Thursday, September 14, 2017

Moving Gemma


As of September 2cnd Gemma now lives at a new barn.  It feels like a lifetime ago that I came to the difficult decision to do so after much prayer, thinking, and talking complaining about the drive to the previous.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Drawing Diary for August



August was a busy month both full of good things and things that were difficult to deal with.  This made it troublesome to find much time to sit down and try to art but I did get a bit of time in and some things to show for the month.

Friday, September 01, 2017

GW2: Five Years Later


As of Monday Guild Wars 2 officially launched five years ago or for those of us who pre-purchased (mine was gifted to me by a friend) it launched last Friday.  Personally I can't believe it's been five years already and besides a seven month break from early January 2013 to July 2014, I've played fairly regularly.  It's not the longest I've played an MMO for Dungeons and Dragons online holds that place for a couple more years but I think it's the one I've enjoyed the most.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

DIY Watercolor Palette


When I started looking for a set of transparent watercolors, one of my biggest deciding factors of what to buy was based on how the palette or container looked.  I finally decided on the Windsor Newton Cotman 24 half pans set (I actually ordered mine from DickBlick though because they were half the price).  I liked the colors that came in the set, I was familiar with many of the names from my oil painting days, and I like that it came with a lot of mixing space that stored inside the container with the paints.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Remembering Cocoa



My first year without Cocoa has had a lot of ups and downs.  It feels a bit like a blur, as if no time has passed at all, but yet it feels as if eons have passed.  I'm not sure if everyone who goes through grief experiences this weird time anomaly but it has been mine.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Drawing Diary for July



I'm having a hard time believing that it's August already but still it almost feels like time is really slow too.  Ever since Cocoa passed last year the passage of time has been really odd for me. Anyway...onto the few pieces that I completed in July.  It was not a very good month health wise so I often felt too sick or hurt too much to be able to do much with art.  However, I did get a few things accomplished.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

GW2: Path of FIre



July 25th saw the last chapter of Living World Season 3 released.  Players have been hoping for an expansion after the season ended and AreNanet did not disappoint.  Just a few days ago on the first of August they announced their second expansion, Path of Fire.  Here are some of my thoughts on what they told us.