Life Update: Moving in and project update

I’ve been through the moving/adjusting process, so I haven’t posted much. Moving in was definitely new and semi exciting. I’ve never lived in an apartment before, but it’s not bad. My roommates are nice and the bus stop isn’t incredibly far away, which I appreciate very much so. I did attempt to walk to campus, and it gave me new perspective on the meaning of hurt and tired. . .and the meaning of regular exercise that I should be doing. The new campus I’m on is already gigantic, so I just feel like I’m crossing an entire planet to get where I need to be (makes me miss my other university already. . .)

In terms of projects, the art book was halted because of lack of editing equipment (a laptop) and lack of any money at all to publish it. I will be getting a lap top soon, curtousy of my dad (thank you, dad :)) and I’ve created a 60 day indiegogo campaign for it to try and raise money. If anyone on here is interested in donating even the smallest chunk of money at all, it’s appreciated. I’m still trying to figure out a perk to give for those that donate more than a dollar. It will most likely be a mini artist care package that I would put together myself with a sketch book and some tools I suggest in my book. I obviously don’t have money to give everyone prisma colored pencils, as much as I’d love to, but I’m hoping most of the kit at least acts a starter for those who don’t really draw a ton to begin with.

Also, if you do decide to donate, the goal says $500, but that’s because indiegogo will not let me ask for less. . .so if I, for whatever reason, get to $500 or even $200,  the rest will be given to Marwen, the organization that will be receiving half the profit from the project.

For those who haven’t seen anything about my artbook project:

 https://rescloset22.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/summer-project-1-art-book/?preview=true

For those want to donate:

 https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/artbook-project/x/11907037#/

For those who want to know more about or donate to Marwen:

 https://marwen.org/students/learn-at-marwen/faq

And at the bottom of this will be my lovely face as well as some new drawings and photos for the art book.  . . .do the pictures make you want to donate more???? O.O (the drawings, not my face. . .and I was joking. . .)

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Bitch Mondays: Being Mistaken For Your Parents

I’m sure someone can relate with me when I say that being mistaken as your parents or your parents spouse is awkward. . . .just a little bit. . .

In high school, I spent much of my time with my dad and sometimes I’d go out with him in public places and people would think I was his wife or mistake me for my mom. Granted, I look a lot like my mom, but . . .I still don’t want to be mistaken for her because I think it’s weird. My mom’s a really beautiful woman, I just think it’s really odd and strange when people mistake me as her or think that my dad is my husband. For example, I went to get a check up at the doctor with my siblings last summer and my mom couldn’t come, so my dad took us. We all piled into the room and one of my siblings starts his check up and the doctor looks to my dad and says:

“Will your wife be filling out a form for your son or you?”

I was so confused at first because I thought,’My mom isn’t here. . .’, but then the light bulb clicked and my dad laughed and said, ‘No, I’ll be doing that, this is my daughter.’ The doctor was embarrassed and. . .I felt awkward . . . . .

Maybe I’m the only one who’s slightly bothered by this, but. . .with the picture I’ve tagged on to this, again, I do look a lot like my mom, so it’s just something that will continue to happen. . .