Thursday, July 30, 2015

Oh What Marvelous Things

A lot of really no good, very bad, super rotten things have happened in my life this summer, thus the reason I haven't touched this blog in nearly two months. Maybe I'll catch you all up on that in another post, maybe not. Suffice it to say this summer has literally just been the worst, and I don't even know where to start regarding half of it right now. 

In the meantime, here's a list of some not so awful things that have been going on lately and a few changes I'm making after going through a bit of a quarter life crisis in the past eight weeks. I'm really trying to change my outlook on life and be a more positive person, so here it goes:
  • It's been a week since my last cigarette #winning
  • I've successfully downed at least 3 liters of water per day for the past two weeks. If you knew me and my Mtn. Dew addiction in real life, you'd fully understand how monumental this is #evenmorewinning
  • I got a raise at work #allthewinning
  • I got a new car and her name is Enid Coleslaw. She's a Prius so I guess I'm officially a hippie. Or something. 
  • Zack had his first gallery showing the night these photos were taken, and I'm so ridiculously proud of him it's unreal. Prepare to be spammed incessantly with his art in the coming weeks as I help him get his website going. If you like gross, creepy things (which I assume you do if you're following me), you're going to love it. 
  • I just signed up for an American Sign Language class at school next semester, which has been a dream of mine for years. 
  • My twinster Courtney is coming to visit in two weeks and I get her all to myself for 8 entire days! It's been over a year since I last saw her and nearly three since we made this video together. We have tons of rad adventures planned for her first trip to Denver and knowing she's coming has literally been the only thing keeping me sane all summer. 
  • I finally got the memorial tattoo I've been planning for 5 years in memory of my Nana. It deserves a post of it's own but as you may notice in these pictures, my left arm is a little less naked ;)
  • Meg, Zack and I have all been making effort to get healthier and be more active (they're both a week smoke free too!). We've started going on weekend hikes together and I've been eating clean, practicing yoga and getting back into a bit of running as well. I feel so much more energetic and alive and wonderful and yeah. Good stuff. 
I hope all of you have been doing well while I've been away. A few of you have really kept up and in touch with me through social media and just know that I truly appreciate it. It's been a rough go but I'm determined to turn shit around and make the best out of the rest of this year. Thank you for your kindness and support.


Saturday, May 30, 2015

Denver Comic Con 2015

Last Thursday I woke up to a text from my friend Shay offering Meg, Z and I free passes to Denver Comic Con, and naturally, we were all too happy to accept. This sparked an intense 24 hour craft-a-thon as Meg and I scrambled to throw together last minute cosplays because there was no way I was going to my first comic convention in street clothes. I dressed up as Black Cat, and she went as Poison Ivy. I overnighted the wig and catsuit from Amazon, then made the mask, gloves and bootcuffs. The corset is my CS411 which I have previously featured here and here. Meg's costume was far more ambitious, and was 100% made from scratch -- dress and all -- in just one day.

We only had Sunday passes so it was impossible to see and do everything. We did a round of SciFi Speed Dating which was equal parts awkward and awesome, but missed out on all of the panels and events I had hoped we'd squeeze into the schedule. I failed as photographer, and barely took any pictures of the day. A bunch of people asked to pose for photos which was a totally new and weird experience I hadn't really expected, so somewhere out there are a lot more photos of me all dressed up and super villainy that I'll likely never see. Bummer.

Comic Con was an absolute blast, and we're already making plans for our next convention! I'm planning a pretty epic Pokemon cosplay for Nan Desu Kan in September, and I'm super stoked to have more time to put something together next time around!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sunday Sketch: Brachypelma smithi

I'm cheating this week, as I finished this drawing months ago. Sharpie pen and water color pencil.
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