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Oblig. New Years Post!
Ahoy hoy, deviants!
I hope everyone had a great and minimally stressful holiday season. I feel like an old person, because I really can't believe that 2012 is already over. My brain says it should just be beginning to be fall, but here I am sitting at home in my jammies typing this up from 2013.
I had a really fantastic year. There were definitely some downs, I lost a very dear cousin to a misdiagnosed disease and some other family members are going through hard times, but those moments are still able to provide me with insight and appreciate the life that I have.
On the positive side, I met some great people this year, and continued friendships with other amazing people that I am grateful to have in my life as well. I love you guys! I also got an amazing gift of a camera upgrade from the ever amazing ~Rambid
. I'm full frame now, babies >:U I've gotten such a great response from family, friends, and strangers alike about my photography. It's been refreshing and surprising. I will occasionally have the moment of self doubt, is this really going to be a success or am I chasing a dream... but I'm feeling pretty good about it!
I am very much looking forward to 2013. I can feel it, it's gonna be a great year (: I will try to update at least monthly on here with progress. I'm considering doing a photo blog (probably on tumblr) with behind the scenes shots of shoots and whatnot, so keep your eyes peeled!
Conventions and whatnot
My con season this year is most likely going to be A-Kon and Afest again, although I would really like to attend Matsuri in March... it will depend entirely on whether or not I can find people with an open room spot XD
Cosplay-wise, I'm going to be starting on two of my most ambitious/most difficult things to date... so we'll see how that goes. I'm very excited about them, though. One is completely girly and fluffy and frilly, and the other is weird and armored and kinda complicated (but Jason and I will finally be able to make a sword! although I'm sure he'll take the leadership on that one). January is research and sketch month, and I'm going to begin ordering supplies probably in early February and hopefully hit up that Golden D'or mega sale. So woohoo!
What are other people planning for their cosplay year?
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