--- Knee Update ---
First off, thank you everyone who contributed to the help-fix-zelas's-knee-fund!
As of the writing of this journal, you guys have helped 23% of my bill! You guys rock! I am planning on a small thankyou gift that I can do while on bed rest for those who have supported me and contributed so far
The surgery is set for Feb 16th!!!!
And I can actually walk pretty-close to normally now, just cant bend it and keep it still for too long, nor stand for lengthy periods of time. This is apparently a good thing so they can go cut up my knee again and I'll have a slow process of physical therapy afterwords, gee great huh?
If you can still help me out with my $1800 surgery bill, please visit this [link]
--- Katsucon Update ---
I can now go to Katsucon because the surgery is the week after the convention (wish I knew that ahead of time so I didnt have to cancel my table)!
There was a lot of ups and downs this time around:
First I canceled my table due to injury, then after my knee was feeling better I was going to be sharing a craft booth with a friend, but now they say I cant sell at the booth because it was pass the deadline to add another person as a seller (but I can still help her at her booth)?
I'm disappointed, mainly because I spent the last two weeks making new items to fit specifically to their rules, and I just found out that all that time, effort, and money is wasted.
What is worse though, is that I could've used that time more wisely (like finishing up the last 17 commissions for people), and also do something for the Art Show.
I know its my fault, I really should be finishing up all my commissions but I've had a bit of a drawing block ever since the knee thing happened and so I needed to work on a different creative medium to get me going again. (That, and for a long while after the accident I really couldn't sit at a desk or computer to draw, so I had a lot of time sitting on the couch and making things with my hands).
But what's done is done, and rules are rules. Lesson learned, and dont put all your eggs in one basket.
So for the rest of this week I'm actually trying to finish up commissions, really! It's hard when my family is snowed in because of the blizzard and distracting me from art! Boo!
As far as Katsucon is concerned, I will be going to see friends and hang out with people, maybe actually go to the One Piece podcast panel for once, might help out with my friend's booth so she can take a break, and ultimately try and have fun.
... Maybe put a thing or two in the art show, who knows? If i do, it will be a deluxe huge print of this:
As for all the stuff I made in the pass 2 weeks I will be putting it on my etsy shop soon, and also have them for Anime Central.
I'm actually very proud of my new-found jewelry kick, and going into making a few steampunk items once the materials arrive.
More info on this to come!
PS: Anime Central, Anime Boston, Animazement, Anime Mid Atlantic, Otakon, Anime Expo, Anime Weekend Atlanta, and Nekocon are the conventions I plan on attending this year. I hope I didnt forget anything!