the new year

despite being told over and over that the beginning of the year is somehow this immense, new time of possibility, i can’t help but remember that our western new year is an arbitrary designation of “new” and “start” and “beginning”.

we begin when we begin, and having this imposed designation, i often think, just harms us more than it helps.

but, as with most things, your mileage may vary.

that all being said, there is a certain energy that permeates the west at the new year that does propel us all forward–whether we ascribe to the imposed “new” or not.

which is a weird, random way of saying that these were my projects from last year, and these are my projects for this year.

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drive–by: animinneapolis, digital/sketch-a-days, and 9 years of blogging

so, first things the first.

ANIMINNEAPOLIS IS THIS WEEKEND!

*FIREWORKS*

so, yeah, i’m going to be heading out shortly so that i can set-up tonight.  i’ve got loads of things, but mostly, i have a bunch of new 1″ buttons because i’m a weirdo.

(i particularly fond of the “twee as fuck” and the “gender terrorist” ones.)

but, yeah, come and see me and maybe buy some things.

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#AMKE is a week away, or i multi-classed in panicking

so, yeah, anime milwaukee is literally seven days away, and i am in an epic panic because, ya know, i’m a panicky little squid.

(some of this might be because matt mercer, marisha ray, laura bailey, and travis willingham from critical role are guesting at AMKE?  so, i might get to meet them?)

*INKS*

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welcome to a new year at tentacle-made studios!

for those of you just joining the show, i’m your host ‘trie (sounds like “tree”), and i’m a mixed media, conceptual artist and writer who has recently become a con-kid/exhibitor, doesn’t like capitalization, and lives in the backwoods of wisconsin.

which makes being a con-kid and an artist a little bit difficult.

at least the trees recognize me as one of their own.

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