Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Where the heck have I been?! I sorta took a two week vacation. It was only intended to be one week to celebrate my birthday, but lazyiness, depression, drama, a weekend at Disneyland, and tons more "fun" stuff just got in the way. So here's some highlights from the past two weeks.

1) Disneyland - Yes! I went! It was llllooooonnngggg overdue! When I was a kid, my family and I would go every summer. I hadn't been there for at least ten years and an opportunity to go magically appeared so I jumped on it like a ravenous lion on a zebra. Sooo many memories from childhood came rushing back when I was there. The sights, the smells, Captain EO! And I finally rode the Tower of Terror. Umm, those kind of rides aren't my thing so I don't know if I'd ride it again. Speaking of again, I think I just might be going back in September. Yeeeee!

2) Real life stuff: The boyfriend and I are looking to move. We've been at our current residence for almost three years now and it's time for some new scenery. We don't know if we're going to stay in town or move back near home base. So I've been spending a lot of time searching and researching places within our price range. Boy, does it really suck the life out of a person! It's a pain in the neck, but we're both getting restless.

3) The big ta-da!: So here's what I've been keeping secret. You may think it's corny, but for me, it's a big deal. I'm making merch to sell for an Etsy shop and beyond. When will it open, you ask? That's still in the works, but hopefully very soon. My goal is to test my stuff with the shop, and if I do extremely well, I might go on to cons and stuff. This whole project has been weighing heavily on my mind because I'm basically using money that I don't have to fund it. But I know if I don't do anything with the abilities that I have, I'll be one lost soul. So I'm crossing my fingers. Here's to trying!
Here's a pic of the finished charms. I'm still working on notecards, prints, jewelry, and possibly little plushie things.

So in an effort to not be super lazy, I tried to eek out some sketches every now and then. I really like this one. I might try and finish her or at least slap some color on. On a side note, I want to try and veer away from digital illustrations for awhile. I like the nuances of watercolor, but I like the crispness of everything when done digital. AAAArrrGGGhhh! I don't know.
This pic is a couple months old, but here's my last attempt (as of right now) at playing with Sculpey. I just haven't been in the mood. I made this little guy for a co-worker's birthday. He came out pretty decent.