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So I can  get lost again in it when I start the semester again on Monday. But since its been 3 months since I posted last, I though it might be a good idea to say hi.
I use to wonder why people who were in school or  just had kids fell off the face of  the costuming world. I mean come on you can always find spare moments to sew, right! HA! I need to go smack my past self for being so niave. Those spare moments, yea, they get filled up with other things. And one day you wake up and realize 3 months have gone by and you haven't sewn a damn thing.  Add in a ton of anxiety, a little depression and a faulty LJ app and I didn't even post on here. I got a new LJ app so I am hoping my posting or at minimum reading and commenting will be a little more consistant.
I think its so cool the cosfit group is active again. I lost 10lbs over the semester. Only to gain pretty much all of it back ove the holidays. Holiday yummies and a wave of depression hit me really hard. Hubby and I have plans to eat healthy and get back on track starting next week. A biggest loser between the two of us going until my birthday/WonderCon. Winner gets $100 at WonderCon to use as they wish. I would join in with the cosfit BUT I need to see if Ihave any luck posting first.
I don't forsee any sewing happening in the next 8 weeks. I have Med/Surg for the first half of the semester (the 8 weeks) and have been warned multiple times that I won't have a life. It sucks only because I was getting to the point of shaking off the blues and wanting to work on things. It doesn't help that the Jane Austen Evening was last weekend, where hanging with friends in all their pretties always inspires me. I have Blackwork I need to work on, Hopefully that is enough to keep me inspired, till the second half of the semester when I should have more time to maybe sneak in a small project. I am at the stage where I am not actively planning anything. But my brain is going nuts. :) I'm hoping to knock out all sorts of things come summer break.
So what have I been up to:
I got a B+ in my first semester of Nursing school. Soooo close!!!! to an A. Then we went straight away into getting ready for Christmas. I made a ton of presents and crafty holday things. I think my fravorite was my wreath. I have always wanted one but could never found one that had everything I wanted/liked. So I made one. :)
I've always want a wreath but couldn't find one I loved. So I made one. #icrafty #christmaswreath #christmascrafting #christmastime
Shortly after the holidays we got our reading lists so my motivation died.
Got the reading list for the first 8 weeks of the second semester. #goodbyesociallife Grateful #WonderCon at the beginning of my spring break. Though I doubt if there will be any time for new #cosplays 😖.#nursingschool #nursingstudent
The most I could muster was doing photo shoots. But I must admit. I really really enjoy doing them. The first one I did was an idea for Veterans day. I'd like to redo it. It didn't come out the way I envisioned. I was trying to get the shots done at sunset. We quickly lost light so so many of the shots came out blurry. :( My main goal was not overly sexy out of respect for the flag.

The next one was an Ice fairy/nymph/queen. I still don't have the full costume done. I still need to make the me sized wings and dress. But its one of those things where the make-up and idea has been in my head so long it needed to come out. So I'm thinking of it as a test run. These make me go back and forth between, "Hey I'm pretty" and " what the hell was I thinking??? I am not creative enough to pull this stuff off.



The next one I did, I treated not as just photography but as an art expression. I think I am the most self concious of this one. I was trying to convey a fallen angel. I know I just used Christmas lights on my head but I wanted the Halo look but I also liked that they had a crown of torns look
The Jane Austen Evening gave me a chance to take pics also. If you are patient with me and are willing to give me a chance to be a little more artistic, I love to take pics. Thankfully the gals who I went with let me play. Especially Katherine. I'm not sure how many times she had to have heard, let me try that again. But I think it was worth it. The full album is on my flickr.



And pics of me. I figured out how to turn my camera to automatic so I could pass my camera to others to get pics of me. :)

I have a project that I want to do. I need all my talented and beautiful friends to help. Now I do realise it may not be anytime soon but I figure if I mention it now maybe you guys can start thinking of ideas. The project I want to do is recreate portraits or paintings. Ideally I'd like to do it on a level where I am close to a studio setting. Or in fun locals. I just know I have friends who can recreate a gown and era to perfection. Some of you are already good at getting great shots that look like you've stepped out of a painting. But if you are interested in shots that don't just look posed, in your creations, let me know. Its something I really want to do.

Date: 2017-04-11 09:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] atherleisure
Absolutely gorgeous pictures. I particularly like the Jane Austen Evening ones, but I'm always most interested in the historic things.

I am always in awe of the artistry that people can display with a camera.

Date: 2017-02-04 10:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theladyrebecca.livejournal.com
Great pictures! I especially love all the ones you took at the Regency event!

Date: 2017-02-04 07:49 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-02-04 05:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mala-14.livejournal.com
These are some really gorgeous photos! Also, you're so photogenic! The ice queen/fairy make-up is so cool (pun intended) and the Regency ones look like a magazine spread!

I miss you so it's nice to see you here again! I hope your new LJ app works well.

Date: 2017-02-07 05:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] llyrafantasyfae.livejournal.com

Thank you for saying all the nice things about my pics. ☺

I miss you too! I'm so glad I'll get to see you at CoCo!

Date: 2017-02-04 05:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenthompson.livejournal.com
I've loved following all of your photo series! You do such beautiful work. And it's great to get an update from you. I'm glad to hear that you are doing well. :)

Date: 2017-02-07 05:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] llyrafantasyfae.livejournal.com

It makes me fan girl slightly hearing you like my photos. I'd love if we could somehow make it work (and you'd be willing) to join my "making historical portraits come to life" project. Though you do a great job of it on your own with your self photography!

Date: 2017-02-04 05:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenthompson.livejournal.com
I've loved following all of your photo series! You do such beautiful work. And it's great to get an update from you. I'm glad to hear that you are doing well. :)

Date: 2017-02-05 01:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nuranar.livejournal.com
It's so good to hear from you. I can tell you've been working really hard! These pictures (and everything that goes into them) are AMAZING.

School can seriously be SO all-absorbing. And it can vary from semester to semester. That's just the season of life for you right now. Keep doing good! :)

I'm always up for pictures! :p I really do like posing. I'm working on finishing up the Mrs Moody gown (the white one with the dog), and I even have a toy dog to pose with it. I don't know if CoCo will work out for photos, but I'm in if that interests you. :)

Date: 2017-02-07 05:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] llyrafantasyfae.livejournal.com

Thank you!!!

I never realized to what extent it absorbs you!!! Even on breaks because you have to recover!

Yay!!!! You were awesome with being patient with me last year and the partial profile I got of your Leia is still one of my favorites from CoCo.

I'm not positive how I'm going to do it just yet but I wanted to throw the idea out there because I know costumes can take time to complete. I'm excited you want to play with me!

Date: 2017-02-05 02:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenlemus.livejournal.com
How lovely! Such beautiful photos!

Date: 2017-02-07 05:59 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-02-05 05:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] love3angle.livejournal.com
It was lovely to see you, as always, and the pic are so beautiful! I hope you have a chance to come up for air soon!

Date: 2017-02-07 06:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] llyrafantasyfae.livejournal.com

☺ I know I'm just echoing you but it really was nice to see you. Hoping the next chance I do get to go to an event it's one your at also. (Preferably not as far away as CoCo. 😜)

Date: 2017-02-06 06:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlightmasque.livejournal.com
I NEED MORE AMY LEE IN MY LIFE

Date: 2017-02-07 05:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] llyrafantasyfae.livejournal.com

I need more of you in my life too!!!!!!!! I'm glad your doing your diet again. You rock and always motivate me!

Date: 2017-02-06 04:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] howlgirl.livejournal.com
Gorgeous photos! I totally hear you on getting overwhelmed with life and not having time to sew.

Date: 2017-02-07 06:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] llyrafantasyfae.livejournal.com

Thank you!

It sucks!!!! But it's just for now, this is not forever. 😖

Date: 2017-02-08 05:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] girliegirl32786.livejournal.com
School can really take it out of you but I'm so glad you are still finding small ways to be creative. I know how helpful that is. I love all the photo shoots! Seriously, beautiful work!

Date: 2017-02-09 09:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trinnyt.livejournal.com
Yay! Photoshoots are awesome. I just wish I had more time to spend on them myself.

Study is a time-suck, although worth it! I'm finding working again a bit the same way, since my new job is busy and I'm a bit shattered when I get home... That and I need new work clothes!

Date: 2017-02-12 11:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] suededsilk.livejournal.com
So good to hear from you! Your photos look awesome. And I love your makeup for the ice fairy!

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