Partly so I don't forget some things, and partly because I want feedback about some things. >u<
First, the MYO Wishful Contest ends in 7 days! Get working! <3
Second, the MYO Dextroluma contest that I am entering with Avenie ends in three days. I have been putting most of my effort to finishing my entry on time (I have four outfits total in mind, which I want to upload as a single reference sheet, with her biography and skills in the description), BUT once that is over, I will immediately be getting to work on: art trades others have already done their half of; commissions; gifts; contest entries; and the remaining art trades.
I am also really uber excited to start doing art of my own characters again! (Feels like I haven't in forever, even though it really hasn't been that long.) I've finally decided how I want to design Vanilla Cream, and ideally, I'd love to get everybody's reference sheets settled, with at least one (and up to three) alternate outfits... (keep dreaming, girl). I also need to make a singing icon of Milky-chi, and I adopted an awesome Occularus from Toppolain recently, and I'm looking forward to developing and drawing her!!
I also have been intending to host a mascot contest for Cutie-OCs for, literally, years. (Two.) I meant to do it when the group hit 100 members... it's at like 560 now, ahahahaha oops. So I'm thinking that in mid-August, after the Wishful MYO is over and I've had a couple weeks to do my own thing, I'll open up a contest for that!
There are actually a few contests I want to run, and unfortunately, it's going to take a few months, because I don't want to host more than one at a time (even if they are for different groups), because I think that would be too stressful! I want to do a "Draw Miuna" contest for the Wishfuls group, and I alsoooo want to have a "Draw Asterlia and Avenie" contest once I actually own Avenie (I'll be buying her if I don't win the MYO; might have to save up, though x_x).
I also really like the idea of doing monthly mini-contests for Wishfuls-Species, and I'd like opinions and ideas on the matter! The only thing I can think of is - LOL, Jesse is grumpy that I haven't gone to bed yet and randomly came out to the craft room and hit me with a pillow. I'M GOING AS FAST AS I CAN, OKAY, BUT MY INTERNET ISN'T WORKING AND IT MIGHT TAKE A WHILE TO SUBMIT THIS - anyway, the only thing I can think of is doing one custom Wishful a month for free, but I want there to be some sort of participation required. What would the event be? I have no idea. Maybe one "ticket" for every submission to the group? But there are some people that would do lazy five-minute drawings, and I don't want those to count D|
ALSO also, I've been meaning to make shirt designs for months and keep forgetting!! (Jesse reminded me of it today.) I'd sell them on Redbubble or something. I think I need to learn how to do vector art first, though, because otherwise it might look pixellated when printed.
As for my health, saw a cardiologist today. My heart sounds healthy and there shouldn't be anything wrong, but sometime next week I will be "borrowing" a heart rate monitor for like 24 hours. Apparently, having randomly fast or slow heartbeats is not a problem as long as the beats themselves aren't irregular. As for the hives... THEY'RE BACK ALREADY FFS. I finally got an appointment with a dermatologist... it's set for the 24th of August -.- So I'm going to be itchy and miserable as hell in the meantime.
Also been super freaked about an earthquake that's supposed to happen in the area like any day now - I'm terrified of natural disasters, and also with my medical condition, I require a lot more shit to merely survive than most people do - but my therapist is trying to help me with that. Jesse and I were going to go to Seattle this weekend to visit his grandfather, but I'm too freaked out about this potential disaster to go D| But my therapist is very nice and energetic, and I've been having like weekly appointments, so that's nice. I think.
Real talk though, in the past 30 days I have been to Urgent Care, the ER, and 4-5 different doctors. Most people don't do that in 2-3 years. I am so, so grateful that my otherwise-shoddy insurance covers 100% of this. x_x
//Couldn’t get internet last night, had to post after waking up