|Some of my favourite drawings and paintings I've done.|
Aaaaalright, now that I'm thoroughly crispy and had my fair share of campfires, kayaking, boating, barbequing, swimming, (not-quite-)water-skiing and my first thrilling tube fight with Casey... I'm back! Feel free to skip this next part - it's really just me writing down the memorable bits of my trip for myself:
Had really great Canada Day and July Fourth barbeques (the campground has about as many Canadians, if not more, than Americans, despite being in WA) despite how humid it was this year, and it turns out that the beloved FatBoy's restaurant, now the American Family Grill, is still bloody delicious, so that's good. Did a ton of boating, tried my hand at water-skiing, and tooootally beat Casey at tube wars XD. Got to see our friend Lisa again after a good number of years, which was great - we hung out and did henna and generally did a bunch of catching up. We checked out a cool local bar with live blues music (a friend was called up to sing with the band, which was pretty awesome), and I won at least half my pool games (although that might have had something to do with everyone else being inebriated, haha). Casey and I also rescued a juvenile bat from roasting in the sun after we found him grounded in the middle of Lisa's campsite - he was absolutely adorable, and kept trying to climb my leg. He didn't seem injured, so we set him up in a tree (we couldn't reach the bat boxes the campground has set up for them), and we're hoping he made it to the evening alright! Also got to play with a lovely young dog named Niko who was tied up next to our site - the family hardly paid her an ounce of attention, and left her tied to a nearly shade-less tree half a lot away from them on a five foot rope, neglected to clean up her droppings, and did no more than pat her once and walk her to the end of their lot and back over the two days they were there. I went over to say hello to her, and you could just see it in her face, how desperate she was for love and attention. Spent a lot of time cuddling her, and she'd crawl up into my lap and wash my hands for me <3 She seemed to shy away from a lot of people, as if expecting to be struck, so I'm really hoping her family doesn't abuse her I would have looooved to adopt her - she was one of the sweetest dogs I've come across in a long time - but obviously, I'm just a weird Asian that wandered up to their family dog and don't really have any rights over her :b
Anyway, now that I'm back, it's time to get back to work! Going to try to take up P90X again in preparation for our wedding, although the heat really isn't helping - it was 30C/86F in our loft with all the windows open and fans going, and it's just exhausting trying to work out in the heat x_x So we'll see. As for actual commission work, I plan on tying up the loose ends this month - getting to Lushiko, Kahai and Xevian's smaller commissions, and making some more progress on Argent, Vangarthia, and Nero's works - but I mostly need to focus on getting back to my primary job as artist for Endless Realms after the art director was kind enough to allow me something of a vacation from work. So my apologies for having to put my usual commission work on the back burner!
Hope everyone has been having a good season so far!
Commissions - CLOSED
Last updated August 8th
- Q: Endless Realms (block 4 advance paid)
- Henry: phoenix/dragon series/lizard girl - 1%/10% (paid in full)
- ArgentFatalis: Kate - 33% (advance paid)
- Nicolae-Devoncroix: werewolf - 0% (not paid)
- BladeMcCloud: Flind - 0% (not paid)
- Caleb: map - 0% (not paid, awaiting end of summer)
- benymol: ?? - 0% (not paid, awaiting end of summer)
- Jon: ?? - 0% (paid, awaiting response)