Hello all! I'm safely back in America after my study abroad semester in Prague, and fully acclimated back into functioning in Eastern Standard Time. c; I really enjoyed my time there; I experienced a lot, learned a lot, and completed some cool projects! I also turned 21 while overseas (where the drinking age is usually 18), so you could say I got a bit of a head-start. (;
After spending a week or so at home with my family, I am going to be moving back to Raleigh by the end of this week (beginning of May). I won't be fully moved into my own apartment until mid-May, so I may still be a little hard to reach, and a little slow working on artwork. Thankfully, I have friends able to host me in Raleigh while I'm waiting for my sub-leaser to move out. c:
I'm really excited about the opportunities I have this Summer! For the month of May I will be working an unpaid internship at Artspace in downtown Raleigh, acting as an assistant to a visiting artist from Brooklyn while she puts together a large collaborative performance-art project! Starting in June, I will be working as an IT Specialist for Youth Digital's 3D Animation Summer Camp. This job lasts throughout the Summer, has consistent hours and great pay, and will most likely be another great learning and working/teaching experience for me. (:
With both an internship and a job, the time finally came for me to get a car. After an annoying and aggrivating shopping process, we got the whole thing finalized today, and for a super reasonable price, I'm now driving a used 2014 Nissan Sentra SV. Too psyched about this beautiful car to really care that I'll be making payments on it for the next 7 years. (:
My summer will also be packed with tons of fun things! I currently have plans to attend Animazement (outside on Saturday) in NC, Fur More in VA, Anthrocon in PA, and Megaplex in Florida. In addition, I'll be bopping around downtown Raleigh for various outdoor festivals, including First Fridays, Out!Raleigh, Artsplosure, and whatever else I can find! I love love love Raleigh and all the fun events hosted here. <3
As for art and commissions, I have a small list of things I'm aiming to finish in the next month. My queue can be viewed here: http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/5833824/ (There's also a link at the bottom of my journals!) Ruko's badges will be finished and delivered at the TAF / NC Furs Animazement meet. I will also try to have Jinx's sketchbook done and delivered by then, but the pages were thinner than I thought, so they're giving me some trouble with the pens I like to use. Ferox's sketchbook is finished and will also be delivered at Animazement. Y'all can PM me if you have any questions or concerns!
I also have some ideas about themed badges for the various conventions I'll be able to attend this Summer, but I need to draw up some examples first before I offer them. (; Stay tuned lol
Thanks for listening, y'all! I'm thankful for all my watchers continuing to watch and support me :3c Y'all mean a lot to me!