Sunday, August 30, 2015

From the Sketchbook


I don't often draw men, in any form of illustration. There's just something less intuitive about their build than female faces and figures. However, a certainly anon has been very generous with her time and efforts in drawing for everyone else, so I felt it only appropriate to try to draw her request. It would probably benefit me to practice male proportions more often.


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Raspberry Boom


A+ and I planted a few small raspberry plants at the back of our garden plot the very first year we had it, in hopes that they would eventually grow and fruit. I don't remember them producing very much the last couple of years, but that would make sense because the plants hadn't had time to mature yet. However, this year we did expect to get some raspberries, and were a bit disappointed when they did not bear any ripened fruit in what should have been their first fruiting cycle. In fact, we wondered a bit whether the raspberry plants were somehow ill, and would need to be replaced (something I hope we won't have to do).

Although we did miss the first fruiting cycle, they seem to be doing much better for the second fruiting cycle, and producing anywhere between a half a pint to almost a full pint every couple of days. I'm glad to see them actually producing fruit, although we may still need to replace them if we can't figure out why they didn't fruit earlier this summer.

But for now, I will just enjoy the raspberries and be glad that we have as many as we do.


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Welcome to the Wandering Willow


Greetings, lovely person! Thank you so much for visiting The Wandering Willow. This is my new home on the internet, where I blog about things in my life that inspire me, or that I do or create. Because I have a wide range of interests, my blog will likely reflect this, covering everything from fashion to music to crafts to japanese culture (traditional and pop). I hope you can find something here that strikes a chord in you, and that you will stay and share bits and pieces of my life with me.

As I begin a new chapter of my life, I've decided to do some reorganization in terms of my online activities. Thus, building my new home here.

Because I have been blogging in some form or another for a rather long time by now, I feel like it would be both sad and disingenuous to simply erase those parts of my internet life. It is very much still a part of me and made me who I am today, and I am more than happy to continue to share it with others. What this means is that the posts on this blog from long before this message are in a way "legacy" posts, an amalgamation of all the blogs I have kept until now.

Feel free to ignore them, or to enjoy them. Perhaps you can get something out of them still, or at the least they may provide some entertainment on a slow day.

In any case, please pour yourself a cup of tea (or tasty beverage of choice), put your feet up, and enjoy your time here!