Wow! I haven't done one of these Journal entries in a while. How is the Internet doing. Did it crash while I was gone? No? Good.
The end of 2013 is coming and what a year it's been. It's been a very dizzying whirlwind and despite its ups and downs, I have to say that it's been the most successful year I've ever had. Between having Sparky Konga shown at the Maximum Exposure 2013 gallery and all the events and community groups I've been a part of and everything else I've done this year, I've accomplished more than I ever dreamed a year ago and helped a lot of people. I hope that I can do more good for people this year and we can all surpass whatever expectations we have for ourselves in the upcoming year of 2014!
I've been rather silent on my DeviantArt and my artwork in general for the past several months, though not out of laziness I assure you. Among other things, I've been exceptionally busy trying to do my Ryerson New Media thesis project and have been researching and working on it since the summer. My thesis is called Who Are You? and it's a video game that acts as an interactive personality test. Seeing as I was never taught how to make games and have had to start from scratch I've had a lot of sleepless, frustrating nights to work on it, as well as a great amount of help from friends, professors, and colleagues, and now I'm filling out a Masters application which has made me hard pressed to put any effort into other pieces of artwork I'd like to make. I'm currently still working on it with the aim of getting it into the 4th year New Media gallery in 2014, so if you would like to keep up with it, feel free to follow the new Who Are You? Facebook Page I made for the project. Also, while Spark Comics is still on hiatus at the moment, there is a Spark Comics Facebook Page that I post funny things and updates in regularly so that's a good way to keep up with me. I also launched a new portfolio site at GrindSpark.com. It's still a work in progress and a bit disorganized and barren, but I'll be updating it very soon.
I hope all of you had some very Happy Holidays and have a Sparktacularly Happy New Year.