Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

It’s been a while since I did a comic. Been experimenting with different styles and ended up making it colourful with a bit of a pastel / retro aesthetic.

I decided to create the comics on Procreate since it was easier for me to do the shading along with adding the text. It’s quite a different direction, compared to using Comic Life by plasq.

I created Betsy and baby Betsy for this comic, inspired by my Pillow Pet plush animals. They’re always together, no matter where they go 🐮

Mother’s Day has been quiet, but filled with plenty of sentimental moments since I decided to stay home and celebrate with my family. It was also a dual celebration since my son’s birthday is this week. Can’t believe he will be turning 4 and starting Pre-K this year! How time flies 😨

While I’m grateful & fortunate that I’m able to spend time with my family, my son and being able to speak with my mom – I know that Mother’s Day can be a difficult time for others.

For those who are struggling and doing their best to cope – I want you to know that I’m thinking of you. If you ever need to talk or want to share your experiences about Mother’s Day, I am opening this space for you.

Namaste,

Diana

2019 Birthday Reflections

2019 Birthday Reflections

Another year round trip to the Sun. Happy birthday to me 🎂

I don’t have any major plans on my day, except to have a quiet dinner, watch my favourite movies and catch up on my sleep.

Birthdays tend to be a weird moment for me to sit back and reflect. It’s crazy to think that within the one year, I’ve managed to do the following:

  • Start up a webcomic blog.
  • Create my first visual novel game.
  • Get hired by a job that I love doing during my daytime hours.
  • Seeing improvements on my artwork after putting it off for quite some time.

On a personal note, it was a time where I’ve been more mindful of my social media usage. As someone who has been struggling with depression, taking a step back from the online world has made me more aware of what’s going on.

I’m thankful to have my family and close friends during this time. Getting older feels a bit daunting. But I’m embracing the new year with hope and a chance to become a better person (whether personal or professionally).

Thank you to those who took the time to wish me well during my birthday. Truly means a lot to me (and Betsy) 🐮

Namaste,

Diana

Chasing Social Media Happiness

Chasing Social Media Happiness

There was a time that I felt anxious about my social media presence. Moments I’ve found myself in a state of anguish, depression and feeling like I’m not worthy enough. After spending some time talking with my close family and friends (even making trips to see the doctor), I realize that part of the problem was taking a lot of things I’ve seen on social media to heart.

So I decided to go on a social media break to help reconnect with myself. It was a rough journey in getting back to the state of things. When I’ve reentered back in the social media scene, I was able to look at the platforms with a clearer picture and mindset. I no longer feel tied to comparing myself with larger followings or going after verified check makes for the sake of making myself look good.

Social media can be a good place to connect and share your thoughts, if done correctly.

I want you to know that it’s okay to take social media breaks. If you need to focus on your health, please do so. That’s more important than getting likes and comments. You can’t take social currency to the grave.

How do you cope with seeing negative reactions on social media? Would love to hear your thoughts.

Namaste,

-D.

The only heart for me

The only heart for me

I’m a romantic person. This comic strip sums up my feelings for my partner. We’ve been together for many years, and I can’t imagine life without him.

He makes me feel like a queen and knows my moods very well without judgement.

Let me know in the comments on who has your heart 💓

Namaste,

-D.