So I started the year with a personal announcement here that I would be working on a new artistic coding project every month and release what I have. And for January… I dropped the ball hard.
I have plenty of excuses that I would easily accept from others for why I didn’t get a new site theme done. Why is it so hard to accept it from myself? I was sick twice, started new meds which have messed with my energy levels, got negative pet health news, and had to take my work laptop in for repairs and am still on a loaner.
I guess I’m just thinking that I need to say it’s ok not to produce to myself, just as easily as I say that it’s ok for others to do the same. Life comes first, and right now those things are taking priority over a new personal coding project.
I’m still moving forward with choosing a new project for February. Something that I’ve wanted to do for a while is make a short text adventure of sorts. With a very loose definition of the word adventure. More like I want to explore the space a bit.
I’m looking at likely using Twine to start out, but I’ve also been interested in trying out Ink and seeing which one fits my interests/needs more. If anyone reading has experience with either of these or other platforms for interactive fiction, I’d love to hear about it!
Bandcamp Friday has returned! I didn’t make time for suggestions this month, but I encourage you to poke around the site and find an independent artist with music that you like and can buy from. They get all of the revenue today, with Bandcamp waiving their share!
If you made it this far, why not share this newsletter with a friend? Or share with me some of the things that you found that you liked this week. Either way, I’m thrilled!