So I started working on a series of illustrations to sell, and although I probably have too many projects on the go at the moment, I was too keen to get these underway because they glow under black light! I actually really love how these are turning out, the one in progress being my favorite so far.
The first one is symbolically traditional. It has the wheel of life, the wheel of darma, lotus flowers an elephant etc…; but the second is a Buddha caught in the world of pop culture, consumerism and bad habits.
I’m selling the originals all pretty cheep locally but I’m thinking I might take the best ones and make them available as prints, especially if I can have the black light effects carry through on the prints… I have a feeling i’m going to want a print of the second one myself 😉
I will be trying to post more often on Twitter/Facebook and may start posting on Tumblr or Instagram to let you guys know how progress is going. It seems I have a hundred million things to do for the next wee while and although the articles on here may slow down a little, I’ll still be up to some exciting things which I really want to share.
Feel free to let me know what you think, critique away or if you have any ideas you’d like me to consider go ahead and let me know in the comments 🙂
I’m not going to rant, we probably all experience it. My provider tells me it’s where I live and nothing can be done. Dose explain why I can’t load a YouTube video at all on my laptop now but could a week ago? No.
I just couldn’t blog about anything that requires the use of hunting through resources because I’m so far below dial up that Facebook took 10-15 minuets just too pull itself together as html coding. So it’s a think on my toes blog.
King Arthur, the rescue is doing really well, he has lots of energy and is really happy which is my idea of a perfect dog! He can scale a six meter fence but he isn’t left alone at any point, I always catch him. He urinated on me the other day while I was having s nap. He was asleep on top of me which made it weird but I figured he can’t have meant to as he usually only goes outside; so I wasn’t mad… just startled. I initially thought his belly was just really warm, then I realized it was too warm.
This isn’t the first time I’ve been pee’d on. I went to the beach one time and was approached by a very friendly looking dog, it was running towards me, I got excited I was about to make a friend but it just cocked it’s leg at me and piss’d. Didn’t say hello or even buy me a drink first. It quickly scampered off and in that exact moment, a second unnoticed dog followed suit in some kind of twisted game of follow the leader. I was mortified, their owners ‘Pretended’ not to see this all and left the beach pretty fast, but my friend whom I was with certainly notice openly and wouldn’t let it go all day!
“our greatest glory is not in never failing but in rising every time we fall” – Confucius
It’s been a while since I blogged. I should apologize mostly to myself for this, I wanted to post everyday and I broke my 365 day sketchbook challenge. None of this means I have failed, unless I continue to not try. This I will be restarting tomorrow.
We should all remember not to be too hard on ourselves, no matter the failure. We live in a world that seems like it could never get harsher… then it does. My personal downfall is the inability to cope with the environmental, child and animal abuse. This time I did something more about it than sharing some petitions and posts to my friends: I adopted a shelter dog!
His new name is King Arthur. He was a victim of extreme abuse and witness to the massacre of his pack with a trigger happy @$$h0le who deserves nothing but the burning fires of hell for all eternity. Arthur, his mother and one other pup escaped and where found hiding in a ditch.
At this point, he is very timid and frightened of most males but is slowly coming around to a few close friends. He has anxiety attacks and when he heard fireworks about a week ago, he ran inside to hide and was hyperventilating and foaming at the mouth.
It’s going to be a long journey, but he has already made vast improvements. His confidence is growing and so is his trust in my closer circle of friends and family. He’s so gentle with small children it warms your heart.
I’ve ordered him and I a special necklace from the animal rescue site, If you love animals and want to check out their store or sign up for their emails, Please check it out and show your support. They raise money for a great cause and even tell you how many bowls of food you’ll be shouting our fury friends if you purchase an item.
This passing valentines day I volunteered at my local church with some, more special than your average, people. I found them to be the funniest and most warm hearted people you could ever meet.To top it all off, today I passed two I had meet only briefly and they recognized me! Not only that, as I walked past there was an exchange of big grins and high fives. Not something I think I’d ever do with any other person i’d only ever meet once. In that moment I felt a little bit more a part of the community which also seemed slightly brighter. Such a little thing, But such an awesome day because of it. The Intellectually disabled, particularly down syndrome, can be so confident and eccentric and comedic. There is so much we can learn from them, especially socially, that it is a shame they are judged by those who fear people who are different. They show us, we are socially disabled.