So it has been some time since I have posted anything. Always the case when I make promises to regularly update things. But the past number of weeks have been rather busy. And while that is not fully my excuse, I am not claiming I haven't had the time to write, it has been rather difficult to find a chance to post. I try to write everyday. Something I more or less struggle at as well as I do pushing myself to draw everyday (not just when I have projects to work on). I do find opportunity to write, and to be honest I have written quite a bit. But it has all been garbage. So here is a bit of an update on what has been going on in my life in lieu of actual writing. (I work hard but who says I can't find ways to do things half-assed.)
Everytime I write I struggle to find things even worth writing about. Otherwise they turn into these endless ramblings or, as of lately, they become rants on subjects even I am not that worked up about. I have written on public etiquette in regards to new technology, a discussion on recent events in comics, and a few book reviews (which may still get shared after some revision). But in all honesty, though very few people read this blog, the end results of these writing exercises has produced less than interesting reading. And if I don't want to read it, why would I expect anyone else to.
So what has been so important that I have left my beloved Tentacle News out in the wind lately? Well work as always takes up a lot of my time. I recently finished work on an upcoming self-help/spiritual genre book. The cartoon style illustrations were fun to do, though the work was long and tiring, and I am happy with the end result. And of course my work on A Drop of Blood still continues steadily along. (Actually my work on this title has begun to perk my interest once again as I get to work on the more fantastic elements of the story.)
In other updates, I recently gave a visiting artist talk to some high school students. I was rather nervous going in, struggling to create a decent presentation that neither bored nor seemed too pretentious. There must be a word for the fear of being pretentious and obnoxious all the time. That realization, that while probably not at all true or perceived by any other party, that suddenly makes you shut up half way through talking. The lectures went well, and I met many nice aspiring artists, struggling high school students, and apathetic seniors ready to just get the hell out of there. I have to say I can relate to all three.
While my art winds down for a bit, not taking on new jobs, I grow closer to starting back at school. Not a full litany of classes, but school none-the-less. I have become so incredibly enamored with the idea of going overseas to teach and live that I am finally going to actually take the steps to do so. A seed planted by my girlfriend, its something most I have talked to were not surprised I was doing. So as I prepare for the workload of a crash course in a few weeks, I grow ever more excited for the potential this new path in my life could take. You will see this become a major element of this blog. As I use it to communicate with the rest of the world my adventures abroad as an artist and soon as a teacher.
And now that I have bored anyone reading this to absolute tears, I go back to my work and my life. With promises once again that something worth reading is well on the way. Cheers.