Right now, the Japanese whaling fleet is barrelling south to hunt thousands of majestic whales, escorted by a 30 million dollar security force paid for out of the tsunami disaster relief fund!
Anti-whaling champions were successfully blocking the Japanese whale hunt — which is exactly why the Japanese government decided to swipe money from relief efforts to stop the activists from bothering the boats while they engage in their brutal slaughter.
If we can stop the whaling security and get the relief money back for desperate Japanese citizens still languishing in radioactive hotspots, we could help end the whale hunt for good. Japanese PM Noda is already under enormous pressure after scandalous failures to compensate victims of the nuclear disaster. A massive global outcry can spark outrage inside and outside Japan and force Noda to use precious relief funds to save people, not kill whales - sign the petition on the right and share this campaign with everyone.
Tomorrow around this time I’ll finally hand in that awful paper and will be able to sketch my ass off again. It’s incredible how bad it gets after only about a week or two, progress-wise (I feel rusty and guilty looking at my sketchbook) and stamina-wise. It always amazes me how quickly you fall…
The reply section is too cramped to say much, so there’s no other option than to reblog!
As far as I can tell it’s always the same for me: i have a lousy time where i do nothing. Then, after kicking myself in the ass severely, I finally look back at some ideas and realize they weren’t half bad and go back to the ‘drawing board’.
Usually this is followed by some short happy period when all seems to go well and the improvements i was hoping for are -somewhat- made, mostly due to looking at the style of other artists or dragging my butt to do some (real life) sketches or studies. I try to plan this but i lack discipline so the plans wear off quickly. (This is my n° 1 priority for the moment: get more disciplined!)
I can’t really explain what happens next but i think it involves being disillusioned with myself, mostly for not getting anything done. Needless to say that i then go back to square one, again.
I agree that getting some distance between yourself and your work is often beneficiary, if not necessary, but too much of it and you get stuck, at least that’s my experience.
So ‘less thinking more doing’ is what works best for me. And once in a while you have this aha-erlebnis, which is always a treat.
I hope to see you picking up your sketches soon! and of course i wish you the best of luck with your academic pursuits…
It’s a strangely reassuring read even though it resonates my deep found paranoia that live goes so tremendously fast that we keep on missing it. So reassuring in the way that I can finally cite a reference (that I can agree with) when it comes to the topic of ‘urgency’ in our lives.
I’m not going to comment on this any further but would instead urge you to go and download the e-book. It’s short and free after all. Don’t miss out!