So, yeah.. Hi everyone!
You may have noticed that I've been rather quiet these past few months. Why? Well, life really. Between my full time job, my weekend job and other things, my life got a little out of hand. I actually needed to quit my weekend job since we were trying to move out of my in-law's home and I needed that time to be available to meet with the realtor. Then things got even more stressful when my FT job decided to help our competitor after their production site got burned down, now... we've merge as 1 company. Good things, mind you, but still, the transition was quite hard. Then looking at my family life, on top of looking for a home, my son was having "issues" to which we had to implement therapy sessions. My son is only in elementary school... so sad.
So... unfortunately, an issue with my husband's student's loans, and his car breaking down have put the house hunting on hold. We are still looking to maybe rent just to get us out of his parents place, but the loans have to be dealt with first. On a brighter note, my son's last session will be next week, so I'm hoping we won't have to start back up when he starts school again in the fall.
As far as things with work, they are getting better. I'm nearly to the point now that I don't have to do work after hours at home. Which means more time to work on other things, but yeah. That's pretty much been my life since March.
Time has been my enemy. I'm currently trying to get my son's Shadow the Hedgehog cosplay ready in time for AMA next week. It's so cute how excited he's getting. Just hope I can have it come out the way I plan to do it. so far there haven't been too many issues. Going to try and use Instamorph for the first time. Exciting. BIG NEWS
So after I finish up AMA and my currently outstanding commissions, I will be on hiatus on commission and art for the most part. But why? My friend and I are forming a business together, focusing on her baking first, then we'll include our crafting. We plan to get our name registered and for us to get our licenses (hopefully) by July. (I must like stress right?) She'll be teaching me how to bake her way and all the neat stuff that goes into cake decorating. "Edible Art" as she says.
That said, we'll be handing out free samples of cake pops at my booth during AMA. And speaking of AMA and commissions, I will say that during AMA I will accept commissions for traditional art only... so color pencil and mix media marker. I may even do like $5 sketches or something. I will NOT accept digital commissions. (Mental note to self, update price/commission list.)
I'll still keep my Etsy up so people can get my bookmarks and buttons and such. When I am able to finish art, I'll still post.
Um... what else. That's it really. I'm a little disappointed that aside from the 5 new buttons, I don't really have anything new to sell for this con. Time really does seem to fly these days.
I hope everyone is doing well. I'm sorry for being under a rock. Stay cool out there!
1. ~xTanee (Risucchi)