I browse DA every day but I often forget to update my own journal. Quell annoyance.
Anyway - a few factoids:
I got a job! I've been working for the past 2.5 months and I LOVE it. Not being paid nearly as much as I was in my old job (there's a $20,000 difference, yeesh) so getting used to budgeting again is interesting. I don't care, I love it. The job is simple, structured and quick. The people I work with are psychotic by their own admission. It's fantastic.
The only drawback is smelling like old fish. It's at a seafood distributor in the next suburb from where I live. Worlds apart from my high-flying corporate job as a senior administrator in a superannuation fund in the city. NEVER have to take a train again. This makes me so. damned. happy. I am 25 minutes drive from my work and even less when it's school holidays and I don't have to worry about school traffic.
Anyway, aside from job things, I also won a pretty awesome competition!
Without... really... trying to. LOL It still blows my mind.
For those of you who follow (aka Dean) and his awesome website, surrealPSD , you would also know that he has a new learning system available called Art System Photoshop!
Dudes! And Dudettes! This thing is worth every single cent I didn't have to pay for it.... because I won it. I was going to buy it anyway but I won my access and OMG, the inspirationz! If you're a serious 'manipper, get your arses over to the site, buy into it, INVEST IN YOUR SKILLS, and start learning. Truly. I'm practising but I can't wait to start putting up some new and improved stuff of my own. I never thought to have an artistic career beyond my photography and photomanipulation is something I always did for shits and giggles but this system gives solid tools with which to build some serious skills.
Go buy. Now. It's actually for sale on a massive discount.
I'll be right here.