I wasn't able to make my giveaway goal amount though, which was $200, so sadly I won't be hosting the giveaway, but I would love to send small thank you notes to those who have donated to me, so if you are interested and have donated to the cause, let me know on my Facebook or Tumblr and I can send you a little care package in thanks. =) You're welcome to leave a comment here as well and I will leave it screened if it has your personal information.
I ended up helping my friend do his speed run of Tales of Symphonia 2, and then afterwards we played Trauma Team and seriously got waaay too into it. We ended up sounding like actual surgeons screaming; "scalpel!" "suture!" at each other, haha~ I can't wait until next year's already! Hopefully I'll be able to continue to beat my fundraising record.
Today is also Bob Ross' birthday, he's been a great inspiration to me since I was a child. I ended up looking up a bunch of my favourite quotes from him, and titled the look I posted today after one of them.
Here are some of my favourite quotes from him:
- "People might look at you a bit funny, but it's okay. Artists are allowed to be a bit different."
- "The secret to doing anything is believing that you can do it. Anything that you believe you can do strong enough, you can do. Anything. As long as you believe."
- "There's nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend."
- "We don't make mistakes, we just have happy accidents."
Bob Ross passed away when I was young, but my grandmother had me sit down and watch his show, "The Joy of Painting" during the long summers we spent at home together. He really made me love painting and art, and made it so therapeutic for me. He was a great inspiration. Here are some of my favourite paintings by him.
These paintings are so nostalgic to me, I've seen them all over the place since I was a wee tike. I believe we had a copy of the bottommost painting hanging in the living room of our childhood home for quite sometime. They were really a centerpiece to most homes in the '90s, and I never quite realised it until now.