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It occurs to me I have not mentioned SOPA and PIPA on this blog. I'm really bad at explaining things so heres some linkage and information.
lissa_quon: (DS)
Greetings, life on this end has been rather hilariously hectic.

2012 has pretty much come in to my life with fists swinging.

After the holidays I got a horrible cold that was like the hokey pokey of colds. It'd get in my head and sniffle and then when my head cleared up my lungs got congested and then when I thought I had the lungs handled it went back to my head. I ended sleeping through four or five days pouring hot liquids and decongestant down my throat whenever I was awake enough to hold a mug.

And then some family medical stuff happened that I'm not going to go into, that sort of threw everything else for a loop. It's still not done, its just building right now.

On the plus side my brain is clearing out all the mental cobwebs and cranking out some ideas. True most of those ideas I can't use for conventions or anything but, still this is a lot better than the depressive funk I was in during December. Though now it leaves me very much tired in a "there are not enough hours in the day for all the thinks I have to draw and write" sense. But hey, some of it MIGHT see the light of day.

That being said, have some art I'm working on.


Not sure where this came from or where it's going but its fun to work on between commission stuff. Hopefully I'll figure out a background for this and throw it in the print book at some point.

And CLICK NOW FOR MORE ARTWORK )

Anyways folks thats all I've got for you today.
lissa_quon: (DS)
Greetings, life on this end has been rather hilariously hectic.

2012 has pretty much come in to my life with fists swinging.

After the holidays I got a horrible cold that was like the hokey pokey of colds. It'd get in my head and sniffle and then when my head cleared up my lungs got congested and then when I thought I had the lungs handled it went back to my head. I ended sleeping through four or five days pouring hot liquids and decongestant down my throat whenever I was awake enough to hold a mug.

And then some family medical stuff happened that I'm not going to go into, that sort of threw everything else for a loop. It's still not done, its just building right now.

On the plus side my brain is clearing out all the mental cobwebs and cranking out some ideas. True most of those ideas I can't use for conventions or anything but, still this is a lot better than the depressive funk I was in during December. Though now it leaves me very much tired in a "there are not enough hours in the day for all the thinks I have to draw and write" sense. But hey, some of it MIGHT see the light of day.

That being said, have some art I'm working on.


Not sure where this came from or where it's going but its fun to work on between commission stuff. Hopefully I'll figure out a background for this and throw it in the print book at some point.

And CLICK NOW FOR MORE ARTWORK )

Anyways folks thats all I've got for you today.
lissa_quon: (ryuk)
And now its time for the New Years score sheet. This is where I look at my resolutions from last year and see how I did on them.


1 - Post art once a week. No rules to this one like last time, just post something, once a week.
Yea...this failed. Part of it was depression, part of it was lack of non commission stuff to post, part of it was after I got a job I had no time, and a large chunk of it was my scanner breaking down and not being very usable.

So FAIL on that one.


2 - Find a job

ACHEIVEMENT UNLOCKED - its not the best paying job ever but it is still something.

3 - Set up and get the etsy shop running

Substitute "etsy shop" for "store envy" and count this as a WIN. The store is pretty much unknown to anyone but hey, it is still up and functioning.

4 - Redesign website

FAIL on so many levels

5 - Work more cons
Sort of a win on this one. I worked different cons, but the number was still just 2 (and 1 we shall not speak of)

6- Get The Project public.
Sort of - I at least released a piece of it - I'll take this one as something remsembling a win

7 - Design a calendar, sell greeting cards etc. Expand products and market

And NOPE

And finally score is 3or 4 out of 7. That's crap.

This years resolutions:

1 - Work more cons
2- Draw more
3- Get the Project further along
4- Redesign Website
5- Advertising - Pimp it
6- Write More
7- Move Out

And with that I now shall go off to bed and try to go to sleep before I start coughing again.
lissa_quon: (ryuk)
And now its time for the New Years score sheet. This is where I look at my resolutions from last year and see how I did on them.


1 - Post art once a week. No rules to this one like last time, just post something, once a week.
Yea...this failed. Part of it was depression, part of it was lack of non commission stuff to post, part of it was after I got a job I had no time, and a large chunk of it was my scanner breaking down and not being very usable.

So FAIL on that one.


2 - Find a job

ACHEIVEMENT UNLOCKED - its not the best paying job ever but it is still something.

3 - Set up and get the etsy shop running

Substitute "etsy shop" for "store envy" and count this as a WIN. The store is pretty much unknown to anyone but hey, it is still up and functioning.

4 - Redesign website

FAIL on so many levels

5 - Work more cons
Sort of a win on this one. I worked different cons, but the number was still just 2 (and 1 we shall not speak of)

6- Get The Project public.
Sort of - I at least released a piece of it - I'll take this one as something remsembling a win

7 - Design a calendar, sell greeting cards etc. Expand products and market

And NOPE

And finally score is 3or 4 out of 7. That's crap.

This years resolutions:

1 - Work more cons
2- Draw more
3- Get the Project further along
4- Redesign Website
5- Advertising - Pimp it
6- Write More
7- Move Out

And with that I now shall go off to bed and try to go to sleep before I start coughing again.
lissa_quon: beaker from the muppets conducting electricity (meemeep)
As per tradition my New Year's post is not on New Years. It's a tad later than usual but still, I've never been the best at doing these year end posts at a decent time. My excuse this year is the usual New Year's festivities followed promptly by a cold. I spent much of Monday trying to take it easy and drinking oceans of tea and Tuesday was spent pretty much asleep. I'm not doing much better today, but I figure I'll try to get this done before I fall asleep again.

So another year ended and we've begun another. 2012 is supposedly the year the world ends - if all the conspiracy theorists are right - so we've got until December to live life. Let's make it count people!

Okay so 2011 - was a rough year for me.

I spent most of it unemployed, sending out applications to any retail establishment I could find (don't even get me started on why the Graphic Design BFA is working retail), and trying to bury myself in artwork. That sort of worked to a point, though I think some of my emotional stress was starting to show a bit in the art towards the end.

Then there was the point when I was told I had a job, but they waited like 8 weeks before calling me in to train me or anything. That was a very frustrating time for me since I felt like I was in limbo.

Though there were some good things this year.

First off - I DID get the job in the end. While the job is only part time and isn't much it does help my self worth immensely and the steady flow of income is nice.

My nephew was born in July. There were lots of scares and concerns since he was born premature. But in the end everything worked out fine and he's a perfectly fine healthy baby boy. I'm not a good judge of children but people inform me he is an adorable baby.

Conventions - I didn't do as many as I wanted and they didn't do as well as I'd hoped. But I did take some chances and tried some new venues, which is always rewarding in its own right. You get to see new places and meet new people.

This also marked the first year the apprentice traveled with me for con season which was fun and she hasn't run off screaming yet so I think that worked out. Though it sort of still surprises me when people treat me like I know what I'm doing.

Business wise - not many changes occurred. There was an increase in commission work this year, which is always good. I did get the online shop set up though it is less than a roaring success. Though this year did mark the sixth anniversary of me operating Foolish Mortal. Here's hoping for many more.

That said - 2011 was a year of changes and transitions. Here's hoping that 2012 brings more and some better luck.
lissa_quon: beaker from the muppets conducting electricity (meemeep)
As per tradition my New Year's post is not on New Years. It's a tad later than usual but still, I've never been the best at doing these year end posts at a decent time. My excuse this year is the usual New Year's festivities followed promptly by a cold. I spent much of Monday trying to take it easy and drinking oceans of tea and Tuesday was spent pretty much asleep. I'm not doing much better today, but I figure I'll try to get this done before I fall asleep again.

So another year ended and we've begun another. 2012 is supposedly the year the world ends - if all the conspiracy theorists are right - so we've got until December to live life. Let's make it count people!

Okay so 2011 - was a rough year for me.

I spent most of it unemployed, sending out applications to any retail establishment I could find (don't even get me started on why the Graphic Design BFA is working retail), and trying to bury myself in artwork. That sort of worked to a point, though I think some of my emotional stress was starting to show a bit in the art towards the end.

Then there was the point when I was told I had a job, but they waited like 8 weeks before calling me in to train me or anything. That was a very frustrating time for me since I felt like I was in limbo.

Though there were some good things this year.

First off - I DID get the job in the end. While the job is only part time and isn't much it does help my self worth immensely and the steady flow of income is nice.

My nephew was born in July. There were lots of scares and concerns since he was born premature. But in the end everything worked out fine and he's a perfectly fine healthy baby boy. I'm not a good judge of children but people inform me he is an adorable baby.

Conventions - I didn't do as many as I wanted and they didn't do as well as I'd hoped. But I did take some chances and tried some new venues, which is always rewarding in its own right. You get to see new places and meet new people.

This also marked the first year the apprentice traveled with me for con season which was fun and she hasn't run off screaming yet so I think that worked out. Though it sort of still surprises me when people treat me like I know what I'm doing.

Business wise - not many changes occurred. There was an increase in commission work this year, which is always good. I did get the online shop set up though it is less than a roaring success. Though this year did mark the sixth anniversary of me operating Foolish Mortal. Here's hoping for many more.

That said - 2011 was a year of changes and transitions. Here's hoping that 2012 brings more and some better luck.
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Okay, so it's been damn near a month since I've posted on livejournal. Apparently theres been some new layouts and such, I haven't noticed them yet. I'm sure I'll be filled with rage with the rest of you when I finally encounter them.

Sorry about the lack of presence on here guys, I've been very busy and worn out from the holidays and my retail job. Tumblr is easy to keep up on, just fav a few things, reblog some others but livejournal posts take a bit more energy and more to say.

Not much to say on this front, my holiday plans are fairly quiet, see some friends, some pizza, and play some TF2.

But as an apology have some art. I got a new scanner as an early Christmas present but haven't gotten a chance to set it up yet so there's not much to post.




On that note, have a Krampus.
I normally try to do a happy Christmas image that gets used for Christmas cards (if I do cards that year.)
This year...I wasn't really feeling goodwill towards men or the magic of Christmas and all. So Krampus is what ended up being done for this year.

click on for some naked ladies and butteflies )
lissa_quon: (Default)
Okay, so it's been damn near a month since I've posted on livejournal. Apparently theres been some new layouts and such, I haven't noticed them yet. I'm sure I'll be filled with rage with the rest of you when I finally encounter them.

Sorry about the lack of presence on here guys, I've been very busy and worn out from the holidays and my retail job. Tumblr is easy to keep up on, just fav a few things, reblog some others but livejournal posts take a bit more energy and more to say.

Not much to say on this front, my holiday plans are fairly quiet, see some friends, some pizza, and play some TF2.

But as an apology have some art. I got a new scanner as an early Christmas present but haven't gotten a chance to set it up yet so there's not much to post.




On that note, have a Krampus.
I normally try to do a happy Christmas image that gets used for Christmas cards (if I do cards that year.)
This year...I wasn't really feeling goodwill towards men or the magic of Christmas and all. So Krampus is what ended up being done for this year.

click on for some naked ladies and butteflies )
lissa_quon: (Default)
Not much going on. Still working, and trying to get some stuff done. Also been really fried lately.

Anyways - going off to family gathering this weekend so here's an art post. Such as it is.





I started this piece ages ago and then I thought it was ruined and I ended up leaving it on the watercolor block for a few months or so.

I ended up digging it back up and tried to salvage it. This is the end result. Not the best but its better than I thought it would end up.

I shouldn't draw dragons. That's all I've really learned from this experience.
lissa_quon: (Default)
Not much going on. Still working, and trying to get some stuff done. Also been really fried lately.

Anyways - going off to family gathering this weekend so here's an art post. Such as it is.





I started this piece ages ago and then I thought it was ruined and I ended up leaving it on the watercolor block for a few months or so.

I ended up digging it back up and tried to salvage it. This is the end result. Not the best but its better than I thought it would end up.

I shouldn't draw dragons. That's all I've really learned from this experience.
lissa_quon: (Default)
Not much going on in this end. Should be working on things but I'm too cold and tired to do much. I'm going to try to drink some tea and get some work done.

Until then - here have some silly drawings. )

Anyways - back to my cup of tea and back to trying to focus on working.
lissa_quon: (Default)
Not much going on in this end. Should be working on things but I'm too cold and tired to do much. I'm going to try to drink some tea and get some work done.

Until then - here have some silly drawings. )

Anyways - back to my cup of tea and back to trying to focus on working.
lissa_quon: (Default)
So new job is still new job. Still learning a lot of the ropes and computer system. But so far its going alright, its sort of in my area of knowledge and they let me use tools on the job. Anything that lets me use my hands is good.

That said I've been busy with that, fixing my sleep schedule, and some small time spent working on my Halloween costume. As such I haven't really been drawing, except for some rough sketches just to keep my hand in.

I'm sparing the eyes of the innocent. But if you want to see I suppose you could click on )


Well thats all for now. I might post some Halloween related things in a bit if I think about it. It IS getting to be Halloween soon, which is my favorite holiday.
lissa_quon: (Default)
So new job is still new job. Still learning a lot of the ropes and computer system. But so far its going alright, its sort of in my area of knowledge and they let me use tools on the job. Anything that lets me use my hands is good.

That said I've been busy with that, fixing my sleep schedule, and some small time spent working on my Halloween costume. As such I haven't really been drawing, except for some rough sketches just to keep my hand in.

I'm sparing the eyes of the innocent. But if you want to see I suppose you could click on )


Well thats all for now. I might post some Halloween related things in a bit if I think about it. It IS getting to be Halloween soon, which is my favorite holiday.
lissa_quon: (doormouse)
Greetings folks.

Sorry for the radio silence, I've been rather introverted lately and been working mainly on a commission project. Also I did have some plans in the works for Foolish Mortals 6th birthday but all of them have seemingly fell through. So this means there hasn't been much to post or comment on. The commission work I may show at some point but not anytime in the foreseeable future.

My introversion however has come to something resembling an end. After a very long bout of unemployment I've started a part time job. Considering I think my scanner is on its last legs I am so very very happy to enter the land of somewhat steadier pay.

Not too far into the job so I've just been in basic training though in the end I'm going to be in the framing department. It's retail, nothing amazing but it is at a craft/art supply store so I am not completely out of my element. So far my only major concern has been that somehow I'd do something stupid and awkward and they'd realize they hired a woman a few cats away from Crazy Cat Lady and boot me out the door. So far I've been doing a fair job with my "Responsible Adult" act we shall see how long this lasts.

Anyways on that note, here's some art posting.



Working on this for a new business card design.
Not sure if this is going to be the only card design or if I'll have other designs in the run. You know, for the people or occasions when skeletons are not wanted.
Not that I can think of any situation that isn't improved by a skeleton in a top hat. I've heard they exist though.

Clicky clicky for more images )

Also in other news, The Project is sort of up.
Not very far along and it has no set update schedule at this point but I figured I needed to start releasing pages out into the wilds before I edited them to death.


Anyways that all I have to say right now. I'll probably post more updates as I can around the 21st.
lissa_quon: (doormouse)
Greetings folks.

Sorry for the radio silence, I've been rather introverted lately and been working mainly on a commission project. Also I did have some plans in the works for Foolish Mortals 6th birthday but all of them have seemingly fell through. So this means there hasn't been much to post or comment on. The commission work I may show at some point but not anytime in the foreseeable future.

My introversion however has come to something resembling an end. After a very long bout of unemployment I've started a part time job. Considering I think my scanner is on its last legs I am so very very happy to enter the land of somewhat steadier pay.

Not too far into the job so I've just been in basic training though in the end I'm going to be in the framing department. It's retail, nothing amazing but it is at a craft/art supply store so I am not completely out of my element. So far my only major concern has been that somehow I'd do something stupid and awkward and they'd realize they hired a woman a few cats away from Crazy Cat Lady and boot me out the door. So far I've been doing a fair job with my "Responsible Adult" act we shall see how long this lasts.

Anyways on that note, here's some art posting.



Working on this for a new business card design.
Not sure if this is going to be the only card design or if I'll have other designs in the run. You know, for the people or occasions when skeletons are not wanted.
Not that I can think of any situation that isn't improved by a skeleton in a top hat. I've heard they exist though.

Clicky clicky for more images )

Also in other news, The Project is sort of up.
Not very far along and it has no set update schedule at this point but I figured I needed to start releasing pages out into the wilds before I edited them to death.


Anyways that all I have to say right now. I'll probably post more updates as I can around the 21st.
lissa_quon: (DS)



This piece isn't done, it definately missing something I haven't figured out what yet. This is a piece for some future project that should come together in the near future-ish.



Click on for more )

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