April Fools: a Socially Awkward comic by Danaye . Shiplett

april fools day 2017

April Fools!

Personally, I’m not a fan of April Fools Day. But that may be because I’m usually the fool in these situations. (Gullible – that’s me.) However, I know that so many of you LOVE playing pranks on unsuspecting victims like me, so I thought I’d draw this little comic in commemoration.

I mean, let’s face it. I’d never get away with this in real life… 🙂

Happy Belated Holidays – 2017 Edition

Happy Belated Holidays – 2017 Edition

 Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Happy Kwanzaa! -and- Happy New Year!

Happy belated holidays, y’all (she said, sheepishly)

Well, this is the first Monday back from the holidays (boooooo!). I hope that everyone had a nice, relaxing break! Mine was not nearly long enough – but that’s the sad truth of a developer who has very little vacation time (boo, crappy benefits packages).

Anyway, did you miss me?! (Sorry. I may have watched Sherlock this weekend. Ehem.)

For those of you dear readers who may not have received it via my social media accounts, here are my holiday illustrations. The first I did for Christmas:

I also did a little one for New Year’s Eve – because, frankly, the only way to celebrate the END OF 2016 was to drink lots of alcohol fizzy drinks!

Now, it being a new year and all, how about some resolutions? January comes every year, and every year I like to think of it as a mini reset button on my life. Not to say that the year before never happened — but it’s a chance for me to stop and think about things I’d like to change and better myself. Many people hate new year’s resolutions, and I totally get it. But, I always like to think of things I could improve on from the previous year. Here are my top five resolutions:

  1. Be more present.
  2. Stress less.
  3. Exercise and meditate daily!
  4. Focus on the little things.
  5. Show gratitude.

Not too bad, eh? Definitely things worth striving for, in my opinion.

I don’t know about you, but I’m really excited to see what 2017 has in store. Be on the look out this week for some news — both here and on my social media (if you don’t follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and/or Facebook, the links are to the left!).

Lots of love to you all!

♥ D.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

This week, I will be disconnecting from the inter-webs to spend time with my wonderful family. (Well, as much as I possibly can. I mean, let’s be honest.) Before I go, I just wanted to share this very important Thanksgiving message!

Thanks to each and every one of you. Your words of praise and encouragement mean the world to me. Your sincere interest in my work is what keeps me creating. 

So, whether you celebrate the holiday or not. Whether you are from right here in America or far across the ocean – Happy Thanksgiving! Because the holiday, to me, is about giving thanks – and YOU are the thing I am most grateful for. 

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