So maybe some of you noticed that my last post was in March.
I haven't been able to work in 3 months. I have been severely ill, to the point of recommending me to a hospital. I seem to be finally coming back to myself, rebuilding my strength little by little, both physically and emotionally.
Because of that I have dropped 30 lbs, and completely changed my diet again. I am still rebuilding my wardrobe seeing as I was a size 16 and now I'm more like a 8/10.
However, I am still taking 4 shots a day for my diabetes, and more pharmaceuticals than I can really afford. Its been a rough year so far.
With all that being said, I am coming back in July. June still has another vacation to go, so I wont have time to work the rest of the month. But I have some base pieces prepped, and I am trying to develop some new patterns after reading some of my newer kanzashi books. I'm starting with 2 inch diameter bases, covered in china red, yellow, pumpkin orange, and wisteria purple. I want to do each with a different pattern attempt. I don't know how it will work out, but that is what experimentation is for. So I don't expect each piece to be of enough quality to make it into the shop. But it will give me a place to start again.
I didn't make enough money for the AnimeFest deadline to be a art vendor. But after going through what I went through, I wouldn't have been ready either way. Maybe next year.
Thats it for now. Stay tuned for more in July!