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I'm a sucker for baby animals, chibi, general cute anime-ish things, and everything in between. And bad jokes. I like those, too. I can't help it. It's a problem, I know, but... but...!

And kitties. Oh gawd, the kitties!


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Princess Serenity Pendant by taeliac
Princess Serenity Pendant
Playing with more resin stuff - this time, using pearl poweders and transparent sheets, along with my most awesome Sailor Moon stickers! Yay! I finally have a good use for them!!

Of course, Princess Serenity in a beautiful pearly frame. There's so many layers to make this one, I'm kind of amazed it actually worked. There's the pearl frame, and then a layer of clear to create the front so the sticker doesn't wear off, obviously, and then more clear behind that with flecks of glow in the dark opalescent stuffs, and then more clear with the transparent pink sheet and glitter.

Probably the "biggest" in terms of layers I've done yet, and I'm so happy with how it turned out. Couple that with the fact that Sailor Moon stuff is kind of easy to find right now in Japan because of Crystal and the 20th Anniversary, and you have a very happy taeliac!
(Heart) Mt Fuji by taeliac
(Heart) Mt Fuji
More playing with clear resin and random bits of washi tape, stickers, and glitter.

I have amassed quite the collection of tapes, featuring mostly Japanese motifs or nerdy things, and stickers as well. It feels good to finally get to do something more useful than stick them on shit, because I'm too practical of a person and don't like to "waste" things by just using them as intended - where's the fun in that?

So here is a small pendant with Mt. Fuji and, of course, the rising sun, as well as a billowy cloud, some glitter, and a sakura (cherry blossom) petal in gold leaf. They're all layered (I think this was three?) so they all sit separate from one another, which I think is super fun that you can do that easily with resin. The bail is a gold leaf, so the heart hangs at an angle. 

Got tons of compliments on it when I wore it the other day!
Resin Jewelry - Take 1 by taeliac
Resin Jewelry - Take 1
My husband bought me a UV resin lamp and molds for my birthday this year, because he knows I need something to do and I've been considering buying one anyways.

What it is is crystal clear resin that is set with a UV lamp, kind of like gel nailpolish if you've ever seen that. Well, I have been making things non stop since I got it, and it's been the perfect excuse to use up some of the stickers and washi tape I've been buying compulsively for the past three years (three years already?! Geeze...)

So here are some cats, because cats. And some sakura, because they're pretty. And some random youkai (ghosts) because I couldn't believe how awesome the tape was when I saw it - seriously. It has so many weird ones, including (pictured here) a one legged hopping umbrella, and a kappa (turtle thing that likes to get drunk).


You cannot beat that, except maybe with the roll of muslin that strangles people. I wish I was making this up.
Magazine Article by taeliac
Magazine Article
Yay! I got to write a small article about something I like about Oita (the prefecture in Japan where we live). Mine is all about Onta-yaki, or Onta Pottery.

I love it. I'm pretty well obsessed with it. You should totally come to visit and we'll take a trip up there and get you some pottery. Because any excuse is a good excuse.
  • Watching: House of Cards
  • Playing: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR
  • Drinking: Shochu 焼酎
Basically, I still love it. We're staying for at least another year, possibly more. Who knows? 

I have really fallen in love with the countryside of this country. We've visited big cities (no Tokyo yet though) and I just can't get beyond how it feels like a whole different world in them. Where we are, it is not what I would consider "rural," having gown up in Wisconsin, but to the Japanese people, it is about as "inaka" as it gets. Like, people ask where we're from, and when we say a city in Kyushu, they go "huh. What's there in Kyushu?" 

Really, it's so wonderful, though. In cities, you feel like isolated among all of the people around you. You are just in the way. Don't talk to me if you don't have something important to say. You don't speak great Japanese? You're wasting my time. Just use the English menu. We don't care, just get out of my way.

Down here it is the complete opposite. You get stopped by random people all the time who want to talk with whatever English they have learned. For example, a few days ago we were at the local pub (izakaya) eating dinner, and there is a group off to our left. We usually sit at the bar and chat with the owners, so we were surprised when this old guy from the group comes up. He must have been 80 at least. He says "hello, nice meet you. My name --- where from?" And we just started chatting with him in half English, half Japanese. We met his son, and his grandson, who one of our coworkers teaches in Kindergarten. And he says, as he's about to go back to his family, "thank you. I learn English from Television. You nice people. See you again." and shook our hands.

Stuff like that happens a lot. Like, a lot lot. And every time it's awesome. Every time we're reminded that we're outsiders in this country, but not in a "you're in my way" sort of way, in a "it was neat to meet someone different" sort of way.

It's really hard to describe, but I hope you get the point.

We joined the local gym, and need to start going more often. We know a ton of older ladies who go, and do water walking or stuff like that in the pool, or yoga classes. Even though I speak next to no Japanese beyond niceties, most people are still very gracious and do their best to communicate. It's kind of amazing.

On that note, lets see... updates on life. When a teacher decided to just up and leave in the middle of the night about eight months ago, I got a job with the company my husband works for. I work part time, teaching at an Elementary school three days a week. In a month or so, that changes, and I'll be teaching all five days at two different schools, but that's it thankfully. No other classes in the evening. 

Because of this, we're looking for a house to rent. I want to live near the castle, in the old part of town. I want to have a yard, or at least more than a tiny apartment - around November we adopted two kittens from the litter my friend's cat had, a brother and sister terror. I think they're getting to big for our tiny apartment.

My husband kellin is looking to get his Japanese driver's license soon so we can get a car. I miss being able to go drive up into the mountains - where we live it is notoriously flat. I love mountains, with no one to be seen for miles, or so it seems. A random temple scattered here, a small restaurant there. That sort of thing. 

Anyways, I just really felt like rambling at you. I know I'm kinda AWOL here, and since I don't do much in the way of sewing as often as I'd like, I understand if you are annoyed by me and the lack of costuming. 


Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
I'm a sewing maniac, who is willing to sew just about anything (cosplay or otherwise) you could throw at me!

:star: I'm currently residing in Japan with my wonderful husband :star:
I'm not working on cosplay commissions at the moment, nor much sewing apart from small personal projects (quilts and jewelry, more than anything) due to only having one *le gasp* sewing machine with me, and no dress forms or even room to work!

So, for the time being, I am simply existing, getting over some crippling mental health issues, and snapping pictures every chance I get. If you'd like, however, give me a +watch and you'll know when I'm back home in the US, studio set up and ready to go again! Because you can't keep me away from it for too long...

I graduated with a BFA in Costume Production in the Spring of 2008, and have been working diligently for Taeliac Studio, the business I've been running since 2002/2003 (I can't honestly remember which~) specializing in cosplay commissions, with some forays into professional theatre locally when the opportunity arises.

I love sewing, and I am willing to try to help anyone out with their questions (although I'm insanely slow to respond to emails and notes, sorry!)

I'm moving slowly more and more into other areas as well, such as prosthetic work for special effects makeup, leather working, millinery (hat making), and custom alternative bridal but you never know where else I'm going to go!~

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miamiamyrose Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :) :cake:
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Happy Birthday!!!:PizzaParty: Birthday cake  icon Blower fella (Party) 
Pirkleations Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Bountiful Birthday Blessings!! :) (Smile)

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Eeren Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! :)
LorienInksong Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
Also while I'm thinking about it thanks for faving 'Papaver somniferum' :)
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