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I like to knit hats for people who don't want them.
Wow.  I'm still working at that long term job, so I haven't had a lot of time to myself.  This was a holiday weekend and I basically used it to sleep off 3 months of exhaustion.  Being a long term sub is almost harder than being a regular teacher was.  Mostly just due to a total lack of resources- I have to make everything from scratch as I go.  But I love the job and I love the kids.  And my last pay period was so large they couldn't fit it on one time card!  THEY HAD TO USE TWO!?!  THAT'S UNHEARD OF.

There is still no clear sign as to when this job is ending (yay for me!) and a lot of the staff is thinking I might just finish out the year.  That would be cool, but I do hope the regular teacher can come back.  If only because I desperately need to sleep for a month.

But man, it's reminding me just how much I love teaching and how badly I want to do it for a living for the rest of my life.  It's so rewarding.  I'm always on my feet and having fun.  Part of that is I just have a good group of kids, but it's also like...  I kinda forgot I liked teaching?  Subbing is just not the same thing.  It looks like the same thing, but it's mostly just babysitting, only with less respect paid to you.  I genuinely hate it, and the sooner I get get a more permanent position the better.  But this job has reminded me "yeah, remember, you actually like this" which is something I kind of needed.

What have you guys been up to?  I'm trying to keep up with everything but honestly sometimes it's just better for my mental health to delete my inbox and start from scratch, you know?  I always love hearing what you guys are doing though, so please do fill me in!


ONE WEEK ONLY: Unbirthday Requests! by Neko-daewen
ONE WEEK ONLY: Unbirthday Requests!
I'm taking requests now that it's summer and I have time to draw!  I missed A LOT of friend's birthdays over the past 8 months, so I want to make up for it.

I'll be doing them probably through next week, so if this is still visible, I'm still doing them.  They're little, like trading card size, and I'm probably going to do weird experimental stuff to them so just fyi.

I'll take requests from anyone, even if I haven't missed your birthday, but just know I'm going to favor ones from friends and ones that give me something interesting to work with.  I'll do as many as possible but I can't promise I'll get to every single one.
Alone Together by Neko-daewen
Alone Together
It has been 5 0 days since Jack last talked about Steven Universe.

Tried some wet-on-wet painting.  It's messy, but I like the result.
Americana Monsters by Neko-daewen
Americana Monsters
Lindsey posing with some American cryptids because I can use these characters as an excuse to learn more about cryptozoology and that's awesome.
Life and Death and Everything Between by Neko-daewen
Life and Death and Everything Between
Been doing some brainstorming for some short stories these ladies will star in.  Now I just need the time to write them.

I did get a new sketchbook though.  It's really big.
Year In Review: 2015 by Neko-daewen
Year In Review: 2015
I didn't want to not do it for last year, since I've done it every year.

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Gen-Kavik Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016


Happy belated birthday!
nikolai60 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Wishing you Happy Birthday! again, I hope you've had a good one ^_^
Gen-Kavik Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
Happy New Year, officially.

I sent you a package on Monday, but I'm concerned about postage. I might not have put enough. Please let me know when you get it.

Gen-Kavik Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015
Merry Christmas! Hope you do cool stuff today. 

And Happy New Year, eventually. 
superkiel Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice art lol.
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