I apologize for disappearing so long, the original reason I had to was because I got an order for 1,000 bracelets to be make in less then a month!! I didn’t sleep much near the end but I got it done in time. Now you can buy large quantities from my etsy shop though! (please no more then 500 a month though, I really love sleeping).
Tons of other stuff has happened as well that I’ll be catching you up on eventually. Like I had my first solo show! woo! And got on medication for my social anxiety that helped a lot, although I was pretty scared at first - my blood pressure was crazy when I first visited the doctor about it and during the next visit she told me she had felt so bad about how completely freaked out I was.
oh and you know, I’m engaged and planing my wedding for next year, no big.
I need to clear some space off my shelves (and a little cash). I don’t know if these will interest anyone, but I have two sets of old manga/graphic novels/comics (1995-2002) that I’m hoping to part with. Please note these are the Chinese editions of Japanese manga. Both are incomplete sets by only a couple of volumes. Tensai Family Company is only missing 9-11, and Omizu no Hanamichi only 12-15. So it would not be hard to complete them. I’ve seen these listed in used condition from $10-$15 each. For bigger photos and more info, please see the individual listings in my shop. Prices may be negotiable. **Shipping price includes insurance and tracking. Any questions, send me an e-mail (windowfog *at* gmail.com).
Tensai Family Company / 天才ファミリーカンパニー / 天才家庭 vols. 1-8 $48 By Ninomiya Tomoko, the same mangaka who made Nodame Cantabile. All volumes are in very good to excellent condition. All of their dust jackets are intact (one or two may have a very minor rip in the back). However, since some of these are from 1995, the pages are starting to yellow (see lower photo). Text: Traditional Chinese. Publisher: Tong Li (Taiwanese license through Sony) 1995-2000. Genre: Comedy/Family. US Shipping: $15.
Omizu no Hanamichi / お水の花道 / 酒國名花 vols. 1-11 $66 This manga was written by Kidoguchi Shizuka and illustrated by Rika. Like the previous title, this was also serialized into a jdrama. All volumes are in very good to excellent condition. Pages are still their natural color. Text: Traditional Chinese. Publisher: Tong Li (Taiwanese license through Kodansha) 1998-2002. Genre: Josei/Romance. US Shipping: $15.
the photo seems a bit more yellow still then the original painting but you get the gist. 18x24 acrylic on canvas. Its the “first” of the figurative finger-painting series, although it’s actually the second to be made. I haven’t nailed down the title yet but it will probably be something like “It’s harder to hide(disappear?) the more you try” but possibly shorter then that, right now it’s just green for short as each in the series has a different main color.
step 3(ish) ink! here’s where I’m most likely to go overboard, I really love inking so sometimes I feel the need to make every line that could possibly be there or texture too much, so the trick tends to be knowing when to stop for me. With these two I’m also experimenting with stretched paper on hardboard, if you ever want to do that be sure to partially erase the pencil before soaking it because it won’t erase after.