It's been a while since I've posted, huh? Like, 6 months? It's been so crazy. On the art front, I made my son his first cosplay (an Aperture Science uniform), a blue plush companion cube with different shapes on it (a.k.a. Fluffy Learning Cube), completed probably 4 paintings (a Valentine's Day themed companion cube [did I actually finish that?], 2 out of 3 of the Frostguard banner logos from League of Legends, and that purple Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess heart container I was working on for all those months), completed a couple new character design sketches for a new Dungeons and Dragons character (a 'snow' elf, custom race, named Eve, based loosely on Elsa from Frozen), and made my son a bow tie, diaper cover, and rocket ship themed party hat for his birthday photo shoot (which was completed last weekend). If I start to upload stuff it will probably be starting next month. Maybe new stuff. Who knows.
This coming Thursday, January 16th, is my son's first birthday. I CAN'T believe how much has happened in the last year. I remember the day he was born, and I swell up with tears. He was so small then, but he felt so big! My son was born at 8 pounds, 1 ounce, 20.5". He's now almost 22 pounds and roughly 30" tall! That doesn't sound too big in writing, but it's huge, let me tell you. He's just now starting to take a couple baby steps before crawling around again, and he hasn't started to talk yet (except the endless drowning of MAMA), but he's grown so much it's astounding. My husband is leaving in 9 days for the United States Air Force Basic Training for 8 weeks, and then is shipped off to California for tech school. My son and I will move out there as soon as possible at the very end of April/beginning of May, and we expect to stay in California for 1-4 years (his tech school is THAT long). I must've forgotten to mention that in the middle of all of that is our anniversary on February 2nd (which he'll be away for and not allowed to talk to me 3
, flying down to San Antonio for his graduation, and a week long trip to Disney World with my grandparents, mom, and son, right before we expect to probably move halfway across the country. It's going to be crazy busy, at least that's how it looks in writing, but frankly I'm just going to waste my life until I can move back into my husband's arms. Every time I think about him leaving I cry and wonder how I'll survive without him (I wasn't prepared to be a stay-at-home-mom, and I love my son to pieces, but with no friends and no one else to rely on I'm incredibly lonely, save my husband). I plan on finding ways to keep busy, like joining the gym and taking a swim class with my son, forcing myself to get out with my son, and find things that make me happy and doing them as much as possible (so maybe some art?). The problem with art is that my son requires attention and must have his hands on whatever mine are on. I'd love to paint, but I get in the zone and get extremely mad if interrupted. Maybe I'll do sculpey or something for awhile. Frankly, making my son stuff was a lot of fun. Maybe I'll do more of that. I wish I had conventions to take him to so I could justify making cosplay!
Anyways, if you're still here, thanks. I have no idea why, but I'm glad. Cheers to a new year, and to the big adventure just around the corner. I'm ready to earn some goddamn EXPERIENCE POINTS in life.