Reports of my Death Have Been… Not Too Far Off Actually

So 2020 hunh?

It’s been a helluva time so far for most people. Myself included.

I’m mostly recovered from The Flu my mom gave me for Valentine’s Day. Really would have preferred a card.

Initially I had mistaken the aches and misery to be a flare up of my post Christmas shingles which I’ve been dealing with since January. But I was going to my doctor in a follow up of, what was probably a mild staph infection, and got diagnosed properly. Oh yea – there was also a brain med adjustment somewhere in there – I honestly have no idea how that’s going right now.

But now I’m mostly recovered from all this – no longer in pain or oozing fluids and my brain chemistry is starting to balance out. Just in time to get told to stay indoors from the plague. Fun.

Anyways I’ll try to get back to work – and rework my year plan. 3 months in and things are already falling apart.


I don’t have enough going on to feel secure pimping the Patreon but I do have a Ko-fi.

I also have merch for sale – that hasn’t been affected by my deceased hands.

2020 New Year – New Messes

So the Holidays are done – I ate the last piece of Christmas candy a few days ago and my end of year sales taxes are due next week. I have to get off the vacation setting and back to work.

This means I should put my new Switch down and let my Pokemon sleep a bit. Yes. I should get to that. Hrm.

As usual my brain chemistry is less than thrilled this time of year so I’m taking things slow as me and medical science try to sort things out. But I’m still going to try to get things done. So for the sake of progress less get a resolution list of sorts going.

Update the Etsy – I hate photographing stock – I hate trying to do item write ups but I do need to do them.

Instagram More – I hate the interface – especially from a computer but this is a thing I need to do.

Sort Patreon – I don’t know what to do for it – or to it. Open to suggestions really.

Finish up the Tutorial – and try to write more – not sure is anyone was liking those but I figure I should at least finish the one I started. I might also have a ramble or two in me about color schemes if I decide to continue that trend.

Attack the To Read List – Not Art Related Persay but boy howdy I have a zillion books to read and barely started any of them. It’s gotten to the point my librarian friends have cut me off until I read something.

Marketing – Try to find places to sell my more current trend of “blood and catholics” art/ Also more venues would be a good idea.

Resume – I swear I’ll finish it I swear – I started it.

Writing – I’ve got a few fanfics on the table I need to really wrap up if only for readers to have closure. Also have a few original ideas I can’t seem to find a structure for.

Be “Kind” to Myself – welp got back from a minor medical visit with “good news! It’s NOT Shingles” – so that and other issues makes it clear I need to do something. Not sure what to do about my anxiety or what “being kind to myself” is but I should probably try that before I explode into a pinata of misery or something.

Redraw Something – Got a few old concepts I like – but the execution needs work. Might be good to rework some of these for sale sake, portfolio sake, and also it’s nice to make myself look back on where I’ve been and where I’m at now skill wise.


One day I’ll sit down and explain the reasoning behind this. It’s a hell of a yarn and sadly not solved. One day it will either get settled in court or we all die of old age and it will be aired out. But yea – no Kickstarters. None. Not Again.

A rather hefty list – which might be a lot to ask of myself right now but might as well set some goals. So here’s to 2020 – it may be on fire but lets try our best.

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A Day Late – About Depression and Mental Health

Yesterday was mental health awareness day or something – so lets pretend I posted yesterday when it was timely. 


I’ve been putting this off.

I set up this blog account ages ago, thinking I would have something to say. Hell, I’ve had multiple people suggest I do this. A blog explaining my work. My process. My ideas. So I set this up.

And I let it grow silent for long periods of time. Months of silence.

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How to Survive Art School and Not Lose Your Mind Doing It…

I’ve been talking to a lot of my art buddies. Over the years we’ve been comparing notes and damages. My education history was a lot of community college, a really nice summer workshop at a fancy school, and bouncing around a couple of state universities. This gave me a rather nicely rounded view of art education and the variety there of.

It occurs to me that others really don’t have this perspective. They usually go to one school – and if they don’t fit the faculty’s plans they get brow beaten until they do.  The university I graduated from in the end, was a huge example of that. Often I would get berated for being a square peg in a round hole and I just wouldn’t care.

So I’m going to share my tips and strategies on how to survive art school with your soul intact and not to lose whatever spark you had that made you pursue art in the first place.

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