Carry On My Wayward Son - Kansas
You can’t deny this shit.
As a longtime Kansas fan, ooh this is lovely.
Nillili Mambo- Block B
Would it be gratuitous or a nice personal touch if all of the WTNV Tarot Court Cards had flowers/flower motifs in their artwork to suit each character?
I have been interviewing women who work in Fantasy Illustration about their lives, art and careers. It’s a goldmine of knowledge and advice both for working artists and also for aspiring illustrators and artists.
There are currently 17 different interviews, so get reading and enjoy!
You can find all of the interviews here: http://kirileonard.com/tag/women-in-fantasy-illustration/
More good stuff to read from Kiri Leonard, and of course the interviewees.
Aw yeah Carmen!!!
"Foot Soldiers" Unplugged by Eliza Rickman ft. Meg Bashwiner, Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor, Marisa Blankier (filmed by Cecil Baldwin)
I know I’ve been characteristically un-Hannah this last week or so, ducking in and out and whatnot. I think I owe you guys a heads up for clarity’s sake. Mainly a lot of stress piling up. For starters, it began about a week ago when a former friend decided to up and try to hurt others. I really don’t have the energy to recount all the details of it, but you can find a really good report and discussion of it here. It’s under a read more with relevant tags. Kinda nasty stuff happened, so I understand if you don’t want to read it. Nevertheless, it really kinda sent my state of mind into a tailspin. It’s really unsettling to find out that one of your friends that you trust and confide in will stoop to that level, and it really puts doubt in your own mind. Thankfully with the help of some really amazing and supportive friends I’m feeling a lot better about it now.
On top of that, I’m in the process of getting my new job stabilized (get out of the physically and mentally toxic previous job) and everything ready to move into the apartment, and in addition trying to get me started on treatment for depression and anxiety. I hit kinda a big setback yesterday when I got a somewhat rude response from the doctor that made me feel like folks didn’t believe that I had depression. I’ve been trying to get some sort of solid treatment set out with no avail for about 4 months now, but just have to keep searching.
Sometimes when you have a lot of stress it’s really easy to feel like there isn’t going to be an end to it, doubly so if you have depression and your brain is keen to running with the idea. It really sucks when the only thing between you and things looking up is a block of time you can’t make shorter; it removes your sense of agency. But I tell you what, no matter what, always remember that it’s going to get better, and you’re going to make it, and you’re going to get yourself into a better situation. You’re going to get that job that doesn’t drain your energy, a house that doesn’t make you sick, a treatment to help make the down times better. And when it’s just watching the clock, hold onto the small and wonderful things to help make it all seem more bearable. To quote Ari in Whatever This Is, “little victories, you know?”
You guys have been nothing less than the best, and supportive, and amazing. Life’s pretty turbulent, but no-one at the age of 23 has ever totally had it together. And you get better at managing the turbulence as you get older. I have a lot of beautiful art in the works, the rest of the WTNV Tarot cards thumbnailed, and having a steady job that can fully pay the bills will enable me to dedicate myself to my classes and my artwork. I love you guys; I hope that things will work out for you too.
While I was living in China, I always dreamed of going to see Joey Pang or Wang at Tattoo Temple in Hong Kong. Joey has a 2 year waiting list, while Wang’s is 6 months. I kept putting it off, and now I’m back in the States. :(
The lesson, kids, is do no procrastinate!
Learn more about the amazing Ms. Joey Pang here