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[Respawn] kaelvan: The Cake May Be A Lie, But This Challenge Isn't


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It's been awhile since I've been on the forums (mostly been annoying the nerds on FB). I've been going through a rough patch on doing anything lately, so what better way than to do the 6 week challenge.

 

So let's get down to business

 

Goals for this challenge:

 

~figure out if I should or shouldn't start selling my art

  • If so, on where? Will I do prints or actual physical art pieces? How much to charge? How I will find clients? Should I invest in a website? Is all my social media profiles professional enough? Is there any apps I should invest in? Anymore questions I should figure out and answer?
  • Maybe find some people in the industry to network with. Maybe also find someone to ripe my work to shreds to show what I need to improve.
  • go over photoshop editing skills
  • Continue my 365 day art challenge (almost 4 months now)

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~Get back into yoga

  • Either go to class (if I can) or atleast find video to use
  • atleast 2 times a week
  • if I do at home, beware of the cat

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~Spin class

  • atleast once a week
  • curling in a ball and crying afterward optional

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~meditation

  • redownload that app
  • do for atleast 10 minutes a day
  • relax

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~drink some tea

  • replace coffee addiction with tea
  • relax
  • enjoy
  • and avoid that sugary bs "tea"

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~budget

  • download an app for budgetting
  • pay off debt (student loan and money owe the college)
  • question if I need that thing ex that really cool Assassins Creed game that you want or another book
  • set a budget of what I can spend a week
  • find a way to pay for ticket (either plane or Amtrak to get to Camp NF)

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~look for a new job

  • don't curse out coworkers just yet
  • don't quit current job without backup job
  • please a job with animals
  • full time be the best if possible
  • call that temp agency if they have any leads

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~(and last but not least) stop comparing oneself (for fsm sake)

  • remember everyone is at at different stage in their life
  • stop thinking not good enough
  • reflect once a week on what has been accomplished
  • stop obsessing on things that can't be fix (ex the past)
  • stop getting sick over the future

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Bonus:

  • check emails and messages at the end of the day

 

Now may the odds be ever in my favor.

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“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.†

~Paulo Coelho

 

I'm a level 3 moon elf, who's an druid assassin.

 

My Inspiration

Tumblr, which helps me stay the course for art challenge

FB, which I guess we could be friend :tongue:

My challenge

Instagram

 

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Dang, you've got a lot going on! I think it's cool how you're taking stock of your whole life like this, though. :) It seems like you're going for all-around wellness.

 

What kind of artwork do you make? And what's this art challenge of which you speak?

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Oh that art thing is a challenge... I have actually been re-evaluating whether to keep selling my art.  But then if I don't, what am I going to do with it all?   :) I currently do acrylic on canvas and when it doesn't sell, it takes up a lot of room in my little apartment!  I've been thinking about transitioning more to watercolor and doing a watercolor journal when i'm out and about in the countryside.  It's more portable anyways, and the pieces take up less room.  A 365 day challenge will sure give you a lot of pieces to find something to do with!  I'd recommend to try setting up an Etsy shop and see what happens.  It's a minimal cost, and if you tag your posts right (and have descriptive titles- extra tags!) you can get a lot of views and hopefully a few sales!  Do you currently post them anywhere?  I'd love to see your work!

STR- 4, DEX- 0, STA- 4, CON- 1, WIS- 1, CHA- 0

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Ok I did pretty well with replacing coffee with tea, even if I desperately want to be lazy and just take the already brewed coffee. I may need to beware I've been starting to be tempted by energy drinks (broke down twice already since it is so convenient being there and all). I should look into a solution about that. Maybe invest in a good thermal might help.

 

Already stopped myself a few times when trying to compare myself with others. Though seeing one of my exs made me feel bit better about myself (pretty horrible I know).

 

Started watching videos on Photoshop. Nice to see all of it is starting to come back to me, since it has been awhile since I've used the program.

 

Just finished day 117 yesterday night. Fantastic to see how much I've improved. Now I just have to think what I'm going to do for tonight.

 

And I'm still on budget today. Hooray!

 

Now to do some yoga for today.

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.†

~Paulo Coelho

 

I'm a level 3 moon elf, who's an druid assassin.

 

My Inspiration

Tumblr, which helps me stay the course for art challenge

FB, which I guess we could be friend :tongue:

My challenge

Instagram

 

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I tend to do lot of mix media, that concise of makeup (mostly eyeshadow, lipstick, and liquid eyeliner), chalk, markers, pencil, pencil, and pen. I like to focus on the circus arts with quotes. I got inspired by Phil Hansen (for his trying new unique techniques and mediums), Dallas Shaw (she did this one piece with makeup...sadly can't find it now), and as well as Zhang Huan (his ash pieces are amazing, especially in person).

 

I made the challenge for myself after seeing this Ted Talk (can't find it now) about this guy who decided to do a 365 days straight of doing one art piece a day. It was hard at first to keep myself on track, but now it is something I look forward to each day.

 

Instagram: @kaelvan

Tumblr: http://kaelvan.tumblr.com/

DA: http://kaelvantheunicorn.deviantart.com/

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.†

~Paulo Coelho

 

I'm a level 3 moon elf, who's an druid assassin.

 

My Inspiration

Tumblr, which helps me stay the course for art challenge

FB, which I guess we could be friend :tongue:

My challenge

Instagram

 

Link to post

There are thermoses out there that have built in tea baskets, if you're into loose-leaf tea. I imagine it would work with bagged tea too, so you could easily retrieve the bag when it's done steeping. They're pretty handy for tea anyway. :)

 

And cool art challenge!

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Ok, I need to get on a schedule with posting. Shall focus on that tomorrow. 

 

Good: I got all the apps I needed downloaded. I did minimum for yoga and spin class (like to see if I can push past that). I stayed under budget this week. And I've been having to redirect my thought process on myself quit a bit this week (hopefully gets easier). Oh and I hit the 4 month mark for my art. Yay.

 

Bad: I have been failing at meditating. Usually too tired to even do it. And my photoshop is out of date. I need to replace it. Might go with Gimp for the time being. Sadly, can't afford the price tag. :( 

 

Ehh: I've been on and off checking my email and messages. Like to put a schedule in place to keep it from building up. Maybe even invest in this program this one blog talked about. Might get rid of quit a bit. 

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.†

~Paulo Coelho

 

I'm a level 3 moon elf, who's an druid assassin.

 

My Inspiration

Tumblr, which helps me stay the course for art challenge

FB, which I guess we could be friend :tongue:

My challenge

Instagram

 

Link to post

Ok I've been bad at updating this. I've been keeping up with my art part of the challenge (end up just learning Gimp, grinding through my artwork, started a gig on Fivrr, and reading up about business). Doing my yoga through my app. Getting myself to meditate (missed few days, but I've been getting better at it). Drinking lot of tea. Also, made another payment on my debt.

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“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.†

~Paulo Coelho

 

I'm a level 3 moon elf, who's an druid assassin.

 

My Inspiration

Tumblr, which helps me stay the course for art challenge

FB, which I guess we could be friend :tongue:

My challenge

Instagram

 

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