How are you all doing lately?
I have been so silent on the blogging (and arting) side on here.. but I thank you all for still being around and leaving messages/notes I find myself logging into. Life has certainly become interesting the last set of months, and I'm on my way to preparing something very special. Want to know? Keep reading. August 6th
and I's very 1st wedding anniversary.. since we have been even dating, we have visited so many different conventions across the states, met a lot of online friends I met years ago on deviantART, and have started a small home business to keep my art going and our financial needs moderately met. We're currently living far from Los Angeles (Texas actually), with family to keep one another financial stable and of good company.
We recently had a fall out in the family though... my brother and his marriage of 5+ years has drastically crumbled, leaving him and his two kids under our small apartment. The conflict between him and his wife has certainly affected everyone emotionally and somewhat financially. Thankfully, everyone under our roof has their own 9 to 5 job to keep food on the table and the bills managed. Everyone...well, except for me. For the effort of maintaining my own business with creating art, I'm putting all my energy and ability to funding for an art booth for a local Houston Festival/Vendor's Market while I'm keeping my dA commissions
as active and affordable as possible to afford everything. This idea is both an idea I see myself doing, and a hard road I find taking.
It's kind of a struggle to keep the needs of this potential job for me met as there is no consistent flow of interest for them, but the good outweighs the bad - I'm not only thankful for a handful of amazing friends who have aided me unconditionally, but I've come to learn that being persistent and patient are two very golden factors to make what your dreams a reality.
So, just because it won't happen overnight, doesn't mean it won't happen ever!
Aside from concentrating at being a Portrait Artist at the fair, there is one thing I certainly miss doing: Vending at Artist Alley! My last convention of the year was Animation & Gaming Ohio
. The whole atmosphere of geeking out, meeting new people, and being told your art is certainly one of a kind is everything I seek in a creative outlet. With artist alley, there are so many events to browse, music to look into, food to experience tasting, and of course the cosplay to admire from various fandoms and imagination behind the table. Artist alley is likely one of the reasons why I'm so eager to begin this small business at our local fair. I miss the people that drop by, the liveliness of the community, and even the kids who think I'm deserving enough to get an autograph from.
And even in the heart of this community, talking with others, congratulating new hats in the %communityrelations
team, I really miss you artistically, deviantART. I'll try to have good enough art to submit very soon for the people that actually took the time to watch me whether it was yesterday or many years ago.
Take care, and don't hesitate to talk to me sometime!