I am fond of Novembers because firstly Christmas is only a month away (vacations! gifts! family time! food! and many many more reasons to make me happy!). Secondly, November is also my birth month and even though I add another number to my years it is still something to be grateful about. Usually I get a bit melancholy when my birthday is drawing near. I tend to reflect on what I have done and accomplished so far in life, which leads me to be frustrated and depressed. Thankfully, I have a strong and stable support system that reminds me (yearly) that I am doing okay. And truth be told and selfishness aside, there is a lot to be thankful for.
Also, during November I am busiest at work. Clients are spending what is left of their yearly budget so we get a lot of work pushed towards us, sometimes even more than what we can accommodate. But that is not an excuse to lessen my creative outputs! I am trying to give original ideas a chance to come to life after doing fashionary works for most of the year. I would like to make a series of paintings with original characters to practice consistency and storytelling. We’ll see how it goes. 🙂
Our country now is quite in chaos as the super typhoon has hit the southern islands. I hope people are safe and the casualties are minimal. Please pray for the Philippines!