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Dispatch from Japan

Wed Apr 9, 2014, 2:32 AM
  • Mood: Isolated
  • Watching: Game of Thrones
  • Playing: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR
  • Drinking: Shochu 焼酎

So, are you all sick of my photos yet? Because I sure know I am!

I have so many more gigs to get through, but it just seems like I can only do like 10 at a time if I'm lucky, before my brain just goes kaput. Someone will let me know if it's getting to be too annoying - a billion pictures of temples and torii and stuff, right? Because damn, I just realized I have almost a years worth of other photos I've never put up anywhere else. Luckily, most of them are people in pretty costumes, so maybe you'll all forgive me if I post those?

Anywho, I feel like I'm missing actually making things. It's not like I've stopped, it's just I've really laid back on it all. Like, I have this amazing sewing machine I brought with me, but I barely use it. The last thing I did? Make curtains. And then get annoyed by them, and decided to redecorate the living room in different colors, and then just bought curtains to match :\ Yeah.

I guess I'm just rambling and kind of bored. Have I mentioned I've been perpetually sick? This spring has not been friendly to my allergies. Also, we didn't move. We're still with the same company, but hopefully something else will come along. My hubby got a few different offers, but we either couldn't move across the country in a week, or the pay wasn't worth it (not to mention having to find our own apartments in one case, which isn't happening in less than a month in this country...)

But, I do wake up every now and again and realize, "holy shit. I'm living in Japan!" Like, really. I didn't go through culture shock, mainly because I came in with absolutely zero expectations (by the time we got here, I was annoyed with just about everything Japanese-y we get in the US, so that actually might have helped). But sometimes it's just like "woah, man. I guess I actually maybe kinda am doing something with my life, or something."

And I don't want to leave, either. Which might come partially from complacency, but mostly I think I just like it here. Like, life in some respects is a bit slower. Or maybe it just seems that way because I'm not actually working. That's probably it. Ah well.

Anyways, just wanted to ramble a bit, and thanks for putting up with my billion pictures of temples and shrines. I can't help it, I really love them ^^;

Skin & photographs taeliac


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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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byakkotygir Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Do you have another link for your site because it says that it isn't found D:
LocationCreator Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Have you seen our hot discussion in :icontheatreartists: yet? I'd love to get your opinins!
makosfightclub Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
hi sorry to bother you but i was wondering if you'd be able to make a tutorial on how to make a sailor fuku top??? hopefully like this one  here? thank you for your time :)
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Fires-storm Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks kindly for the llama :D
Ravean Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Wth? I was like, "Huh, I haven't seen anything from her in a while," and when I came to the page it said I wasn't watching you. : (
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