It’s amazing how much inspiration I found in such a little hamster
Miss Betty, you are home now.
There was so much care and compassion in the small package I received when I picked up Betty’s ashes. They had included her tiny, delicate paw print, and an engraved wooden heart along with her ashes. There was also an envelope of wildflower seeds with a poem on the back.
I draw random characters in cards :3
Ohmygosh. Soooooo I wanted to draw something ridiculous and cute for my boyfriend, so I drew him this. His favorite character from The Lego Movie is Benny. I like drawing stupid-cute stuff, and kitties—- so I drew him a BennyKitty :3 BENNYKITTEH LIKES SPACESHIPS! :D
Don’t judge me lol :)
Another quick pencil sketch from lunch. I broke my pencil as I signed so it’s all screwed up lol.
Seeing professional artists so "reachable", I guess, is really inspiring- I don't know if that made sense omg. But I'm aspiring to one day work in the animation field (not necessarily animating) and it's just kind of amazing how you can make connections with the wonders of the internet. Depending on if you respond to this I suppose lol. Your art is adorable!! I read your article about the importance of your portfolio. I was wondering if I should make one outside of a blog format, its own site.
Hi there, and thank you so very much!
The internet is pretty dang amazing. I first met my best friend Kyle online, and he taught me a whole lot! It’s pretty amazing for me to think I might not have met him or any of my other wonderful friends (or moved out here to Burbank) if it hadn’t been for the internet. I learn a lot from people online, I get to help out a lot of people online, and the internet helped my work get seen and it’s how I got offered a job at Disney. It’s pretty rad!
I’m quite glad that you found my post about the importance of portfolios to be helpful! I think it would be ace for you to have a portfolio online that is separate from your blog. This way, you can keep it nice, tidy, and share only your bestest work. Your blog should be updated often but don’t forget to keep your portfolio updated with your newest and best work too because you are always improving. It’s easier than ever to have a nice portfolio online now, so you should have no problem at all!
It’s really nice to see people being helpful (and reachable) as their schedules allow! I’m always amazed with how busy people can be and still have time to share knowledge, or help out. I like being helpful because it’s a good feeling to help others, and because so many people were nice to me as I learned (and still learn!). I’ve always been very thankful for that.
You have a very excellent aspiration! There are a lot of rad jobs in the industry and you should be able to find something you love to do! Keep working hard, and don’t ever give up! It took me a little time for it to happen after I got out of school, but I’m so happy I stuck in there through the toughest of times. You will keep learning more and more wonderful things! :D Continue to be awesome, and meet very cool people, learn, and rock!
A quick little lunchtime sketch :) I love Pencil.
You don't know me but when you say aronjshay really fast it kind of sounds like 'orange cha' like, orange cha glad I didn't say banana? I don't know... but I really like your name and your art and I hope you have an amazing day!!
Aww, thankies! I hope your day is amazing too!
I can now not stop sounding this out LOL
I wanted to thank all of you for your kind words, knowledge, and support in my time of need. I cannot begin to measure how much it means to me. Times were tough in the last week of Betty’s sweet little life, and in the days following her passing— and knowing that so many people had Betty on their minds and in their hearts, brings me great comfort and peace. She is not gone, she will always linger in the rustle of papers, and the little noises I hear in the darkness of the night.
Thank you <3
My dear Betty Hamster. You were so rad. You took all the treats and ran with them. You took my heart and ran with it. You took Windows XP on your way out, too. You were so amazing. I love you, and I miss you, Betty <3