Mostly about mosquitoes and stuff I have to say
Hey… I’m sneaking back in… I have been in such a slump. (I actually started this post two days ago.)
It is much harder to get back into my old blogging after conveniently ignoring it for so long than I thought it would be. I had so many ideas for new cartoons during my blogging sabbatical and I even made myself get up in the middle of the night a few times to write them down lest I forgot by morning, but to actually get back into drawing a series is a lot harder…
Status update: Still alive. Still on a NaNoWriMo-high. Very lazy yet again.
Eating: My bottom lip.
Drinking: Eek! What?
Listening: “Murder on the Orient Express”-soundtrack. Very suitable for literary endeavours.
Reading: Cannot wait to start on “Snuff” by Terry Pratchett.
Let’s get the boring things out of the way first, shall we?
Firstly, the poll I posted (was it two weeks ago?) on whether I should start up my origami site separately from this one here, or whether I should keep it together.
The people have spoken and the votes have been tallied and the majority seems to be in favour of me keeping things together. But… since posting that poll, I have found out a few worrying things. Firstly, that the feature that I had in mind to use to keep things organized and separate on one blog is only available in Blogger. Which is somewhere that I have no intent of moving to. The other thing is space. I prefer teaching origami with photos rather than diagrams, which is something that obviously takes up a lot of space. My cartoons also take up a lot of space, and with free WordPress, I obviously have only so much space. Unless I buy an upgrade. Which I cannot afford.
So, a different media library looks like my only solution there. And to keep organized, a different blog, in that case.
Thus… I have decided. It seems as though the majority of readers would like to see the origami tutorials on here. Well, with a compromise I can make sure that the summary of each tutorial appears on here. Something like… today’s tutorial is to make This model. This is what the finished model looks like, this is the difficulty rating and this is what you will need to make it. Now, click this link to be taken to the tutorial [and you will be whisked off to the other address]. So, it will appear as regular, albeit short, posts here. Call it a teaser, or an advertisement, if you like. I will also make a separate gallery page on here, that will contain all the links to the different address, for easy access.
We’ll try this compromise, right?
The other thing was… oh yes! I am trying to work on a Christmas prezzie for all of you, the readers of my blog. That means a free, downloadable and printable item, and it’s quite a big project. I’m really excited about it and by announcing it now, I am probably forcing myself to have it done by Christmas, else I will look really lame.
As to what it is… well, you well just have to wait and see. Nosy.
Oh, and remember to check back roundabout Christmas-time!
The boring stuff is over! On to the drawings!
I drew the Sorting Hat from Harry Potter. Mostly just because I can:
And… It’s mosquito season here at the moment. I really hate, hate mosquitoes. HATE them. Mostly, this is why:
And that is not the only reason…
I swear, a mosquito will fly right through a company of people, ignoring everyone else and then aim straight for me. *sigh*. Itch, itch.
Right, now I think that is everything. I will be off, but this time I will not say when I will be back. That might save embarrassment for all of us. But it will be in a few days’ time.
Happy holidays! (To those of you that have them!)