lissa_quon: (hmm)
So 2012 is over.

Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish.
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.
lissa_quon: (edna)
So it's now 2011, well technically it has been for a day or so. I was just too tired from my New Years Eve festivities to wax philosophically. Plus I've glanced back and realized that my New Years post is rarely actually on New Years. So no worry about breaking with tradition.

2010 marked the year I finally graduated from college, such as it was. It only took me six years but I did finally get my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. And then I became an official unemployed bum. This I'm not holding against the year.

2010 was also a strange in the sense that no hurricane came to darken our door. This is worth mentioning due to the past 4-5 years or so it seems theres always been at least one hurricane or flood in our area.

So 2010 was okay by me but I personally could do a lot better. Here's hoping I get my act together and 2011 is better.
lissa_quon: (edna)
So it's now 2011, well technically it has been for a day or so. I was just too tired from my New Years Eve festivities to wax philosophically. Plus I've glanced back and realized that my New Years post is rarely actually on New Years. So no worry about breaking with tradition.

2010 marked the year I finally graduated from college, such as it was. It only took me six years but I did finally get my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. And then I became an official unemployed bum. This I'm not holding against the year.

2010 was also a strange in the sense that no hurricane came to darken our door. This is worth mentioning due to the past 4-5 years or so it seems theres always been at least one hurricane or flood in our area.

So 2010 was okay by me but I personally could do a lot better. Here's hoping I get my act together and 2011 is better.
lissa_quon: (Default)
Alright folks, its time for me to take score and see how personally I did at the promises I made myself a year ago.

Last year I had four whole resolutions, since I'm conservative even in self improvement.


1 - once a week I will do an art post on live journal and dev art, these must be out of school work...[rules and explanations]...

Well this one I did okay on during the semester, I in fact enjoyed the weekly scramble of sketchbook sorting and midnight runs to the computer labs to scan the artwork. But once I graduated things started to slip. And in November they almost dropped off entirely. Though the original intention of this was to keep myself from being buried in school work and burning out. So the spirit of this one was kept though I did get really lazy.

2 - Redesign and update Foolish Mortal before graduation in May. I tend to try to do this before con season but with my final semester closing in I have the feeling that if I dont do it before class ends I'll forget it all together. Also addendum: fix the live journal to match.

This one DID happen, the website got redesigned THREE times I think by the end. Though that was partially because it became a portfolio project. Though the journal never did get the redesign. So...win? Kind of.

3 - Get the comic projects settled. Get chapter one of SOMETHING up and running online. I've got two I'm sort of pushing around but not getting to a conclusion....

Ah yes...this one pertained to two projects I was kicking around. One was an Alice in Wonderland comic, and the other was The Project. I did end up in the end dropping the Alice comic after a few designs and page layouts and became rather obsessed with The Project which ballooned and became an ever constant job of researching, world building, character design and background building. So I at least settled for WHAT I was going to work on, regardless of the fact that none of it has surfaced to the public yet. So fail on this one.

4- Do more than one convention this year.

Barely squeaked by but this one did happen. Only by the grace of God and help of friends.

Ok now for this years resolutions:

1 - Post art once a week. No rules to this one like last time, just post something, once a week.

2 - Find a job

3 - Set up and get the etsy shop running

4 - Redesign website

5 - Work more cons

6- Get The Project public.

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

Welp now back to work for me.
lissa_quon: (Default)
Alright folks, its time for me to take score and see how personally I did at the promises I made myself a year ago.

Last year I had four whole resolutions, since I'm conservative even in self improvement.


1 - once a week I will do an art post on live journal and dev art, these must be out of school work...[rules and explanations]...

Well this one I did okay on during the semester, I in fact enjoyed the weekly scramble of sketchbook sorting and midnight runs to the computer labs to scan the artwork. But once I graduated things started to slip. And in November they almost dropped off entirely. Though the original intention of this was to keep myself from being buried in school work and burning out. So the spirit of this one was kept though I did get really lazy.

2 - Redesign and update Foolish Mortal before graduation in May. I tend to try to do this before con season but with my final semester closing in I have the feeling that if I dont do it before class ends I'll forget it all together. Also addendum: fix the live journal to match.

This one DID happen, the website got redesigned THREE times I think by the end. Though that was partially because it became a portfolio project. Though the journal never did get the redesign. So...win? Kind of.

3 - Get the comic projects settled. Get chapter one of SOMETHING up and running online. I've got two I'm sort of pushing around but not getting to a conclusion....

Ah yes...this one pertained to two projects I was kicking around. One was an Alice in Wonderland comic, and the other was The Project. I did end up in the end dropping the Alice comic after a few designs and page layouts and became rather obsessed with The Project which ballooned and became an ever constant job of researching, world building, character design and background building. So I at least settled for WHAT I was going to work on, regardless of the fact that none of it has surfaced to the public yet. So fail on this one.

4- Do more than one convention this year.

Barely squeaked by but this one did happen. Only by the grace of God and help of friends.

Ok now for this years resolutions:

1 - Post art once a week. No rules to this one like last time, just post something, once a week.

2 - Find a job

3 - Set up and get the etsy shop running

4 - Redesign website

5 - Work more cons

6- Get The Project public.

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

Welp now back to work for me.

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