Master of my own domain.

It was a Christmas present to myself. I bought www.easelainteasy.com. I’m working on creating some new pages so this website will eventually (hopefully soon!) be home to my art, comics, music, and as always, blog. (If you are subscribed, the longer wordpress address will still get you here.)

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August is over, on to December.

Oh no!  Well, I finished my twice compromised challenge and completed my one chapter before November’s end, and I have every ambition to keep on with the graphic novel. But!  Another project has crept up on me and seized my attention.  This would be a short-film involving animation AND live action (I wish that didn’t immediately conjure up thoughts of Roger Rabbit, as this will be a much quieter film) and I have no idea what in my schedule will be sacrificed to make the time for this project.  I don’t plan on taking a class next semester, so that frees up some weeknights.  So what will it be about?  Well, for those of you detective-types, the title of this post is a clue (the titles of posts are always clues!)

This is my problem – I let myself get distracted so readily by other projects.  My painting moratorium has really been great for purposes of focus, but when it’s not painting it’s something else.  Not that these distractions are bad things.  I just finished my collaboration with Molly which was well-worth the time (and which I will share here about one month from now).  I’m working on a music project with my brother that is really fun (will also share in early January) and planning an installation exhibit with Gwen.  Off to the back-burner are my plans for a daily webcomic, an improved online gallery, and any chance at a social life.

Speaking of living in a cabin in the woods (the implied transition), I finally picked up Bon Iver’s For Emma, Forever Ago.  I like it, but deciding to purchase it reminded me that I have a fairly large queue of albums that I’ve been meaning to get, and this time of year is a dangerous one for that kind of thinking (“Let’s consider it a Christmas gift to myself!”) Also dangerous, apparently, is publishing a brand new website in one fell click of the mouse… I might have crashed our server (or it might have been a coincidence?)  Check it out, though, I redesigned our website for my company!  (Which much help from Arek, thank you!)

And finally, a question for those of you who blog.  I don’t quite see the difference between tags and categories.  Are categories a more general thing and tags more specific?  I get a little OCD when it comes to organizing this blog… I’d prefer to use whichever is the more general, but I haven’t used categories all along and don’t really get excited about going back into each entry and adding them. But I’ll have to go back anyway to clean up my tags, so now is the time to make changes.  Help!

Read these blogs while wearing a drab gray sweater (and you’ll really be cool).

There are some exciting new things happening in the blogosphere, my friends. For my part I am keeping my links section updated, and it would surely behoove you to visit some of the sites listed. I like having friends who write! It motivates me and entertains me and, well, it’s cozy. It’s like we’re all snuggled up on the couch watching a movie, or, I don’t know, reading each other’s blogs on our lap tops. Get one!

Seeing as how today is Superficial Monday I will save Part Two of yesterday’s post for another day and instead let you know about some exciting new things that are happening in the fashion world. Well, one exciting thing in particular. It is my wardrobe, which I decided today deserves its own label.  If I were to start my own clothing line I would be torn between two product names, either “Bland” or “Yawn.”  This, of course, refers only to my workaday wardrobe; my weekend wardrobe remains, as always, “Scrub.”  Affectionately.

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