Lost in April, Already May

April marks two years lost to Covid and my sense of time has been warped irreparably. I feel like we are stuck in that endless Groundhog day where all I can do is create projects while navigating the world trying to move on from COVID (while at the same time not realizing we’re still in…

March, the madness

When it comes to drawing, I haven’t been the most productive or consistent producer this past few months. However, March was about rebellion against the adage that I am a creator who only draws for the consumption by others. Yes, there was an attempt to do an illustration for March 14 (White Day), but other…

February – the no brain month

By all accounts this was a non productive month whereby I went fairly invisible on Twitter. I’m tired of screaming into the void and just decided to not tweet (just to tweet). Also not making art if I don’t have anything unique to contribute. So decided instead to make 25+ animated emojis for a small…

January highlights

What a long , long month. The post-Endwalker time period feels very non-productive for me as I’ve largely slowed down on making art. I did not have a proper winter holiday this year and I think that and the release of Endwalker (and the post-story depression after it) has made it really difficult to want…

The creative wrap-up for 2020.

Before I disappear for the launch of the next FFXIV expansion and close my shop for 2020, I should probably at least document some of the final things I’ve created the last few months. Admittedly this was a slow time for me because of work and some personal matters that I needed to attend to….

Merchandising Thoughts, Round 1

Moving forward I’d like to capture or institutionalize various conversations on social media platforms that I believe are helpful for others to have as their own reference. Here’s the first such merchandise related conversation, now linked as a page on this site. Meanwhile, please note I updated my merchandise catalog as well for Fall items…

Charms , a video blog

They still haunt me. A video blog plus a picture of some highlighted ones in my collection.

alive… yeah, an update!

The day job has kept me pretty busy as of late alongside some personal matters. It has been pretty difficult to find energy to finish projects that I had thought about completing much earlier in the summer. Of course, summer is a weird time for anything related to merchandise. As fan conventions came back online…

The Pin Journey Concludes! Coming soon to Etsy xD

One of my deepest sins while in the artist alley was forging a relationship with Artscow and getting lots of random product made with various designs. While the ideas were cute and I loved everything I made, the sad truth was back in the late 2000s I could not sell most of my stock xD….

Summer Store Plans

My 60 day work detail is almost over and I hope I’ll be able to get back to a normal sleep schedule and work on some new projects as well finish one painting xD. It’s super hard to work on anything when physically tired and while I’ve been enjoying my break from FF14 with Marvel…