January 23, 2018

For those of you who follow me on my other Instagram, this is not any surprise, but since the middle of December, I've been taking part in Anna Radchenko's Creative Breakthrough Marathon 2018. (Basically, it's an exercise of testing the boundaries of one's artistic com...

January 16, 2018

As some of you might know, my alter ego (aka the overtly sentimental one) has been writing for Thought Catalog recently. Sometimes things get accepted, sometimes they get rejected. This is one of the rejected ones.

FYI - I am not gonna make it a habit of posting the slo...

January 10, 2018

I did not come up with this post idea.

The first one of these I read was Jocelyn Valencia's* countdown of the things she failed at in 2017 (shared by the ever-excellent Isaac Kirkman**) and then, when I couldn't find that to link directly in this post, it was this post...

December 28, 2017

 A few years ago (I think it was 2014), I read a book called "How to be Alone". Partly on its recommendation, I took myself out for a meal and had such a good time, I immediately wrote about it on Goodreads.

Later, I came to regret that a bit. Surely, I thought, if...

December 22, 2017

I've been following Maria Popova's "Brain Pickings" for years. This post, I think, has been LOOOONG in the making.

It may have been a while since I wrote a proper Goodreads review, and it may be for the best. I don't have the energy to roast anything anymore - only enou...

December 22, 2017

I was gonna write a blogpost about strength and overcoming adversity. Then I decided there was a more pressing matter to spend my time on.

Readers on this blog (and elsewhere) will know that my day job is in cyber security, and specifically human behavior online and pre...

December 7, 2017

 "It is difficult to commit to living where we are, how we are. It is difficult and it is necessary. [...] If we are not willing to work in this way, we become victims. If we become victims, we first become choiceless and then become voiceless. Our art dries up at the...

December 7, 2017

Inktober came and went and I wish I did more challenges. 

To be fair... I tried two.

For those of you who don't know, Inktober is a challenge started by artist Jake Parker. The goal is pretty straightforward - make a drawing in ink for every day of October, and post it o...

November 8, 2017

Bring the Velcro.

Feed the Rageasaurus and it won't bite

For the love of all that's holy, if you're wearing lipstick, make sure it won't smear!

You will almost certainly miscalculate your stock/pricing

Get yourself something to read/watch/knit

Talk to the other artists

Sales...

November 8, 2017

Witchcraft - shop here

It's almost that time of the year again.

The time when you ask your resident artist what they want for their winter holiday of choice, and they shuffle their feet awkwardly before saying:

"I dunno."

Or, if they're feeling brave:

"A wealth wallet?"

And...

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