May The Day be Grander

…and welcome to May. This year has just been moving at a pace I can’t keep up with and I still haven’t figured out why. This month we will be attending Anime Central and giving a presentation on prop planning and creation. My first show of the year was to…

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Tool Thursday: Gutermann Sewing Thread Box

Pictured: My thread box, with all but one of the spools of thread nicely in it. As I was gifted this box, I cannot necessarily speak to the pricing, but I’m happy to talk about my experiences so far with the contents. It is advertised as “Sew-all thread,” being 100%…

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Checking In and Clocking Out

You know what happens when you make goals and plans? Something else comes along. I’m not even close to being ready to do like a friend of mine says they have and stop making goals and plans… but I do sometimes wonder. While I did get an Etsy listing posted,…

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Tool Thursday: KOH-I-NOOR HARDTMUTH(R) Woodless Colour Pencils

Pictured: My box of the aforementioned colored pencils, with a rainbow blend piece in the background. I purchased these years ago as I was curious about the quality and serious about doing colored pencil work at the time. I didn’t realize my interest would disappear soon after, but it has…

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Hello Again, April

Pictured: The historic Chicago theater, which I was in, attending the “Jimi Hendrix Experience” during my March trip. So, March kinda… failed. Went to Paganicon, got sick for the next week, went to Chicago, exhausted myself, and had internet, power outages, and a migraine after that. However, found out about…

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Thursday Tip: Offering Commissions/Custom Work

You’re a new artist. Your work is online for people to peruse, or you’re at a show. Someone decides they really like one of your items… if only it were a different color. You can ignore them, you can tell them unfortunately it is this color and that’s what it…

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