Whazzup? Ok, after a pretty busy weekend, it's time to sit down, relax, and blog a little. As I mentioned, this past weekend was a busy one, both personally and professionally.
This year I got to enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving meal. I want to point out that I didn't grow up in United States or Canada, meaning that I didn't grow up with a Thanksgiving tradition as a kid... but I surely enjoy it now! So many delicious treats to eat (not to mention the family time). As usual, there were a couple of visits to pay and places to go. Needless to say, it was a very enjoyable weekend, good to step out of the routine.
On the other side of the spectrum, this was also a busy weekend due to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the sale days following Thanksgiving celebration in United States. This was truly a year to learn, being this my first year with a stable online store. I'm happy that I got to jump into it, it kept me busy in a fun way, promoting my little sale at my little online store, and taking notes on what to do next year. I look forward to see my business grow and expand it, one step at a time.
What are the plans now? What's next? Well, my most immediate project is render my yearly Xmas image, as it's been a tradition for the last few years. And to say immediate is actually an understatement, since December is just around the corner. Typically, this image marks the end of my projects for the year, due to December being always a blur. Between family celebrations, visits, trips, etc., the time goes away before I know it. I learned to plan ahead during these past few years, when I realized that I wasn't able to finish half or the projects I had scheduled for December. Nowadays, I enjoy this month, and use it to look back and see what I finished and what I didn't.
The rest of the plans are the same: keep promoting my online store, my Patreon page, this blog, and of course, my website. All this mainly trough my social media, like Facebook and Twitter. It surely takes a lot of energy of time, but it's definitely worth it, I feel like I'm working for something that's entirely my creation, with its successes and its mistakes.
So, at the risk of sounding like a broken record (gee, I hope I'm not the only person still using that phrase 😆), I ask you to please join me in my venture by becoming a patron of my work. You get to see more of my art, including work in progress, sketches, with new rewards introduced soon. Pledges start at merely $1, and please don't let the word "pledge" scare you away, since these pledges can be cancelled at anytime, no questions asked. Just visit my profile at patreon.com/popeyewongart to check it out, hopefully you'll like what you'll see. But, regardless, thank you for your support, I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for the help of so many people towards my work.
I will be back soon, to keep blogging about this gig of drawing semi-naked (or even naked!) women for a living. It's a hard work, but somebody has to do it. :)
See ya next!
Pin-up artist by day… and also by night. Well, mostly by night, because night time is my favorite time to paint.