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I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! Mine was long, relaxing and sorely needed! I spent the 4th with some of my favorite people here in LA:
However, I have to say that one of my personal triumphs for this weekend was shopping for, buying and wearing a bathing suit, in public, without drama or feeling self-conscious. I’m not embarrassed to admit that this has not been the case for most of my adult life. I’ve “made due” with whatever I could find and it usually fit poorly or it was black because black is what I wore.
I worked with Reachel over at Cardigan Empire recently and she sent me a whole little book full of all sorts of fun fashion inspiration for me, my coloring and my shape. I used the newly given knowledge and approached my swimsuit shopping with it in mind. I was able to grab this fabulous suit at Marshall’s for under $25 and under 15 minutes! Woohoo! I got quite a few complements on it and felt great wearing it. It meant I got to enjoy floating around on that turtle you see up there rather than worrying about if all my parts were covered, if my boobs were going to fall out, etc. Pure chillaxing at it’s finest!
Beyond that, I had two specific intentions this weekend:
1) Take some Nendoroid photos
2) Start my Wondercolts Rarity cosplay
Let’s start with #1! As you can see, it went very well!
On a recent trip to Little Tokyo here in LA, I found a Taiga Aisaka Nendoroid and happily brought her home with me. My Miho Nishizumi arrived this week along with her little tank seat. I immediately thought of putting the two together! Luckily, we had a nice sunny day on Saturday so I grabbed my camera and took a few shots. I’m very happy with them (except for the dog hair. I’ll check next time!)
#2 didn’t go quite as well. I did manage to get the Wondercolts C and her cutie mark completed in Silhouette Studio, but then it kind of all fell apart. Fabric was the wrong color, pattern pieces were missing, the works! So, I decided to wait and try again in a bit.
Aside from that, my weekend was filled with Korean food (one night with Sarah of Jynxed Art & Cosplay after she’d hit up AX as Pentakill Sona, the second with Yume Ninja, her boyfriend and our friend PSY!) and anime, lots and lots of anime! We watched:
I think that I’ll keep up with all of these except for Attack on Titan which is pretty much nightmare fodder for me. I tried, I really did, but it was too much!
And now it’s Monday, back to real life for most people, including myself. I had some real life thoughts this morning as I realized that I miss papercrafting. I still want to do it, the reason I haven’t been is a lack of inspiration. So, I’m going to try forcing it and hoping that gets the lead out. Thankfully, I have a person in mind who’s having a birthday soon so it’s a good time to start their card!
What do you do to get over creative block? Let me know in the comments below! I need the help!