Just been lurking on here.
I'm going to update my page. Starting with this journal.
Sorry, guys! I still have been doing a bunch of art, just been posting it mostly on my instagram page, JustCallMeBlaze! Feel free to follow me over there too. I update much quicker but I intend to keep up with dA more often. I still love deviantart. It's been a huge part of my life, especially when I was growing up. I used to check it every day. Heh, good times.
I don't know what I wrote the last time I updated, so I'll just start from the top.
Moved out of my dad's house a few months after my mother passed away in January 2016. I've been in Tennessee and it's really been great. Spent the first year back in an expensive apartment. This year, I moved to a new apartment that's much bigger and cheaper and I'm super happy with it. I've gotten a super cool new roommate! And I live in a 5 minute walking distance from my work.
Also got me a boyfriend! He's a dear friend of mine I've known when I started college and recently we've started dating. Been dating for 8 months now. Wow. He's a sweetie pie when he wants to be. xD But i'm quite happy with him. We're looing to move in together at some point soon but money is tight. We'll get there eventually.
In December, I went to YamaCon for the first time with the boyfriend, sister and her boyfriend. Oh my goodness, it was a really nice little con. Very clean and spacious. I really enjoyed it. AND I FINALLY GOT TO MEET TODD HABERKORN!!!
AHHH!! He's the voice of Natsu Dragneel from Fairy Tail and a bunch of other notable characters. I also met Jonny Young Bosh too! Those were two voice actors I've really wanted to meet. It feels so surreal to have that goal accomplished and have things signed by them. I got to personally meet Todd while we were walking back to our car. He was super friendly and chatty! Even gave me a hug and we took a picture! I could hardly contain myself afterward! That was a very nice double date weekend to get away from life. I really enjoyed it.
Went to MTAC (Middle Tennessee Anime Convention) again this year. It would be myy...fourth year in a row, I think? Anyway, I cosplayed as Illaoi from League of Legends. I was pretty proud of my cosplay! It was the first time I've ever made a weapon and armour! I'll be sure to upload some pictures for you soon! It was really cool walking around and having people call out "Illaoi!" and ask to take pictures with me. Not sure what I want to do next year! We shall see. Already bought my tickets for next year, so I'll definitely be going.
I've picked up DnD (Dungeons and Dragons) now! Me and my group of buds play every weekend. I like it a lot. I've made a bunch of new characters I haven't posted on here yet. It also kickstarted my want to draw humans! So lately, I've mostly been drawing humans, which is great! I do love to draw my canines, but it's been great finally WANTING to draw something else for a change. DnD has also kickstarted my movtivation for figuring out my own world that my characters belong in. It's been going good. I don't really have any art to show about the world, but I've got some written notes and a WHOLE LOT of ideas about it. Hopefully I'll start sketching out some stuff and making a map. I've got a pretty good amount of lore going.
Recently, I bought a desk! I'm stupidly excited over it. It's a realyy nice gray wood desk with outlets and USB ports on the top. It also came with a large, black thing (I'm not really sure what to call it) with shelves and a cork board and a chair to go with! It's super spacious and comfy. I've been sitting at it for hours. It makes me feel so productive! I love it so much! Money well spent! I got it from a closing down furniture store! I've been eyeing it for a while now but it was way out of my price range. And finally, the guy gave it to me at a discounted price that I could afford and I'm so excited! Good things come to those who wait!!
Now that I have this desk, I actually have room and a comfortable place to do art! Sp expect more! I also plan to do more streaming too! I streamed a digital piece I was working on today and I think it turned out well! I streamed from instagram but I also do from Picarto as well! I do have a lot of work hours, but I think I can squeeze some streams in on my off days. I would really like that.
Been doing weekly art challenges with the sister and posting those on Insta. I'll try to keep up with posting them here as well.
I'll be setting up a new commissions journal and opening those as well as art trades. I've gotta write up a new TOS (Terms of Service) for both of those! Stay tuned!
Not much else has been going on, really. I'm glad I finally got to update this. I really needed to.
Thanks for stopping by! I love each of you!