It's been a while, but here is another quick abstract landscape I painted to fend off the anxiety.

My 2020 resolutions are to be kinder and listen more; to be mindful and present, focusing on the "here and now" and making it count; to stop the self-sabotage and to work on getting what I deserve. And play a lot of D&D.

New month: bring it on! January 01, 2020 at 12:15AM

Happy New Year! All the best to you, your friends and family!

The morning light on clear winter days is so beautiful!
I feel blessed that I could see it this morning.

Suppose I was sitting at my desk at work doing my job.
What was I doing when the Company's president, who visits from another Country, popped into my office?
a. Typing an email.
b. Testing a build of "Game".
c. Holding a bottle of mouthwash.

At the restaurant with my 90 years old grandma and she started discussing football and now even the table neighbors have joined the conversation and I had no idea what anyone is taking about. 🤷🏻‍♀️

New month: bring it on! December 01, 2019 at 12:15AM

Another finished illustration, yay!
Not 100% happy but what counts is that it's finished and I have practiced painting on tinted paper.

Something a bit more experimental: alcohol based markers on green paper.
Green is a terrible color to paint with: mixing yellow and blue is much better, but I am OK with how this turned out.

A bit messy, but overall I am happy with it.
It's good to keep up with the "finish what you started" mindset.

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Gratitude lists not working for you? You're not the problem.

goodhousekeeping.com/life/a453

This essay said some things I needed to hear at a time when I really needed to hear them. I'm putting this out there in case someone else needs to hear them, too.

This one is really hard to capture because of the glare (I really need to set up my scanner).
I am not 100% happy with it, but I am continuing with the "finish what you started" philosophy.

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Just occurred to me today that you younger folks who have the benefit of awesome tools like #blender might not even know that POV-RAY exists.

Pretty amazing what people are doing with this stately old piece of code these days. Check out the hall of fame, I think you'll find an image or two to be impressed by!

Many years ago, when computers were crawling, embryonic half formed things compared to what we use today, this thing was AMAZING and let anyone ray trace. It was *empowering*.
hof.povray.org/

The pros of being home ill.
I am not sure I am happy about this but I trying to stick to the "finish what you started" philosophy.

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