It’s a very strong word for me, I don’t call anybody “friend” so casually.
I’ve always had very few friends in my life, many have come and gone, forgotten in time, others stay and become part of my family, however when people want to be your friends, all they have to do is be there for you, talk to you, share their life with you and genuinely care for you and most important of all, accepting who you are. At least that’s my definition of true friendship.
Sadly there are people in this world who think that as long as they buy you stuff and do favors for you, that you’re automatically their friend, and that’s what happened recently with someone I knew, this person from day one wanted to get me many things without me asking, I would always be very grateful when receiving something or be helped, however I had this cringing feeling that they wanted something in return, but I gave this person the benefit of the doubt, unfortunately my feelings were confirmed when they started to demand I keep being their friend because they “did this, gave me that, and said this”, a true friend doesn’t demand anything of you, doesn’t guilt trip you into anything either, this person was under the assumption that as long as they did this, that they would be “on my good side” and hence call themselves my friend.
I’m sorry it had to end, but the thing that I dislike the most is having someone come back to me and claim all the things they did for me just to keep being “friends”, I have so little of them, and all I desire is to have authentic ones.
So yes, live long and prosper as you said, all the best to you.
I’m excited to announce that I’m finally on Patreon! After much though and planning, I decided to open my official profile and invite all my followers to visit my page and consider becoming a supporter 🙂
For those of you that don’t know, Patreon in similar to crowdfunding sites like kickstarter or indie gogo, the difference is that it’s an ongoing campaign and you decide with how much and for how long you support your favorite creator or project, also not only will you be supporting a creator, in this case me, but you will also get special rewards and perks for becoming my patron 😀
One of the many rewards and perks that patrons get will be access to my patreon feed as well as access to exclusive videos only for my patrons!
Not to worry, even though I might create exclusive videos for those who contribute, I will still be creating regular youtube videos for the general public.
So take a look and consider becoming my supporter today 😀 … or tomorrow or whenever you like 😛
We’ve made it everyone! 2016 is here, I wish I was able to write this before the year ended but I spent new years secluded up in the mountains to get some peace and quiet, to do something different and also to rest from a very long year, there was nothing better than being cooped up in a little cabin with a fire to keep you warm and looking out at the window and see patchy snow left from a few days before when it snowed, I completely disconnected myself from civilization and technology for 4 days, so it gave me some time to think about 2015, the good, the bad and the ugly, the amazing and the funny.
2015 was filled with so many things, too many to even count them all, my life long dream of traveling to Japan was granted, I moved to a new house away from noisy and pesky neighbors to finally live in peace without the screams of bratty kids and the horrible music of upstairs and downstairs neighbors, met amazing friends, see my youtube channel thrive gaining almost 2000 more subscribers in a year.
Some things that I did notice even more last year were more problems with people taking my work without permission, another girl on instagram claiming credit for the work I did, then just before the year ended, I had to add plagiarism to the list, it was interesting, as I had never imagined someone copying how I did videos down to the last detail on my style and formatting, fortunately that last incident ended quickly and without major incidents with the youtuber that uploaded that video and took it down, unlike the rest of the people that I confronted about taking my photographs and claiming credit for something they didn’t do that went horrible crazy.
This year there will be a lot of changes, starting from taking less commissions to be able to work with my personal projects, for the last 2 years I’ve only been working on other people’s kits and none of mine, don’t get me wrong, I love working with kits, if not I wouldn’t be painting them, it’s just that once in a while, I wish I keep at least 1 for me you know 😉
Less commissions means less money for me as I make a living out this, but balancing commissions and youtube videos is extremely hard, many of you don’t know how much time it takes to film, edit and produce a video, regardless of it being a tutorial or WIP video, and last year came with a lot of changes that set back my schedule and I was getting behind on due dates for the commissions I was working on, that meant no videos for long periods of time, so I received some encouragement to finally start my Patreon account, this is the best way I discovered that I could balance commissions and provide more quality videos for everyone to watch and enjoy, it’s something I’m working on right now to produce enough content and share via Patreon streams, I don’t make any money from my videos, I just one day decided to spread knowledge on something I’m very passionate about and applied my video editing skills to make videos to be my medium to share said knowledge, so I hope that some people might come forward and give their support by becoming my patreons so I can keep producing even more quality videos and also finally accept requests for videos from patreons.
Patreon is the big project I have for 2016 and depending on how it goes, it will be the determining factor if I produce more videos or if I go back to accepting more commissions. So I do hope that it goes well for either scenario. So please look forward to it.
For those that didn’t catch my last video of the year, you can watch it here
And remember to check out my last 2 works from 2015