JANUARY

  • 01: Finally finished all four seasons of Orange Is The New Black.
  • 02: Came up with a solid plan for the new phase of CrayonBeats, and have began to put it in motion.
  • 03: Downloaded an app (Habitica) that will help motivate me to get things done and to break/create habits, and I like it already.
  • 04: A fellow shy girl decided to be brave enough to tell me that she loved my R2D2 backpack (with the help of her friend, encouraging her, "tell her!"). I didn't know her, and she didn't know me, but I was glad that she shed the weight of her anxiety to compliment a stranger (me). The big smile on her face let me know that it was a good feeling for both of us.
  • 05: New season of Nashville premiered tonight!
  • 06: Watching episodes of Black Mirror with Chelle and almost done with season 3.
  • 07: Started making my Inktober 2016 drawings into a coloring book.
  • 08: Had some mini sopapillas, with honey and powdered sugar, that made my mouth smile.
  • 09: Started revamping CB today, and also watched the new season premier of Grimm.
  • 10: Finished seasson 3 of The 100 tonight. Looking forward to the new season starting up soon.
  • 11: RR asked me to design their website's logo, and help with other art design aspects of revamping their site.
  • 12: Had a cool conversation with a woman (about my age), in a checkout line at Sprouts, who was also a Star Wars fan (she complimented my bag). She thought I looked really familiar, too, so we chatted briefly about our passions and lives (to figure out where she might have seen me before). It was a mystery, but I really enjoyed conversing with her. She wished me luck and gave encouragement on my art and magazine; I wished her luck on finding a new job and to enjoy her year, and we went our separate ways. We didn't even exchange names.
  • 13: Got a message from a friend regarding an art proposition, and I'm excited about it.
  • 14: Went out to lunch with my brother and his girlfriend, Tabitha.
  • 15: Blueberry pancakes. Need I say more?
  • 16: Visited my grandma.
  • 17: Had some really bomb NY style pizza, at Lucky's Pizza.
  • 18: Worked on some art stuff while listening to Slaves' most recent album.
  • 19: Italian BMT sub was my dinner.
  • 20: Wine, movies, and hanging with my best friend Sabrina and her family.
  • 21: Another night with my best friend; cooked dinner together, drank wine, and watched "Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates".
  • 22: Listened to my grandma talk about certain aspects of her life, with a smile on her face.
  • 23: Saw a photo of Saturn's icy moon, called Tethys, and it looks all too similar to the Death Star.
  • 24: Sent emcee Pure Powers the vector illustration that I did of his face and he loved it.
  • 25: Got the proof copy of my coloring book and it looks so amazing!
  • 26: Ordered 20 copies of my coloring book, and I look forward to selling them.
  • 27: My grandma is out of the rehab hospital (after being there for 2 weeks).
  • 28: Made Rice Krispie treats.
  • 29: Saw my aunt Lisa, after not seeing/hearing from her in about a year.
  • 30: Dad's birthday--he turned 55 (officially a senior citizen)!
  • 31: A woman down the street was getting rid of her (working) 52" tv, so now I have it.

FEBRUARY

  • 01: Got a notice that my batch of coloring books shipped yesterday.
  • 02: Bartlett pears are on sale this week, so I've been buying and eating a lot of them.
  • 03: I found things to be happy about so I wouldn't cry about the things I'm not happy about.
  • 04: Re-watching Sense8 with Chelle, because she hasn't seen it yet.
  • 05: Made fried pickles and they were so good.
  • 06: Went to Jesse James Comics this morning, and loved it.
  • 07: My grandma is getting better.
  • 08: Worked on some illustrations for Nomar.
  • 09: My shipment of coloring books came, and my childhood best friend Jessica asked me to be a bridesmaid.
  • 10: Preparing to launch my shop tomorrow has me excited.
  • 11: Opened up my online shop where I'll be selling my art on stuff! Began selling my coloring book.
  • 12: Watched Grease, one of my favorite movies.
  • 13: Packaged 9 book shipments to bring to the post office tomorrow.
  • 14: Shipped off books today, I can't wait until people receive them! I was also my own Valentine again this year, and was perfectly fine with that.
  • 15: Had a damn good parfait for breakfast.
  • 16: Most of the people that I sent my coloring books to, got them today. Also, Reef The Lost Cauze really liked the page with him (that I colored and shared on IG).
  • 17: Got more orders for my book, and my second shipment of 20 are on their way.
  • 18: It rained.
  • 19: Visited with my grandma and some of my mom's cousins.
  • 20: My brother came over with surprise breakfast, from Federico's, and it was delicious.
  • 21: Shipped off more books and stickers today - I only have 1 book remaining from my first batch of 20!
  • 22: Productive day, and it ended with a beautiful sunset.
  • 23: Took a really bold, scary step forward that I hope benefits me/my heart in the long run.
  • 24: NY style pizza (veggie) and started watching Travelers on Netflix.
  • 25: Treated my parents to lunch and sundaes, as a belated birthday gift to my dad.
  • 26: Watched The Nice Guys, and it was good and funny.
  • 27: Made a really yummy dinner dish with gnocchi.
  • 28: Finally scheduled a very overdue appointment to get my eyes checked since I got glasses; set for March 7th.

MARCH

  • 01: I had some damn good pastrami.
  • 02: Great weather for walking/jogging.
  • 03: Grocery shopped for the next 3 days.
  • 04: Finished season 1 on Travelers, as well as Santa Clarita Diet. Both great. Checking out The 4400 tonight.
  • 05: Started a new piece and it's looking pretty good, so far.
  • 06: Made breakfast for dinner - potatoes, over medium egg, mushrooms, tomatoes, green onion, a little cheese, and drizzled with lots of Cholula. Yum.
  • 07: Finally catching up on this last season of Bates Motel.
  • 08: International Women's Day and International Akita Day.
  • 09: Celebrated my mom's 54th birthday with dinner from one of her favorite Italian spots and a delicious chocolate whip cake.
  • 10: MY BIRTHDAY - I turned 31.
  • 11: Had a nice walk-about in the desert. Also, started watching Legion (so good).
  • 12: Was very productive today.
  • 13: Finished some UFO illustrations for Nomar.
  • 14: Got all my grocery shopping done until Friday.
  • 15: Discussed possible album art work with some hip hop artists I really like, so I hope it gets to happen.
  • 16: Made some delicious cauliflower pizza tonight.
  • 17: Margaritas, pizza, and so much laughter that my abs ache.
  • 18: Watched Sabrina's kids play in their first t-ball game, and it was so cute.
  • 19: Visited with my mom.
  • 20: Started a giveaway with my coloring book.
  • 21: All I can say for today is that I had a good nap.
  • 22: Nice 80-something degree weather, plus it rained tonight.
  • 23: Felt really pretty (was feelin' myself heavy), and tried Souper! Salad! for the first time (I love salad bars).
  • 24: Bought a new ceiling fan.
  • 25: Had a really good 3 hour nap this afternoon since I only had about 3 1/2 hours of sleep that night.
  • 26: Installed my ceiling fan, and it's working like a charm.
  • 27: Finished my taxes for CB, mailing in this week.
  • 28: Lovely weather, and grocery shopped for the next few days.
  • 29: Mailed off some coloring book orders, bought new ink cartridge for printer, and ate healthy.
  • 30: The weather was gorgeous.
  • 31: Copywrite shared my coloring book on his Instagram and Facebook, saying some really nice things about it/me.

APRIL

  • 01: Did not get pranked.
  • 02: Researched/fixed some PHP coding errors in some plugins on the CB site, making it PHP7 compatible, because the theme support people were of no help. I rule.
  • 03: Accomplished more progress on a logo for a client that I'm excited about.
  • 04: Finished The 4400 (tv show). Although I'm kinda upset that the series was cancelled four seasons in (the show is from a decade ago), I really loved it and the finale was decent (left a lot of things open/unanswered, though).
  • 05: Was reminded how short life can be, so counted my blessings for being alive.
  • 06: Fudge.
  • 07: Started watching "13 Reasons Why" on Netflix. It's pretty good so far.
  • 08: Finally finished my mix CD to send to the winner of my coloring book giveaway.
  • 09: Long Island iced teas and 3 games of pool with my brother and Tabitha.
  • 10: Mailed off giveaway package. I hope the winner likes the double mix CD I put together.
  • 11: New Bates Motel episode was good. Also, started to watch The Originals.
  • 12: Winner (Chris) received the giveaway package, and he is so happy/appreciative.
  • 13: Picked up all the CDs that were once stacked on my floor and put them in a CD stand.
  • 14: Ben & Jerry's Half Baked ice cream, and made 10 double CDS of my mixtape.
  • 15: Did all the grocery shopping for the Easter festivity tomorrow.
  • 16: Easter lunch at grandma's house with the family.
  • 17: Leftover food from Easter: ham, pasta salad, and my chickpea tabbouleh. Yum!
  • 18: Watched DJ Q-Bert and Shortkut scratch live on FB, and it was nothing short of AMAZING!
  • 19: Had a nice visit with my grandma.
  • 20: Going to sleep early.
  • 21: Worked on some new art that I'm really excited about, and started reading volume 7 of Saga.
  • 22: Finished my Femme Fatale artwork and I'm really happy with it.
  • 23: Finished "13 Reasons Why" and cried quite a bit; it was such a good series and I hope there's a season 2 because so much was left unanswered.
  • 24: Practicing self-love by severing all ties from a past anchor, and I feel really, really good about it.
  • 25: Watched last night's final episode of Bates Motel.
  • 26: Cousin's birthday, so had a little brownie topped by a scoop of ice cream in celebration.
  • 27: Had a protein style cheeseburger and animal style fries at In & Out. I haven't been there in a few years, despite living near one, so it was glorious.
  • 28: Kevin Hart's What Now? special is hilarious.
  • 29: Had lunch at Outback Steakhouse with my mom. We split Bloomin Onion petals, steak tacos, and a steak quesadilla. So good!
  • 30: Watched Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them... and it was FANTASTIC!

MAY

  • 01: Received my test prints of a couple of my art designs, and they look incredible. May start selling prints!
  • 02: My brother is alive and okay, after being in a car accident tonight.
  • 03: Got volume 2 of Sons of the Devil.
  • 04: May the Force be with you! Listed some art prints on my site.
  • 05: New season of Sense8 came out! Will begin watching this weekend.
  • 06: It was wonderfully windy.
  • 07: Made monkey bread; that stuff is dangerous(ly delicious).
  • 08: Started a FB page for my art.
  • 09: The Giant Peach (a hip hop online shop I used to buy from) shared my illustration of Latyrx on their FB page and it made me so happy. Lateef The Truthspeaker, half of Latyrx, also shared the image on his page.
  • 10: Saw my grandma today.
  • 11: Mickey Mouse pancakes.
  • 12: Got in a lot of walking.
  • 13: Went to the desert for the first time in a couple of months, and took my mom (and dad) out to lunch for an early Mother's Day gift.
  • 14: Family went to breakfast for Mother's Day, and then my mom and I watched Hidden Figures (excellent movie).
  • 15: Started sending out emails for the new CrayonBeats compilation, and I'm super excited about it!
  • 16: Ate a lot of vegetables for dinner, feeling pretty good about it.
  • 17: Ate really healthy today.
  • 18: Going to bed with the sound of wind whipping outside of my window.
  • 19: A stranger told me my art is amazing.
  • 20: Went to the Fire It Up 2017 Car Show that was hosted by the Peoria Fire Fighters Charities.
  • 21: Sent Von Poe VII the vector illustration I did of him so he can get a bunch of merch printed up, and I'll get a percentage of the sales.
  • 22: Ordered a couple self-help books for myself, and gifts for Father's Day.
  • 23: Looking for rooms in NY.
  • 24: Finally on the hunt for some prescription sunglasses.
  • 25: Homemade mac n cheese.
  • 26: Strawberry cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory.
  • 27: Warched Dirty Robot ink drawings for a few hours.
  • 28: Tried a sunny side up egg on a burger, and it was damn delicious.
  • 29: Sub sandwich, summer slaw, spinach dip, and corn on the cob at grandma's house for Memorial Day. Also, vegetarian sushi roll for dinner.
  • 30: Binge watching Riverdale.
  • 31: Starting a separate account on Instagram for my art.

JUNE

  • 01: Hanging out with my grandpa John today, and had Olive Garden for dinner.
  • 02: Trying out Warby Parker sunglasses, because I need some RX versions badly!
  • 03: Finally made the BBQ bean & grilled peach salsa burrito in the Thug Kitchen cook book, and it was bomb (except, maybe one less Chipotle pepper in the BBQ sauce next time).
  • 04: Watched the movie "Split" and really liked it.
  • 05: Feta cheese was on sale, so I got some, haha. Mmm.
  • 06: Brainstorming magazine article ideas; excited to work on this new issue.
  • 07: Learning and trying to get better at taking flatlay photos. That stuff takes time, patience and a keen eye!
  • 08: Made berry nice cream today, and loved it. Awesome alternative for days when I'm wanting something sweet like ice cream, but without the fat and added sugar. Totally raw and healthy!
  • 09: Yay for binge watching The Vampire Diaries tonight.
  • 10: Went to the Phoenix Art Museum!
  • 11: Made a yummy batch of broccoli cheddar soup for dinner.
  • 12: Dad's scans showed that the cancer has not returned, and he's officially 3 years cancer-free.
  • 13: Healthy dinner of roasted veggies, followed by a bowl of nice cream. Nice cream has become my new favorite sweet, but healthy, dessert.
  • 14: Finished my Bishop Briggs art piece.
  • 15: Treated my dad to lunch at Olive Garden.
  • 16: Treated myself to strawberry fudge and chocolate fudge.
  • 17: Lucky's Pizza and a cannoli.
  • 18: Father's Day. Had a nice day with my parents.
  • 19: Talked to my grandpa John this morning.
  • 20: Watched the movie Get Out tonight.
  • 21: Posting the video of Aaralyn with my coloring book on my social media, and her parents really appreciating the words I've said about their daughter.
  • 22: Starting a new illustration, and ate power bowls for lunch and dinner (kale, grains like quinoa or barley, and other veggies mixed with lemon juice).
  • 23: Halfway done with my Big Baby Dram illustration.
  • 24: Sausage links were on sale at Sprouts, so got 6 of them for the next few dinners. Also, Rice Krispie treats!
  • 25: Bought a new comic, and made some bomb fried chicken for dinner. Why are a lot of my good things lately revolving around food? Hahaha!
  • 26: Although power went out at the house for 10 hours, and the A/C was broken, I did have a window ac that I haven't needed in years that I got go use again for minimal coolness.
  • 27: A/C fixed!
  • 28: Younger is back; yay, season 4!
  • 29: Finished my DRAM illustration. DRAM favorited it on Twitter.
  • 30: Half Baked ice cream and binge watching The Vampire Diaries.

JULY

  • 01: Finished season 6 of TVD, then stayed up listening to new hip hop music by Dain.
  • 02: Ordered stickers of my "Suck It" and "Cheer Up, You're Not Dead Yet" designs.
  • 03: Made a yummy chile relleno casserole.
  • 04: Hotdogs, swimming, Redd's Blueberry ale, and hanging out with family.
  • 05: Chelle turned me into a starfish on Habitica.
  • 06: Had a nice nap.
  • 07: My "Suck It" and "Cheer Up, You're Not Dead Yet" stickers arrived.
  • 08: Went to the desert.
  • 09: Nookie's 32nd birthday!
  • 10: Finished all 8 seasons of The Vampire Diaries. Loved this show a lot.
  • 11: Started the new season (#4) of The Originals.
  • 12: Cannonballs into the pool.
  • 13: Watched the new Suits episode, and I'm excited that it's back.
  • 14: Hung out with my grandma for a bit.
  • 15: Thunderstorm!
  • 16: Watched the movie Life, and it was suspenseful and great.
  • 17: System restore saved my laptop from a near death experience, ha.
  • 18: Good appointment with my doctor - A1c is lowering.
  • 19: Started a SZA illustration.
  • 20: Wrote a message on Facebook about mental health awareness, letting my friends know that it's okay to talk about their struggles and that I'll always be there if anyone needs me. I hope it helps someone.
  • 21: Homemade fried chicken, yum.
  • 22: Binge watched all the available episodes of this season's Dark Matter.
  • 23: Fry bread always makes me happy.
  • 24: Walked in the rain.
  • 25: Playing Words With Friends with my mom and Chelle.
  • 26: Started Zoo, the tv series.
  • 27: Made spinach dip. Oh, and partnered with an A3C showcase.
  • 28: Finished my SZA portrait.
  • 29: Tried on bridesmaid dresses and ordered mine for Jessica's wedding in November. It's so beautiful!
  • 30: Binge watching Zoo.
  • 31: Chad, aka Von Poe VII, launched our collaborative merch line where my masked illustration is on shirts, hoodies, and crewnecks.

AUGUST

  • 01: Locking in people for the surprise features in the new issue has me excited!
  • 02: Overcast all day.
  • 03: Finished Zoo and Sense8. Need the next season of one and the finale episode(s) of the other, stat.
  • 04: Visited and had lunch with my Grandpa John. He gifted me with a family heirloom: some beautiful jade earrings that were owned/worn by my grandma AnnaLee and great grandma Ruth.
  • 05: Tried baklava for the first time, YUM.
  • 06: Binge watching Ozark.
  • 07: Finished Ozark. So. Damn. Good!
  • 08: Got through a lot of emails today.
  • 09: Started Helix, made burgers, and got to know my brother's gf Christian.
  • 10: Today is hip hop's 44th birthday, and Google's doodle highlights hip hop history, and you can play on turntables with a variety of records--so dope and fun!
  • 11: Sent out the first round of interview questions got the new issue.
  • 12: Christian said her favorite memory of being at the house has been making hamburgers with me.
  • 13: Upgraded to Samsung Galaxy S8. Phone should arrive soon.
  • 14: Worked on a lot of CrayonBeats Magazine stuff with Tiffny, and heard a lot of dope music that had me smiling so hard my cheeks hurt.
  • 15: Little road trip to Cordes Junction. Nothing is there, but the scenery is nice.
  • 16: Got my new Galaxy S8.
  • 17: Had fun programming my S8 after dinner.
  • 18: Made some yummy sweet and sour meatballs, with pineapple and bell pepper, in the crockpot and had it over rice.
  • 19: Got an email from someone that I want to interview, yay.
  • 20: Saw my brother.
  • 21: Finished an illustration of Illa J, and had a few much needed laughs with my brother.
  • 22: Easy day.
  • 23: Made eggs benedict, with perfectly poached eggs, and bacon for dinner.
  • 24: Brother got into a car accident (not good), but walked away with no injuries (good).
  • 25: Started Hotel Beau Séjour.
  • 26: Visited with my mom. Also, watched Alien: Covenant.
  • 27: Frybread yummyness.
  • 28: Worked on magazine stuff yesterday with Tiffny, and at some point we went down picture memory lane. She found a bunch of old MySpace photos, while I dug through old photos on Photobucket.
  • 29: Made some amazing baked chicken. Finger licking good!
  • 30: Worked on a logo, bought some VSCO filters, and watched a couple of movies (Ghost In The Shell and Kong: Skull Island).
  • 31: Binge watched more Hotel Beau Séjour.

SEPTEMBER

  • 01: Finished Hotel Beau Séjour. So. Good.
  • 02: Worked on magazine stuff, lady cramps went away by 1pm, and checking out the tv show Crazyhead.
  • 03: Tiffny gave me PW to her HBO Go account, so I can watch Insecure and Game of Thrones.
  • 04: Hung out with my brother and mom, and watched a couple of movies, on Labor Day.
  • 05: Seemed to have fixed my laptop by updating several drivers. Worked on the magazine today and not one frozen screen or crash. Knocks wood.
  • 06: Grocery shopped for the next 5 days, so have meals planned through Sunday. Also, had that interview with Jona.
  • 07: Started watching AHS: Cult, and I'm feeling this one!
  • 08: Found out that it's Star Trek Day, and its 51st anniversary.
  • 09: Finally watched the first episode of Game of Thrones.
  • 10: Had a good talk with Sabrina.
  • 11: Made some banging biscuits and gravy for dinner.
  • 12: Finished an illustration of Lauren Elyse.
  • 13: Worked on magazine stuff, and loving the way the pages are looking (Tiffny and I are putting a lot of art design into it).
  • 14: After being in the hospital for a week as of tomorrow, my grandma has had highs and lows, but shown good improvement tonight. Yay.
  • 15: My grandma is out of the hospital, and in a very fancy skilled nursing facility. I'll be seeing her tomorrow.
  • 16: Saw my grandma today. She was looking better than when I saw her in the hospital. Ate popcorn and watched t.v. with her.
  • 17: Hemlock Grove, interview with Ivan, sat with my grandma in occupational therapy, and chocolate pudding pie.
  • 18: Redd's blueberry ale, Hemlock Grove (started season 2 tonight), magazine work, and a big, juicy burger with feta.
  • 19: Made homemade fried pork dumplings (gyoza), visited with my grandma in the nursing facility, and got a discount code from Michelle to use in Cristina's Lularoe shop.
  • 20: Made progress with the magazine (worked on several pages).
  • 21: Michelle was happy to receive the coloring book I sent For her birthday.
  • 22: Visited with my grandma for 4 hours; ate candy and watched tv with her.
  • 23: Chelle's birthday.
  • 24: Pastrami and fried potatoes...mmmm.
  • 25: Ordered some leggings from Chelle's friend Christina. I don't particularly like the way leggings look on my body, but I'm trying to remain hopeful.
  • 26: Finished an interview with SR (to be edited after mag releases).
  • 27: Visited grandma at the facility and she was looking pretty good, and not exhausted. :)
  • 28: Received the leggings from Christina. Have yet to try them on, though, because lady time and bloating.
  • 29: Worked on more magazine stuff. I really hope people recognize the hard work we put into this issue.
  • 30: Made my list for Inktober.

OCTOBER

  • 01: Finished my Inktober day 1 drawing of Redman. Also, UGHHBLOG said they would love to be the first blog to interview me on camera, about my coloring book, if I'm ever in LA.
  • 02: Visited my grandma for a couple of hours today, she was her usual self. Also, finished my Inktober day 2 drawing of Gavlyn in time, and she retweeted me on Twitter.
  • 03: Inktober wrapped up by 5pm, it was of Vinyl Cape; the guys loved it.
  • 04: Inktober drawing of Kap Kallous; he reposted it and said I'm "one of his favorite people that he's met via rap and the internet" and that I "write great words and make amazing art based on his art". I smiled.
  • 05: Inktober drawing of Elsphinx, he said it was bomb.
  • 06: Inktober drawing of Grafh.
  • 07: Inktober drawing of Von Poe VII.
  • 08: Drew Psycho Les, of the Beatnuts, and he liked/shared it on Twitter.
  • 09: Finally finished and released CrayonBeats mag issue 8, along with the corresponding compilation. So hype!
  • 10: Caught up on two Inktober illustrations.
  • 11: After being in a hospital and then in a rehab facility for 21 days, grandma got to go home today. Yay!
  • 12: Parent's 32nd anniversary. :D
  • 13: Immortal Technique liked my illustration of him.
  • 14: Binge watched 4 episodes of the new season of Zoo, and started watching a horror tv series called Slasher which is pretty good.
  • 15: Bought some Arctic Fox hair dye (never tried this brand before), so I can dye my hair again (it's been nearly a year, yikes). Also, grandma's 85th birthday!
  • 16: Magazine and compilation feedback is going well.
  • 17: Reef posted about my coloring book all over his social media, & Prince Paul commented/liked my illustration of Gravediggaz.
  • 18: Packaged up coloring books to ship to 3 different people.
  • 19: Posted my illustration of Strange Fruit Project. Myone said he loved it.
  • 20: Slept good.
  • 21: Tiffny's 34th birthday!
  • 22: Kweku said my portrait of him was "really really dope."
  • 23: Vast Aire liked and reposted my illustration of Cannibal Ox on Instagram.
  • 24: Grocery shopped for two days.
  • 25: Worked on a journalism and art resume for NYT to apply for a job.
  • 26: Had a nice talk with S.
  • 27: Applied for that NYT travel job with Tiffny, and went to the desert for a couple hours (for the first time in 2-3 months).
  • 28: Started watching Stranger Things 2!!!
  • 29: Drew Copy, he liked and reposted it on IG. Had frybread with my brother & dad.
  • 30: Copy thanked me again via text, then sent a screenshot to me after he sent RJ my illustration of him via text, which was nice. Also, started binge watching Atypical, and it's a great show.
  • 31: Ill Bill reposted my illustration of him to Instagram. Also, happy Halloween!

NOVEMBER

  • 01: My bridesmaid dress was delivered to the store to pick up this weekend. So glad it wasn't too late. I'm excited!
  • 02: Dyed my hair again to freshen up the teal and I am feeling my self. Yessssss!
  • 03: Psycho Les has my portrait of him as his IG profile picture.
  • 04: Had my fitting with my bridesmaid dress to get altered; it is pretty and flattering. Watched more Stranger Things 2!
  • 05: Angelinas with my mom.
  • 06: Did some art for Andrew.
  • 07: Andrew is using the line art I drew for him for a coloring contest to win a free download of his music.
  • 08: Some people hit me up for art quotes that I hope to design.
  • 09: Made really good green chili, best yet.
  • 10: We figured out who we want to get for cover interview for issue 9.
  • 11: Went to Volkstock, and it was amazing. Saw so many awesome Volkswagens (took 175 pics, haha), ate a bomb mushroom quesadilla, and an overall great time.
  • 12: Brownies!
  • 13: Started a illustration of Rapsody that I'm really liking so far.
  • 14: New art proposition that I might be apart of has me really excited!
  • 15: Watched more Bloodline episodes, and launched the sign ups for next compilation.
  • 16: Grandpa John was in town, so I got to see, and have lunch with, him.
  • 17: Finished my Rapsody illustration. She liked it on Twitter.
  • 18: Three firemen came by the house to test the fire alarms for free, and also give me an extra one.
  • 19: My brother turned 30! We went out for sushi, which was delicious.
  • 20: Brother told me he and his girlfriend are expecting twins!!!!
  • 21: Period came a couple days early, which makes me happy because I have a wedding to be in this weekend... and ain't nobody wanna be in pain and feeling gross during a wedding. So, yay body!
  • 22: Picked up my bridesmaid dress, it fit so well.
  • 23: Thanksgiving at my grandma's house. Troy announced that he and Tabitha are going to have twins in June.
  • 24: Drove to Tucson to go to Jessica's wedding rehearsal, and saw her whole family, that I haven't seen in several years. There was a nice bbq at her house, too.
  • 25: JESSICA GOT MARRIED. The wedding was so, so beautiful. I cried a little, danced a lot, ate really yummy food and cake, and had a damn fine time being one of her bridesmaids. She and her husband are so perfect together.
  • 26: Home from Tucson.
  • 27: Told my grandma about the wedding.
  • 28: Breakfast for dinner.
  • 29: Ordered the first batch of my new coloring book!
  • 30: Started watching Channel Zero: No-one House.

DECEMBER

  • 01: Made homemade mac and cheese
  • 02: Worked on two vector illustrations.
  • 03: Visited grandma, ate frybread, and working on a little podcast for CB.
  • 04: Recorded and uploaded episode one of the CB podcast! Also, finished Channel Zero: No-End House tv show over course of 3 days; it was so good.
  • 05: Finished Glitch; hoping for season 3. Also, finished illustration one of three of Leikeli.
  • 06: Grocery shopped for next 5 days, started the Netflix show Dark (3 episodes in, so far it's good), and it's most definitely hoodie weather.
  • 07: Bought dad and Troy's Christmas gifts.
  • 08: Began watching the Netflix show Wanted - so good.
  • 09: After a really crazy day and night, mom is okay.
  • 10: Decorated most of the Christmas tree.
  • 11: Judge granted mom a Protection Order against a crazy.
  • 12: Art for a client.
  • 13: Sleepover at my grandma's with my mom, and finished grocery shopping.
  • 14: Pat and George, the elderly couple that used to live across the street, came by today to see if we were okay after yesterday's shooting.
  • 15: Launched ANHC vol 2 on my shop.
  • 16: Ruiz liked the illustration, and will be using it on his new website.
  • 17: Last time at Angelina's for 2017.
  • 18: Mailed off a bunch of coloring book orders.
  • 19: RJD2 ordered a coloring book.
  • 20: Sabrina's birthday.
  • 21: Wrapped presents, and most are under the tree.
  • 22: Mom isn't at grandma's for the next four days.
  • 23: Campfire and hangout in the desert this morning, and made my best batch of mac and cheese for dinner.
  • 24: Watched the new Kingsman movie, drank champagne, and wrapped up final presents. Ready for Christmas.
  • 25: Christmas. Good time with my core family.
  • 26: Leftover ham!
  • 27: People expressing happiness with their coloring books.
  • 28: Started the new season (2nd) of The Travelers.
  • 29: Watched two episodes of Black Mirror season 4 with Chelle.
  • 30: Finished season 2 of The Travelers, and omg I need Season 3 asap! Also, watched more Black Mirror with Chelle.
  • 31: New Years Eve!
jan 3 2017 ∞
jan 2 2018 +
user picture Michelle: I'm so glad you made this list. <3 jan 3 2017
user picture Tiffany: Same here. I think it will be a great thing to look back on, whether I'm feeling low or want to wander down memory lane.
user picture Michelle: For 12th of January: You should have gotten her number so you could hang out more! jan 14 2017
user picture Tiffany: Didn't even think about it, nor asking her name, when we talked/said goodbye. Haha!
user picture Michelle: We had pancakes on the same day! (15th January) Awesome. jan 17 2017
user picture Tiffany: Pancakes (and waffles) are too good. jan 18 2017
user picture Michelle: Rice Krispies Treats for the win! jan 29 2017
user picture Michelle: I'm so glad people are loving your colouring book. (Told you they would!) <3 feb 18 2017
user picture Michelle: Re: the 23rd of February - I'm so proud of you. <3 feb 27 2017
user picture Tiffany: Thanks! Me too. mar 7 2017
user picture Michelle: Re: 06th of March - Holy guacamole. That sounds delicious! mar 6 2017
user picture Tiffany: I'm always a fan of breakfast for dinner mar 7 2017
user picture Michelle: HAPPY BIRTHDAY. <3 mar 10 2017
user picture Tiffany: Late reply, but thanks. <3 apr 1 2017
user picture Michelle: Yay! I'm glad you got your ceiling fan working! mar 27 2017
user picture Tiffany: Thanks, me too! I woke up cold this morning, haha. apr 1 2017
user picture Michelle: Did you like Game of Thrones? sep 10 2017
user picture Tiffany: I only watched one episode so far, but it did leave me intrigued to see more. sep 11 2017
user picture Michelle: Oh no. Why is your grandma in the hospital? sep 16 2017
user picture Michelle: Chocolate pudding pie sounds AWESOME! sep 18 2017
user picture Michelle: I bet you're going to look great in the leggings. I want to see when you get them! (Please.) sep 27 2017
user picture Michelle: I'm glad you had an awesome time at Volkstock! <3 nov 12 2017
user picture Tiffany: Same. Still editing pics. :) nov 19 2017
user picture Michelle: Ooo! BROWNIES. Yum. (Dang it. Now I want some!) nov 13 2017
user picture Tiffany: They were quite good! nov 19 2017
user picture Michelle: Breakfast for dinner is the best. nov 29 2017