“We are all butterflies. Earth is our chrysalis.” - LeeAnn Taylor
Boy, has it been a long month...at the beginning of August I wishing everyone good tidings on their weddings and engagements, their new jobs and baby's birthdays, their overcoming fears and setting new goals. Not too long after came the death of a beloved comedian whom touched millions around the globe and the civil unrest of Ferguson in my own home state of Missouri. All of this happening while I wait for the simple miracle and satisfaction of me buying my first home. Us humans, go through many trials and have amazing resilience, like pieces of carbon that are placed under pressure to become diamonds. I can remember the days feeling like a late bloomer not being able to drive a car or pay a bill on my own, to surpassing many of my peers in areas that are considered "impossible" or "against the odds" for my age group in this economy. I'm very grateful to the changes that have come about to help me grow as a person and I acknowledge I still have room to continue on.
My move is this week and throughout the weekend so who knows when i'll be able to get my internet up and running again. In the meantime i've been thinking of ways to celebrate my new home. I will of course have a Housewarming Party (finally...) and I'm planning on dedicating each room to a theme. Hopefully one that will be mostly cohesive in the eclectic, organized chaos kind of way. Ha.
The thing i'm most looking forward to is having an extra bedroom to convert to a studio and possibly part of the basement for the messier hardware type cosplay. The studio will be dedicated to sewing cosplay costumes and to have a place to store inventory items for my online store. That room faces the sun and so I was also thinking of getting my Nikon fixed and having a set space for photos.
If everything goes according to the organized chaos in my head the rooms are being themed as follows:
Livingroom/Kitchen (connected) : A Gothic-Baroque theme with lots of books and maybe some taxidermy pieces. I'd like to try to start collecting like my good friend, Sarah Bacavis of The Curious Panther (formerly the Psychedelic Panther). She has quite the collection of skulls.
Basement : Part hardware materials for cosplay workspace with Steampunk elements. I already bought this super sweet art piece at a thrift store for $3! I love that is has a woman sewing (since I sew...) and I will be buying some "antique" magician themed posters of the same vein from USToy.
Guest Bedroom: Asian eclectic, all my Asian and Indian decor that I own now will be placed in there.
Bathroom: I'm really not sure, I'd rather keep decorations in the bathroom to a minimum. I saw a pretty peacock art piece at Old Time Pottery. I'd like birds to be a huge theme throughout the place, as I love my little avian friends.
Master Bedroom: Rococo-Baroque theme. I want it to be very feminine and ethereal. Very Ivory Tower from NeverEnding Story-esque. I'm also going to try and paint the ceiling, which I've never done before. The ceiling in my bedroom is going to have clouds and sky and (if possible) i'm going to ask the maintenance to replace a few of the light fixtures for chandeliers that I may pick up along the way.
Photos here at Paradise Studio for reference.
I have the option of asking the landowners if I want a deck or not. I haven't decided yet. I'm rather fond of my large tree in my little yard and will probably be giving it a name and a string of Asian or Moroccan lanterns that connect to the house.
I envision that it will be lovely. A Grand Celebration to a New Life (i've already begun to create for myself) outside the troubles that my current (living status) city have caused me. We'll see how the Universe allows it to play out. <3
P.S. I haven't forgotten the list of people I need to get to in September.
Adaleigh - Phone Game Design
Off-My-Rocker - Photoshoot
Stacey - Wedding Dress
Star - Bachelorette Party and Wedding details
Filipino Association - Under the Harvest Moon Ball
Kit - Masquerade Costumes
Love x Peace
 "CBS News" National Guard called out in Ferguson, Missouri. August 18, 2014. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/national-guard-called-out-in-ferguson-missouri/
 "Etsy" The Curious Panther : Sarah Marie Bacavis, Artist and Designer. September 27, 2007. https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheCuriousPanther
 "USToy" U.S. Toy. http://www.ustoy.com/
 "Old Time Pottery" Old Time Pottery : Home Decor and More. http://oldtimepottery.com/
 "Jay's Anaylsis" The Neverending Story (1984) - Film Anaylsis. April 25, 2011 by jay008. http://jaysanalysis.com/2011/04/25/the-neverending-story-1984-film-analysis/
A twenty-something, fabric hoarding, geek loving, freelance artist who is young at heart and has a sense of adventure.