Well, I suppose things never go the way we initially intend them to go. So far, this year has been so much of a roller coaster that it’s been hard to get my act together. Many changes happened and kept disrupting the delicate balance that is my life right now. Still trying to figure myself out and decide on solid goals. I feel I’m still young enough to be able to be indecisive.
Aside from a lot of personal stuff that I won’t talk about here, my precious cat Merlin ended up getting killed by either a neighbor’s dog or coyote. We have coyotes where I live, in the high deserts of Northern New Mexico. I was so completely devastated, I went into a depression for two solid weeks. He was the best little cat anyone could ask for. Willful, strong, quick, and oh so loving. We had a special relationship. I loved when he climbed onto my shoulder so I could chauffer him around. He was an ear nibbler. He would wake me up with ear kisses. I’m just so sad that I won’t get that back. Stupid cat, I love him so much.
In lieu of that, I knew he wouldn’t want me to waste the space in my home. He was a very happy little cat. The best thing I could do to honor his memory is to save a new little kitten and give them a happy, loving home. I ended up getting two of them. Brother and sister, I’ve named them Zephyr and Luna. Yesterday was their first day home!
So, with new kittens to care for, I’m cheering up a little bit. This whole year has been weird so far, and I can’t figure out why it had to be. Apparently, among all my friends, there’s been quite a bit of upheaval in our lives. Some less than others. In any case, I’m trying to get back on track here. Motivation is in short supply when there’s so much bad news to read in the headlines.
Albuquerque Comic Expo 2014
I was thinking earlier this year to attend ACE as I did last year. I had a table and sold jewelry and a few other sundries that I like; stationery, watch necklaces, tattoo tights, et al. But with the sudden death of my cat and now new kittens to raise, I need to stay home with them instead. The convention will be next weekend, and I might still go down for a day while my husband watches the kittens. I just can’t commit to the whole weekend.
You may have noticed the tab on this page entitled “Shop” takes you to my new(ish) Storenvy shop. I’m trying Storenvy instead of Etsy for a couple reasons. One is you can custom design the store front. Two, the listings are free. The overall layout of a store is much more personal. AND I can sell other things that I didn’t personally hand-make. Like liquid liner, or other cosmetics in cute containers. Asian style eyelashes. And tights. I LOVE tights. Especially good white ones that you somehow can’t find in adult sizes. Or Tattoo tights. Those are fun.
But I also have things like jewelry, resin pieces and other things. I made some awesome lip balm flavors as well. And eventually I’ll be listing my clothes. Making clothes takes a while when I’m all by my onesy though, so the little items and third party items are up there first.
Here are some items I just got in:
Beauty Angel Mineral BB Cream from Korea. Comes in three shades, 1 – 3, although it tends to blend very well in general with any Caucasian skintones. I’m still on the lookout for darker tones for those with darker complexions. As these come from Asia, however, I haven’t had any luck yet. I know that Western companies are now carrying what they call “BB Cream”, offering it in more tones than just the three. So far, those products just make me break out.
I’ve used many BB Creams from Asia, though, and have never looked back. These particular creams are really light on the skin, feeling like powder when it dries, and it has a floral scent as well. These are my new favorites.
Liquid Liners. Maybe its because I live in a small town, but a good liquid eyeliner seems really hard to find at places like Walgreens, Walmart, and especially the grocery store. And when I DO find it at those places, it’s subpar. Again, that’s probably just me. But I figured I’d look for some quality liquid liner from Asia. Behold, I have. And they come in cute packaging. Also, mascara in cute bottles.
Watch necklaces. I love these things so much, I think I’ve started collecting them. There are so many different styles, and when I see one I like, I can’t seem to help myself. Plus, they go fantastically with the Classic Lolita look. Or any Lolita look. Here’s some new ones I got in.
Hopefully, I will be posting more often now. I have so many projects on my plate, I sometimes feel overwhelmed. But I’m taking it a step at a time. Please check out my storenvy, and if you have any suggestions, feel free to share them. ^.^