Brown Bear Brittany

Last night I sat down to doodle with the Stumpy Pencil brushes I found on gingerhaze’s tumblr on my Wacom Bamboo, and I ended up fiddling with this drawing for 4+ hours. I’m still really slow at drawing with the Bamboo, and even slower with coloring in Photoshop, but it’s a really fun & rewarding process. More drawing in 2013!!!

Last weekend I went to the beach. Tilt shift alternate reality occurred. 

GPOY: Forever Alone edish

Apartment Hunting.

Dudes. Apartment hunting in San Francisco is stressful. I found my dream place in a shared apartment located in Hayes Valley that is close to public transit and I would have two bedrooms + bathroom to myself. I submitted some paper work this morning, and I am sitting wishing and hoping that I get it. Just look at this bathroom…

🎵 Christmastime is here! 🎵

Bi-Rite Creamery lives up to the hype #mission #SF (Taken with instagram)

So. I’ve been living in SF for a week now.

I think I was so focused on getting out here, that I never stopped for a second to think just how hard moving across the country (again) would be. That realization hit me full force about a whole 20 minutes after I got all of my stuff moved in to boyfriend’s apartment. It was kind of like “Whoa. I just moved away from everything I know and have built for 3 years.” The move to Austin was super hard on me, and I was crazy depressed for probably about a year after moving here. I had no idea how hard it was going to be to move to a new city and start over. I’m wishing/hoping that since I have a few friends in the city, also boyfriend, that I’ll be able to make things work. So long story short, I’ve been wallowing in self-pity for a week that everything is new and nothing is comfortable. Sup comfort zone.

My last day of work is on Friday and then I’ll officially be funemployed (ugh). I’m steadily putting a lot of time into finding a new job, but I can’t do that all the time because I will go crazy for real. I want to start meeting people, and building a new group of friends. Tumblr was amazing and connected me to so many amazing people in Austin (Thanks Kevin). Hopefully I will be able to find that same sense of community here in SF. Of course if you know any amazing tumblrs, let me know!

Tomorrow is a new day. Time to man-up, make this my town, not drink the pickle juice, and get bossed up. 

Brittany vs. San Francisco

Tomorrow I start my 8 day trip to San Francisco. I have never been to the West coast before, so I have no idea what to do or expect. I’m going to have weekdays to myself to do whatever I want. What are some of your favorite SF things/restaurants? Also what do I do on a plane for 4 hours (besides drink)?