Inianapolis, in, United States
It's my first inspiration, and my most important. I do it every time I get the chance, and seeing others always gives me ideas on how I can do better, and new things I can try. And it's always been a dream of mine to make cosplay for others as well. To have people show off what I've made, without me saying 'lookatit, i made that!'.
Of course I'm into all things artsy as well. (Except I cannot draw, nor paint to save my life.) And I really do mean all things artsy. From cross stitching, to crocheting, to paper quilling, and jewelry. I have a wide variety of things I like to do, and I love to teach myself new things as well.
Skills and Techniques
Sewing; I use three different types of machines. A normal sewing machine, a serger, and an industrial sewing machine. I've somehow managed to use them all quite well, and even learned perimeter stitching on the industrial one. (Which is not easy, I must say.)
Resin; You need two things for resin, or three dependent on which kind you're using. Normal curing resin; time, resin, and hardener. UV resin; resin and uv light. The stuff isn't hard to figure out. Just...how you use it can be the hard part.
Needle Arts; Time and patience. Cannot stress that enough. Oh, and thread. That's a crucial part to the whole business.
Crocheting; I'm still a novice here. But I'm learning new things every time I try it.
Foam carving; Beware of the mess that is foam. Stuff gets EVERYWHERE you don't want it to. But if you have the right tools, you don't always need to worry about that. It's fun. Difficult, but fun.
Other random things; I just...take my time. Learning new things is hard, but when you put your mind to it, it's fun at the very least.