WoW mostly

I’ve been in a gaming mood lately, which is unusual for me. I’ve managed to level 2 times in the last week, which sounds lame but the gap from 85-86 and 86-87 is a hefty one to cross. I’m now only 3 levels away from cap, which is really exciting. I’m very much a mood gamer – restraint isn’t usually an issue for me, as when I generally game it’s only for an hour or two until I get bored. Occasionally I’ll have periods, like this/last week and a few weeks over the summer, where I just feel like playing to my hearts content and find the whole experience enjoyable (if I were to push myself to do that, I’d have an hour of fun, and then just be bored).

I’m finally in Pandaria, which is beautiful. It’s obvious that Blizzard put a lot of effort into it – and it’s better than when I tested it in Beta last spring. I love being somewhat immersed in story lines when I’m on these gaming kicks, and that’s what makes it fun for me.

Anyway, I’ve been gaming extensively for the last week and a half. I forgot where this was going other than to maybe prove and remind myself that I’m allowed to indulge and game all I want when I feel like I want to – it happens so rarely that there’s no need to be judgey about it. Then, when I’m done, I can go back to being a responsible adult.

But for however long this lasts, I’m going to continue to run around, pick flowers, defeat beasts, and fly on kites.

kite flying

Ding!

Fun Stuff

I hit level 75 in WoW today, finally! I’ve been super super awful about playing lately, so today I decided to just do that instead of sitting at my computer debating about doing that, story boarding, or making the bed and spending the whole time flicking through facebook, etsy, pinterest, and random blogs until I came to a conclusion. Yeah, that’s usually what happens when I can’t decide what to do next.

Also, our new, bigger, muslin green-screen and clamps and lens cleaner came in today! so I expect that I’ll be spending the evening playing with the green screen and maybe doing some more storyboarding.

Etsy

Yesterday I launched the 2nd painting in my Thing-A-Week promo. So far it’s all watercolors that I’ve painted before and wasn’t sure about listing. I’ve been wanting to list them, but just didn’t know how to introduce them, but then I started the Thing-A-Week, and it just seemed perfect, so this weeks watercolor painting is Blue Shadows.

 New Look

You might have noticed, also, that I changed some things on the front page. I created a logo, favicon, and updated the banner. I also redesigned my etsy banner and profile images – finally. Last night I was finally able to get a copy of Fireworks CS3 running on my macbook pro. I’ve been trying for ages but it never actually worked – until last night. So I spent all evening updating my banners and such and enjoying playing with that again. It looks sooooo much better than before.

Reading

I finished Faerie Wars the other day and started The Last Unicorn. Faerie wars was amazing and I can’t wait to get the other books from the library. I’m a little over half-way through The Last Unicorn, and at first it wasn’t as interesting, but then I ended up spending all of yesterday afternoon glued to the pages. I have a lot of ideas and new images for when I start painting again. I’ve taken a break, unintentionally – moving furniture around has some of my painting-ness a little discombobulated. I need to find another corner for my easel.

 

How to Make a Disaster (and then do something with it)

Yesterday, I spent all afternoon making a paper chain of rainbow hearts to put over the office door. Kind of like the bead things, but cheaper, because I had paper,markers, super glue and string. It looked fantastic

I don’t know whether to blame the cat or the slightly open window for the chain-turned-distaster last night, but this morning when I woke up, it was all a pile on the floor and looked like this. 

I spent the same amount of time making it yesterday as I did trying to untangle it today. But I couldn’t untangle it. I was too tired and frustrated and so I decided to just give up and do something else with it. So I grabbed some more tape and a chair and decided to make a ceiling decoration instead.

So now there’s a pretty rainbow paper chandelier near the door in my office, that hopefully won’t fall down again tomorrow morning.

Life

Today I’m going to make into a personal day, at least what’s left of it. I’m tired, I haven’t played World of Warcraft in ages and I spent most of the day trying to fix something that didn’t work. So I’m going to play World of Warcraft at some point and then maybe do some reading up on things and maybe, *maybe* work on some crocheting for International Yarn Bombing day. It’s one of those I-feel-frustrated-and-angsty-and-restless-but-too-tired-to-do-anything days, which are horribly frustrating. I’m *not* going to make myself spend it cleaning (as much as that needs to be done) because that’ll kind of defeat the purpose.

Yesterday was nice though, Alex surprised me with an adorable shirt from Gap and then took me to see Bridesmaids after we went grocery shopping.

Food

We got bagels yesterday, so we had some for breakfast – I’m not sure what we’re having for dinner yet, probably just something easy. We need to run and get all the fresh and cold things we didn’t get yesterday.

Keep Off the Dirigible Plums

I decided to try something new today and paint standing up. I held my palette of watercolors in one hand, brush in the other and had a cup of water on the desk beside me. It worked out pretty well actually, and I think I hurt my shoulders less than I usually do, so that’s a plus. Anyway, I decided to take another thing from Harry Potter and paint Dirigible Plums. We were introduced to them in the last movie, and thought they were cool, especially how they kinda floated and grew upside down – I reached that part of the book today, and as I’m (intending on) only reading listening to half of the Deathly Hallows until the last half of the movie comes out. Mostly because Alex wants to keep up with the story the way we have been and doesn’t think a month with one of us knowing the ending would be very fun – I’m going to wait until we reach chapter 24 and go from there, it might drive me nuts. ;)

I’m trying to decide if I should keep everything to one post a day and have art mixed in with dinner and life and World of Warcraft, or if I should separate them into separate posts spaced out every few hours. While I’m thinking about that, I’ll just go mush it all into one post for now.

*World of Warcraft*

I spent the morning doing some more quests around Dragonblight, and I really like Emerald Dragonshire, it’s pretty and there are birds and flowers, admittedly, they try to kill you, but if you kill them first you can gather herbs or watch them reincarnate, which is nice and makes you feel good about yourself. I also ended up getting some nice armor that I can sell once I get to some vendors or an auction house, raking in the gold nicely too, eventually I’ll make enough to buy a fast flying mount and training for it.

*Cooking*

I had every intention of making soup (and tea, darn) this afternoon, like, 2 hours ago, but then I started painting. I suppose I could make it the old fashioned non-crockpot way, but I feel like that involves a lot more standing and stirring, and I’ve just been standing for the last 2 hours, and walked a little over a mile before that, and my legs are still sore and stiff from all the walking and extra exercising with the kinect I did yesterday (and need to do again today come to think of it). So I think I’ll make chicken with a spinach salad instead…or something.