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January 16, 2008


wow, look, my birthday happened already...that's weird...
yeah, i don't quite know how to feel about it yet, though maybe it just hasn't hit me yet, as i'm still feeling quite pleasant...yesterday was a mess of continual worrying about everything that i have to get done this year, but it got better as the night went on, thanks to superb sketching and spectacular music videos!

(seriously, if anyone's even remotely into indie music of any sort, and haven't checked this out yet, CHECK IT OUT!!!… - just because they are such charming little videos from such spectacular bands/musicians...i mean, the arcade fire play neon bible in a freight elevator, it doesn't get much better than that!! there is only goodness! and you can download them to your ipod or whatever you so wish...i know it made my day...)

anyhow, let's see how those goals went...
OLD GOALS! achieved?
- 10 PAGES OF THE 100!!! - well, i'm at 2 1/2 pages...which is still strangely a success for me...i bet i can get for done by monday...and i think i'll be updating mondays, just to keep myself on track...
- COMPREHEND PHOTOSHOP!!! - it's happening! thanks to my own rather disastrous experiments and mitch's excellent guidance and help (thanks so much!)
- DRAW!!! - i actually don't think i can that will continue!
- FILL SKETCHBOOK!!! - there was really not enough time for that...
- OBSERVATIONAL AND FIGURE DRAWING!!! - starting figure drawing next week, and starting a pretty nifty series of self-portraits that will be terribly difficult, but i'm actually excited for it...
- SOLID PORTFOLIO!!! - i think it's actually coming together, slowly but surely
- $10,000 TOWARDS EDUCATION!!! - *sigh* i wish
- GET OVER MY SHYNESS!!! - and still no dice...


so, not all that much success, i won't lie, but in fact, i'm strangely alright with it...usually i'd just feel like a failure, but i think these things will have to come together eventually...thus i bring you...

ASHLEY'S LIST OF GOALS FOR THE NEXT YEAR OF HER LIFE!!!!!!!(hoping these work out better, as i will have more than a month and a half to do them...)
-FINISH 50 PAGES OF THE 100!!! - very very possible...
-FINISH ONE OF MY OTHER COMICS!!! - either shy boy or the plague doctor or something, i just want to finish something for would be rather spectacular...
-GET THE CHARACTER ENGINE OFF THE GROUND!!! - need to actually start making the-character-engine work...
-GET INTO A GOOD ART SCHOOL!!! - that comes with portfolio, and sheer hope...and brings me to my next point
-GET MONEY FOR THE GOOD ART SCHOOL!!! - i've found a bunch of ways, though not as many as i'd like, to get a bunch of money together, though i still don't know if it will work out to be enough...worse comes to worse, i'll take out a student loan, but i'd really prefer to not have to do that...there's still hope!
-LEARN HOW TO PLAY THE BASS!!! - recent obsession of's even haunting my dreams...have to buy one first though, and that could hurt...
-GET OVER SHYNESS!!! - i think there's still hope for this...possibly...
- ACTUALLY FIGURE OUT PHOTOSHOP!!! - as i said, it's happening...
-LEARN HOW TO DRIVE AND GET MY LICENSE!!! - as soon as the snow is gone, so the roads don't kill me...

i can't think of anything else at the moment, perhaps i'll add more onto it later as i think on these things...and thanks to all my friends and everyone who made the last year of my life, for the most part, sincerely killer and altogether too awesome!!!!!


1. CoffeeAddict-02 -- halfway
2. questions -- roughing
OPEN! info here ---…

:iconteamcl-17: <---- comic!
:iconthe-character-engine: <------------PROJECT!!!!!!!

  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Listening to: beirut
  • Reading: god bless you, mr. rosewater
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happy bday then ^^
GabbyGee Jan 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
Today's your birthday? Mine too lol...Happy birthday!! :hug:
theumbrella Jan 16, 2008  Student General Artist
seriously?! that kills, it's been forever since i encountered anyone with the same birthday! happy birthday to you as well!
GabbyGee Feb 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
I know of some others, a few. I'm so sorry for the late reply :C but thanks :cuddle:
See if you/we finish the Shy Boy comic, then perhaps the shyness thing will actually be overcome for you, too. Really, they could be under one heading. We're efficient like that.
theumbrella Jan 16, 2008  Student General Artist
mmm, that is somewhat remotely possible...there is definitely hope...of course, that also requires us finishing it, which is a task in itself...but it will be done!
radioblur Jan 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist

srsm way to go you silly 18 yr old. hopefully now you'll be able to stay up later so we can DRAWWWWWWW
theumbrella Jan 16, 2008  Student General Artist
oh man, i hope so...thanks so much!
I've learned to play the bass in the past year :) I bet you could as well.
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