I’m working on a new header for the blog. It’s taken me MONTHS to do this one because I had to start from scratch by sketching a really rough draft of what I wanted to do. The sketching wasn’t so bad because I’ve missed it but I don’t have a scanner anymore so I had to rely on my not so good phone camera to get them onto the laptop. Also, tweaking virtual me isn’t easy either. I’m a perfectionist and there aren’t any real tutorials on how to turn yourself into a little cartoon without the aid of expensive programs. I managed but there’s something that’s holding me up: I have two shelves that have books, a plant, a radio, and a cat but there’s still space that I don’t know how to fill up! What else do people usually put on book shelves?
I also discovered that I can’t draw open windows for shit. Shading, most angles, and distance still befuddles me so I did closed windows instead. I also don’t know how to draw pillows without them just looking like colored squares. You can see a preview of the header HERE (It’s watermarked, shrunk down and covered in grainy spots but all that will change once it’s done.
I did a bit of reading this week too though not as much as I had hoped to do. I finished The Bastard Billionaire by Jessica Lemmon (Loved it. She writes better billionaires than what is currently “trendy”) and If the Duke Demands by Anna Harrington (Loved it!), both February releases.
|Image from Avon on Instagram!|
My reading challenges are going alright. I’ve done two for the Pick Your Genre challenge and three for the Backlist Challenge so far.
On the goal front, I’m off to a slow but steady start when it comes to the moving part. I’ve helped my mom submit almost 30 job applications (I send the job openings to her while she’s at lunch and if she says yes I go ahead and fill out the application), and made about 13 phone calls to different apartment complexes to check about rent, pet policies, and proximity to the local college. I’ve got a few more calls to make there and then I move on to real estate agents to check out small houses.
Aside from that, nothing eventful has gone on this week. So have a good weekend everyone and stay safe!