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So after all this time, I have been hit with how helpless I feel about everything going on. I'm Puerto Rican, yes I was born in the states but I have lots of relatives in Puerto Rico. They're "ok" but guys, they aren't ok. The way some of them have to live is not okay. Most of my family live in the mountain side. Some of the passages down to the main towns are blocked. My uncle had to go up and back down the other side of the mountain to join up with some of my other relatives. They have gas and food rationed. I get it, it's an island, you can only perform so much aid but for some reason this feeling just finally caught up to me. I've been purposely trying to avoid looking at photos of the devastation because I knew if I looked too long I would get overly emotional. It's the same with Key West, Fl. too. I lived there for a short time as a child. Thinking about how the Keys were blasted, thinking about the wildlife.. I couldn't allow myself to think about it.

I know it could be worse. I know that I don't know how it feels to be them in their current state. But I'm going to do the only thing I know how to, do art. I've renamed my Japan art work to 1000 Wishes. 50% of the purchases of that print will go toward hurricane relief efforts. I'll be creating a few other charity pieces as well (in the near future i hope) that people can also choose from.

Charity prints: www.etsy.com/listing/562817083…

Thanks for listening to my emotional rant guys.


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Just a quick update about the on goings in my life. We've put a bid on a home, not sure if we'll get it though. But yay for finally being able to look. In terms of work, been busy between my FT job and the business my friend and I are trying to work up. And now, more recently, I just got home from the hospital from having my appendix removed. I didn't have full blown appendicitis but I hurt, so it came out. And that's it. lol


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HI HI *waves* I know my updates are few and far between.  Life is busy. I've been pretty worn out after getting home from my FT job so it makes wanting to be creative hard. Or, when I finally want to do something, my tendinitis acts up. Anyhow, I just wanted to post I will be at AMA again this year, but I'll be under the flag of DC Designs Cakes and Crafts. I do not know if I'll be accepting commissions at the con. It's a new venue, and the artist alley is being split between multiple levels so I don't know how much table time I will have. (I'm the artist alley department head, so I like to see who's in, what they got, introduce myself, and so on.) I may do $5 sketch commissions both digital and paper.

I did submit an application for Fantasci in July and I am confirmed for Shobucon in September.

Um... my role will be changing at my FT job so I'll be doing more manual labor than being in front of a screen designing, so in that respect I hope that gives me a little more drive to want to draw. And uh, yeah.. I got nothing. lol. It's getting hot outside guys.

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Happy New Year guys! So a lot has been happening. Finally got our DC Designs website restructured so now we're trying to get ourselves a place so we can get ourselves a "legal" kitchen. So I'm opening up $5 commissions. This will help not only us, but also give me practice on my new I-pad Pro that Santa got me. I will accept the first 10. I am still working a FT job though, so please understand it may take me a couple days to do it/them. All files will be emailed to you so make sure you include what email addy you'd like me to send it to in your note.

I'm willing to draw just about anything however I do suck at mecha/robots and I don't really do hentai. I'll do sexy, but I'm just not into hentai, lol. I am better with females than males, however this would be a good way to practice, same deal with furries too. I make no promises on whether the drawing will be full body or just a bust, it will depend on my mood.

If you would like to have a sketch commission, please note me with your request and include links to any references if possible. If there's something you want that person to be doing, like reading for example, put that in the note as well. Don't forget to include your email address to send the image to, and your paypal information.

Once payment is received I'll work on your artwork (or as soon as I've completed those ahead of you in the line up.)

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So... hi guys, I'm alive. Stressed, exhausted, but alive. Been working hard to try and get our DC Designs Cakes & Crafts business rolling. Not gonna lie, it's been hard to find free time for stuff. I see my business partner more than I see my husband these days. But the website is up, slowly building up orders and trying to keep the Facebook up. That said, everything else has pretty much been put on the back burner.

That being said, I'm looking into art I can do without the computer, such as getting back into water color painting and learning pyrography (wood burning).  Why the change? Because I'm a graphic designer during the day and honestly, I'm tired of staring at my screen to make even more stuff on the computer. Does this means I'm stopping my digital art? No, not at all. But I'd like to do OTHER things from time to time.

For those curious, no I will not be attending Nekocon. In fact, the only other convention I'll attend this year is Anime Mid-Atlantic's Cosplay Fest at the end of the year. This is mainly due to me being in charge on the artist alley. I will be there as "DC Designs" though, and so I'd like to try and sell my wood art and traditional stuff, as well as my partner's jewelry and ornaments. I may still sell prints, but I honestly haven't figured everything out. I won't be accepting commissions I know that, but beyond that I don't know what the game plan will be as of yet.

Oh, if you're curious about it, here's our website: dcdesignscakesandcrafts.com/ .

I'm trying to not feel overwhelmed. When I stress I get sick, and I don't want to get sick. Have a hard enough time trying to keep my son from being sick, lol. Not that he needed to be back in school to get sick often, but it certainly doesn't help. He needs a bubble, lol.

I'm hoping that with the holiday season coming up, that will mean I'll have more down time at work, which means I can work on art while at work. How exciting is that? I don't want to jinx myself though, so I won't get too hopeful.

Why does adulting have be so... hard. XD Anyhow, I apologize for my silence. I hope everyone has been well. Until next time, take care!

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Change in the wind

Thu Jun 9, 2016, 6:37 PM


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!

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Baby it's Cold Outside

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 6:38 PM


Hi everyone! The new year is here and so is winter. I think. I mean it got up to 70 today, will be in the 40s tomorrow and then 70 then the 50s... don't be surprised if I get sick.. again. XD (I had gotten a sinus infection during Christmas, fun times.)

Um, anyhow, not too much in the way of new things. I'm trying to be more proactive in finishing art that I've already started. >.> Say what? You have art that's not finished? .... Yes, yes I do. So rather than freaking out about getting new stuff drawn, I need t first finish older stuff. This includes a line of Sailor Moon fairy art I had started as well as making digital versions of my Harley and Ivy fairy drawings. I'm also working on Sailor Cosmos art and a new Eeveelution Naptime (so you people will stop telling me I'm missing one, lol).

What I would also like to get down though is a series of new buttons which are story book themed, so Beauty and the Beast, Rapunzel, Snow White, etc., and maybe later in the year do the same theme for bookmarks (though I'm not sure how I want to design them).

So in convention news, I will be in charge of the art show room again for ROFCON rofcon.com/ The con has moved to a new location so I'm hopeful that this year there will be a lot of foot traffic for the art show. This of course means that I won't be selling art, unless I decide to place art up for auction.

I'm also confirmed for this years Shoboucon shoboucon.wordpress.com/ It's a nice little convention, and am glad to be returning. Super excited my buddy Designs by Danni will be with me (she makes fantastic jewelry!). I will be accepting commissions at con, however I will not have them done at con. There really isn't enough time I feel like. Don't get me wrong, I may start them there, but I'll be mailing them once they're completed.

After Shoubcon I will reactivate my commission listings on Etsy. How soon after the con will be determined on how many commissions I pick up during this 1 day event.

In June I'm set for Anime Mid-Atlantic www.animemidatlantic.com/index… My booth will be shared with Designs by Danni, so don't be surprised if my layout seems different. I still need to figure out how we're going to share the table. XD My son will still be assisting with my table as well, so it should be interesting.

Well, that's about it. I'm still working 2 jobs so I'm keeping busy. Trying to not get too stressed out. Also hoping to start our house hunting in the next few months. Super exciting and terrifying. lol.

Hope everyone has a safe and warm winter!


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Santa's Workshop

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 7, 2015, 4:22 PM


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Deadline for letters to Santa is Dec. 20th! End EDIT

Wow, this year has really just flown by. Life has been keeping me busy, with 2 jobs and a partial social life. I had been helping my friend with her wedding but then it got postponed. Debated if I wanted to open up commissions for the holidays but decided not to. My parents bought their retirement home so I will be assisting with their move, so yeah.. busy busy.

Anyhow, it's that special time of year again. Santa's Workshop is back up and ready to take in letters! Here's the instructions on how to send in your letter to Santa (taken from this journal):
2015 Mailbox Is OPEN!First, a big thank you everyone who has donated points for our group thus far! We are not quite at super group status, so if anyone is able to donate more points, we would greatly appreciate it! You can donate on my page at rileylaurent. Super group status helps us run things smoothly so we can get as many gifts out to you as possible!
To all the new (and returning) elves applying, you should have received your invitations to the group by now! Let us know if you did not get your invite! We also still have open slots left if anyone is still interested in being an elf this year. =) (Please see our previous journal.)
To all the children waiting to send a letter, please read through these rules VERY CAREFULLY. LETTERS THAT DO NOT FOLLOW THESE RULES MAY BE AUTOMATICALLY REJECTED. Once you are confident you understand the rules, then get to writing those letters and feel free to spread the word! We'd love to have more children writing to Santa!
How to write your letter to Santa


To all the children waiting to send a letter, please read through these rules VERY CAREFULLY. LETTERS THAT DO NOT FOLLOW THESE RULES MAY BE AUTOMATICALLY REJECTED. Once you are confident you understand the rules, then get to writing those letters and feel free to spread the word! We'd love to have more children writing to Santa!


How to write your letter to Santa

Click "Send a Note" to go to the group's notes page.  Your letter will be this note, with the subject DEAR SANTA.  Here's a template that shows you an ideal letter:

Dear Santa,

I would like to have [a drawing of my character / a fanart of]  _________ [from the show __________].

Here are a few references to this character: [links to two or three pictures that give us a reference of what the character looks like].

(Optional:
P.S: I would like you to deliver this gift to my friend SomebodyElse for Christmas.)

I understand you may not have time to grant my wish, but I want to thank you for reading my letter and thank the elves for their hard work!  

Love,
somebody


Important Rules

   You are limited to only ONE letter, whether it's for yourself or a friend.
   You MUST provide at least one picture reference. If you absolutely have none, provide a very detailed description.
       If you are requesting a well known character such as Naruto, no reference is needed unless requesting a specific outfit or version of the character.
       If you are asking for fanart, include the name of the show/movie/game/comic/whatever. For example: There are many Sakuras. Which Sakura do you want? Naruto? Cardcaptor Sakura?
   Elves are limited, so there's a good chance not everyone will have their wish granted. Please do not harass elves or complain about not receiving a present. The elves are all volunteers and work very hard to fulfill wishes. You will not get a separate notification if your request is not granted, because elves sometimes continue to work after the holiday season and your gift may just be delayed.
   Any requests violating the deviantART Terms of Service will automatically be rejected. We cannot create art that cannot be posted. Do not request any art that is pornographic, includes self mutilation, child abuse or any other images of that nature.
   If you change your username after sending in a letter, we request that you note us with your old and new usernames. This will make it easier for us to keep track of letters to Santa. Otherwise, your present may be lost in delivery!


   SPECIAL NOTES:
   :bulletred: We will accept requests for characters of ALL types, but please keep in mind there are fewer elves who are talented in certain areas such as animals, anthros, and fantasy creatures. However, that does not mean it is impossible.
   :bulletred: Single character requests are more likely to be fulfilled, because they are less time-consuming and more people can get gifts.
   :bulletred: Because this is an international group, please do not ask for traditional art to be mailed to you. All art will be sent digitally.
   :bulletred: Copyright of all art belong to the individual elves and are not free for commercial use, even if the characters belong to you, unless you work things out with the elf.



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Anime Mid-Atlantic 15

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 18, 2015, 5:58 AM


It's summer already. It really is crazy how fast time is flying by. On some high notes, I finished working on my Associates and have also started on a second job (weekends) photographing newborns. Yay, newborns. It's a nice change of pace. This means that it should open up more opportunities for drawings and commission. This. is. good.

Now for the more present news, Anime Mid-Atlantic. I will be there this year in Artist Alley, my son too (2nd in command, lol). So if you don't see me but see a child instead, no worries, he will be happy to assist you as much as possible. (He's really looking forward to helping me out.) Sadly, I didn't get as many new pieces done in time for the con as I wanted but I will have the chibi Disney princesses for sale and in the art show I will have some things as well.

This year marks the 15th Anniversary for Anime Mid-Atlantic, so they are doing a special walk-thru museum of sorts showing off various items, pictures, etc of its 15 year run. Be sure to check it out!

So um... that's all I got folks. Hope you all are surviving the summer weather thus far. Take care!

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Where did the time go?

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 14, 2015, 5:16 PM


So many of you may have noticed the silence and dust building up on my DA account. It's not that I dislike it anymore, quite the contrary. I've been busy with work and school. I was dealing with a rather difficult course on top of my full time job. Not to mention there were the holidays and some time to spend with family and friends.

Yes, believe it or not I am *trying* to be more sociable beyond the interwebs, lol. In terms of my convention plans this year, still nothing big. I staffed ROFCON back in February, did Shobucon last month, so the next convention I will be at will be Anime Mid-Atlantic in June. The only one after that would be Fantasci. I may try again to get a table for Nekocon, I wasn't able to secure a table last year and really, I just don't know what to do with myself without a table.

Also, you may have noticed my lack of new art. Yes, I admit, I haven't really worked on anything new. I do have some new button designs I want to make and have started a series of Sailor Moon themed sketches. I think after this week I may refocus on art work. At least till I start my second course. Good news is that I should be done with my degree by summer, so I'm glad of that. ^^

Aside from that, things are starting to look up. While not everything is going to plan, things aren't bad either. Something weird happened to me recently though, and that would be that I'm suffering from slight TMJ. I need to see a specialist to make sure the joint in my jaw wasn't moved too much out of place, but otherwise it's a pulled muscle that is giving me the most discomfort. Luckily, I have some fine muscle relaxing meds to take in the mean time. Glad for the medicine, it makes eating so much better, lol.

And that's that.

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Santa's Workshop

Mon Dec 15, 2014, 5:24 PM




It's that time of the year, and while it's a bit late, Santa's Worshop is open for business. Have something you want drawn for you or as a gift for another? Visit the page and follow the steps to sending your letter to Santa! Please not that the process this year will be a little different but still wonderful, but you can read more about that on this post: fav.me/d89odad

You will be sending a note to Santa and these are the things you want to include:
1) GENDER:
2) AGE:
3) SPECIES:
4) LINK: (optional promotional link for the group)

:iconsantas-workshop:

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As a side note not related to this, I do apologize for my lack of activity. It's been really stressful time for a while with misc. things happening here and there but I'm hoping for things to settle here soon. Anyhow, hope everyone is doing well and have good holidays!

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Fantasci 2014

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 5:37 PM


Completely forgot to update this to mention Fantasci! It's tomorrow at the Chesapeake Public Library. That's the one on Cedar Rd, not Greebrier. I hope some of you can make it out there. It's a fun 1 day sci-fi/fantasy con. Very family friendly and FREE. Not sure where I'm set up at, but I'm probably in a room like usual, away from the main library hall. Also, if you stop by, please take a minute to check out ROFCON's table as well as 757 Comic Artists.

That's all I have for now. Been doing prep work as well as some school work today. Cya!

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Please help a fellow deviant

Mon Jul 14, 2014, 3:30 PM


So I know I suck in the update department. Usually only updating when something big is going to happen, so I apologize. This journal is to hopefully bring some assistance to a long time friend and fellow deviant, Icenectar. She was finally taking the steps to set out on her own, but now the lack of funds may hold her back and I don't want to let that happen.

I know she probably thinks that she isn't worth this much effort or time, but this is something I feel very strongly about. I started up a fundraiser through YouCaring and ask if you could please share and even donate if possible. I'm not trying to raise $1000, just enough to make her wish come true.

www.youcaring.com/other/a-new-…

Thank you.

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Something New amd AMA

Fri May 23, 2014, 3:05 PM


So a new journal. YAY! Sadly not too much in the way of new news being that I'm still rather restricted with my time thanks to school and now my new job. Oh, well I guess that would be something new, I GOTS A NEW JOB! *throws party* LOL Anyhow, my new place of employment is a nice change of pace from what I was doing. It is a Mon-Fri kind of job so I get my weekends back, but at the same point, depending on my school work, that time on the weekends can get eaten up by it.

Next in the line up: Anime Mid-Atlantic!

So originally I hadn't planned on going to this, simply because of school and such. Well, guess who got appointed the Artist Alley head? That's right me, thus I will be there, table and all. It is my GOAL to get some new drawings done by then. I believe I finish classes the week of AMA so I will use those daze to be a drawing/coloring fiend. FIEND I TELL YOU! XD I honestly want at least 10 new things to bring to this con. Of which will be some new Sailor Moon drawings. (Who's excited about the Crystal series!? And who's watching Viz's re-release of the older anime!?) Exciting stuff guys, simply exciting.

I've had a friend giving me suggestions on some drawings/buttons to design, so with that being said: Does anyone have suggestions you like to add to my list? Can be for prints, buttons or bookmarks. I'm open to it, just no hentai or robots ( I suck at mecha stuff).

Hmmm, what else? I think that's it for now. Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the transition from spring to summer.  Oh and being that this is being posted in time for Memorial Day, I would like to give a shout out to those that have and/or still serving, THANK YOU! :heart:
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When Flowers Bloom

Sat Apr 5, 2014, 9:20 AM


Yeah, time to dust off that old journal with something new and spring like.  lol So yeah, not too much going on. Work... School.. rinse and repeat. For those that knew about it the event, ROFCON was a success and it was a great first year. I learned from any mistakes I made as ArtShow head and will be better prepared for next year. Also, in convention news, I have been appointed as the Artist Alley head for Anime Mid-Atlantic which means... bum bum bum... I will be there this year! lol Originally I hadn't planned on going but hey, it's ok, just another excuse to hang out with friends and sell my artwork. =^.^=

This brings me to my next question. What new art should I draw in prep for it? I'm hoping to have between 5-10 new pieces (if I'm lucky to make the time to do them). What would you like to see from me? All comments welcome. :)

Well, need to eat then head to work so cya guys!
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Santa's Workshop, Letters OPEN

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 8, 2013, 9:14 AM

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Just a quick note in terms of myself, I will be going in for my follow up regarding my dizzy spells tomorrow. I'll keep you guys posted. Anyhow, on to happier news!

:iconsantas-workshop: santas-workshop.deviantart.com…
Elf applications are now closed, HOWEVER, dear Santa letters are now OPEN, YAY! La la la la The journal link above has all the important info for submitting your letter to santa. Below is a sample letter format to use when submitting your note to Santa on the workshop's page.


Click "Send a Note" to go to the group's notes page.  Your letter will be this note, with the subject DEAR SANTA.  Here's a template that shows you an ideal letter:

Dear Santa,

I would like to have [a drawing of my character / a fanart of]  _________ [from the show __________].

Here are a few references to this character: [links to two or three pictures that give us a reference of what the character looks like].

(Optional choices:
P.S: I would like you to deliver this gift to my friend SomebodyElse for Christmas.
P.P.S.: I previously sent letters to Santa in [2008/2010/2011/2012] and have NEVER received a present.  These were my requests: [links to your previous notes].)

I understand you may not have time to grant my wish, but I want to thank you for reading my letter and thank the elves for their hard work!  

Love,
somebody




That's all for now. I'm sure I'll have to say at another time. Cya!

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The Holidays

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 26, 2013, 3:53 PM

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Well, didn't know what to say for the title really. Anyhow it's that wonderful time of the year. You know, when all you hear is Christmas music and people act like psychos as they try to get "hot deals" on stuff. Yep, it's great to see that we've become such a materialistic society in a time of family gathering. Well anyhow, just some updates on what's going on with me and such.

First, I'm still not done with my digital art commissions from Neko like I had planned. *Insert major sad face here* Seriously, I really thought I could get them done before Turkey-day. Nope. Thanks to unexpected events, in addition to my work and online classes, my hopes of getting those drawings done went out the window. *Stares out the window*. A-hem... So what are these unexpected events? First, the fact that our house will be hosting Thanksgiving dinner instead of one of the neighbors like it was supposed to be. (We rotate between the 3 houses each year). So guess what I've been doing little by little, yeah.. cleaning. Fun times. Then the second thing, is my health. First I was sick with a sinus cold thanks to this fantastic weather here in Virginia. I mean, how could I not LOVE it being 70 degrees one day then it being 40 degrees the next. Yep, that's Virginia for ya. Ackmed had it right when he described our weather. Anyhow, as if that wasn't good enough, after recovering from that, I've been hit with dizzy spells, so I've been having issues being on my computer for more than 2 or 3 hours. VERY inconvenient. I mean, on top of the fact that I have to do my drawings on the computer, all my school is the computer as it's online learning. My "books" and such... yep, all on the computer. So believe when I say I'm quite frustrated with the situation.

So what's wrong with the Christi-chan? Not sure. Went to the doctor's yesterday, especially since I collapsed briefly at work Sunday morning (no one saw me fall thank goodness, I felt so stupid), and no I didn't faint. I went to put something on a lower big when suddenly the room spun and I couldn't level myself out. So yes, my equilibrium is out of whack, the cause is being investigated along with my dizziness. They took some of my blood and are running tests and then after I go back in 2 weeks I may have to go see an ENT because part of my issue is most likely caused by my inner ear. So yeah, I will not give up on getting those drawings done!

Well enough about me for a sec, let's shift over to :iconsantas-workshop:
They are accepting Elf Applications. Please note, this is applying to be an elf, aka, gift artist person. If you become an elf you cannot request a wish (drawing). The group is in need of 50 more elves for this year. For those not familiar with the program, the idea of the group is gift of giving. We are not doing this to get something in return. It's a fabulous group and fun to participate. Even if you can only do 1 drawing, that's fine.

Other than that, nothing else is really going on. Hope everyone enjoys the holidays coming up and be safe!


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Nekocon 2013 - THANK YOU

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 3, 2013, 3:13 PM

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Hola peoples! Nekocon has come and gone and I got to say, I was very surprised at the amount of commissions I have received this weekend. Not complaining, not at all, just delightedly surprised. I tried to snag photos of commissions with my phone of the traditional ones I did. Also, I was happy to see that my newest drawing "Daisuki" was well received. Almost ran out of prints. XD I will say that I had a rather rocky start to the con. I had forgotten some stuff. I swear if it hadn't been for my husband this weekend I would've had a melt down, lol. Anyhow, thought I'd change the journal skin being that I had quite a bit of Pokemon admirers come by my table this weekend.

Just wanted to give a big THANK YOU to everyone that came by and said hi, browsed through my goods and those that purchased stuff from me. I was pleasantly surprised to see I was seated next to the fabulous :iconeldanis: So I got to stare at her fabulously beautiful man drawings. *insert drool* Anyhow, have to go, but I'll keep you posted with things to come!

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Nekocon 2013

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 26, 2013, 7:12 PM

Been a while since I made a new journal. This will be short. Just wanted to let people know that I will be having a table at this year's Nekocon in Hampton, VA next week. For those going, please stop by and say hi!

See... short.


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Upcoming Events!

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 24, 2013, 8:22 PM

So there really hasn't been too much in the way of new stuff. I have been putting out resumes, hoping to one day to leave the retail world behind me some day. In the mean time I've also been working with my coordinator for my online school so that I'll be set come Sept 16th when my school starts. I'll be taking online classes for web design, yay. :)

Anyhow, I just wanted to let you know that next week I will be attending FANTASCI next Saruday, the 3rd of August. It will be in its usual hunting grounds at the Chesapeake Central Library (not to be confused with the Greenbrier Library). This is a FREE 1 day event. If you can't tell by the name it's a fantasy/sci-fi convention. Family friendly too so bring the kiddos! (I love seeing little Jedi's running around, lol.)

I have a some drawings I plan to have ready by Nekocon. Yes, the Christi-chan will be at Nekocon this year! (Don't everyone gasp at once now.) I'm really looking forward to it, though I will say that depending on how things go this year will determine if I try to return the following year.

Well, that's pretty much it. Oh, also in my spare time I had been beta-ing the FFXIV online game, I'm actually looking forward to it's official release this time around. My husband and I were beta testers for the original FF14 and stopped playing shortly after the release due to the obvious flaws in the game. I had also been playing Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, I got it for meh birthday. (Thanks hubby!)

Thank you all for your continued support. <3


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