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About Traditional Art / Hobbyist Premium Member Susan RuggNew Zealand Groups :icontalesofturnabout: TalesofTurnabout
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Man this convention gets bigger every year, and I had no idea just how much bigger it HAD gotten till this year when I wasn't actually exhibiting and could spend as long as I wanted wandering around and chatting to everyone! I remember its first years in the Pullman hotel... 6 years ago or so? I had my hand strapped up in a hand bracing and couldn't write, selling my westernish looking art in a 100% anime only convention with a big grin on my face cause that whole convention was just for ARTISTS ONLY. I love that so much, and I'm happy that it's now embracing more western art style too now cause it's such a wonderfully diverse convention now :) To make it even cooler- the quality of the work coming out is MUCH higher than it ever use to be, and I think that makes a HUGE difference on how popular the convention is. I was really inspired by the delightful art and friendly faces. And again- I collected WAY too many names to follow on my quest to know all artists in New Zealand.... It's getting very difficult to follow artists now though admittedly. Only 22 of the people I got accounts for still used Deviantart, while everyone else seems to have moved on to Tumble, wordpress, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or their own personal sites. Gone are the days I could social net work on DA only, which makes it very hard to keep up with everyone- specially on Tumblr. I... don't know how I'm going to follow people there. I might have to turn off reblog posts. I can barely handle my dashboard as it is :(

Anyways, I went into the convention with $100 and spent all of it on entry, lunch and art XD 



Sailormoon etc... sticker sheet- by chocogingerfingers
Parfeit- By T-raps t-raps.tumblr.com/
Yare Yare Daze- By T-raps t-raps.tumblr.com/
Samurai- By T-raps t-raps.tumblr.com/
Pink stickers- By T-raps t-raps.tumblr.com/
Jotaro poster- by sasu-chuu
Cutest Toothless with fish bookmark- by moni158
Holographic Layton bookmark- by reVERSE-Studio
Josuke card- by sasu-chuu
Stalkers IG comic- by yumenekochi

And there was so much more I wanted to get but my wallet actually has nothing in it at all now XD *cries*

In any case, I was really excited about the quality increase this year, and I got inspired on many things that I'd like to do myself when I get back into conventions- maybe next year if I'm up to it :) I didn't do any pimping for Auckland Drawfest, but that was fine :) I just wanted to meet a lot of cool people and I really did do that even though I ran out of energy every second row XD Took me 6 hours to get through the whole con XD Hopefully next year I can join in the selling fun again, or do another round of the con and meet even more new people ;)

And congrads to you guys that it was the first convention you've exhibited at if you see this! The first step is the hardest, and I'm really proud of you guys for making it!
  • Mood: Love Dazed
  • Reading: Crying Freeman
  • Watching: Jojo's Bizarre Adventures

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MattSeiz Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch :D
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Marcus-Pechan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014   General Artist
Thanks for the fave!
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doremin Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
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Arkillian Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem :) I like to keep in contact with fellow Kiwis :) 
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BorderBreaker Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist
Hellooo!
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Arkillian Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey there, hon! :love: Recovered from the Overloads? Man- I was exhausted after I made my rounds *o* The last table was just about to leave when I finally got to it D: It's tough being a punter! XD
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BorderBreaker Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist
Mostly recovered. Just have a couple of things to do in the aftermath, balance the books etc...? Good to know you made it all the way around, I noticed it took you about an hour to get down one isle, mission accomplished! Will you be returning next year as a stall holder?
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Arkillian Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG 1 HOUR?! *dies then cries or something* Holy crap, I knew I was slow but that's really something XD 

I honestly don't know how to answer that one hon. I've unfortunately given myself a fear of sorts with all the effort I've put into conventions in the past or something, where if I even think about a time constrained thing, my body starts shuddering till I tell myself that I don't need to do it. IT's a thing that IS getting better, but I don't know if it's because I'm not going to conventions that it knows it doesn't have to fight so hard, or if my adrenal glands are repairing themselves. I am fighting though to get a better handle on it. This Wednesday will be week 3 of me going back to the gym for the first time in YEARS. MY personal trainer has given me a work out that is about 10 minutes long and has pathetic difficulty, and the main goal for me right now is moving my body. That's it. My first time back I did 3 exercises and was in pain for a week. Last week I did about 6, and was in pain for 2 days. I'm hoping that this Wednesday I can do a full workout and start getting my strength back. The stronger and healthier I am, the better I sleep, I feel and the better I can deal with my auto immune issues. My goals with my gym plan right now have very low expectations cause frankly, what I'm doing right now amazes me. I honestly thought I'd be incapable of ANY exersize, but I've managed to wait till my body was just capable apparently :) I can only walk- not power walk, my push ups are all half body standing ones, my squats are pretty pathetic, and I'm on entry leveled core strengthening exersizes, but every time I go to the gym, I come back feeling more certain that I can do it, and feeling stronger after I recover. All I have to do is not over do it. 

So.... maybe? I've told myself I'd take a year off, but lets be realistic- if I'm still like this next year then I'm going to take another year off cause I am NO GOOD to anyone being a freaked out mess behind the table. Even if I get a stand in to sell for me, and wander the con all day. I'll be going at a punter at minimum :D And hey- I'll be running Drawfest stall all 3 days for Armageddon, so I'm not gone. I'm just not selling MY art. For me, the is a huge stress off my mind :) Running the stall I can do easy enough. Coming up with art to sell after having several years of forcing art out of myself for upcoming conventions when I was obviously too stressed? Nope. My body deserves this break ;) 

It's great to see you back at the con this year though- I saw a colour cover on your table too! <3 Sales a bit better this time around for you? Sorry I couldn't stick around longer than I did. I really love that the con has gotten bigger but MAN- I can't get around the whole con in 1 hour anymore like I use to XD IT was pretty much 6pm by the time I got to the last table XD
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REIdepenguin Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Student General Artist
I read a few of chapters of Turnabout Attorney and Zeth's profile. he's really well written. I have yet to finish the fic but I must say: you're talented :D
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birthdays Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
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:woohoo: :iconcakelickplz: :iconballoonsplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconballoonsplz2: :iconcakelickplz:  :woohoo:

On behalf of the birthdays team, I sincerely apologise that your greeting has arrived late this year.

We hope you had an awesome birthday on May 18th, with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love:

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Arkillian Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the lovely message TuT I was a little late on my reply too so don't worry about it at all :love:
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starwilliams Featured By Owner May 19, 2014   General Artist
Forgot to wish you happy birthday! I hope you had a great day. :)
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Arkillian Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Star TuT Sorry about the late reply- life got a bit busy for me T.T
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Suprime1 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Happy birthday :)
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Arkillian Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :love:
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Jasperinity Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Happy birthday! :D
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Arkillian Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you TuT :hug:
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Jasperinity Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
:hug: You're welcome! :3
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nekocrouton Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Oh wow, it's your birthday!! o:

Happy Birthday Arki!! :heart: :cake:
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Arkillian Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Crouton <3 And up- another year older XD
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