Sometimes you just can’t help but look back on the things you’ve done, right? 🙂
Year 2 was tough in a different way than year 1 was since IGAD v2 took a lot of work to get used to. The principles behind v2 are all about personal improvement, and while it’s a noble idea, the execution has been challenging to say the least. Every block NHTV is getting just a bit better at.. well, EVERYTHING… but it’s still going too slow for my liking. A lot of the people I talk to on a daily basis feel cheated out of the education programme they signed up for, and consider themselves to be in too deep to quit and start something else now. Luckily I can get along with this system well, but hearing constant disgruntled commentary does get one’s mood down a little. However, being the class rep for visual artists has been quite fun especially since I get tidbits and rumors that I would not be able to hear otherwise. I think I’ve made a difference for the VA folks, and that’s enough to grant me at least a small measure of satisfaction.
On a personal improvement note, I’ve been taking leaps and getting better at drawing (and recently, writing) to the point where I am feeling more comfortable with failing and trying again if I don’t at first succeed.
That’s a major personal milestone if anything is.
I’m so bummed out I’ve been neglecting my blog (sorry for that!), but I’m still posting sketches on Tumblr every now and then, as well as posting more chapters to Era of Chaos. I’ve soared past the 30.000 word mark and only now I’ve had to start struggling with the more complicated intricacies of the plot. I’ve actually put up a Post-It covered timeline to better sort out the sub-plots and character arcs.