Happy September you all! ☀️ I'm hoping you all are having a great Saturday. This post is more of a personal post sharing some photos (unedited except for the 1st one above) and going-ons of my life, so feel free to skim at your leisure. : )
I'm currently in San Jose at Crunchyroll Expo! I haven't been to a big convention since SacAnime in January (my last three events were in the SF Japantown mall) so I'm excited! : D This is a work-in-progress photo of my booth. I didn't finish everything on Friday night, but it eased a lot of stress being able to set up the night before without having to rush it all Saturday morning.
Not pictured here- a giant poster and my flyers advertising my book for pre-order! I'm not at the point where I can instantly sell a thousand copies or anything, so I'll be hustling a lot to try and make my book a success! (๑•̀ ᴗ •́)و ✧ Even if it's hard work, I'm staying positive and determined because no matter what, I know I made a great book! (I hope this wasn't too much ranting! I just want to be honest with y'all and not sugar-coat my life. It's not all smooth-sailing all the time, but that's okay.)
A lot of August was spent packing orders for the Chibird Store! ^u^ Below are some of the doodles I included in the packages. I almost exclusively doodled in pencil or pen when I was in school, so I've been experimenting with a wider range of media now- felt-tip pens, brush markers, color pencil, even crayon! Also, a huge range of styles haha! I guess that's the fun part about doodling. :D
The brush pens I use are Tombow Dual Brush Pens and Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pens.
And here, a cat. It's not mine, but I saw it resting while I took a walk and thought it looked so calm and peaceful. #goals ??
Lastly, here's a photo of my marimo! If you all don't know, a marimo is a moss ball (actually algae) that is naturally formed by currents rolling moss around the lake bottom, slowly rounding its shape into a soft ball. It's very cute and easy to keep (much like a succulent). ? Do you all have anything fun on your desk?
Thank you all for your support this past month! It means a lot, and I really appreciate everyone here. ? As always, please let me know if there's anything else you want to see from my Patreon rewards! Back to setting up at the convention now. See you all soon! (＾▽＾)／