This has been a fun adventure!!
I’ve never really done any sort of logo design before, but when asked f I would draw something for a relative then I can’t really say no. This commission was for The Red Sparrow, my ‘Cooky-in-Law’s Microlight plane.
Honestly, it’s just really nice to be asked to put my talents to use for something that isn’t just self serving character art. And seeing as I’ve not been up in the plane herself a couple of times it was only fitting really! The logo will sit on her ‘tail’ hopefully and be displayed in full glory! (Should the decals ordered fit the spot.)
Also on order are a couple of sew on patches so hopefully they’ll come out well too. I’ve got a fair bit to catch up in regards to posts, as I’ve not said anything the past week since I have been away, but hopefully I’ll be able to post everything and keep on top of things here again. I’ve missed this place and the ability to post here. This place is so much like home.
And here we have a lesser spotted “TragicFangirl” and her Cooky-in-Law pointing to the infamous plane herself. The Red Sparrow. Follow her on facebook and keep up with her sorties and all information regarding her flights and sightings!
I wanted to know how you have all been?
And, I’ll share with you what I have been doing! Mostly, I have been making a huge complicated mess of things! I’ve often tried having a blog dedicated to a single thing; like art or book reviews or wargaming (never video gaming though) and while I’ve been able to keep at it for a month or so, I never seem to be able to hack longer than that before I flip-change and want to write about something else.
It’s a mistake I keep making with the end and inevitable result being I come crawling back here with regret all over my face.
Which is what I am doing again now.
I’m facing it with that same resolve as ever though; I’ll just stick to things over here from now on. I honestly just need to repeat a mantra that I am a person of different levels and interests and trying to compartmentalise my life and thoughts is exhausting and far, far too time consuming.
So, if you’ll forgive the mess that I keep making, I’ll carry on here and pretend nothing happened and just blog everything under one roof because there is to much to my life and thoughts that just a single aspect.
I hinted at this in one of my previous posts, but it’s not very much active! I’ve sent out a couple of ‘starter feature requests’ to some fellow artistic bloggers, but I would love it if some people I am not following would like to get involved as well.
I have added a form for a ‘Friday Feature’ on my main menu bar, and I am looking for other artists to feature here on my blog.
I know, as a whole, blogs are meant to be personal and for the most part this blog still is. Yet, I also feel that the blog so far has been deeply impersonal and as a means to get away from that I would like to share the works and words of others who are in a similar field as myself – namely the creative, visual, arts – so, if you would like to have a post on my blog dedicated to you and yours feel free to fill out the (very brief) form and I shall write up something completely positive about you, your blog and your arts.
I’ve been putting some more thought into the idea of creating a photography critic blog lately. A part of this idea is digesting a book from back in the days when I was studying Contemporary Lens Media at The University of Lincoln; Criticizing Photographs by Terry Barrett. I always remember this book being a good and worthy while read, but never managing to get the full way through.
Seeing as I am well out of touch with everything photography the refresh on how to approach looking at a photograph has been well worth it so far, but thinking of it all from a blogging point of view I can see some pros and cons to the idea.
As the little grabby hand suggests, I don’t have much time to do much without being interrupted! So with already having two blogs to update and keep on top of, I don’t know if a third one will really work out. The idea of adding a photography section here is something that I’ve thought about as well, but this blog is confused enough as it is already! But at the same time, I don’t want to stop updating here because I am working on other blogs.
I’ve read many times over, to make a blog ‘successful’ it needs to have a dedicated focus. A single topic. I don’t mind so much that this blog doesn’t as it is more of a personal journal than anything else.
Maybe I should write a couple of critiques, but them here and see how they go first. See if I actually enjoy writing them before launching into anything too serious?
I have to get through the rest of Criticizing Photographs first! Let’s see if I am still inspired after that. If I can keep little hands off the book while I try and read.
If the picture above wasn’t a give away, it’s to do with my Space Marines.
It’s been so long since I was inspired to do anything with them, but I caved and made a blog up for them again.
I don’t know how much I will do on it. Or where things will lead or even if the inspiration will last very long. I can’t really give judgement on these things right now. But I though I would share that I actually managed to get something started.
A lot of the blog/website is pretty empty right now, but I am hoping to include pictures and little extracts/sayings for the characters and generally get things kick started again.
Who knows, maybe I’ll actually be able to call myself a War-gamer again soon!
But I thought I would let you all know, seeing as I know some of my followers on this blog are fellow hobbiests.
I didn’t want to write this post either – maybe next time I’ll look at what I have to write before accepting a challenge.
Mostly, because I find if I dwell on the things I struggle with they feel a little all consuming and it tends to get me feeling a bit overwhelmed and it’s a downward spiral.
There is one thing though that I think I really struggle with. Overthinking. I am always concerned with ‘Is this the right thing to do?’ or ‘What will be the consequences if I do X thing’ It’s pretty much a problem with everything that I take on. The fear of failure, rather than just trying something out. Rather than feeling free to parts of my ideas or creative adventures, I am more concerned with what’ll happen if I do the thing.
For example, I have a lot of story ideas and character concepts in my head – but rather than jut enjoy these ideas while they last, I tend to think, what happens if I only get into them for a few days and they fall flat on their backsides and I never pick them up again? Ultimately, who would really give two hoots if this is the case! I mean, as long as I enjoy what I am doing at the time and in the long run no one gets hurt, it’s all good right?
I feel this way with all my ventures really. The fear of failure or whatever that holds me back, when really I should just let go of it all and enjoy everything while it lasts. Rather than overthink and over complicate things.
Okay, tricky list right now. I’m not really up-to-date and ‘hip’ when it comes to music. I have songs I’ve been listening to death for the past 7 years and still into! But here we go!
Lacuna Coil – Losing my Religion
Disturbed – Sound of Silence
Vitas – The Star
VNV Nation – Homeward
Lady Gaga – Electric Chapel
Hozier – Take me to Church
Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
Silent Hill Soundtrack – You’re not here
James Blunt – Tears and Rain
Take That – Kidz
My tastes in music are pretty varied and I have added some links to youtube videos incase you’d like to check them out.
I just noticed there wasn’t any P!nk on this list, which makes me feel somewhat sad.
Plenty of religious references though. Hurrah!