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Hello readers! The next few months will be a little bumpy as far as updates go, if you have not noticed already. I am currently working on two big project classes at my university and they are killing me. I have not been so stressed out since I switched majors and I really hope everything turns out. Just can't shake this feeling my chest of doom and gloom. Blah! I keep telling myself its almost over... almost.

Pounding a hammer on hot metal is a
great to relieve stress about school.
Achievement unlocked: Blacksmith Lesson 1

I just finished up spring break and I learned something really cool. I took my first lesson in the blacksmith skill. Awesome! It was a really cool experience and I can't wait to go back and learn some more!

This week I will be attending my favorite little convention, Fannatiku. Its a tiny convention with a very personable atmosphere and tons of friends that I can't wait to see. I am teaching two panels on Friday. At noon I will be hosting my wood crafting panel for the first time in St. George and I have some new items to show off and techniques to share! I will also be hosting Embroidery for Cosplay at 3 PM with a hands-on tutorial. You can come and try out embroidery for yourself! I really look forward to bringing this panel back this year.


Progress on Sgt. Calhoun has been slow, stupid school... but here is a shot of the costume design plans I have been working on. If you see these designs and think they are cool, you can commission me me to make a set for you. Sometimes it is difficult to find a good set of front, back, and side references for making a cosplay. I LOVE to draw them and take a million references and turn them into the three simple shots. I even do layers of clothing! I really enjoy it. Message me if you are interested as commissions for these are open. Prices range from $15 to $85. Or you can commission me to draw a picture of your favorite character doing awesome stuff. Drawing is something I always find time for and I love bringing out all the fun details.

Interested in a prop for cosplay? Sadly, prop commissions are full and won't open again until the summer. To see an updated list of commissions and when slots open check out my Deviantart journal.

As always, thank you for reading!

- VFire

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