Salem, Massachusetts

On our way home from Maine, we just had to stop at Salem, Massachusetts. We had all always wanted to go, and we were making good timing on the way home anyway. Our goal was to make a few stops in Massachusetts, but we ran into a few snafus. Finding parking in Salem is a…

Friends and Lack of Sleep

I was up for 24 hours until about 11am today when I was finally able to fall asleep. Now sadly I woke up to a dark world and a lack of motivation to do anything. (Thanks daylight savings time. . .) I got to thinking about my mental health and how I have been feeling…

Christmas Cosplay

I am not very into Christmas, but I decided to just take a leap and throw myself into the fire this year. I am now working on making a Christmas time Poison Ivy costume. I bought a bunch of velvety poinsettias to give this costume more of a “luxurious” look. I am just going to…

I Live In a Zoo

Today has been a rather rough day for me mentally and physically. Some days are just harder than others, you know? I received a call sometime around 2pm telling me that we will be adding another cat to our home. For those who are just joining my blog, there are currently 3 cats and 1…

Cleaning House and Plant Care

Oops, I’m a bit late today. I spent most of the day cleaning up all of my space, culling my wardrobe, caring for my plants, and watching seminars. I am truly trying to embrace changes in my life. “Don’t dream it. Be it.” (Thanks Rock Horror Picture Show!)   I had sadly neglected my air…

Learning and Re-editing

Still working on perfecting that enigma that is Instagram. With that, I decided to re-edit some of my older photos to make them a bit more Instagram ready. So far, my efforts have not been paying off. But I am keeping hope that I will get there. Turns out I have actually deleted (or lost)…

Can’t Sleep. Can’t Sleep. Can’t Sleep. . .

I have always been this way. Ever since I was very little. I used to leave my room after my mother had gone to bed to lay down on the sofa and watch late night television until about 4am, then I would nap for 2 hours and get up for school. I guess the term…

Commercial Christmas

As I had mentioned in a previous post, I have quite recently quit my job. I always had the small hope that the company I used to work for really stood for more than just the money. But as the dust is beginning to settle and more messages pour into my inbox I am finding…

95 Cosplay Questions

I recently found this and I wanted to answer as much of it as I could. It is from an older post originally¬†from Cosplay Kobo. I both do and do not consider myself a cosplayer, just because the bulk of my costumes are original designs / characters. I am slowly incorporating more established fictional characters…

The Mesa Verde

While I was driving home from Arizona, I noticed I was passing by the Mesa Verde. While I was in college my major was Biological Anthropology, and I had actually just completed a report on the Mesa Verde just a few weeks prior to this trip. I decided to take the extra time to see…

Patreon; Trying to be Professional

I spent the bulk of my day learning about Patreon and then setting one up for myself. Since photography has always been my primary source of income, my life has been rather unstable. Some months are good, others not so much. . .I am hoping with Patreon that I can not only reach out to…

Planning and Pricing

I currently have two costumes I am working on planning for the winter. One of them will have to be completed by Christmas, the other can wait until February at the latest. I have been throwing ideas around for awhile and I am finally just accepting things as they are while trying to make the…