12 April 2024

2024 March Roundup

It's time for another monthly roundup! I'm getting started on this one late because I took the whole first week of April off for my birthday 🥳🎂 So as not to delay it any longer, let's get started!

Patreon Rewards

March's physical rewards featured a WIP (work in progress) image of my current illustration project. It's a birthday gryphon scene, thus far rendered in graphite and watercolor, that will eventually be an illustrated greeting card!

Patreon is the best way to support my work. You can choose to receive monthly postcards, prints, both, or none, and all tiers receive digital rewards like printable coloring pages 😁 Please click here to join and help me build my creative career!


In March I finished my chibi live-action Sanji caricature and it's my most recent upload to dA.

Click here to view, fave, and comment on dA!

Also new on dA in March are subscription tiers! They share some similarities with Patreon, such as offering the same printable coloring pages, but the higher tiers are unique for their chibi caricature rewards! If you enjoy my chibi drawings, click here to become My Jolly Friend or My Best Friend and start getting custom chibi caricatures every year or quarter! You can also click here to read more about the tiers and everything they offer 😄


Twitch streaming in March was just as fun-filled as ever! I continue to work on illustration Wednesdays and Thursdays, and Chibi Friday on, you guessed it, Fridays 😎 Here's the photo and recording from the last stream of March, during which I started a chibi live-action Usopp caricature!

Twitch is another platform where you can support my work by subscribing 💖 Members there get access to our private Discord server (same with Patreon and dA members, so we can all hang out together!), custom emotes that can be used in channels all across Twitch, and more. Click here to check my schedule and join me when I go live!

Charity Fundraising

Every month I support a charity that works to improve the world for animals 🥰 I do this by taking my unique viewers count on Twitch and donating $0.10 USD per viewer, with a minimum of $10 and a maximum of $100. This allows me to add more meaning to my streaming for both me and my viewers! So what was the unique viewers count for March?

✨🎊 Twenty-nine!!! Another new record!!! 🎊✨

How AWESOME that we broke the record two months in a row!!! Thank you to everyone who joined me and made this happen! Our charity for March was Food For Life Global, an organization that helps animals by, among other actions, serving healthy vegan meals to humans in need 💚 This meant a $10 donation to them!

If you'd like to support Food For Life Global's efforts, please click here to make your own donation. April's charity is the Food Empowerment Project, which makes a difference for animals by promoting veganism in various ways, including by offering vegan recipes from Mexican, Chinese, Lao, and Filipino cuisine 🤤 Please join me on Twitch this month and bring your friends! Let's break the record again 🤩

Gryphia Progress

I am so excited about my first draft, it's almost done! At the end of March, I had nearly 3k words written for chapter twelve, the final chapter.

When I finish the first draft, I'm going to follow the advice I took from Stephen King's On Writing and set the project aside for six weeks (so that I can detach from it and start edits with a more objective mind). In the meantime, I'll be focusing on my Japan Adventure post series here, so when you start seeing more blog posts, you'll know I finished it!

Other News: JLPT N3 Certificate

In January, I shared that I had passed the JLPT at the N3 level. So I thought I'd also share my official certificates that arrived in March 🤓✨

N3 is only the middle level among the JLPT tests, so I have plenty left to learn before I'm done! These certificates make me feel like I'm now standing on solid ground as I work my way higher!


That's all for now, thank you so much for reading to the end! I'll be back again with another roundup post next month, or maybe a Japan Adventure post even sooner! Until then, please stay happy, healthy, and safe ❤️