It’s a lovely Sunday, one that began with overcast skies, but soon those clouds melted away to reveal endless blue sky and brilliant sunshine. The flowering trees are blooming, and many, including the one in front of my window, is in full bloom. It makes me really happy to see it. (*´꒳`*)
Today I’m taking a bit of a break from the constant streak of drawing I’ve been doing in my “print rush” to prepare for MTAC. At the same time, though, I know nothing gets done by my inaction, so I’m having to sort of…make myself relax. After all, breaks are important! They help to refresh you and give you new energy to put back into what you’re working on. So when I think of that, I’m okay. (´◡`)
That said, it’s about time for an update!
MTAC Artist Alley
I am going to be selling in the Artist Alley at MTAC, which is April 18-20 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee! As I mentioned on Twitter, it’s my first time both being at MTAC and selling in the Artist Alley, so I’m both nervous and excited, and I’m praying everything goes well.
I’m selling different-sized prints as well as stickers, and maybe bookmarks, and I will also be taking commissions. So if you are able to come, please do!
As for cosplays, my mom and I will be dressed as lolitas for two days, and one day I may be dressed as a schoolgirl! We just got a lot of our items in the mail yesterday and are very excited to finish up our coordinates~
I’ve finished up to lesson 18 and thankfully still have straight As! Lessons 19 and 20 are waiting on me to start after print rush craziness is over. I’m coming into the home stretch now! Soon will be the next review book, and after that the final section. I haven’t heard of the results of the last contest I entered, but I should be getting some info about that soon since I think they said results would be released in March or April.
Needless to say, I’ve had to cut back on Japanese learning in order to focus on drawing, as well as frequency of translation, but I should be able to get back into it deeper after MTAC. I’m still reading and listening/watching and I talk to myself in Japanese while I’m drawing. XD In all of this, though, I’ve been looking again at schools and the prospect of actually going, and now I think I want to take more appropriate steps towards that, even if I don’t actually end up going to schools there. So I want to begin taking GenkiJACS Skype lessons every week, maybe starting in May or June… It depends on budget and what’s going on after MTAC. If nothing else, it’s practice speaking in actual conversation, practice in talking in general (*shy*) and guidance from an actual teacher–all of which I really need.
(Blurry, so I left it small…)
Spring is the season of new beginnings, symbolized well especially in Easter, the celebration of Jesus’ victory over death to give us a new life of new beginnings. Every Spring, with the blue skies, beautiful flowers, and warmer weather, I feel energized to start anew. So I’ll do my best! And from now on I’ll try to post more often lol (´･ω･｀)