The Host Syndrome

So it was my birthday last week! I’m now 24, and I have to say I actually feel older.  Even though I would consider myself an introvert and I don’t like to be the center of attention, I enjoy having a day that’s all about how I want to enjoy it.
But every year, I simultaneously dread the celebration, because I get a bad case of ‘The Host Syndrome’ – the stress you feel about having guests and keeping them entertained.

But is that really a thing or is it just me?

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On Redrawing And Progress

This was an “art” piece I did in August of this year. It was one of the first times, my personal style really started to shape itself and I was indeed proud. But now I feel like I can do it better with my left hand:

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Okay, probably i wouldn’t be able to draw that with my left hand even though i am ambidextrous, but my right hand has much more training. Still this drawing has an abundance of flaws and is generally not catered to my personal preferences and tools that work well with me but it wasn’t a long worked out sketch and I sketched a lot after, so I became better and better and eventually created this:

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On Having Pointless High Expectations For Yourself

I had to take a break just now because other work overwhelmed me and it’s my birthday the day after tomorrow and I have to prepare for that.
Also, I started to have too high expectations for my blog entries, never being satisfied with the marketability, length or aesthetic fit of my ideas. But that’s what makes me hit a dead end in creativity. I have to just MAKE stuff, not think about the outcome.
This is what I’m doing now, so here is some stuff to do, when you feel stressed out constantly:

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WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT: Making a Business Doing Art Commissions

Don’t get me wrong. Making money from something that you love is not only a great idea worth fighting for but also my personal career goal No. 1. I’ve sold quite a couple art commissions and dealt with three times as many requests. So I feel I can spare you some of the unpleasant experiences and tell you what I know is important and probably also give some advice on what to watch out for!

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