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LINE STICKERS

I had a wonderful time working on these chat stickers that will soon be available in the LINE App sticker shop and the app store for imessenger.

I only started using the app myself about a month ago and have only one friend on it (which is plenty) but once I started using it and got introduced to this idea of stickers, I was hooked, it made the experience of chatting so much more interesting and interactive.

So my LINE friend and I decided we would challenge ourselves as part of the ongoing weekly art challenge to make some stickers.

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Resolutions

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It’s that time of the year again. and I am finally coming to terms with the fact that I don’t do very well with lists. It doesn’t work for me with shopping lists, I am not sure why I imagined it would with life decisions.

Now, that doesn’t mean that I think the year was a waste, just… different things happened from what I planned, some good – I read some really good books, I moved to an apartment that I love, my sister had a wedding, I bought a new car, I set up a new website , I had some good things happen with work but some things were not so good – My grandfather died, I’ve slowly watched my dad’s health deteriorate, work took up most of my time,  I didn’t write or make art as much as I had the opportunity to, I suffered a heart breaking loss of love, for a time stopped taking care of my body, something that I am fixing now.

On the whole, I know It was a good year, perhaps that is my optimism speaking.. but.. hey, I am still here, and if there is still breath in my lungs, I refuse to despair or be overtly discouraged, just… do better tomorrow.

Happy New Year everyone and to all.. a good night.

-PK

 

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of Tim Ferris and t-shirt design

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I am currently reading Tim Ferris’ Four Hour Work Week on Audible and so far, I have been pleasantly surprised. I will confess that I was expecting another cliche ‘you can do it if you just believe’ sort of book which is why I opted for the audio version over the paperback. Now I find myself seriously considering getting the hard copy as well just so I can refer to it from time to time.. but, that goes against some of the principles in the book.

Anyway, the book had me thinking about passive revenue streams and it can’t really hurt to try. I considered the number of times, I have wished I could have a particular quote poster, or drawing on a t-shirt and not been able to find it. What if I could actually make those things I wanted to see (in the hope that I am not the only one) and have another company take on the responsibility of producing and fulfilling the orders.

So I find myself, on a Sunday afternoon, working on batman t-shirt designs. Beats watching tv and throwing the day away.

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Comic-A-Day #10

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The last week has been the warmest I can remember in this town in a very long time, I also found out that 90% of all the clothes in my wardrobe were either black, gray or a dark shade of blue. I currently have no desire for shopping so I guess we are going to have to tough it out.

Long day at work = reduced time for full colours but I have to say the experiment with a duo-tone turned out alright. I am also finally caught up with the daily submissions.

*pats self on the back

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Celebrating Pride as a non American

I guess, we wont be changing any profile pictures today
I guess, we wont be changing any profile pictures today

My facebook feed is currently one giant rainbow, a couple of friends asked me if I was going to change my profile picture. I have had the same profile picture since I joined facebook. I don’t care very much to change things like that often. So when this happened, it was never really a decision to consider, what’s more, it was pride week across the states and other countries but not in my own country, and it was the American supreme court that made gay marriage legal across all the states in US. In my own country, it is still illegal to ‘be’ gay or as they so eloquently put it – to have unnatural relations with a person of the same sex.  So, really was there a reason for me to celebrate?

It is a win none the less and maybe in 5 years, my president will say, hey, they made it legal and their country didn’t burn down, maybe this is not so bad. Who knows? what I do know is that I will not be changing my profile picture. Not just yet anyway.

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Letter to future Self

Dear-future-meI am a month away from my 31st birthday and internally things haven’t changed much, I feel like a teenage boy that is still eagerly waiting for puberty to kick in. That is a simile by the way and not in any way a representation of my maturity. So I wrote a letter in a journal to my 40 year old self – I know, .. that has cheese written all over it, bare with me a moment.

Over the last week month, I have been considering doing things that I should already have done by now, grown up things, like significant investments, perhaps buying some property etc. If I am to be completely honest, I am in a perpetual state of ‘pseudo’ near death. That may be confusing, let me explain. I have no real desire to stay alive (not to be mistaken with a desire to die), as such I have never really considered that I would live to be very old. I certainly can’t imagine what I would be doing with my life if I made it to 50.

I feel that I have done, almost all I ever wanted to do, if I found myself in the unfortunate position of heaven forbid being trapped under a bus, taking my last few breaths, I can’t imagine having any real regrets. Is that weird? Is it a bad thing, isn’t that the point of life, to be content enough with your life that you are not constantly wondering ‘what if’ or ‘if only’ and ‘I wish’.

The other slightly more bothersome explanation could be that I simply haven’t set enough goals for my life to feel driven. I covered some of those feels in my where is my why post. The solution to that would be to set more goals and yet the purpose of goal setting, I feel should be so you can achieve something you truly want.

So I wrote the letter (which assumes I will be alive to read it on my 40th 9 years from now). I think that if I am alive at 40 then I would not want to have cheated myself by remaining in my sea of blandness. It was an exercise that turned out to be more eye opening that I had anticipated. It made me turn the light on myself and ask, ok if you want those things for that person you are in the future, what are you doing about it now.

You want to be a published author, well why aren’t you writing now?.

You want to have that cabin in the mountains, how much have you saved towards that?

You want to not be hiding behind a mask, why are you doing it now?

You want to know that your parents knew how much they meant to you, why haven’t you called them in 2 weeks.

You want to be fit and be able to tuck in that dress shirt, then why did you eat that whole box of bourbon creams? BECAUSE THEY ARE AWESOME!!

Anyway you get the idea.

I wonder if others have had any experience doing this sort of thing. I really want future me to not feel like I screwed them over.

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New Year, new goals

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I am now beginning to think that setting the goals is not nearly as hard as doing the work it takes to achieve them. This of course doesn’t stop me from trying.