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Hello! Roisin here, returning for 2021 with a returning theme, Oh, Hell's bells. For years, that was what my progress thread was titled and ya know, it fits as someone who swears a lot and who quite often says "What was I doing? Oh, Hell's bells, I forgot again."
I write slice-of-life/mainstream fiction dealing with families and all the wonderful, wacky and weird relationships within them (though sometimes some supernatural/fantastical elements get thrown in because why not). I plan to focus on two of my numerous canons this year.
The Fitzgeralds follows several members of the Fitzgerald family; Dinah, her older brother Terry and Terry's two teenage twin daughters Sarah and Beth as they deal with everything that life throws at them.
CC deals with her life, her family (four younger half siblings, a mother she rather not deal with, a cousin who she worries about and uncle with whom she's estranged), friends, her new job, the tentative start of a new romantic relationship while still trying to put her life back together after a disastrous marriage.
I've been using RaTs to post both canons, so if you are interested you can read what I have so far.
Write 75,000 Words
Post at least one RaT every month
Do one finished watercolor and/or gouache piece per week (0 / 52)
Do Sketch A Day 90% of the year (0 / 329)
Use the paint pouring kit
Do at least one Skillshare class per month (0 /12)
Organize the garage and arrange an art space (only possible if donation centers open up again and do home pickup)
Actually use my planner all year long
Find a physical therapist
Find a therapist therapist
Restart my Irish lessons at least once every other day.
Writing is going slow but thanks to the Luck of The Draw prompt, I got a RaT posted.
The other goals are going well.
Some of the art I have done so far:
Yes, I have a thing for palm trees. I like them and I like making them. The purple one's background got a little messed up in some areas, thanks to cat fur and a cat helper.
This one is an abstract in gouache and is was fun to make but I'm not that fond of it. But I enjoyed the process so I'm going to try again. It was from one of the Skillshare classes I finished.
galactic-pirates Ink pouring is what is sounds like. It's like paint pouring but with ink. You take some pouring medium, add some ink and so crazy. Ink is much more pigmented than paint so you don't need as much. It's also supposed to be more vibrant when dry. I got some ink from a Secret Santa so fun times ahead. I also want to see if it will work with fountain pen ink.
erin Thanks! It took me a while to find it. I had the image so clear in my mind but trying to finding it proved difficult.
I am having health issues again and am having trouble concentrating. Amazingly I have been doing really well with the Irish lessons but Sketch A Day has totally crashed and burned. I have an easier time with my own art and have some new pieces to share.
A gouache landscape type thing with some colored pencil and ink overlay in spots.
Another palm tree. This one was made using water brushes, which I don't think I like but will need to use more to make sure.
Bunny ear cactus in colored pencil and ink. I need to work on my outlining, my hand is shaky. I love how this turned out and I'm going to do one in watercolor and try different types of cacti.
Mel Cats are such good little furry helpers. They have to supervise to make sure I do everything correctly. And to nibble on the art supplies.
Kandybar Thanks! The palm trees are just watercolors. I will experiment with adding ink in later.
Post by galactic-pirates on Jan 26, 2021 3:27:24 GMT -5
Ooooh I love your art, it's so striking! I'm sorry to hear about your health issues *hugs* I hope they improve. You are doing fantastic, look at all the crossed out things! It just looks like the writing isn't as much as you wanted, so you are doing great! Go you!
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