Leveling up in 2014

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To start, I am happy to announce I have artist alley space at the two upcoming conventions:

Sabakon, April 26-27
Las Vegas, NV
Alexis Park

Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con June 20-22
Las Vegas, NV
South Point

As for how life is going, it has been having its ups and downs since the new year began. So far, 2014 had been riddled with health complaints, among other things. I also think about how I’m getting older. But there’s something good about having a less than ideal perspective. Lately I’ve been experimenting with sewing and crafting, playing a lot of video games, and drawing.

I’ve been thinking there are some artistic things I’d like to accomplish, and there will never be a perfect time to start or work on them. I should work on them now, because that’s the only time we can be certain of.

Sometimes it’s hard to stay motivated, especially when things are going well. But now and then, it comes back, and you realize you can’t give up. Stopping is not an option. Your only choice is to keep going.

NaNoWriMo

This is my National Novel Writing Month post, which will be pinned at the top of my blog until NaNo is over. Over the course of the next 30 days, I’ll be trying to create a novel! Learn more about NaNo at the official Website.

Shadowrun… RETURNS

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I guess I have a crapload of things I could write about. My vacation, movies and games that have come out, and new projects coming up, but… You guys.

On July 25, it will be here. Shadowrun Returns will be here and it will be MMMMARVELOUS.

If you play, feel free to friend me on steam. My username is Thrivis.

Events, past and future

Well, I’ve let myself be caught up in a whirlwind of commitments, events and arting! I hardly know where my last two months have gone.

On the agenda for upcoming events, June 14 is the beginning of the Amazing Comic Con Las Vegas. I missed out on getting a table but I will be there to support my fellow local artists. I’m also making plans with my locals to attend Comikaze later in the year. Las Vegas Comic Con is definitely in my plans again as well. Lots to look forward to!

Sabakon back on April 20 was a raging success for me. I had a GREAT time, met lots of awesome people and got to regroup with some old friends as well. As I’m writing this, I realized I haven’t yet told the planners how much fun I had. It’s a solid con that has many experienced people to run the show, and I think it’s a great addition to the anime community here in Las Vegas. I would be overjoyed to do this show again!

I’ve also been attending the RAW shows in Las Vegas lately. It’s always great fun, and I do love the venue, which is currently The Act at the Palazzo. Two stories of a bar that feels like it was MEANT to have artists within.

Hey check this out: Avenger Red

Avenger Red

I’d like to invite everyone to check out the comic Avenger Red’s campaign on Indiegogo. It is written and drawn by some very talented friends of mine. I’ve seen the art and writing and it is BOSS.

They have a campaign on Indiegogo. If you like the work and want to see it happen, consider supporting them and click the banner above!

Thank you for looking!

A New Art: Huginn, and Starting a Comic

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One of the things I’ve always wanted to do was start a webcomic. I’ve started one up at MissHarm.com, and it’s linked on the side of the main website. So far there are two strips. I’m going to shoot for updates every other friday. I know I tried every friday once before a long time ago, and I couldn’t hit a stride with it, so I’m hoping this is a better pace.

It’s going to be journal based, about things that happen, or things I think about. Lots of geeky humor, and probably lots of sci-fi or fantasy references. The strip pictured here is a sample of insanity to come.

In other news, I finished a piece I started sometime last year. It’s got tits, so it’ll be under the cut. Click to read further.

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Out with the Old, In with the New – A Year in Review

tumblr_mgpb12K4UX1s03lhgo1_12802012 was a good year for me. I can hardly say I’ve had a bad time since the middle of 2011 to be honest. Life has been rather good to me. I’ve received many gifts and opportunities particularly in 2012:

I’ve revisited the convention scene, getting more acquainted with those in my town.

I’ve received opportunities to show my work in other places.

My day job has been steady and enjoyable, my coworkers fantastic.

The love and friends in my life have been good and reliable. And I hope they believe I have been as well.

2012 has also been a year of revisiting. I’ve gotten in touch with people I’ve fell out of touch with. People that have been great influences in my life, and may continue to be.

I have great hopes for 2013. Great plans. Projects. Reconnecting with people that have influenced me, and connecting more with the new influences in my life. Going to more conventions to show my work, and enjoy the work of others that are local. And First Friday! First Friday is a terrific monthly art event I’ve longed to be more a part of.

With that, I welcome the new year, and I hope the new year is a bountiful time for all of us.

Namaste and well met,

~Erika

365 Photos Challenge

I’ve started the 365 Photo Challenge and created a Tumblr for it.

The challenge consists only of taking a photo everyday for one year. It sounds like it would make a very interesting journal to page through once it’s done. You can read a little more about the idea over here.

The picture to the left is the first photo. It is of the World Market Center in Las Vegas where I attended a friend’s graphic design presentation. The Tumblr for photos is over here.

Anyway, I got things to do now. Thank you for visiting!