I feel it is about time for another journal update, so here goes.
2014 has been a hectic year for myself, and we are only just half way through. I've had a constant string of commitments since around February, and I'm now in middle of a 2 week lull before everything kicks off again.
Sadly this leaves little time for anything else. If I'm not at work, working on another (often Scout-based) project or sleeping, I'm generally escaping somewhere to forget about how hectic everything is.
I miss having the chance to catch up with friends, but its certainly trickier trying to find time when people are online when everyone's schedules seem as busy as mine.
I'm also in the early stages of looking for somewhere to move out to. I've been living with my parents since I graduated 2 years ago, but now I have a steady income it would be nice to have my own space.
It will also problem help de-stress me (though I'm sure the trying-to-find-the-right-place part will be stressful in itself).
Trying to find time to make art has been rather tricky, though I have been getting the urge to emote over the last couple of weeks.
The only problem is trying to pin down an idea that appeals. My head is so full of everything else that I can't form a clear idea of what I want to do.
I'm just hoping some time soon some inspiration strikes so I can release some of this creativity I've been bottling up.
The emote community has been rather dormant over the last few months, but slowly things seem to be coming back to life. A number of community focussed deviants are starting to breath some life back into the community, and this certainly lifts my spirits and gives me hope for a positive future,
It saddens me that I do not have the time and strength to be even a fraction of the community member I once was. However it is nice to see the torch passed on to a new generation of emoticonists to continue to nurture and develop this community.
On that note, please check out the list below for a few emoticon related items I'd like to support:
iAmoret is considering creating a new emoticon challenge to encourage emoticonists to make more emoticons. "No prizes, no pressure, just a prompt to keep our gears grinding". It sounds like a neat idea, but needs your support. More info here: fav.me/d7qn29i
a-kid-at-heart has an awesome contest for this month with some great prizes on offer (including mugs!). Be sure to check out the rules here: fav.me/d7ozvuy
Don't forget to subscribe to EmoteADay to receive an awesome featured emote direct to your inbox every day. It's a fantastic way to find great emotes both old and new, and definitely deserves more support.