2018 Recap and Goals for 2019!

Christmas is over, and 2018 is almost over. And as I look back, I can summarize the past year with one word: thankful. I am really thankful for the things that happened in 2018. Why? Here are the top 10 reasons: March: Class trip to BelgiumFebruary-May: Illustration CommissionApril: first official…

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Last-Minute Christmas Gifts

There's been a lot going on in the past few weeks: We had an Open Mic night at our school, where people could share their creativity. I went to visit friends that I hadn't seen in 3 years. I continued work on a presentation, which is due on friday. And…

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Illustration Progress: the Power of Rest
Illustrations: Work in Progress

Illustration Progress: the Power of Rest

I have had a history of chronic fatigue. The issue had endured 7 years without significant improvement, and affected all areas of life. Luckily, this trend was reversed about 6 months ago, and I could now get up after 10h of sleep and feel awake. However, the fatigue came creeping…

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Christmas Market: Go with the Flow!
Christmas Market in Ewersbach

Christmas Market: Go with the Flow!

Normally, the 3000-soul town I study in is not exactly lively. But once a year, the Christmas Market changes that picture entirely: The vendors open their booths, music plays, and hundreds of people crowd the streets. Our seminary participated in this event, and I was there with them. I sold…

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Manuscript: Gary’s Noodles!

I told you about the steps I go through to write stories. Idea, Brainstorming, Outline, First Draft, Editing. And I'm not "done", sure enough, I will have to do some more edits eventually. But I think the story is ready to share with you. Tell me what you think, or…

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My Creative Weekend!

Painting I got a commission to paint some sceneries for a kid's play. I got grey paper on a long roll. Next, I needed a place to hang it while painting. I ended up unscrewing the handles of my bedroom closet and using the doors as the paint surface. It worked…

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My Writing Process, Step 4-5 (With Text Snippets)

I am writing a new children's story called "Gary's Noodles". I first went from the basic idea to an "outline". Here's what I did next: Step 4: First Draft When you have a rough idea where you are going with your story, you can start actually writing. Some people swear…

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