Offline Activities

Offline Activities

Betsy never bothered updating her social media profiles for the past couple of days. She was too busy being engrossed by a steamy love triangle which made her tired after binge reading the entire Romance of the Cows series.

Made with Procreate app.


Betsy sometimes forget to post a status update on her social media profiles, especially when she’s in a binge reading marathon. She wants you to know that she’s alive and well. Although, her poor heart can’t take any more love plot twists and turns…

Been a while since my last post. Feels like forever. But, I have good reason in doing so.

Mercury Retrograde. The end.

Okay, so it’s not entirely true.

I’ve actually spent my time being offline since I was catching up on my writing, programming Episode 2 of Moo Times of Betsy and reading my books that I borrowed from my local library. Considering that Mercury Retrograde season is a time of self-reflection and not taking risks, I decided to practice more mindful moments and slowing down. Health has been an important factor so I’ve been doing what I can in making sure that I feel well.

I don’t know about you, but my mood has been improved ever since I’ve been scaling back on my social media usage. I think it’s important to take breaks in order to avoid burnout. A big accomplishment on my end is writing daily journal entries in focusing on things that I’m grateful for, along with small prayer requests. Highly recommend if you want to shift your perspective from the negativity to moments where you can feel proud of (whether if it’s small or big).

Do you find yourself spending less time on social media? If so, what do you do in terms of offline activities?

Namaste,
Diana

Judging a book by its cover

Judging a book by its cover

Hey friends 👋 I’ve decided to try out something new with Betsy as I’ve been experimenting with the Arteza Real Brush Pens on actual paper before making the final edits via Procreate. I’m actually digging this style in combining both traditional & digital art techniques into one image 😊 I wanted to capture a storybook feel and I think I got it right!

Let me know what you think 😃

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

Currency Exchange

Currency Exchange

While we’re at it, these scam marketers can take my high interest rates on my credit cards if they’re so willing to “promote me” 🙄

Here’s the truth about most artists – we don’t always get paid for our work. At times, we post the content for free as a way to either (a) showcase our talents (b) hoping that someone will support us at our donation/shop pages (c) we post for fun or (d) all of the above. There are a million artists out there who are way better than I am. But we’re all unique in our art styles and our approach on sharing the content.

I draw cows because that’s my thing. I love cows 🐮 I suck at drawing other types of art, but this is my “art voice.” Not many people will be on board with it, and that’s completely fine with me.

Still, it sucks to see so-called “marketers” and other scam folks tricking other people to think that they’ll need to shell out a huge amount of money just to be instantly famous overnight. I believe that everyone’s definition of “fame” is different for everyone.

I’m happy with the amount of followers I have and the comments I receive. Would it be nice to see folks donating a cup of tea if they like my work? Of course, considering my personal and financial circumstances. But I don’t wanna pressure folks into donating if they’re not able to do so. That’s why I highly encourage everyone to like and share my posts if they want to support my content.

Ever had circumstances where others approached you to pay money for instant fame guarantee? Or those social media marketing agencies that use bots? Let me know in the comments below.

Namaste,

-D.

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.