As the title suggests almost immediately after AnimeNEXT I dove into Otakon prep. I'll be in the Artist Alley (will be posting an image of where in a bit). Since this spring I have been trying to get a little bit more on the ball as to actually working on AA stuff more than 2 weeks before the convention while also putting aside a few hours every night for actual "relaxation".
Its something thats always been an issue of a somewhat single minded approach to things, I'll have a bunch of things going on and for most things I'll be able to think of other things or plan other things while working on the 1 thing but I will also end up ignoring other things which are important. Even with the taking some time to relax and spend time with Steve, the boyfriend, I will still end up sitting there crafting part of the time while we watch Netflix. I know its probably not the greatest idea but its a step in the right direction and Otakon is starting to loom a bit.
Although I've been taking it slightly easier and not running myself into the ground I have let one major thing fall far too far to the side. I've been absolutely terrible when it comes to responding to messages. What I hoped when requesting everyone start contacting me via email was it would be easier to respond back to everyone and it has but the timing of the request wasn't very good. For those who may not know, I volunteer at AnimeNEXT in the publications department. When I made my last post it was actually right when things were at their most hectic for my department with emails flooding over the program guide (the thing I work directly with).
Please do not consider this an excuse for my lack of response, its something I've been attempting to correct for weeks but just not managing. Since I currently am really sore from yesterdays running around NYC yesterday on fabric and catching up running, I'll be going through my messages.
The only thing issue I can see now are some new messages are months old I have missed from either it getting shuffled funny when I realized using my phone to send messages on DA was a terrible idea or ended up clustered in the middle of spam on my email. Would it be considered insulting to contact the person now when in most cases the events they wanted items for have either passed or are too soon now to do anything with.
If you have not received a response from me or want to send a new message for any reason please email me at StudioKitsu@gmail.com . All I ask if you have contacted me on DA and are emailing me as well let me know who you are so if needed I can reference your original messages.
One of the few things to be somewhat constant these days other than work. In some ways I do feel a little guilty working on this when there are other things to do. That is until I realize how little time I'm actually devoting to this in between other things. Tumblr is great for allowing me to be able to schedule posts. The most time consuming part of the entire blog is coming up with something anywhere near witty to put with the image. Even editing the photos take me less than a minute a piece to open, adjust color, resize and upload as a draft.
To many it may seem like its not a big deal or its just a silly blog, but I really enjoy doing it and any attention its getting is an added bonus. Also I've never really had friends who support these types of things, normally if I have an idea for a larger project its that cute thing they humor. But having people I know actively want to be a part of it through photos or even mentioning it to me in person, even if its to tease over a specific image. Its a great feeling and I'm really thankful for those who take the time to check out my silly little photo blog.