It's that time of year again. The holidays. A time to be with family. A time of giving. Store discounts. Putting garlands and plastic baubles on a pine or fir tree. Christmas.
I told how I was motivated to draw over October. The same can't be said about me with December. I could've drawn in the spirit of winter and I'm no stranger to a picture with the combination of white and dark blue. I wish I could really see the art of this. On a website, that's hard with all the lines of lights, the sleighs, the flying deer, and the Santa suits. To irritate me, the Holiday Baking Championship this year started almost immediately after Halloween ended.
I saw a bit of the art in Cake Wars: Christmas. While people decorated with talent, using fondant, sugar class, candy, rice cereal, and fruits, I saw people make mistakes. Even though they agreed on ideas, someone was occasionally put in a rush or let break, crack, or fall apart. I'm disappointed that I didn't really hear a team argue like brothers and sisters.
There was art in the Holiday Baking Championship as well, giving the professional bakers some challenges. I can name two rounds in which I saw such artistic treats, and they were quite talented.
As for myself: I was afraid that I wasn't in it. I love giving, but I didn't feel it this year. I'm still learning. There's much I don't understand and there's much I can't let go of. This is also a time to reflect on the year. I've read about many fuck-ups that happened over this year, and I've been to theatre more times this year than any other year, with several movies that I anticipated.
I like to think that it was in early spirit of NaNoWriMo that I wrote every weekday from September to November, alternating between two stories, each of them at around 24 000 words at this point. I held out my personal promise to ditch the kids' stuff with drawing. I made pictures with pencil crayons and markers of a higher quality. My first picture with them made me proud of myself and I had to remind myself to not get arrogant.
By the way, I'm not watching any of the Christmas TV specials or holiday movies. I stopped caring for those long ago. I'm only thinking about my favourite band, Nightwish. Christmas is the birthday of Tuomas Holopainen and other musical artists. Just like other specific days, I like to work on a project on Christmas Day. I'm not really social, either.
I hope to keep growing as a writer and keep going over the year to come. I also hope to see more art from my dear friends here on dA, while see what catches my eye on FA. I hope no one I like interacting with on dA gives up on what they love to do or on their dreams. I've been here for five years. To my dearest friends: I'm glad that you're in my life and even though you only read what I type on a keyboard, I hope that what I say is no less meaningful. You're like my family, and I love you all.
Now then, my friends' feature:
- Listening to: Nightwish
- Eating: peanut butter squares
- Drinking: tea