Doodle a Day: On Hold
For the time being, I have decided to put my Doodle a Day daily sketch art blog on hold for various reasons. One of them is to take a step back and analyze what was not working in the system I had devised (compile all works at the end of the week or month), and how I can make things easier and less stressful for myself. Another is that it started to become a chore rather than something to look forward to, because I had been punishing myself to sketch “make-up pieces” for every day that I missed. After talking with a good friend about it, I realized punishing myself was counterproductive. This project was supposed to be both about practicing art, getting back into drawing regularly, and having fun while doing it.
I will start over with the project whenever I feel that I am ready to tackle it again, perhaps later this year, or maybe January next year. In any case, it has been a valuable learning experience for me, and I am definitely excited to get back on track! :)
New Site: Kuwarto
After wrangling with my webhost for over a week, Kuwarto is finally online! It will be my safe space and personal blog for less formal posts and thoughts, and possibly a springboard of ideas for my other projects. I’ll also be sharing things that inspire me. There’s not much up yet, but I’m very pleased with it so far and enjoying it a lot! You can access this site in my navigation menu under Other Projects.
I’ve also written up a post on how I’ve decided to differentiate Kuwarto, my personal safe space, from Kasiyahan, my public self-care blog. It’s pretty much branding talk when you get down to it, so have a look-see if you’re interested in that kind of thing!
What I’ve Been Working On: July-Early August 2013
Currently all of my writing is for my graduate classes, but the most I can tell you all so far is that one piece is a non-fiction narrative about my relationship (or relationships) on the internet, and the other is a fiction piece about the tangling of families… that I need to revise and gut a lot out of for it to be a lot more coherent. First Drafts Always Suck (TM). I should probably make a shirt out of that. I’ve also been writing a lot of papers for my Art Criticism class, and it’s been doing me good! Frequent writing really does exercise your writing muscles, even if at first most of what comes out is not so good.
I have a couple of drafts saved for Kasiyahan… most of them containing only words or phrases as jump-off points. Still, expect a post within the month!