In Kaitlin's Life This Week...
While Ive been away the past few weeks, I have had the honor of a few of my DD suggestions getting picked. So first things first, go and congratulate both RenieDraws
on both of their fantastic work (and check out their galleries too!).
TAG! So, before and during my hiatus I was tagged by a couple of people (AkaiSoul dkirbyj
1. Post these rules
2. Every tagged person must post 8 random facts about themselves
3. Put these facts on your journal
4. In the end of the post tag 8 other people
5. Go to their page and leave a comment telling they were tagged
1.) I feel the need for speed...speed reading that is! I read books in no time and I am not exagerrating. Usually, once I pick up a book I won't stop till I'm done. Thus, this habit has led me to be a top book whore. I've read hundreds (maybe a thousand or more!) of books over my lifetime. I think the fastest I ever read a book....hmm. I've never timed myself actually. I know that I finished the LOTR trilogy in less than three days....
2.) I HATE the feel of paper towels (or kleenex or anything like it). They make me cringe. It's worse than fingernails scraping across a chalk board.
3.) National Geographic is BOMB! I totally love NG! I, (my family, but mainly me) have collected NG since the early 90s. We have this huge bookshelf and I think I've read and looked through everyone of them. I can't help but love their photographs and incredible stories of both the past and the present. Forget Vogue, National Geographic= WIN
4.) Food =
Ok, I love to cook and in particular bake! I love knowing I've created something delicious. I also have a habit of throwing things together, or "experimental cooking". I really like taking a new spin on old things. I usually try to change things using stuff I've grown like lemon balm, lavendar, fennel, peppermint, etc. and adding them in weird ways to the things I cook. It comes out great....most of the time
5.) I am mostly anti-social. I usually have to force myself to go to social events (excluding those with good/close friends). I think it has something to do with being skeptical about people (in particular guys- I'm told I'm a cynical son of a gun). Character flaw much?
6.) I have a "secret" list of things I want to do before I die. Everything thing from visiting the birthplace of some of the world's most famous folklores (from Snow White to Dracula), to dying as an old women on a snowy night. <-----This because the last time it snowed here was the year I was born so it's only fitting that I go out with the snow.
7.) I want to have a big family! I think kids are wonderful (albeit a bit unnerving sometimes). Forget all this one and two kids stuff, I want at least 4 to 6! Oh and we can't forget all the animals (since I'll be rescuing pets all along the way). Haha, my poor husband.
8.) BEWARE petty-ness
I want to sell at least one print while I'm DA *has never sold one*....
Ok, now I tag ALL OF YOU! That's right all of my watcher/friends must do it or I shall hunt you down!
Moving, boy am I exhausted. Last week mom and I worked 12 hour days in the wonderful oven known as the outdoors. I have the worst tan lines and my muscles ached for a week. It was a truly crazy week. The good news is weve sold 1/3 or more of those 70 horses. The bad, I had to put down one of the colts. I cried for a while.
The beginning of this week was a bit easier. Not as much work, but still a lot. And then Wednesday, Rachel aka rocluvsluxord
, came over and we did a shoot. It was a lot of fun and I got some wonderful shots!
Part of the shoot, she was dressed up as a pirate (albeit a women one). And dear Lord, I thought I would stick a fork in her and shed be roasted. It was HOT! So again, thanks for bearing with that heat girl!
Moving on, I dont know about shoots this summer. I really cant say. My main goal this summer is working on my story. Or should I say stories? If I could finish it in a year, I would most certainly send it in. That being said, its time to kick my butt into gear.
Oh yes, guess what? Im going to the local Mechacon here in August...as an actual
character! *gasp* Ive never done a cosplay before so this is a bit scary. Im going as Yuko, from Tsubasa Chronicles (or xxxHolic). I hope I do her justice. Ive secured a wonderful costume, but I need a wig! *goes hunting*
Last, but not least, I had mentioned a contest of some sort last year. Well, I finally want to do that this summer. Im not quite sure of the content though. I thought I could give out characters, descriptions, personalities, even excerpts from chapters of them and go from there. That way any medium is possible. You could dress up, make one of the items from the story, do a character sheet, make a scene, etc. What do you guys think? Would anyone consider participating? Should I do something more generic for a contest?
Hmm, well thats all for now kiddos. My spaghetti sauce is almost done and Im starving. So, love and kisses to all!
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Support for Artistsbehindinfinity
and Tuxedo Team is working on putting a cosplay book together, and better yet proceeds would go to charity! So be sure to go voice your support and buy a copy when it comes out!
Check out By Moon Alone
. A lovely start to an awesome comic by Honoel
Friends who have opened commissions: :devasfoldelo: FLEXDONE Bosmitze kuso-taisa
has just finished her doujinshi! For more information check out her journal.
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This Week's Features
The first feature this week is one fairly new to me, but certainly not to photography. Hes got a great eye and wonderful talent for capturing the dramatic. Hes got a particular flair for portraitures and fashion shots and all of his shots have a wonderful atmosphere in them. Welcome to the world of saicis
The second feature this week certainly has a special place in my heart. One of my favorite TV series as a child was Sailor Moon. That being said I could not pass up the chance to shine the light on Mi-Lee
. Her gallery is full of all of the beautiful senshi in elegant poses with tender expressions. Beyond just the scouts though, she has a beautiful soft. colorful style that literally blooms before your eyes. Anyone can enjoy her beautiful traditional work!
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The final feature this week is one of an artist that I believe is on the way to becoming one of the top fantasy artists on DA. His work has a way bringing his various subjects jump alive within the viewers mind. With vivid detail and extraordinary creatures and people, one can not help but have a wonderful time browsing through JeffLeeJohnson