Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent Season. What did I give up for Lent? Wine! Yes, wine. It is practically a staple for me but the problem is that much of it seems to stick to my body parts, more specifically, my stomach. So as part of my "War Against The Wine Gut" is to deprive myself of it for at least 40 days while I continue to eat well and exercise.
I did this comic a couple of years ago when I also gave up wine for Lent but I don't think I posted it on this site. So enjoy and pray for a sistah. "I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me."
All I have to say is that when you bring back your cat home after a week's stay at the vet, you'll probably want to monitor your furniture.
I spent time in Michigan with my family for Christmas and the state is no stranger to cold winters and gray days. When the sun manages to break free from the clouds, I want to run to the nearest window to catch its rays or go outside if the temperature is conducive enough (for me that's more like the spring). Let's face it, if the sun is out for an hour, it may as well be out for the entire day.
It's okay, state of my birth. I still love you anyways. Just not your winters.
Hey there. I know you guys haven't heard from me in a minute. With the holidays fast approaching, this month has been pretty much a wash. I, for one, will be glad when Christmas gets here so I can finally experience the "Peace On Earth" so to speak. I look forward to time off from work, time with family and also time to make more comics!
This year I was a bit burnt out with the art scene. A few venues where I had some success at selling my work had dried up. While there is an influx of people coming into the city, I feel like the money isn't trickling down to the visual arts as much. Even the established artists have said that Charlotte is a difficult market to sell artwork. Working on "Tales From A Sketchy Artist" was a nice diversion and took me back to my roots when I made comic books as a kid.
I want to thank you for coming onto this site to read my little 'ol web comic. I've really enjoyed and appreciated your comments, shares, follows, and encouraging words. You'll see another post from me soon enough.
Have a happy and safe holiday and a prosperous new year!
This is based on a true story. No one was actually harmed but you can imagine that my friend is now wary of my incredible powers. He was playing with fire and he didn't even know it.
Well this pretty much summed up my weekend and my life. I spent all day Saturday trying on new clothes. Trying to keep up with a body that seems to change all the time is frustrating. On a happier note, I did find two pairs of jeans that fit (and not like a tourniquet) and discovered a new brand that I may revisit for future purchases. Whew, I needed this win!
Ani Todd Smith, Visual Artist and Do-er of Stuff