For the past few weeks I’ve been on vacation with my family, and then my dad came to visit from America, so my schedule has been out of whack and I haven’t had a lot of time near my work desk. I almost exclusively do calligraphy when I’m visiting a school or going to lessons, and since I’ve only had a few days at work I’ve not been practicing much. When not at work my family has had a monopoly on my time. It’s been great to see them as much as I have but it’ll be nice to have a kind of consistent schedule again starting next Monday.
That being said, I’ve put in about 10 hours on the next Ballad of Cawnye comic and even brought in one of my best friends to handle the writing. I’m pretty excited to see where it goes. The only problem is just how long it takes to churn the art out. Please be patient.
Finally, I’ve been getting some strong hints from people around me (not my wife) that my dream of becoming an artist is unrealistic and I should give up and just get a job based on my Japanese ability to make sure I have the benefits and cash necessary for the family. I know it’s a decision I’m going to have to make when time for the job hunt begins, but I guess it hurts a little bit to have people taking the attitude that it’s not even worth trying. I don’t know, I suppose I believe in my ability to improve the necessary amount if I were living in a vacuum, I guess I’m just not so sure I think I can do it with the amount of time I have available to me. I’m not really sure what I should be doing right now to be honest.