founder was gone. In the end, I put my art and business to the side.
I recently discovered that I was deficient in Vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency causes physical tiredness and other things. Which explains why I was constantly tired and overwhelmed last year. It really sucked.
I did my best to keep doing everything I needed to do, but something had to give. Work, house management, and managing two businesses, while exhausted constantly was not working for me. At the time posting about my business seemed to be the best thing to cut. I could still post about current projects, but taking the time to post daily was just not worth it to me, at the time.
Starting in April I will be able to focus on my business and art creation. I will still be doing things for the Library, but they are when I have time. I do not want to push aside my business to make room for a volunteer thing. Basically, I will move the 8 of the 10 hours a week I spend on the Library back to running Happy Goth Art. Yaaay!
I have been taking a good multi-vitamin, at the recommendation of my physician, plus some prescribed vitamins. I have had more physical energy! I have been able to keep up with doing 20-40 minutes of exercise a day. I have been able to reduce the amount of junk food I eat. It looks like I will actually be able to meet my health goals this year. I am so excited. This is a huge thing for me. I am not where I want to be and it impacts what I do and how I feel about what I do.
This year I want to work on growing my skills and social circle. I have been hanging out with some local artists and talking to them. I plan on taking some in-person life drawing classes, maybe some classes on Skillshare or Udemy, and trying new paint mediums ( I bought oil paints!)
New things are scary. The knowledge that I am not great with drawing the human body and perspectives. Working on these skills in a group setting is scary. Letting people see your weak points, in anything, is scary.
Working on your skills is also time-consuming. This means I have NO CLUE what my output will be like. I only have 2 events scheduled for me to sell art, and I do not know how much new stuff I will have to sell. I do not know what I will be able to post on the web store. I do not even know if I am going to push my web store.
There is so much that I do not know right now. So we will all have to wait and see how things progress.
The end of 2021 sucked for me. I was tired and overwhelmed. I chose to stop putting effort into Happy Goth Art and focused on the Alexandria RPG Library.
I am doing better now and will be able to pickup my business obligations in April 2022. I am going to focus on developing my skills this year, so I am not sure what my sellable output will be.
I am streaming on Twitch on Wednesdays at noon Pacific time. www.twitch.tv/happy_goth_art
I also started a Guilded server! https://www.guilded.gg/r/zzDRn75Zwl?i=4vErZL5A
There is a short application, just be warned.
Thank you for your continued support and interest in what I am doing.
I cannot express how much I appreciate it.
Below is what I have been working on for the Library. I have one more to do, then I can get back to my projects.