Not to put a too fine a point on it, but 2018 is off to a rocking start. Ok, possibly not a start, but almost a midway point. It's May. Right. Maybe I should edit that to "2018 has been pretty good so far" but the edit button... doesn't exist and I've rewritten the start of this already a half a dozen times so what's there is gonna stay.
2018 has been pretty good so far and even though I'm not going to be able to attend this year's Helsinki Comics Festival as a vendor (which was a plan at one point!), there will be goods and things. This year! Yes, it seems almost implausible after the 4 years that everything's been very silent here, but there are reasons related to life. And some of those reasons also mean I can't fully expand on the goods and things right now. Instead, let's look at the things I CAN expand on:
Some months ago I took part in an urban design contest as part of a team and this is what happened.
We came in 2nd as the audience favorite.
Technically that means that our design will NOT be seen anywhere in the city's designated arting surfaces in the near future. However, it was discussed and we did give permission, that should another similar space have use for a design, ours could be used. Below is our team's design, with some grand spiffy photoshopping by my awesome team mate.
I'm still all tingly about that. The ceremony was lovely, the bouquet we got seemed to last forever and the people we competed against were extremely talented. All in all it was really an honor to be part of the whole process. (seriously, what did they put in those flowers? They kept for almost a month!)
Besides that, I've started at a new position as a student in the marketing department of local software company.
And sort of connected to that we come to the things I'd love to elaborate more on but can't really much. In short: there will be some coloring book stuff by the end of the year (not sooner because of Reasons) and there will be some prose stuff that I might spring on you unexpectedly when you're not looking. Because of Reasons.
Honestly, I'm not trying to be difficult, but this part of the year is legally all kinds of murky, So. Reasons.
On the Not Frustratingly Vague side of things: I have some ongoing blog stuff planned already and I'm posting flash fic, totally for free, on a few different platforms. You can find me on Wattpad, Quotev, FictionPress and Sparkatale to read my tiny prose. Now that my schedule has managed to schedule itself, I can start trying for semi-regular posting on all of those too. Or you can come here and read the same stories on Fridays. There's probably some snazzy tweety hashtag for it like #FlashFicFriday or summin'...
My user handles have been updated almost uniformly across different platforms to Mimesatwork now. If you see that, it's probably me.. Like, say, on Instagram where I try to post warm up sketches when I have the time. And my links here have been updated, so they should (SHOULD) work.
Also, as you can see on the right, I've added a coffee button in case you want to buy me a cuppa. A cup is US$3 which incidentally is about as much as a cuppa.
Ok, so my pun is rusty.
ANYWAY... that's one squishy lump of updating with vague raisins thrown in. They'll become less vague the closer to them we get. Until then, stay peachy!