Cheers to a new year, friends!
I hope you achieve many of your goals and stay motivated~~
I havent been drawing AT ALL for the last few weeks, and that tends to happen over the holidays but i have a different reason.
A reason i shall explain~
On my birthday this year, or last year now, the 19th of December, I was typing up a DA Journal about doing a sketch request giveaway all day, just as I did the year before. I wanted to spend the day drawing, and in 2012 I got many requests and had a lot of fun drawing them~ i only finished like 6 out of 100, but it was a really fun thing to do. So i was planning a repeat, and as I typed my journal my computer became suuuuuper sluggish and eventually froze up on me. I figured id give it a restart and see if she ran better, so i shut her down.but she didnt wake up
I got to my Windows loading screen and never advanced any further
So instead of drawing little sketches for you guys, I spent nearly my entire birthday fighting with my dying computer.
Now 2 weeks later, I haven't made any progress. System restores came up as "failed" and i couldn't even get into safe mode.
and here is the real scary part, I have months and months of animation work on my 88 project on that hard drive
that and even more months of PSD's of recent artwork and files, none of it backed up.
And at that you might say "but Mike, isnt it a good idea to back up your important files regularly?"
Yes Pete, it is!
I could have backed up my files at anytime, i have some external drives, I just never did, because one never expects things like that to happen
The thought of loosing all that work just numbs me, Im kind of in denial about it, hoping for the best.
I took the PC home for the holidays to let my father have a look at it, and see if he could recover my files by a few different methods
I'm hoping for a Christmas Miracle~
Aside from all that, I did have a nice christmas back home with the fam, always nice to see everyone.
And speaking of my birthday, It took me ages to respond to all of your nice Birthday messages~
Thanks so much for all that, I was expecting like 6 messages but there was more like 6 pages
And after the way i had spent the day, i really needed it too
I truly hope you had a nice time this holiday season, and wish you the best next year~
Dont put anything off, do what you want and do it now!
No one can stop you~
Much love in 2014,
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