You know, I created a banner for this blog and never got a chance to use it. I didn’t have time to figure out the coding. So now’s as good a time to post it as any.
So I’ve given this a bit of thought, and I’ve come to a decision. I’m retiring Foxes and Grapes.
You’ll have noticed that my posting here has slowed down considerably. And actually, I do have one more blog post I’d like to make, but I’m still getting materials together for that and it might not appear for a while longer. But in the meantime, I really haven’t been using this space. It started as a place online to chronicle my journey to, and through Ringling College. I graduated two years ago. Those days are done, and I’ve moved on. I have other places where I post my artwork. I was trying to use this more as a journal for posting my thoughts, but I find myself feeling more and more reserved about making certain observations. And now, with simply trying to make it as a working artist, I don’t really have the time or focus I once did.
The thing is, with Foxes and Grapes just sitting here, I feel a nagging obligation in the back of my head to do something with it. So rather than allow a distracting thought to persist, I’m simply letting it go.
I’ll leave the blog up for the time being because there are still some good posts and pages that people may like to reference. I might try to archive them one day, maybe.
I’m not leaving the Internet, I’m just devoting my attention to other places. So if you have questions about Ringling, art school, animation, whatever, or if you want to see more of my work, or just want to keep up with what I’m doing, here are some links for you.
Vanilla Waffles: This is the blog I now call home. Yes, I’ve been unfaithful… but it was so worth it. My Tumblr is actually a more laid-back place than this blog was. I’ve been a serious art student and job candidate for a long time, but now I’m trying to embrace that inner kid that just drew for the fun of it. If you’re on Tumblr, or even if you’re not, you’re welcome to follow.
nilahmagruder.com: This is still my main gallery. My storyboards, senior thesis, other finished art – it’s all there.
Twitter: Do you Twitter? I Twitter. If you like thoughts and resources about art, animation, film, writing, publishing, comics, Japanese RPGs (the two that I’ve played), and whatever super random observations I might make at any given time, then follow away!
And of course, you can reach me for questions at n.magruder [at] gmail [dot] com.
Thanks for the last five years, everyone. It’s been fun!