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“Stay Afraid. But do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow.” – Carrie Fisher
I’ve been reflecting on the things throughout the year (2017) that I wasn’t able to get to, or didn’t do. And I really feel that this quote, out of all Carrie’s brilliant quotes, is speaking to me at the beginning of 2018 for a reason. I’m thinking of it as Carrie telling me that I need to just to get off my ‘rear’ and do the things that I keep planning but keep putting off because it’s “not the perfect time” or “I don’t have this/that yet” – I just need to stop procrastinating or dwelling on the past and do it, whatever ‘it’ is! Though I’m sure she would add some ‘colorful’ words of encouragement in as well. 🙂
So…. with Ms. Fisher’s advice going off rather loudly in the back of my mind, I decided to take the portrait I did of her as General Organa and turn it into my computer’s wallpaper to remind me to keep going and to not get bogged down by whatever limitations or excuses I tell myself as to why I can’t do something. Soo… that’s my resolution for 2018 – to not worry about the confidence aspect and just focus on the action and the rest will follow.
Also, if there are other Carrie fans out there who would like to make 2018 your year for action and feel like you might need a little reminder too…. I am sharing this wallpaper for all to use. Click Here or the Image below to open in new window for download.
(Please do not re-distribute the wallpaper art/design on other sites, Thank you!)
Thanks so much, and I wish you all a Happy and ‘Action’ filled 2018! Let’s all make our Princess and General proud! <3
Until next time…
Hello My Beautiful Peoples! Happy New Year!
Well, 2017 was certainly a year, wasn’t it? 😉 So many great things happened for my family and I this past year. The biggest being that we bought a new house! And… I now have an awesome new studio space! Yippee! Though I don’t have everything the way I want it just yet, I have it in a ‘workable’ setup for the time being. I think closer to spring time is when I’ll start posting pictures and updates on my studio – you know… when I actually begin to get everything painted and the furniture acquired and set up and all of that stuff.
I just wanted to drop in and let you all know that I’ve been working on new pieces, as well as private commissions, and am finally remembering to post an update. Only about seven months late, but better late than never, right? Oh, also I am going to also be putting most of my print inventory up in my Store, soon. It’s time to clear out the old, and make room for the new! I have so many ideas that I want to get to this year, and hopefully, with a little luck and hard work, I’ll get to them all. Between painting, designing, and working on the new house, it’s going to be a really full year ahead, and I’m really looking forward to it. Hopefully some of you will follow along with my journey in 2018.
Also… If you haven’t had a chance to see what I’ve been up to lately, please, go check out my galleries, I have done a bit of an update to showcase all of the work I’ve been completing over these last few months and I hope you all enjoy viewing them as much as I loved creating them.
That’s about it for me for now, I have to get back to work… these paintings are going to paint themselves! 🙂 Thanks for catching up with me, and I hope to post again soon!
Until next time…
Sorry I’ve been MIA for a while. This year has been kicking my bum, to be honest. I have been diligently working on commissions most of the year. Then in April my husband and I went to Star Wars Celebration in Orlando with several friends. Which was awesome! Tiring but awesome none-the-less. And on the return trip home from Celebration, the dreaded con crud hit. I recovered briefly for about two days before the second wave of crud hit me again. So, I was out of it for about 2.5 to 3 weeks after Celebration. I had to play catch up on a few commissions, but I’ve been back at it since late April.
Anyhow, I wanted to touch on something that I finally came to a decision on, and that’s the fact that I’m going to start reducing the number of commissions I take on during the year. The reason is due to projects that I’m starting that I want to devote more time to. Namely, more PINUPS! 😀 I got the idea a while back that I should “re-do” my Star Wars Pinups from back around 2010 & 2011, but update them and make their costumes more accurate. That means that their costumes will be as “movie canon” as possible. Given that I have plenty of awesome 501st Legion friends, including my husband, that will allow me to use their costumes (as well as themselves a bit, too) for reference, these new Pinups will walk that very fine line of still remaining true to the “pinup” form (read: sexy); but in a more realistic way. No scantily clad women, or “boob windows” in the costumes. Just naturally beautiful women serving the Empire or Rebels – whichever team you prefer. 😉
And to kick off the project, I started with a Biker Scout!
I plan on doing a series of these pinups, and it’s going to take some time to get them all drawn up and painted. I would also like to look into doing some type of merchandise with them, in either an official capacity or charitable one. I haven’t decided yet, but I wanted to get the majority of them sketched out and at a reasonable phase of ‘done-ness’ before I start looking into all of that. As for prints of these beauties, I do know that I will do a limited run on them – so if you like what you see and I have them up for sale I’m giving you fair warning now that they will be limited and not open stock.
Oh, and also I am trying to line up my schedule for the second half of this year for conventions. I don’t know how many I will be attending, but when I do, I’ll post about it on my social media accounts. If you don’t already follow me on those, please go give a like or follow to keep up with me there. I don’t post often, but when I do it’s usually when I have something special to say or promote. Though I try not to spam.
Anyhow, I will post again when I get a free moment. Until then, thanks for checking out my work, and I’ll catch you guys later. Until next time…
Wow, you guys! I’ve gotta say that I’m completely overwhelmed with the positive reactions to my Celebration Planning Sheets. I honestly didn’t expect it! I wanted to personally say Thank You to everyone who’s shared this post. You guys are awesome! And also, to let you know that I’ve added yet another portion to these planning sheets. (Yes… again.) This time it’s Budget Sheets, both for the entire trip, and also our Shopping/Wishlist while at Celebration.
I’ve posted each of the PDFs by themselves (further down this page), but I then decided to go ahead and combine all of the sheets into one PDF – so you get them all in one download! You can use any or all of the sheets; whatever suits your needs best.
But Thanks again, and we’ll see you guys at Celebration! 😀
Please click the image below for the Free PDF Download
Second Updated Post from March 22, 2017
**Second Update – Final Installment**
I think that I’m finished with the Celebration Planning Sheets now with this final update, lol. 🙂 Hopefully these will help keep us on track so we have less to worry with and can just have fun!There is a Wishlist to help manage your budget with all of the wonderful ‘Must Buys’ while at the con. There’s also a place to list the vendor or artist, and their booth number! The second portion is the budget sheet for the entire trip that covers travel and lodging expenses, food & drink, and entertainment; with space for the estimated amounts and then the actual amounts. (I know I always spend too much!) All to help keep us on track so we have less to worry with and can just have fun!
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Updated Post from March 18, 2017
In preparation of the Celebration Schedule being posted, I’ve added a new Freebie – the Panel & Event Itinerary Sheet!
This PDF is editable; you can fill it out and print, or print and fill out by hand.
There’s also a checklist to make sure that you have your personal items with you for each event!
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Original Post from Feb. 16, 2017
I wanted to share a special file that I’ve made for those who will be attending Star Wars Celebration Orlando this April. It’s an editable and printable checklist and itinerary PDF to help you get everything ready for an extended weekend full of Star Wars Geeky Goodness!
This PDF file includes:
- Packing Check-list – for all of your normal clothing, toiletries, and accessory items.
- Trip Itinerary #1 – This itinerary is for flights, hotel, car rental, and any other ticketed events.
- Trip Itinerary #2 – This itinerary is for those who will be driving; including car rental info, driving directions, hotel, and other ticketed events.
- Costume Check-list – For those who are going to be attending Celebration and will be dressing up in costume, whether you’re part of the 501st Legion, Rebel Legion, Mando Mercs – or just want to dress up and have fun, this sheet is to help keep track of everything for your costumes!
I can’t wait for Celebration, and I hope to see you guys there! 😀
This is a FREE download, so please feel free to share!
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