Friday, April 27, 2018

Celebrate The Small Things - April 27, 2018


This week I finished inking my webcomic up until the point where the ending can go two ways. I'm going to print them out and give copies to some people who read that genre and ask them which ending they like better. It's so exciting and satisfying to have them all inked and cleaned up! I finally feel like this is what I'm supposed to be doing in life! I'm just angry that I didn't figure this out decades ago.

I scanned the drawings into the computer and realized that I still have to add the text balloons to the panels! I forgot how to do a lot of things in Clip Studio Paint, so I spent a couple of days watching tutorials and taking notes. Of course, it never goes as smoothly as the person in the video so I had to figure out a lot of stuff on my own. Frustrating, but so exciting to learn how to do new things in the program!

There are things in daily life that seem to give you clues as to which path you should be taking. I've been planning on posting my webcomic on Line Webtoon which is the number one webcomics site right now. It's very big in the Asian community since it is an Asian based company. It was my belief that mainly young women read comics on that site because their comics are heavily romance/comedy driven. This week a guy in his 20s told me that he reads comics on that site every day. I guess in college they are not allowed to listen to music or watch videos on the school computer, so he reads comics instead. Wow, there must be hundreds of college kids doing the same thing. That's promising! It reinforces my idea of posting my webcomic there.

Oprah has a podcast called Super Soul. I listened to a couple of episodes which were inspirational. It made me excited to keep doing comics. I have so many stories I want to get on paper!


The problem I have is that I tend to go off on a tangent. Instead of working on stories I already have ideas for, I tend to work on new stories and ideas I have no endings for. I must subconsciously be listening to that "angel" on my shoulder that's saying, "Give yourself a challenge! Make your life harder!"


I took my dogs out for a "10 minute" walk which turned out to be 45 minutes because I was training my dog, Bumi, not to pull on the leash and go after anything that moves. I was happy that we actually made some progress! I fell and skinned my knees like a school child, but hey, we spent some quality time together and the dogs loved me more afterward.


I read a Moomin comic this week that my husband and I can relate to as we are trying to eat more vegetarian. Maybe you can relate to it, too. Have a good weekend!




What are you celebrating?


This is a blog hop hosted by Lexa Cain and co-hosted by L.G. Keltner and Tonja Drecker. Please be so kind as to visit their blogs and participating blogs listed below. Thank you!



Lexa Cain @ http://lexacain.blogspot.com/

L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog
1.Lexa Cain2.Fiction and Film
3.Writing Off the Edge4.Kidbits
5.TheCyborgMom6.Thoughts and Ideas from Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
7.Intentional Insights with S. Kelley Harrell8.Constantine
9.My Miracle Life10.Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams
11.Lara Lacombe12.TF Walsh
13.Life, Yoga and Other Adventures14.Suzanne Furness
15.Elizabeth Seckman16.Avalon
17.My Baffling Brain18.Planet Kimberly
19.Shah Wharton20.Victorian Scribbles
21.Tanya Miranda22.Ann - A Friend of Jesus 2013
23.Special Teaching At Pempi's Palace24.Square Pegs
25.Patricia's Place26.Anne Higa
27.My Antimatter Life28.Bouquet of Books
29.Lightravellerkate30.Curious As A Cathy
31.Glennie's Random Ramblings32.In My Own Words
33.Tamara Narayan, Author34.My Creatively Random Life
35.Yvonne Ventresca36.On Becoming a Writer
37.Decadent Kane38.Stacy Uncorked
39.Sharon Himsl--Shells, Tales & Sails40.Cloud Nine Girl
41.Our Simple Life42.Our Prime Years
43.Allison Bruning

4 comments:

  1. Nothing wrong with doing a longer walk than you planned. Great work on the comics too. It's always good to learn new things. Let me know if you need some good veggie recipes. We eat mainly vegetarian at our place because my partner is vegetarian and I was for more than 11 years.

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    1. Wow, Kate, that's great dedication! It has been a real challenge finding recipes to meet our needs. We have food allergies/challenges. I have to eat gluten free. My son is allergic to almonds and macadamia nuts. My husband has acid reflux, so I can't cook with tomatoes or garlic. My husband needs a lot of protein because he's building his muscles. If you're up for the challenge, I would love recipe ideas! Feel free to email them to me at kimberlyrobello@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  2. Kimberly,

    Thank you for stopping by over the weekend. I was away from Blogosphere and the Internet. This is a time I generally reserve for DH. Anyhow, how exciting that you created your comic. Will you share any of this on your blog? It would be great fun to see it. This is a great reason to celebrate! I wish you the best of luck with getting your work published. Have a wonderful week and please come join me on the dance floor today! ;)

    ~Curious as a Cathy
    A2Z iPad Art Sketch 'Z' for Zinnias

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    1. Thanks, Cathy! Yes, I really should share it on this blog. I have an art blog where I'm documenting my progress, but I really should post some of it on here as well. Good idea!

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