I kind of moved on from blogging. Plus things changed. I changed. I moved out from my grandma's place to my own one bedroom apartment. (since Autumn 2012)
Some hobbies had to be put on hold because of space-time issues. (African Violet hybridizing - lack of space and lack of time). Other hobbies that I had previously put on hold I picked up and took on full steam. (painting and lifecasting)
Real leaf vs polymer clay casting I painted.
Selling my stuff at local art shows. (Spring 2017)
I still do photography but lately it's been kind of taking a lesser seat. Lately I've been using it to get a feel for what I desire to do with my art and writing.
I like to visualize being one of my bug folk roaming across landscapes such as this.
Looking at the ground this way gives me a better feel of setting. Disney and Dreamworks had an idea when they did their movies, but reality is a lot more impressive and fascinating. The dirt we walk on? To an ant it must look like hills and piles of rocks, bark and moss everywhere. Grass blades and plants: They must tower over like trees. On sunny days the shadows may seem like going from night to day.
Sand to an ant folk must look like walking through a landscape of rocks everywhere. Small rocks to us would look like a hill to them. Boulders as mountains. Rocks can have holes, pits, and cracks. To a bug these would be caves. A space between two boulders, a grand canyon. A creek would be a raging river. A river or a pond would appear like an ocean.
Just for fun, try looking at something small. Think about how it must appear to a bug. Visualize yourself walking on that item or around it. What does it feel like? Would you trip? Fall? Would you be able to sleep on it? Inside? Texture? Smell?
I've been taking these details in and trying to make something out of it with my writing. Some time after I moved in 2012, I had put my writing on hold and the project went into hiatus. I was left wondering what I wanted to do with my Bugfolk series. Up to then it was a series of fun little short stories but nothing more than that. I had to brainstorm and sort out things. What did I want from my series? What was the goal of each main character? The plot? Theme?
Finally having figured those things out and what I want out of my series, this has made the process a lot better. Though I still am a long ways away from a finished written series I feel a lot more confident with the direction I am going.
Anyways, the blogger issue seems to be fixed. I might not be able to access some things linked to my old account but I can access what I need to post and view comments. (This particular blog: Ramblings from a Detailed Thinker is one of the blogs I started with my old account that blogger seems to make more difficult for me to find and manage.)