I woke up early today, which was really uncommon for a Saturday, and almost immediately set to work on the white clothes and whatnot I left soaking for the whole night yesterday. It didn’t take that long, and while the skies did darken a bit (leaving me to wonder if it would rain or not), I was able to get the clothes hung on the clothesline. That’s another chore checked off my to-do list.
Another weekend, another workshop class. I won’t get into the details, but there was a lot of laughter at the expense of the people whose screenplays were read, but I can’t help but cringe inwardly at the thought of my own work being critiqued like that. I suppose it’s okay to laugh now, since there’s going to be some sobbing to come later on…
Finished another sketch today, and uploaded it unto Pixiv. That makes twenty-six magical girls drawn so far, and if things go well, the twenty-seventh should be done tomorrow as well. Should I finish Elise’s sketch as planned, that would make all named, non-public domain puella magi drawn. Hmm. Well, I suppose the next step should be working out what background to use, then there’s the issue of basecoloring. That’s going to be a doozy, for sure, since more than a few of the girls don’t have any official color schemes.
On a more serious note, I learned from my father that one of my grandmothers passed away today. The eldest sister of my grandmother on my mother’s side, she’s the one who’s been living in the USA since… forever, I suppose. Since at least after World War II, when she and her American husband escaped via submarine to Australia, and from there to mainland US. She’s been living in Washington state since then, though the last few years she’s been staying in a nursing home, since neither my auntie nor her husband could look after her twenty-four-seven. Her memories have been deteriorating for a while too, and by the time of our own visit there a year or two ago, she could barely even recognize her own daughter or her niece (our mom). Still she was happy enough when we did visit, and the image of her smiling, well, it’s not easy to forget really.
I’m not really sure how some of the family over there in the US is taking the news, and I’m not really sure either if nanay or my tito (and his family) will be able to go for the wake… Not to mention our own grandmother. With the eldest gone, she’s all that’s left of her four siblings. I pray that she won’t take it too hard.
And… That’s all that I can do at this point. Just offer my prayers, really.