I’m sorry I haven’t posted much lately. The last couple of months have been pretty hard. They’ve been worse for my partner, but we’re still here, still together, and if anything we’re closer now. Fate threw us some challenges, we survived, and now we’re ready to move on.
This year wasn’t too productive. I posted 53 pictures on DA (not including photos) compared to 90 in 2014. I’ve had trouble staying motivated and on some counts my style’s regressed. I’ll hopefully turn this around when I’m in a better place. Hobart worked wonders for me last year and it can do the same again.
I’ve got other reasons to be pleased. This year wasn’t the disaster my last six months in Sydney were. Some of my work was well received and I’ve learned some new creative skills. I’ve caught up with a few old friends and made peace with another I fell out with four years ago. I’ve also shared some writing I haven’t posted on DA and it went down very well.
For better or worse, the much more normal (?) life I’ve led this year has brought me more up to date on pop culture. A lot of it’s been pure schlock, but Firefly, Game of Thrones, and Continuum were worth my time. I still prefer books overall and am currently re-reading Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs and Steel. It’s just as I remember it – a detailed but accessible mix of several different sciences – and I recommend it to anyone who plans to build a culturally rich and believable world.
I’ve got more to report, but I’ll save it for later. I hope you all have a great Christmas/Cokemas/Xmas/holiday (or whatever else it’s called these days) and a happy and rewarding new year.
Until next time,