• March Wrap-Up + Favorites

      posted in Life In General by Kay on March 31, 2016

      What a month March was. I feel like this month had such a huge build-up for me, mentally, as it was the last month I had before I am officially open for business with my art. Let’s kick off the March wrap-up with goals!

      This month, I posted my goals and literally never looked at the post again. Oh dear. As I’m writing this, I haven’t looked at it yet and have no actual idea WHAT my goals were, other than water drinking. So let’s see how I did!

      #1. Start running again. Success! I have about 3 miles left to log of the 22.1 mile Sherlock race. I really enjoy running again. I’m not really on a regular schedule with it yet, but I’m happy with just going again period.

      #2. Order business cards. Success! And I love them. In fact, I’ve got a whole post about them for next week. Stay tuned!

      #3. Drink. More. Water. SO. CLOSE. In February, I only averaged 10 ounces of water a day, and I wanted to kick that up to 16 ounces, minimum, for March. This month, I averaged 15.65 ounces a day. Improvement, and so close to my (already low) goal! I need to work on consistency; I have days where I’ll drink 24 ounces or more in a day, and then go a few days only drinking 8 or 10. I need a balance!

      #4. Complete 4 finalized pieces of art. Not quite. I completed 3 full pieces, stuck with Sketch Portraits, and have a lot of concept drawings started. Still productive, but not quite at the one a week I want to get to.

      #5. Make a budget. Sort of completed? I have a post coming up about budgeting in April, but for now I’ll say that yes, I did sit down and write a budget for the month of March. But we didn’t exactly stick to it. More details in the upcoming post.

      Overall, 2 of 5 goals fully completed. Now to start mulling over ideas for April’s goals (and hopefully not forget them entirely this time!)

      Moving on to monthly favorites! Here’s what I was loving in March:

      • These art Instagram accounts:
        @girls_are_so_weird
        @brandon.kenney
        @veronicamarche
        @itzzcowa
      • Being inspired to start new projects outside of my comfort zone.

        march wrap-up + favorites: firewatch

      • Playing Firewatch for Indie Game Gang. I was shit about being active in the forums, but I loved this game.
      • Celebrating my brother’s birthday.
      • Setting aside free time to spend with my hubs instead of constantly working on projects.
      • These YouTubers:
        Kiera Rose
        Monster Paws
        Frannerd

        march wrap-up + favorites: felicity smoak

      • Felicity Smoak. We’ve been catching up on Arrow, and while I may not ship Ollie + Felicity, I love her so, so much as a character. Plus, serious wardrobe goals.
      • Splurging on two cute new dresses to wear as soon as the weather warms up.

      March felt like it flew by, and I think it’s because I had so much to prepare for my art shop opening up. I can’t believe it opens TOMORROW! I’m so happy it’s finally ready, and also filled with anxiety though I have no idea why. It’s not like I have a problem sharing my work; I do it all the time here! In fact, you guys have already seen the things I’m offering prints of! I think the fact that it’s the first time I’ve really put myself out there and made a go of my art just causes me some anxiety about it. But there’s a whole bunch of excitement to go with it! Stay tuned tomorrow for an announcement post on the shop!

      What did March bring to the table for you?