1. Last autumn I found a Great Job (as I thought that time). Well, it was quite nice full-time free lance job in the web-development company, every single person in which is a full-time freelancer. I was supposed to be the only designer there. But after a month of the work I realised that the job is really too difficult for me. I decided to accept the challenge.
I worked there 6 months, than I realised that I sit at home 99% of tome. Almost every single second if I don’t sleep, I work. My back and eyes acke every day. And I have no satisfaction. The job was really coll, but, honestly to difficult for me to be thwe only Graphic Designer there. I decided to quit. It took one more month to finish all the current projects.
2. The second job just found me by itself. I even didn’t update my portfolio! Now I’m a UI Designer at the news360 company. There are a lot of rutine work, but I have a very nice working place not far from my home, nice collegues, nice salary and quite nice tasks – it’s rather interesting to draw for apps also, not only for the web. Becides I have the time in the evening – for my friends, for sports, for my boyfriend! It’s fantastic! I’m here only about month, but I think I’m done with this goal!
I stydy drawing once a week. I go to the short thematic courses with the small group of 5-7 people at jaroom.ru – the personal training courses by Jaroslava Klepikova. Now it’s the face drawing lessons. Jara is really cool teacher. She is young and funny, and she has an academic education. Becides, she is a professional artist with the background of the illustrator.
This is me with my oil-painting drawen at the studio.
Now I draw almost every day in subway while going to the work. I have about 10 minutes in the train for it. Usually I draw 1-5 small sketches, and that’s really GREAT! Sometimes I draw 1 image going to work and back home – on my iPad using Paper app or doodle.ly or art rage (rare), but usually it’s only small A6 sketchbook and liner or mechanic pensil.
My dad died this summer… I miss him… Now I visit mom much more often. They were diversed, but I know she also misses him. He was really great person. He was the surgeon.
I study at the rock-music school 2 times a week and even play piano in the students’ band.
This is me and my oil-painting, who could believe!
I draw in subway and while waiting, but I have no time to draw long… Is it really bad for the skill?
Do you know some great tutorials in web or something else helpful?
And I have absolutely no time to find the curses or play by myself…
I quit my previous job in the beginning of this summer, so now I’m ready to make something really cool. Now I started to update my portfolio. Here it is: http://www.be.net/6750km
I still have some new we-projects and new photographs to post there.
I wrote it and went out to visit mom and my sister.
So now it’s 0:08 and I’m to work today or to break a promise. Ehh.
Actually, my family as a more important thing, but I should also control the time I have to spend with them.
What do you think of my sketches?
I know, they are not perfect, but I’m trying. :) I need some critics and maybe a little support either)
...the place, you stay in a lot of time.
My intention to keep my home clean grew up when I started to work at home. I started to work with the short stops (45/15 min). During these breaks I did something small about my housekeeping – washed one of the window sills, or removed the dust at my table, or washed the dishes…
EVERYTHING become a bit cleaner in a weak, so I got inspired to make more and faster during these breaks. O course, sometimes I’m tired and there are a lot of clothes everywhere and durty dishes etc – but they all get cleaned in next few days, mostly, the next day.
At the end my sister gave me her old dishwashing mashine! That’s an amasing and useful tool. I would never believe that my dishes can be so clean! It looks as new! Great!
When the housecleaning is a routine, it’s done fast and without further ado.
I’m not fat at all. But I do not feel myself comfortable.
I want to lose a little weight (3-5kg) for a long time but nothing changes. I want to like and to respect myself. That’s why I try again.
Now I study drawing 1 time a weak, half a day I spent actually drawing! And that’s amazing!
First of all, go in for sports.
Next, get a list of things, you want to do using web
If still loose, try very expancive way to use web (for example, gprs)
Now I live in the rental flat. I could never Imagine I would find so good neighbors. Of course, not everything was ok: we repaired the doorbell and the hose for the mixer in the bathroom (sorry for my terrible English – i’m not sure I use the correct words). But now I’m really happy, even if not everything is going the way I dreamed of it…
Besides, my relationships with my mother are much better now. But I miss my little sister as we have no much time to meet each other often.
Everything is possible.
Good Luck! ;)
Don’t waste the time for the person who do not want to spent it with you©.. I’m not sure I always make right decisions. Not sure at all…
The other way to get some more practice.
But the real problem is – to find the time…
When I graduated from school (6 years ago), I was an Upper Intermediate level student. But now… I think I have the Intermediate level. So I’ve found courses with the English-speaking lecturer. I hope it will be helpful to remember smth…
Besides I do not really know anything about the punctuation in English. =(
So would you please advice me some internet resources referred to English grammar and punctuation?
That was really easier than I could imagine! Just start and that’s all: you have no choice. I have left my job in the university. I was not sure I’m right… But than! I’ve become an html-coder… And after about a year I’ve understood that I want to (and may) be a programmer. So I get a job in the big company as a java-developer (probationer).
Now I think that was a really right decision to change the job. Don’t be afraid of changes. They may be really good!