“The eyes are the hardest to forget.
The eyes of her mother, wild and free. The eyes of her lover as he escorted her to the throne. Eyes forming a sea of green, blue and brown filled with horror. The eyes of a dead man outside the ballroom door.”
One short story in the bag! It’s nothing big. Something I wrote for my pen pal after being inspired by a poem she wrote based on a dream she had. This was in January. I finished it last night at 2 a.m. While I was typing it, I had youtube playing in the background to fill the silence. One of the videos was ‘how to make a zine’ by Jordan Clark. A project on my list is to do a series of zines. As I was watching, I was hit with another idea. I’m nearing my one year mark of living in New York and wanted to do a post of sorts to mark the occasion. I thought: what if I did a zine about my year here and sent it to folks back home who wanted one? Of course, to do this, I’d have to have a pretty good rough draft of the content and how it’ll look. And it’d have to be done by June at the latest so I could mail them out at a reasonable time. Between my promotion at work and moving at the end of the month (again), it certainly seems like a lot of my free time will be dedicated to this little project of mine.
But it’ll be great practice for future zines I have in mind.
Sidenote: Funny how both these posts correspond with each other. Hence the ‘a’ and ‘b’ part. The problem I spoke about before seems to be sorting itself out. Though, I’ll have to be careful not to stay up too late.
“In a Heartbeat” is 4-minute short film following Sherwin, a middle school boy struggling to come to terms with his crush on Jonathan, the most popular boy in school. After his heart pops out of his chest, Sherwin must chase down his runaway heart before it reveals his true feelings to Jonathan and the entire student body.
The creators are Beth David and Esteban Bravo, senior Computer Animation students at the Ringling College of Art and Design. The film was successfully funded on Kickstarter late last year and will hopefully be available for viewing online this summer. And what better film to truly bring in the warmer season. With a lack of LGBT+ animated movies, it’s great to see a film that takes a real, and often over-sexualized, topic and portrays it in a sweet, lighthearted way.
What do you do when you have a million things you want to do at once? It feels like there isn’t enough time in a day for it all. The schedule at work is set for the most part but there’s always the chance of being called in. If I decide on a time to work on a certain project, the time dedicated to it could be pushed aside due to my job. How do you get that time back?
I’d like to own a tablet so I can buy digital sketchbooks from my favorite artists. That’s it. Well, that’s my main reason anyway. Many artist sell their books online for reasonable prices through sites like Gumroad. Some even release rough concepts of original works like webcomics and personal projects. Now.Read More »