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So I figured I’d probably have to do this, but I’ll most likely be posting only twice a week for the foreseeable future, Mondays and Thursdays. Part of it is because I need to conserve dichos so I have enough to continue the blog for awhile (send me more!), but the other part is that things have gotten very busy for me lately, including me needing to start working on my annual anniversary/birthday gift for my husband. Every year, I create a mini comic/graphic novel of what we did the past year. We started dating on his birthday, and while our wedding anniversary is a different day, The Book (as it’s called) is still completed and given for his birthday/our original anniversary.
This will be the 8th year of us being together and technically the 9th installment—he got a mini one the first Xmas together, which is how it all began and why I stopped buying him things because he was so touched and sentimental about it, I decided why spend money when I can just make a book….except that totally backfired because the past few years, we have had so many adventures that a 20 page book once a year has turned into a 50-90 page behemoth. Since I usually wait until the month before the anniversary to start, it means that my life is consumed with rushing through drawing the pages, inking, and then coloring them in, which turns into me cursing why I was cheap and couldn’t have just gotten him sweaters and ties like a normal person.
Let that be a lesson to you: lazy romantic gestures turn quickly into far more trouble than you had planned. Really though, The Book is a lot of fun and a great way to remember years past…here’s a sample image of when we were wedding planning about 4 years ago (yes, my husband was a complete groomzilla and that is why he is drawn as one, and yes yes I wanted to elope but Venezuelans don’t elope they want WEDDINGS and there’s no getting out of it no matter what logic you try):
Speaking of romantic, my husband is super cuddly and likes hugging while sleeping while I want him farrrr away, hence this page:
In any case, I’ll still be working on the blog, but dropping a post a week will hopefully help me keep up with this project, as well as several others I have going on, such as new paintings, an annual guinea pig calendar I design, build sets for, and shoot, and so on. I still want to do parasite week, which would be more than two posts….once the anniversary is done, I might go back to a regular schedule again.
(Oh, would you like to see how cute our children are, aka the guinea pigs, for their annual calendar? Yes I will show you, they were even featured on Buzzfeed! I keep meaning to make a Tumblr for them only, but…time):
(this is our sole girl pig Miles who likes long drives through the desert and generally being the world’s most spoiled pig)
(yes I paint the backdrops and yes that is a guinea pig version of the famous Nike statue and this was 2014’s March because the Ides of March and yeah how can you say no to that?? this is Sawyer and Linus and yes we did name all our guinea pigs after Lost characters)
(this is Charlie, our oldest pig at a strong 6 years old, who is also my husband’s baby, and who enjoys differential equations and generally being a cranky old man)