It’s a new year and all the resolutions are out in force. Both my girlfriend and I have made some, which include the dreaded workout and eat better that so many fail to achieve or keep up with much longer than a few weeks.
I made one to myself, accidently. It isn’t a new year resolution really, but one that I’ve been working on to better myself as an artist and creator. Between work and just the basic day to day chores and activities, like cooking, eating, and sleeping I don’t always get a lot of time to write, take photos, or play a game. But I’m a night person, and I make time. Admittedly it’s typically for games.
I’ve been trying to take an hour or so every day, or, at least, every few days to turn off my TV. Well, Typically it’s Netflix, Amazone Video, or Hulu on my MAC. Anyways I turn that off, turn on some music and work on something a bit more creative and productive. Lately, it’s been working on starting my photography studio, at least on paper. As well as writing content for this blog or for another blog I contribute to called Shortcut Gamer, a gaming blog that is owned and run by a friend.
So far it’s been really successful and I’ve been producing a lot more content and even getting a lot of work done on trying to nail down all the details of the studio. I’ve even thought about putting together a few long-term projects, such as shooting a personal calendar for 2017, that would consist of various bits of art I’ve shot through 2016. We’ve also made plans to refinish the dresser we recently got from my grandparents. While there isn’t anything wrong with it, we just decided to sand it down, give it a fresh coat of paint, and put some new knobs on it. All in all, it’s a great starter project, as I’ve always loved working with wood and doing DIY projects. Plus it’s a cheap project that’ll cost around $50 in total.
So here is to 2016 and trying to do something with this year. No resolutions, just trying something new.