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I really hate Mondays...

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 30, 2012, 3:50 PM



This has honestly been thee worst Monday ever.
The shit that just keeps happening is REtarded.

I've been an anxious, overwhelmed freak all week, but today was the official breaking point. I have conflicts between work and everything else is driving me into a big black hole of more freakin' freaking. There is a suddenly due date that is not only impossible to meet, but was never discussed with me- AND that's got to be sorted out, or you might as well admit me to the crazy house, because frankly I don't know much longer I can do this without scrambling my grapefruit.

The chocolate milk that spilled over today's work was just the icing on the cake, as was the stove's pull-out drawer peeling back my toe nail like a price sticker...

So I'm done with work tonight. The chocolate milk ruined that last page and was like a KICK in the face, so I might draw- something that'll make me happy and not like I feel the need to continuously prove myself to everyone.

My next contract is starting in a Week (oh jesus...) Where the H-E- double hockey sticks did January go.... SERIOUSLY.

In other news, on final decision, ADA Issue 2 has been split into two issues. Somewhat relieving.
AMERICAN DARK AGE ISSUE TWO Kickstarter has begun! You can pre-order your copy here:
AMERICAN DARK AGE ISSUE TWO
Please Note that the Date of delivery will mostly like change.


Time to do some 'relax' time.
Jac out.


  • Drinking: Cafe Lungo Nutty and Delicious
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sistersgrimmfan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Aww :hugs: everone has a bad day or week here and there. girls have one once a month at least.
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ElementJax Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aww thanks!I wish I could blame it on my monthly- But no. Not this time.
Today is good though! :)
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sistersgrimmfan Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
aww. ok. :hugs:
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Amberrant Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You let your hair down. January is leaving and you might as well have a bit of it to yourself, 'specially after the shitacular day you've had. Gotta love Mondays.
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ElementJax Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Doing better today! Thanks :heart: Feel like I can get back on the track again.
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creativesam Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
I also hate Mondays.

>> I don't know much longer I can do this without scrambling my grapefruit.

You'll be alright.

I'm already there -- I call them migraines. Migraine aura causes all sorts of havoc with the nervous system.

Your under stress, so the body doesn't react quite right. You need things to go well and they don't.

Deep breaths help to center one's self. Slow down some.

Break down your projects into smaller tasks, some that are relatively quick and you know you can get done. And the others that will take more work and effort. Break those into smaller segments.

I hate those stove drawers, mine gave me a cut. :-)

Your toenail will heal, in time.
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ElementJax Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you for your concern :heart: I'm doing great today! :D I guess yesterday was just ONE of THOSE days...
the Origin of my stress is out of my control- I cannot be dealt with until I get a new place...so I gotta deal with it.
Other matters have seemed to be worked out.
Toenail..er lack of toenail is doing good too.
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creativesam Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
You're welcome.

May things go more smoothly for you. :-)
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Vitaessesum Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Who does like Mondays?

I may be unemployed, but I can understand being freakin' freaked out about meeting a deadline that's impossible to meet and was never discussed with you, it had happened with me once.
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ElementJax Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Technically I am unemployed too- I'm a freelance artist under contracts :P Until I get hired to actually work in studio I'll keep doing this. I may need to pick up a part-time for some extra money so I can get the hell out of here. Which is the origin to my stress. But out of my control, so I should really stop letting it get to me. Just yesterday was...ugh. One of those days where nothing goes right and everything goes wrong. And the deadline thing has been sorted out, thanks to my awesome boss at Megabrain Comics.
But thanks!:D
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Vitaessesum Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been wanting to become a freelance artist, although I don't know how to go about it unfortunately. :/
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ElementJax Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's pretty easy, other than you REALLY need to be able to commit to it, cuz if you get bad rep, say bye bye to your freelancing career.
First of all, get a portfolio. Online one. Can be a blog or even DA has a portfolio thing you can set up. Start with some easy going rates, that will gradually escalate once you make more profit. Start networking and taking on lots of commissions and sooner or later you'll get noticed and asked to start a contract. But it's not a, sit-around-and wait for things to come you kind of deal. Networking is the key: whether Facebook, Linked in, Blogger, Twitter and DA work forum- the more you network the more your word for work is noticed and bigger opportunities are brought to your attention. I won't lie. It's INCREDIBLY stressful sometimes, but it's all worth it in the long run :)
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Vitaessesum Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll be able to commit to it, although the long periods in between my uploads here on dA might suggest otherwise, but I can commit to such things. Although I'm not really confident on my colouring and shading. Have you seen it? It's a sin! :iconohmygodplz:
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ElementJax Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Practice makes perfect :D
I was terrible at hand and feet, I'm still not pro, but I'm satisfactory now. And I'm still learning shading and lighting. Just keep it up. Grab books, tutorials to help hell I find analyzing other artists work is VERY helpful. Sooner our later, my weaknesses will become my strengths if I keep at er'
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Vitaessesum Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I HATE hands and feet. :iconblowitallupplz:

I used to hate eyes, but they gradually became easier, to the point where I managed to break away from Anime styled eyes. At least that's one thing out of the way.

I find analysing other artists' work is very helpful too, I mean, after a while, I've found out that highlighting parts in shaded areas sometimes. Can't remember what it's called. Background light? Where the light bounces off of something behind whatever and reflects off the back of whoever is in the drawing.

Gah, that was hard to word, I hope you don't mind my rambling. xD

I might hold out on networking my art at the moment. Will wait when I'm better, I'll know when the time is right. ^^ Unless it's worth doing so now.
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ElementJax Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
This artist is (and still is) a major influence in my work. Here's their "Face tutorial"
[link]
Great eye refs!
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DaineSalamin1 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I'm sorry you're monday has been so terrible and the same goes for your week. I hope everything turns out ok and you can take a vacation away from the things freaking you out lol. Hope your toe feels better as well :D
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ElementJax Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Unfortunately I can't take that vacation lol, but that's fine. I love what I do- the situation I was upset about has been dealt with and explained. The other stuff I have no control over it, so there is no point to freaking anymore... JUST one those days.
Feel awesome today :) And my toe is healing quite nicely.
Thank you for your support! <3
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DaineSalamin1 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome :)
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