It's been a long time... Okay, maybe not that long of time, at least since the last update on my blog. But what I mean is having a full on honest to the heart blog post.
Today (12/9/13) I decided to delete my angel blog. The blog that I started in 2011 to be my virtual store front of my angel reading business. Since then, after a long painful road, I came to the realization that success is only an arm's length away unless you live it in the present moment. By taking the time to enjoy yourself now, than trying to fix everything in hopes to be happy in the future.
Here is my newest video about creativity and self love! We all need to love ourselves more and what we create and I see too often a lot of artists don't. So I decided to address this issue in this video and I hope you enjoy!
Also, you'll notice some changes around the blog. I won't give too much away but I'm planning to start indulging in my creative passion a lot more so you'll see more activity from me. Anyway, enjoy the video and tell me what you think!
So for this WIP I felt like drawing how I felt today, which was really radiant and high energy via rounds of EFT! There is nothing much I can say about this but just allow yourself a little bit of positivity even when you're environment isn't as enchanting. These things do past but we have to allow ourselves to move past them as well. So don't get caught up in any bullshit you find yourself in haha.
This is probably my first wip in a very long time. I haven't even updated my art blog
with any recent wips in the longest time. Even though I did draw within that time I
never uploaded anything, but that doesn't matter now. I have to do a
major wip dump update soon but till then you get this cute little sketch
I just did.
As I was browsing my fan page to see what I could blog about I ran into the status of Kawaii International's newest episode! It's all about the kawaii sweet life and holy cow I love what I'm seeing! Nothing makes me more excited than blogging about Japan, sweets and kawaii, so I'm super thrilled!
Oh my god, I can't tell you how excited I was to hear that an actual Boys Love Cafe actually exist! I found this video during my typical YouTube travels, after I watched a video about a "dragged-up" cafe in Japan (which I will blog about as well.) When I saw the headline of BL and cafe, OF COURSE I went front and center to see what this "cafe" was all about, and I wasn't disappointed!
As you can tell from my last post, life has gotten really intense lately. I won't get into it but there have been constant major changes in my life, externally and internally. In fact, there have been a lot of life changing decisions I've been making since the spring time.
Most of which I feel are the things I truly need to work on and foster in my life. I know that I've been focusing on my spiritual career, but that has been my biggest downfall in the last few years. Because of that intense focus, drawing and truly being my creative self have fallen to the back burner. Even when I wanted to downgrade my spiritual career into a hobby, I get wrapped up in the moment and lose myself very easily. However, I'm finally putting a stop to that intense focus and reminding myself that creating, self expression and art are my biggest dreams and desires. That is something I will never stop doing or get tired of. Even when things get rough, I'll still pick up the pencil and draw. :'D
Drawing is such a healing and expressive experience for me. I'm sad and disappointed in myself for letting it go for years without knowing it's healing and expansive experience in my life. Even when I did discover that self expression was the number one thing that I cared for in my life last November, I haven't stepped up to the plate to dedicate any time to it. I just kept going in the same direction.
I came to the point however where I realized that doing readings and that whole bit isn't what I want to do for the rest of my life. I have to change if I want to be truly happy. I love doing what I do, when I do it, but it's not working as it should and it simply doesn't fit in my life anymore. When I put it in it's proper place, a lot lower than my art and creativity, I'm sure it'll start serving me than blocking me from what I truly need to do.
In any event, I've started drawing more and have a lot of works for you all to see. I hope you enjoy them!
These are concept sketches of myself as a money magical girl. The idea behind it was about my relationship with money. Drawing this made me more confident that I'm able to make more money in my life!
This is an old sketch that I finally decided to ink in and finish. Though I'm not done yet, working on this picture really reminded me why I draw and have such a passion in it. It's fun creating whimsical and things of fantasy!
Lastly, this is myself in the Ever After High universe. I have yet to talk about it but I freaking LOVE that web series/doll line! Please go check it out, it's from the makers of Monster High! Since all the characters are children from famous fairy tale princesses, villains and etc, I based myself off of my favorite fairy tale, Beauty and The Beast. I wanted to be a descendant from Belle. I actually want to draw an official picture of this so I can really flesh out the details that I wasn't able to fit in this sketch. Doing this really made me happy. I have a feeling that I have a new fandom addiction underway.
I hope you all enjoyed everything! Tell me if you've gotten into EAH or have a favorite sketch from this post! Talk to you all soon!
I've been seeing a lot of "Pastel Goth" lately and I have to admit, I freaking love it! I always loved the Goth style as well the sweeter and lighter style of pastels. So when you combine them together you have a perfect match in my opinion! I washed up on this video when I was surfing Tumblr once again and had to post about it. I'm really loving my old blogging ways again, finding sweet and cute things to talk about!
Anyway, this is a great video if you want a good idea on how to make your own deco den case. Or if you want to see a quick process of how it's done. This video alone really inspires me to get back to my sweet deco den roots! I'm going to clear and clean my space today so I can start haha! If you want to see more sweets crafting from the wonderful Frainy xo, you can go to her YouTube channel.
While I was surfing Tumblr I came across one of my old time favorite sweet lolita and sweets crafter, Sweetie Cakes. While I was poking around her various sites I found her Yaplog blog post of her kawaii room!
Can I say this is literally the SWEETEST room you ever seen?
I mean come on, what sweet lolita and kawaii enthusiast (like myself) wouldn't dream of having a room like this!
I can say the best part of the room is the incredible style and creativity! I love the prints on the walls, the bows and ribbons, and just all the cute miscellaneous items that are placed in such a perfect way!
If you want to see more of Sweetie Cakes adorable room you can go to her blog and see what a lolita's dream room is like!
I was surfing around in my files and saw some old Japanese sweets deco tutorials scans. This one in particular is about roll cakes. I haven't been crafting like I wanted too in a while, but seeing these really gets me in the mood!
I have no idea what I'm going to do with all the materials I gathered a few years ago but I know that if I want to do something, I just have to do it. I really want to make my first sweets deco picture frame but I've been busy with so many things, I never got around to it. I really need to clean up my space first if anything, it's hard to be inspired if your crafting space looks like you're just moving in.
But in any event, if you have a taste for a REAL roll cake, especially a cute one, here is a super sweet tutorial from ochikeron on how to make one! Enjoy everyone!
I haven't been scanning my drawings that I did in March, yes March haha. Anyway, since I did those drawings I fell in a slight slump of not drawing, but I'm working to get back out of it. Doing some fan ponies really did the trick! I never drew myself as a MLP styled pony so I decided to try my hand at it. I love drawing myself in different cartoon universes, it's probably my top thing to draw haha. Maybe because I have Scorpio as my ascendant sign and apparently we like to change ourselves quite a bit haha!
Anyway, this is the sketch that I worked a couple of nights on. Time wise I didn't work that long on it. I decided to name my ponysona "Prism" since I love crystals, prisms and the healing properties of such. And of course since I LOVE unicorns I made myself as an unicorn pony with a horn made of crystal.
I guess my special talent (which I taken from my actual talent) is the ability to help people achieve their dreams. I love talking and writing about it so it's perfect to add it in my pony self. I have to work on the cutie mark and the colors. Though I know the basic colors in my head. Lets hope I actually finish this haha! Thanks for looking guys! I've been addicted to MLP for a while now and it got worst when the third season came on Netflix not too long ago. I can watch that show for hours haha!
Here is another WIP I was working on some time ago, funny enough till today I completely forgot about it haha!
After so much happened last week I finally felt inside that it was time to settle in a career/life's work that I would be happy with. The feelings I had was really scary honestly, I never felt the intuitive need to finally move on with life, to stop trying to find something and just choose what it is I really wanted to do and make it happen. I also felt like it was time to leave the nest, something I wanted to do for many years but till now I felt it as deeply as I did. Because of these new rise of feelings I decided to start cleaning up my room (and other areas in the house I work in) and life to have a fresh start. I concluded that art was my life and the only thing I would want to do (not that there was a debate but still) and found comfort that I can expand and try different things in that endeavor.
I know for a long time I've been exploring different crafts, ideas and beliefs that I thought suited me at the time. Some did, most didn't and it all brought me back to my love of drawing. At this point searching for that perfect thing is pointless because I already know what it is. Art and drawing!
So this picture came into play after I finally sat down and drew at my favorite spot in the world, my drawing desk. I'm so incredibly rusty at drawing off the computer (and drawing in general) but I'm happy to see this, it's quite cute. I intend to keep drawing at my desk and get in touch with my art once again like I did before!
Feeling rather emotional last night and not drawing in what I feel was a long time, I decided to sketch down one of the ideas that have been in my head for a few days now. Not much to say, I didn't realize how unattractive centaurs can look, they looked a lot cuter in my mind. So I decided to make the meeting of the different body parts look more cute by adding fluff.
This was pretty much inspired by my zodiac sign, go Taurus!
I'm back again with an in progress picture of my latest sketch for Valentine's day! I'm going for a different style for this picture, for the line art I'm making the lines thin. I normally go for a more cartoony, graphic look but I want to go for a more traditional anime look, something I've been wanting to try for a while now. When I do color it, I want it to be more soft and air brushed. I fell in love with the marker tool in SAI so I'll be using that for my main coloring tool.
I'm really loving how this is coming out, I can't wait to finish it more! I'm planning to have it finished for Valentine's day!
I'm back again with yet another WIP to share. This time it's another Valentine's day picture. I just love the holiday so much, I really do love love! Getting to the picture, I wanted to do a warm up before continuing the V-day secret Santa I entered in. I wanted to do a quick chibi picture but it turned out not being chibi at all. Not that I mind.
What I did had in mind was the character being a chocolate themed maid. I wanted to be really cute with ruffles and such. I also tried something different like drawing a pose of a person hugging something. I'm really proud of it and my increasing skill of drawing hands. I still have a long way to go but I see so much improvement. Looking at live subjects and taking metal notes for drawing purposes helps a lot!
That is pretty much it, I hope I can finish it by Valentine's day. If not, it'll just be late haha!
I'm back again, wow, I'm actually making timely updates here aren't I? That can only mean a good thing, especially since my sleep has been the worst ever this week. I've been thinking about making a small comic about it. But somehow, the blank canvas of SAI eludes me, it's like I can't imagine where to start, so I just draw a random circle in the middle and start from there. I really need to get back to my pencils and traditional mediums as well, I miss them dearly.
The doodle it just that, a doodle... Of my fursona once again, you'll be seeing a lot of that/me just so you know. I want to get back into making characters again, I have a lot of ideas I want to get down. However, it's just pleasing to be drawing again.
So much happened since I last posted, I really have to do a life update on my blogs, but I've been lazy and busy. I guess to keep it short, I know now what I want to do with my life and that is to draw draw draw till the cows come home.
Just a quick post showing my latest WIP for Valentine's day, or at least one of the pictures I'm making for Valentine's day. I really love how this came out since the style I made cupid is more roman inspired.
I wanted to do something different with showing my wips so I decided to add close ups among the main picture. The picture itself I feel is a bit too small but I needed to be a certain size to fit the blog and TheOtaku worldsite I'm on.
I have a lot of
other sketches and wips I need to showcase, but till then thanks for looking!
I know I don't come here often enough. Especially after I
said I'll be posting normally, but after I looked through the blogs I've subscribe
too, I see a lot of my favorite blogs haven't been updated in quite a while. That
or the person stopped updating and went else where.
It's a new year again, I'm back and for good this time! I
just want to play catch up and the things I plan for this blog.
The first thing I wanted to mention is where I was for so
long. Basically, life and it's turning path ways, but it wasn't all in a bad
way. Somehow in my long time of absence, I've learned so much about myself and
my path in life. To keep it relatively short I have to create, I have to
express myself and I have to be true to my inner musings in life. I know it may
seem obvious being this is a creative blog at heart, but I had so many other
thoughts in my head influencing my journey. But as time went on, my real
intentions became clear, including that I didn't want to pursue The Candy
Sanctuary as a business anymore in May 2012.
It was pretty scary because this was my dream, not a mere
hobby. But at the time I was going through a real healing process, where all
the old stuff I held inside was being tossed to the side. So the things I
didn't really need or wanted was on top of that list, even if I didn't know it
right then and there, I just needed to trust life. Which I did and it was
pretty scary for the months ahead where I didn't have a real dream to go after.
I of course had my passions but I didn't have that one thing that I really
wanted to do for the rest of my life like TCS was.
However, in the past fall season it became clear to me the
very reason why I'm here as a person and spirit. It is to express myself in all
ways creatively. I was meant to create and it was like a slap in the face when
I was that creative soul for as long as I can remember. But when it comes to
life, it will show you how much things mean to you, especially when you don't
see your gifts as what they are. Something truly unique and special.
Once I did see my creativity for what is was, my life took a
big turn into the right direction and eventually made me change this blog into
what it is today. And right now, I feel like it's finally the right time to
come back full force without anything stopping me!
With that said, I want to fill this blog with all my
artistic happenings, inspirations and just life in general. I can't say what
exactly I'll post besides my arts and crafty things but I know it will be an
So I want to thank everyone that stayed and kept coming back
when I was off on my life's path. I'm back in the game for good because I'm
owing my art, my creativity and my life for what it is now!