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Magnificent pieces of art from last week!
Hey! How have you been? I have relatively busy. The funny thing is, that now, when I am PhD, I would say I have more free time than I used to have before.. but only relatively as there are tons of things to do. I think I just enjoy being back home and having change to play vomputer games (mm.. not big gamer but I would love to try new sims season extension
) or read books or.. just.
At the start of Setember I started attending fashion design classes. I mean, last year there were so many things I did, so I wanted to do something back home too. It's not all the time about fashion and I had done watercolor landscapes (loved it) but now I am back to fashion drawings. Some nice steampunk costumes coming out from my pencil.
I also discovered Star Trek: Deep Space 9 in September and I LOVE IT!. I mean, I have always loved dark, serialized and serious sci-fi (BSG, Babylon 5.. etc) and Star Trek, even though cult and so on, I always thought, is that kind of "we have a ship and discover new planets and that happens every other week" but DS9 is just so much more.. It is dark, it has amazing back story (like cardassians and bajorians and their history! Love that whole war and occupation and the hate and dark pasts and all..), brilliant characters (first i really liked Kira and Odo but when I saw Garak.. oh.. total fan of him now). So, I have been watching it (as much as i can with the time I have). Have made it to season 6.
In November, for a second year, I participated in NaNoWriMo. When last year it was huge struggle to find the time and inspiration, then I had learned - I spent some time in October to plot what I am going to write and then the writing went much better. I am quite happy with what came out and in the end, I even made 70 000 words. And I think the story is good (and my experiences last year gave me quite a lot "personal knowledge" to put into the story). Gave it to alpha reader yesterday. Let's see what kind of feedback I will get. (But I love writing. I used to write before I started doing art.. but then, when I took up photomanips, in some weird way, I just could not write anymore. Like I have artistic output for one medium only). Anyway, when November was almost over, I started working on manips again. I love my latest work (even thought the feedback on it has been lesser than works made turning summer). But I think someway it is always like that with my art. When I love the image, it is not that popular... but hey: the most important thing. I LOVE it!
And talking about books. One of my friends suggested reading "Horus heresy" series. After three books: I am hooked. And if I am not wrong the series has over books currently. Oh my.. long reading list.
And my head is full with ideas to put into digital canvas..
If I could only get myself away from the mathematics I am "creating" and do that instead of things I have to do