Review: Shoplet Featuring At-a-Glance Collections Calendars

Posted by Aisazia | Posted in , , , | Posted on 11:07 AM

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Hey all! It's been awhile since I've done office supplies review, so here I am with a new one for you! Anyways, I was fortunate enough to try out some products from Shoplet. With a new year around the corner it was about time I looked for a new one.


The products:

Inktober 2014 + Birthday

Posted by Aisazia | Posted in , , | Posted on 7:54 PM

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Hey guys! So I decided last minute to do Inktober but I ended up already messing up a few days in. XD These are more like sketches than actual ink drawings but at least it's something and I'm getting them done, right? lol Actually I had to catch up, but fortunately I was never more than a day or two behind. haha Those of you following my twitter or tumblr know that I've been struggling to keep up but I hope to keep it going. 

My goal was to draw things I don't usually draw so some things look better than others but I tried to use references. Started a new sketchbook just for this. lol It's the little things, right? ^_~ For those of you who are curious. I'm using Noodler's Lexington Gray ink and a JinHao x750 fountain pen with a Fude nib. I'm still getting used to using that. It's harder than I thought to use. haha

My birthday is next week! I'm not sure what I'm going to do but it probably will be mostly uneventful. I'll probably still do dinner with friends and family. The challenges of getting older. XD Not sure if I'll splurge on buying myself something...Kind of already have almost everything I want. lol There are a few minor "wants" but nothing I really need. haha I should just try to read and mess around with my hobbies.

Oh I cleared out my old watercolor palette and exchanged the paints for slightly better paints. Switched from Artist Loft to Van Gogh. lol It's still a student quality paint but I read it's one of the highest student quality paint and I do like it better than my old Artist Loft. I still have the paint in a different palette so nothing will go to waste. ^_~ Been playing around with those as I'm still a novice with those.

Job search is still on. Trying to keep my head up and keep applying. Still working on Blindfolded Love's ending. Since I was busy with interviews the last few weeks I wasn't able to finish the end as I'd like but I'm still close. Going to see if I can work on that this weekend. :D Wish me luck! Still looking for Beta Readers so contact me if you're interested!


Alive + Job Search + Revising

Posted by Aisazia | Posted in , , , | Posted on 12:31 PM

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Hey lovelies, sorry I've missed the past few weeks, just been busy with life. Looking for a new job and living life. Not that it's really new, just now making a bigger push for a full time job. Been trying to be more serious about it because apparently I feel like a change in my life. I know this will take time away from my sketching and writing, but to be fair, I've been slacking on those too. lol

While I love where I am now, I realize I need to put myself out there and try to make the most out of my life. I'll still write and sketch but those will stay hobbies for now unless I hit it big. Then by all means, I'll take it. ^_~ For now I'm content with working and doing the things I love to do.

I've also officially ran out of scanned sketches now. lol Going to have to step up my sketching game and just take photos instead of scanning it. It's much faster for me that way. Also, I think I've nearly caught up on my more recent sketches. I know the past sketch dumps have been a combination of 2011-2013 sketches but I hope now it will be more recent for those of you who are following my progress.

In terms of updates, I have been revising Blindfolded Love! Finally! There still needs to be some smoothing out at the end but I think the story is near complete! It feels good to be this close to being done but also scary because it's the closest I've got to being done on a project I've been working on for awhile. o.0;; I'll finish up the end then go through the story and clean up any inconsistencies then go ahead and send it out to my betas or my Book Bouncers! 

If anyone is interested in being a beta for me, please contact me! Would love the feedback because I'm still new at this and could use unbiased but fair comments about my work.

Hope you all have been good! :D

Book Bouncers + Revising + Sketches

Posted by Aisazia | Posted in , , , | Posted on 11:00 AM

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Hey everyone! Hope you all have been well! So, I have been able to talk to a friend about my stories, aka from now on are coined Book Bouncers. Yeah I think it's funny. lol We talked out some of the plot issues I have with my stories and I got feedback about it. That has been so helpful!

My book bouncer seems to be pretty excited over the stories which is great! They read stories that I like so it's good to have someone who reads similar stories. They have the knowledge to help me avoid common cliches and stereotypes and solve some story issues with some original ideas. That definitely helps motivate me to finish it. I know it's mostly done but I just need to fill in the empty spaces and help make the transitions better. Still needs revised and completed but it's on its way to being done. 

Going to try to set some hard deadlines for myself now that I'm more available. I hope to finish these stories one day even if they aren't as good as I had hoped. I really need to get them out because I've had them for years and it's getting horrible how unfinished I am with everything. The same with my comic projects.

I decided to try assigning myself tasks for the week for my project so that I  hope to get a little done each week. I was doing it daily but for some reason fell off that wagon. I was so productive during that time. I forget what distracted me but now I need to start doing that again. *pulls out calendar*

Current task of the week: Revise Blindfolded Love's story structure and add new pieces to the story.

Life Update + Glass City Con + Otakon + Sketch Dump

Posted by Aisazia | Posted in , , , | Posted on 11:00 AM

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Hey everyone! I have sketches for you today! Did you miss them? lol I think I'm finally near the end of my 2012 and 2013 sketches. haha I need to start getting new images for 2014. I'm definitely going to change it up soon. I'm not going to scan them as often anymore (takes too long and it's not connected to my computer because it's too big and takes up too much space) and instead take photos which I feel is more appealing showing my tools of the trade and atmosphere.

As you all have known, I've been busy with cons the last few weeks and I had a great time! It was awesome to meet and talk to new people! I still need to go through all the business cards and info I got from artists. lol I'm so slow at doing that. I think I still have some from Otakon last year that I need to go through. I'm terrible. XD I'm going to try to knock those out in the next week.

Review: 1st Annual Big Comic Show

Posted by Aisazia | Posted in , , | Posted on 11:00 AM

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Hey everyone! Sorry for the lack of posts the last few weeks. Been recuperating the best I can especially with the holiday weekend and family coming over. Then I ended up focusing on writing for Campnanowrimo

Today I wanted to talk about the first Annual Big Comic Show (you can even see a rare photo of me on their page!) that happened in May hosted by a local library.

I arrived later than I would have liked. I live within 20-30 minutes but I still took a wrong turn and kept hitting all the lights so I made it much later than I would have liked. XD It didn't quite help that it rained that day too so it was deterring to most people from coming on a Saturday. When I did arrive there was a sign that told us which was our table or we could ask a librarian. We also got a couple little Hershey's nuggets with a welcome note which I thought was sweet (thank you!).

I was the last to set up in the room but there were some kind offerings of help that I had to turn down because I wasn't sure how I was setting everything up. The thing is, I haven't had a whole table to myself in awhile. I usually share with someone so it was strange having all this room. lol

Anyways, since it was the first year I didn't expect much sale-wise and while the people were kind and interested, I didn't make any sales. Not completely surprising since it is their first year and I can't complain too much since the tables were free but it would have been nice to recuperate some of the gas and time it took to get there. I think most people were interested in purchasing comics which as you all know I don't have any yet. Well I have some mini-comics completed but I am not satisfied with them and I didn't get any printed in time which was my fault. Still it was awesome to meet people and to talk to everyone.

The nice thing is that it was cool to meet all the other artists/comic creators in the local area. I haven't met some of them before so it was awesome to be able to network with a few of them. Overall, I had a good time and would like to attend next year if possible! :D

Now for all the photos!

Otakon 2014 AA - Booth J-06

Posted by Aisazia | Posted in , , | Posted on 11:04 AM

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Hey everyone! I'll be in the Artist Alley at Otakon 2014 Booth J-06! Will you guys be going?

As usual I'll have buttons, bookmarks, stickers, prints(small and letter size), cover designed blank pocket notebooks, 5x8 self published sketchbook, and on site commissions.

I'll have a new on site commission where I'll sketch you directly on a small canvas bag with fabric markers! So come by and check it out! :D

I'll be there with my friends E-llusion Studio! :D

I hope to see you all there!

Attendees! Is there anyone I should check out while I'm there?

If you guys could share my map I'd love you forever!


July 2014 Campnano Wk 3 - WritingProject: Countdown Series #2 Intro and Update #7

Posted by Aisazia | Posted in , , , | Posted on 11:00 AM

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Countdown Series #2


Want to follow my daily progress? Follow me at:
Twitter @ Aisazia
Project Goal: To get a first draft of two novels at an estimated 20k each which makes it a total of 40k.

Stage of writing: First Draft

What inspired my current project: I read a story on tumblr and read comments that said someone should write a story based off that topic. The suggestions and my desire to expand on it inspired my own version. It's sci-fi but it takes place in the not too distant future. lol

Last Update WC: 37,066
Week's Total WC: 2,992

Total Story WC: 40,058

Daily WC:
  1. 2,992
  2. 0
  3. 0
  4. 0
  5. 0
  6. 0
  7. 0
Last 200 words:

I checked the time and realized it was getting late and that I still needed to shower. I hopped out of the pool and grabbed my towel. When I pulled it up something fluttered to the ground. I picked it up and saw it was a name and phone number. Seriously? Ok. She was way too young for me. I crumpled it up and tossed it. I then walked to the locker room and felt the glare of the life guard from earlier. Great...I'll have to watch my back next time I come here.    

I showered quickly this time even though I longed to stay under the steaming heat of the shower. I changed and left the locker room. I lifted my head and saw something move by the door. I shook my head. I needed to stop being paranoid.

I left the gym and headed home glad it was a close walk. Something made the hairs on the back of my neck stand and I turned around. I didn't see anything and I didn't know what made me hyper aware that something or someone was watching me.


It was getting unnerving. 


July 2014 Campnano Wk 3 - WritingProject: Countdown Series #2 Intro and Update #6

Posted by Aisazia | Posted in , , , | Posted on 11:00 AM

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Countdown Series #2


Want to follow my daily progress? Follow me at:
Twitter @ Aisazia
Project Goal: To get a first draft of two novels at an estimated 20k each which makes it a total of 40k.

Stage of writing: First Draft

What inspired my current project: I read a story on tumblr and read comments that said someone should write a story based off that topic. The suggestions and my desire to expand on it inspired my own version. It's sci-fi but it takes place in the not too distant future. lol

Last Update WC: 20,647
Week's Total WC: 15,469

Total Story WC: 37,066

Daily WC:
  1. 2,532
  2. 2,902
  3. 1,591
  4. 2,174
  5. 1,835
  6. 2,191
  7. 2,244
Last 200 words:

I glanced at my timer and shook my head. "No regrets," I whispered to myself. I stared down at the water watching my reflection. I could see I was tired from the lack of sleep. Luckily I didn't need to be on camera at all tomorrow otherwise they was going to need a lot of make up to cover up the bags under my eyes.

My eyes drifted back towards the cabin where Victoria thundered off to and a lit window caught my eye. There was a person staring out the window. I could see the silhouette but before I could identify who it was the light shut off. I didn't need to guess who it was though because I knew it was Victoria's room.
After staring awhile I turned away and pulled my hood over my head to help block out the chill from the wind. I slipped my hand into my pocket retrieving my phone. I pressed the power button and it immediately purred to life. I didn't bother to hide the smile that appeared on my face. I went to check my email and decided to play some games as I continued to sit outside through the night.



Con: Glass City Con 2014

Posted by Aisazia | Posted in , | Posted on 2:28 PM

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Hey everyone! Really quick, I'll be at Glass City Con this weekend with my friends, E-llusion Studio!

I noticed a few other friends who will be there too such as Alex Heberling, Lilly's Art, and Kuroitenshi!

This will be my first time at Glass City Con so we'll see how this goes! I'm pretty excited. Haven't been in an AA for a bit but I'm sure it will all turn out great. :D

As usual I'll have prints, buttons, stickers, notebooks, and bookmarks. I'll also be taking sketch and ink commissions on site. Stop by and say hi!


In relation to Campnanowrimo:

I'll still try to write when I can but fortunately I'm ahead of my word goal. I expect to not be able to write at all during this period but that's ok. I'll still try to think about my project. :D

I can't believe I only have about 5k left till I'm complete!

Doubt I'll get it done by the weekend but even if I do make the 40k this week I'm far from completing the story.

Well hope you all have a great weekend! :D I will still make a post about my Campnano progress on Friday but I don't think the word count will be accurate.