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December 29, 2009


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Anyone have any extra minutes?

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 29, 2009, 10:12 AM

I just love those cell phone commercials where the family members abuse their extra "minutes" leftover from the month and the mother yells at them and explains that the minutes are still good becasue they roll over. I would totally garbage dive looking for those extra minutes to add to my days if it were possible.

Well, i haven't been very active on here for longer than i'd like so here is a little explaination for anyone who cares. First off, i'm one of those people who fits more into my day than can be handled with grace and poise consistantly. I always seem to have a full plate of things to do. In the spring (basically Jan-May) I coach lacrosse at the nearby High School. It takes up a ton of my free time six to seven days a week. I enjoy it though, and it is my way of giving back to my community and doing my part to teach 50-60 young men the meaning of honor, discipline, hard work, teamwork, and leadership. And seeing them apply these traits in their lives is reward enough for my time invested.

Also, my work has been crazy busy the past year. I work for a professional motorsports company and with all of the rebuilding and shuffling of the American auto industries lately, we've been doing our part to maintain our role in all of that. I've also been taking on more duties from our corporate counterparts, since due to cuts in personnel and funding, it takes more effort from everyone involved to maintain the same level of service and output. Anyway, work is still a blast and I totally love what i do.

The latest addition to my to-do list is a new addition to my family. My second son was born this summer and it has been a lot of fun having a new baby in the house. It has been a small challenge having to learn to juggle two boys both under two. Luckily they are both very good and very easy kids.

I have also been working on upgrading my home studio. I have some beautiful new backdrops, a 12x20 white one and 12x15 black one. They should be great for shooting new stock. I now have a Canon 50D to accompany my 20D. I have also upgraded my lighting, it's not exactly what i'd like but it is better than what i was using before. Hopefully i'll have some models to shoot other than myself soon. I have some great stock series ideas lined up and it will be a huge relief to be behind the camera instead of in front of it for a change.

To sum it all up, hopefully i'll be integrating more stock and art back into my life very soon. I have a TON of comments and messages in my dA inbox that i need to respond to as well. So, if you have any of those extra minutes, send them my way.


  • Mood: Zeal
  • Listening to: Ain't No Rest For The Wicked - Cage The Elephant
  • Reading: Wizard
  • Watching: The new Star Trek movie
  • Playing: Rock Band
  • Eating: Soft Pretzels
  • Drinking: Coca-Cola
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sfishffrog Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Congratulation on your newest family member :) I totally get needing more minutes in the day. I do graphic design and sometimes stand up after too many hours with my laptop on my knees and feel as though I've accomplished next to nothing.

You do great photography. Love it!
Digimaree Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
I really understand, it's hard trying to juggle everything. Sometimes work just overtakes art but then I start to get resentful. Enjoy your family though, they grow up far too quickly.
Bluespira Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I've said it before, but I'll say it again: You're awesome Nem. Awesome! =)
I think its great to be busy.. busy doing things you love.
I wish I could say I'm too busy to do art but I am not. I just procrastinate... hehe
Nemesis-19 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
Ha, thanks so much hun! Well, keep crankin' out that awesome art of yours! Here's your kick in the pants, lol. (I need a good kick in the pants myself more often than not!)
Bluespira Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool thanks. We can take turns. =P
Nemesis-19 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
But of course! ;)
Kibikayuki Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
Congratz on your baby boy!! :lol:

That IS a pretty rough schedule.... I would imagine coaching would be pretty fun as much time as it takes out of your free time! And glad to hear you still love your job! Most people don't like their jobs (or so I hear around my house). :)

I think I'm going to make it a plan to try and start creating stocks by the end of 2010. It seems like it'd be a lot of fun!
Nemesis-19 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yeah, coaching is a BLAST! And the kids i coach are just great. I'm very fortunate to work where i do and for such great people. I always say that it's not worth being stuck in a job that you don't love. I know we don't always have a choice in the matter but we do have the ability to control our own path in life. Do what you love in life, because life is truly about happiness.

Yes, DO try doing stock. I love it. I'd rather have a model to shoot, but since i don't at the moment i just shoot myself. I learn so much by shooting stock, plus people make really cool art with your photos. It's great seeing the creativity out there. Best of luck to you and let me know if you post some stock!
xx-Lethal-xx Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
Congrats babe! you have been missed and I hope to see more of you soon! ~muah~ :tighthug:
Nemesis-19 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much. I hope to see more of you soon too!
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