Tuesday, July 1, 2008

It's a new month!

It's the beginning of a new month! We're officially in the second half of the year now. Time for me to make up for my lack of direction and productivity since my graduation from art school; rawr! Allow me to list a few of the goals that I want to achieve (hopefully) by the end of this year... just for the heck of it. Heh, this is what blogs are for I guess. Random declarations.

Let's see, let's see.

The immediate tasks at hand:-
. Creating a totally pwnsome logo for BentoBox Studios. (Whee!!)
. Coming up with an awesome illustration idea for décor purposes at Daddy's workplace. (Eeek!)
. Finishing the book I'm reading- "The God of Small Things" by Arundhati Roy.
. Improving my drawing skills.
. Adopting more consistent styles for my commercial and personal work.
. Doing a collaboration
(painting) with my sister.

The "long-term" / ever-on-going tasks:-
. Improving my Chinese.
. Shaping my characters and putting together a plot(s) for my dream (graphic novel) project.
. Improving my English.
. Improving my drawing skills. (Moar.)
. Working my way to becoming the kind of artist I want to be. (And just what kind of artist is that?)

Writing them out like that makes me feel that I should probably be more ambitious, but if I can achieve these things by the end of 2008, I think I'll be awfully proud of myself. And that's enough.

I'm still have "Storm" by Lifehouse on my playlist (and sometimes looping solo) after three weeks. This song puts me in a special mood. I was talking to a friend earlier, and I told him that it'll be nice if I could find someone who can make me feel this way. Loop, loop, loop; again, again and again - feelings unchanging. Hopefully not just for three weeks though. Ha.

How long have I been in this storm?
So overwhelmed by the ocean's shapeless form
Water's getting harder to tread
With these waves crashing over my head

If I could just see you
Everything will be alright
If I'd see you
This darkness will turn to light

And I, will walk on water
And you, will catch me if I fall
And I, will get lost into your eyes
I know everything will be alright
I know everything is alright

I know you didn't bring me out here to drown
So why am I ten feet under and upside down?
Barely surviving has become a purpose
'Cause I'm so used to living underneath the surface

Storm by Lifehouse
(songwriting credit: Jason Wade)

I'm really tempted to put a download link to the song here, but I know I shouldn't.

I finally have a new layout! It isn't spectacular or anything - I'm a total n00b at CSS and it took me forever to get everything working and looking the way I want - but I'm happy with the way it looks now! And using my own art for my layout feels kinda guuuud. :D