This was a great week for music streaming because of my new scrolling rig, courtesy of Doug Y. and Nick Sulkers. I can now scroll song texts with my foot and don’t have to interrupt a song to do so! WOOOOOOOO!!!! Here’s a blog post I wrote about it! Thank you, Nick & Doug!
I spent the beginning of the week preparing letter and journal rewards for Patreons. My favorite part of writing letters is getting to use a wax seal! I originally placed this on the outside of the letters, but quickly found out wax seals do not survive today’s mailing process. hehe! Now, I make sure that it’s inside on the letter itself.
Once the Patron Rewards were done, I moved on to preparing the new batch of orders of The Dragonborn Comes physical album that I’m going to be shipping out next week. Even though I love, looooove writing individual thank you cards for each purchase, I’m unable to continue doing that when dealing with big orders. When the CD released in August, I wrote cards for everyone, and this resulted in me developing a muscular contraction in my back. I hadn’t written by hand that much in years, and my body went, “Nope…” Hehe! I’m still going to physical therapy for that. Ah, but it was worth it. hahaha!
Luckily, I found a good solution for the new batch of orders that still adds a little personal touch. I hand wrote a thank you message and printed this on postcards. They turned out great! The front has the album cover, and the back has the message. They have a matte coating, so they feel fancy (well, to me) and could be like a complement keepsake.
In an ideal world, I would write to everyone. I really would. I love it.
Omi and I watched Blade Runner 2049, and it was awesome! I enjoyed it even more than the original. It’s a bit slow paced, but so beautiful. Every single shot of the movie could be a beautiful desktop background image. Stunning! Have you seen it yet? What did you think?
Aaaand, I finished reading a great book called, “Steal Like an Artist”** by Austin Kleon. I hope to write a post about this later on, but I’ll share my favorite quote from the book now:
“Validation is for parking.”
Hahahahahahaha! So perfect in this internet age where there are so many opinions and judgements going around. Let everyone say what they want. You just keep on working. This book is amazing for folks (like me) that enjoy creativity… whether it’s songs, writing, painting…
I recommend getting the printed version of this book because it’s beautiful and enganging. I feel e-readers wouldn’t do the experience justice. Now, I’m on to the sequel, called “Show Your Work.” I’ll let you know how it goes!
Aaaaaaand, I continued going to the gym. Good, Maloofus. The anxiety/cravings are starting to calm down.
Thanks for reading! Take Care,
** Amazon affiliate link. I am new to affiliate things, trying it out of curiosity. What that link does is that if you were to follow it and purchase the book, I get a tiny, tiny commission at no extra cost to you.