woaaaah ive been super duper inactive in the art department recently! honestly they've kept us working right up until the last day of term at school (not to mention the fact that i've been in a bucketload of trouble this last week) and i've simply just been too tired!
i won't be uploading anything for another couple of days because i don't take my tablet with me to dad's, but it is the school holidays so i will have a lot more time to draw when i return to mum's.
i've also been doing a lot of writing! i've been working on my novel just about daily, although i've now run out of pages so i'm going to have to buy a new notebook asap. :1 i've recently started writing short stories again, too, which is only partly influenced by my rereading of fairie's aire (the novel that i started this time last year and said that i'd post on here but never did) and getting mad at the fact that my writing ability has since deteriorated. (it also helps that we just started a creative writing unit in english.)
i've been doing a whole lot of reading. it's actually ridiculous how long it's been since i read for pleasure; it feels so good to get absorbed in a story again. truth be told, i've recently been limiting the amount of time that i spend on tumblr and it's astonishing how much more free time i have because of it. not using tumblr has made me realise that, hey, i don't have to spend all my time on the internet after all! its giving me time to spend on things i actually enjoy doing (like reading) and it's so refreshing.
remember when i made that journal a couple months back about a cyclone?
yeah, forget that one. we had another one.
it's been getting progressively darker and windier all week, and the storm finally broke yesterday. there've been 140km/hour winds and torrential rain. i've friends who had trees go through their windows and portions of their roof get ripped off, and that's far from the worst of it. i myself fell in the lake at school (taking my phone with me). the worst part about that?
we don't have a lake at school.
i've only been able to open the voicemail on my phone since then.
it's pretty much blown over by now -- we've got a little rain at the moment, but it's nothing compared to yesterday.
and on a completely unrelated note, i turn 16 in five days, and goodness golly am i excited! turns out i'm not going to be on a course like i thought i would be, so i've organised to spend the day with all my closest female friends and it's gonna be great and augh i can't wait. <3
SIXTEEN. I'M SO OLD.