I have just three class periods left before I have my Associate's Degree!!
I'm so very proud of myself! Getting this degree wasn't something I wanted to do - I took a year of from highschool before even signing up. I went ahead and went through with it, an Undecided Major and a very basic Associate's of the Arts Degree, in order to have a safety net. While I have around 500 people watching me between facebook and deviantART (I love you all), I'm very aware being an artist isn't a secure job.
Since most things require an Associate's in anything to get a job, it seemed like a good idea. It's been tough, and despite a handful of stupid patience-testing classes mixed in I have learned a lot at the college, and even made a small handful of friends. The best part about my Associate's of the Arts, even if I never go forth to get a job with it, is that when I decide to get a Bachelor's I have most of my credits for any direction I'd want. That's pretty sweet.
Graduation in the next two weeks means that I can work on art full time, eight hours a day, seven days a week if I want to! My Etsy store will open come New Year's
(as I will be very busy for the Christmas holidays), most likely within the first week. I'm currently working on getting some fancy packaging supplies ready and mock-up designs prepared for customization orders.
You can now find me on Pinterest! www.pinterest.com/thepinkythep…
My friend from class convinced me to do it, so now you can follow me there as well. www.facebook.com/MakeItPinkEts…
If you've been following along on facebook
you'd see all the progress on my newest dress, based on =Guy2362
's character, Eumelia. She's a nearly 100% custom pattern made by me. I pulled from the herringbone dress's bodice, the ruby gown's skirt, and the jade dress's collar. She's missing her butt bow and the rest of her sleeve length as of this posting. Twenty-five hours pattern creation and thirty-and-a-half hours of beadwork has been done. There's going to be lots of options with her once I get all the photographs taken, which means lots of customization for you when you order her!
I'm also working on a large Palm Tree cross-stitch but have been posting most of the progress photos on my personal facebook page as to not flood the newsfeed.
I have yet to post:
> Gold and White dress and her shoes
> Two Cross-Stitch flowers 5x7
> Red Beaded Ribbon
> Rainbow Beaded Ribbon
> Pattern for the Wedding Dress Panel for customer customization (and just fun if you want!)
Upcoming projects this month:
> Christmas Dress (Wedding based)
> Leaf Pin (Unsure if can be done yet)
> Couple pairs of 1/12 scale shoes
> Purple and Grey Beaded Ribbon
> Umbrella (hopefully)Pinky