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Journal Entry: Sun Jan 5, 2014, 4:00 PM
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Happy New Year everybody! I hope that you all had a great time over the Christmas and New Year holidays! I also hope that a lot of you are safe and sound!

Heads up about my Etsy Shop: It's open for business and I have a 10% discount coupon code for you if you want to buy something from it: UBERMIDGETNY.  Type it in during check-out when you see the coupon code submit box.  The 10% discount coupon is only from January - February 2nd 2014 though! Please click here to visit the shop: www.etsy.com/shop/ubermidget?r…

I'm also taking on plush mochis and plush doll commissions! Note me about what you want and we'll discuss pricing privately.

I don't usually make New Years Resolutions because I end up not sticking to them! But this year is different because it's very important that I stick to them this time.  My resolutions are just two: to pass my practical Driving test and to learn how to code for making websites, apps, etc.  I was introduced to The Code Academy (a free coding learning website, using hands-on learning projects) this morning and I'm addicted already! Who said learning can't be fun, ha ha haaaaa! *skips off to do more tutorials, la la la laaaaa!*

As for Conventions this year, I have so far booked artist/dealer tables at three in the UK: MCM Manchester Expo in July (with :icontavington: as "Challenge Accepted"), ICE (International Comics Expo) Birmingham in August and J Con 7 Derby in September.  I am so sorry that I can't go to SunnyCon 3 this year, because I'm attending a very close friend's wedding.  I'd love to be at SunnyCon 4 hopefully next year though, it's a great convention and people are so lovely there!  I will update this journal if I have any more conventions sooner, like I'm trying to get into Dee Con in April at the moment!

And now it's back to code learning and finishing off plushie projects I started in October (*whispers* EREN JAEGER DOLL!)!






CONVENTIONS I'M ATTENDING IN 2014

Huddersfield Manga Con, 8th March: CONFIRMED
Newcastle Con, 29th - 30th March: CONFIRMED
DeeCon, Dundee 5th April: CONFIRMED
Saltburn Anime Con, 26th April: CONFIRMED (Saturday only)
Manchester MCM Expo, July 19th - 20th: CONFIRMED (with tavington as "Challenge Accepted" company)
International Comics Expo (ICE), Birmingham, August 2nd: CONFIRMED
Alcon, Leicester, September 6th - 7th: CONFIRMED
J-Con 20th September: CONFIRMED
Play Expo, Manchester October - TBC
  • Listening to: The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug OST
  • Reading: Attack on Titan - the Levi Prologue
  • Watching: nothing (should be watching BBC's Sherlock!)
  • Playing: Legend of Zelda: Link between Worlds
  • Eating: Spaghetti with vegetable Bolognaise
  • Drinking: A huge mug of Tea! (as always)

Etsy Shop open until 20th December!

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 14, 2013, 6:00 AM
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My Etsy shop with my hand-made crafts, comics and Christmas Cards is open but it will be shutting on 20th December for the Christmas holidays! It will re-open after 28th December.  Please feel free to visit the shop, take a look and buy something if you like! Most of my crafts are made to order.  

What's currently for sale:
APH UK Scarf by Ubermidget    
Attack on Titan Eren Jaeger character head scarf by Ubermidget  

There are also fabric mochis from the "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!" series that I made too. 

If you are buying the UK and order before the 16th, your order should get to you before Christmas Day.  For all International Orders outside of the UK, I'm afraid your order would reach you after Christmas Day. (Europe - 3 working days, everywhere else - 2 weeks)

Here's the link to the shop: www.etsy.com/shop/ubermidget
You can also message me through Deviantart if there are any mochis that you'd like but don't see in the shop.
Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year everyone! 


CONVENTIONS I'M ATTENDING IN 2013

MCM Expo Manchester - CONFIRMED as dual artist in "Challenge Accepted!"
AyaCon Aug 2013 - Artist Table, solo
Cam Con Aug 2013 - CONFIRMED, Artist Table, solo
Alcon Sept 2013 - Artist Table, solo
J Con Sept 2013 - Artist Table, solo
Play Expo Manchester, Oct 2013 - CONFIRMED as dual artist in "Challenge Accepted!"
Doki Doki Festival Nov 2013 - CONFIRMED
  • Listening to: Guren no Yumiya by Linked Horizon
  • Reading: Attack on Titan
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: Attack on Japan Cup Horse racing
  • Eating: Cheese toastie
  • Drinking: A huge mug of Tea! (as always)

To J Con VI!

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 20, 2013, 6:49 AM
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Hi everybody! I'm sorry I hardly update anymore, been busy at the sewing machine and printing for another convention! Aya Con, CamCon and Alcon were wonderful by the way, thank you so much to everyone who came to the table and all the new and old friends!  Tomorrow I'll be at J Con VI at the riverside Conference Centre, Pride Park in Derby from 9am - 6pm.  I'll have prints, the Claws and Wren Comic (ask me about it!), some pillows and the plush mochis and character heads.  Plushies not displayed in my art gallery yet that you can buy from me include Creeper head pillows and My Little pony heads. *flitters off back to work*

CONVENTIONS I'M ATTENDING IN 2013

MCM Expo Manchester - CONFIRMED as dual artist in "Challenge Accepted!"
AyaCon Aug 2013 - Artist Table, solo
Cam Con Aug 2013 - CONFIRMED, Artist Table, solo
Alcon Sept 2013 - Artist Table, solo
J Con Sept 2013 - Artist Table, solo
Play Expo Manchester, Oct 2013 - CONFIRMED as dual artist in "Challenge Accepted!"
Doki Doki Festival Nov 2013 - CONFIRMED
  • Listening to: Courtesy by Chipzel
  • Reading: train timetable
  • Watching: Attack on Titan
  • Playing: (on train) Mariokart 7
  • Eating: Scones!
  • Drinking: A huge mug of Tea! (as always)

To AyaCon!

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 14, 2013, 5:06 PM
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Hi everybody!
I'll be at AyaCon at the Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick this weekend! You can find me in the Artist Alley on Saturday and Sunday, selling my hand-made fabric mochis and art prints. For those of you who have met me before, I may be bringing the Pirate UK and Link dolls.  I say "may", because I'm packing right now and have to see if the little assistants will squeeze into the bags! :^^;:  If you're going to AyaCon. i hope you have a lovely time and maybe see you in the Artist Alley!


CONVENTIONS I'M ATTENDING IN 2013

MCM Expo Manchester - CONFIRMED as dual artist in "Challenge Accepted!"
AyaCon Aug 2013 - Artist Table, solo
Cam Con Aug 2013 - CONFIRMED, Artist Table, solo
Alcon Sept 2013 - Artist Table, solo
J Con Sept 2013 - Artist Table, solo
Play Expo Manchester, Oct 2013 - CONFIRMED as dual artist in "Challenge Accepted!"
Doki Doki Festival Nov 2013 - CONFIRMED
  • Listening to: Guren no Yumiya by Linked Horizon
  • Reading: AyaCon related print outs
  • Watching: (when not working) Hamish Mafia
  • Playing: (on train) Mariokart 7
  • Eating: Scones!
  • Drinking: A huge mug of Tea! (as always)

Devious Journal Entry

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 17, 2013, 7:08 AM
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Hi everyone!

I've joined forces with :icontavington: and we'll be exhibiting together at Manchester MCM Expo as "Challenge Accepted!" on Saturday 20th July at the Manchester Central Convention Complex (formerly the GMEX Centre).  We are no. H9 on the floor layout of dealers and we'll be near The Comic Village.  We'll be selling our hand-made game/film/comics/cartoons inspired plushies and pillows.  We also have a facebook page, please feel free to have a look: www.facebook.com/challengeacce… 

Rightio, back to the sewing machine, stuffing, cutting, sticking, glossing and the general mess-making that comes with plushie making! :D


CONVENTIONS I'M ATTENDING IN 2013

MCM Expo Manchester - CONFIRMED as dual artist in "Challenge Accepted!"
AyaCon Aug 2013 - Artist Table, solo
Cam Con Aug 2013 - CONFIRMED, Artist Table, solo
Alcon Sept 2013 - Artist Table, solo
J Con Sept 2013 - Artist Table, solo
Play Expo Manchester, Oct 2013 - CONFIRMED as dual artist in "Challenge Accepted!"
Doki Doki Festival Nov 2013 - CONFIRMED
  • Listening to: Epic mickey OST
  • Reading: Emails
  • Watching: (when not working) Hamish Mafia
  • Playing: (on train) Epic Mickey: Power of illusion
  • Eating: Toast, fruit and Halloumi cheese
  • Drinking: A huge mug of Tea! (as always)

Getting ready for Cardiff International Comic Expo

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 27, 2013, 6:04 AM
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Hi everyone!

I've been very quiet because I've spent the last two months drawing to make two new comics.  I've been fulfilling my New Years resolution to make more original art instead of fan-art.  I wanted to have a new comic ready for this month, but I underestimated how much time it would take me to draw out digital line-work! (It's taken me a week to get 2 pages line-arted in SAI Paint Tool. :O) My plans for the comics are being put back now for late March, as I get to exhibit at cons again this month, weeeeeeeee!

This weekend, I'll be at Cardiff International Comic & Animation Expo! I've got some new prints in 3 sizes, fabric mochis, a few pillows, bookmarks, badges and the "Claws and Wren: The Spacehopper" comic.  Who is going to this one? I hope it will be fun and I get t meet some of you there!

Then in just over 3 weeks time, I'll be at SunnyCon 2! I'm bricking myself for that one, have lots of new things to craft, ulp! I hope I'll get to see some of you there too!

I've made a conscious decision not to attend London MCM Expo in May because it's going to be too expensive (travel, accommodation, table costs) and I know I'm not ready yet.  I want to have at least another comic on the table and have some more of my original artwork on the table.  I feel ashamed compared to some of my friends and peers, so I'm in the process of fixing that!  I will be at London Film and Comic Con in July though, so I'm doing everything I can to be ready for that!

I hope you've all been keeping well and making fabulous art? Over and out!

CONVENTIONS I'M ATTENDING IN 2013

MCM Expo Manchester - CONFIRMED as dual artist in "Challenge Accepted!"
AyaCon Aug 2013 - Artist Table, solo
Cam Con Aug 2013 - CONFIRMED, Artist Table, solo
Alcon Sept 2013 - Artist Table, solo
J Con Sept 2013 - Artist Table, solo
Play Expo Manchester, Oct 2013 - CONFIRMED as dual artist in "Challenge Accepted!"
Doki Doki Festival Nov 2013 - CONFIRMED
  • Listening to: BRIT Awards album
  • Reading: Emails
  • Watching: nothing - too busy!
  • Playing: Nothing - too busy!
  • Eating: Porridge and fruit
  • Drinking: A huge mug of Tea! (as always)

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND COMMISSIONS OPEN!

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:05 AM
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A belated Happy New Year everyone!

Fresh start this year and I'm working on fulfilling my New Year's resolution: Producing more art with characters that belong to me, rather than fan-art! I looked at my prints for conventions and it's just chock full of fan-art, I feel very ashamed! So I'm producing a new comic to sell at conventions this year and making some more prints too.  

I had a big shock this morning, found out that I may not be able to attend my first 2 conventions of the year.  So until the end of February, I am opening up Fabric Mochi and Riceball Character commissions! (see below for examples)

More Mochis Sept 2011 by Ubermidget
Mochis July 2011 by Ubermidget
Fabric Fan Art Mochis by Ubermidget
Hetalia Mochis Sept 2011 by Ubermidget
Legend of Zelda Riceball plush by Ubermidget

If you're interested in one for yourself or getting one as a gift for a friend/loved one, please feel free to note me and we can discuss price and postage.  The price for each mochi will be the same BUT the postage will differ depending on where you live.

Thank you for your time!

CONVENTIONS I'M ATTENDING IN 2013

February 16th - MCM Telford Expo: TBC
February 23-24th - London Super Comic Con - TBC
March 2nd-3rd - Cardfiff International Comic Expo - CONFIRMED
March 23rd-24th - SunnyCon, Sunderland - CONFIRMED
  • Listening to: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey OST
  • Reading: Emails
  • Watching: news
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Toasted Olive Bread
  • Drinking: A huge mug of Tea! (as always)

I'm Back and Update!

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 14, 2012, 9:38 AM
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I've returned from Japan. fairly tired from the organised tour but with lots of swag!  I've been preparing for J- Culture Con. which will take place this weekend in Derby.  I'll be sharing a table with :iconsophira-moonlily:.  If you' re at the convention tomorrow, come and see us!  I'll be selling the usual comic, bookmarks, fridge magnets, pillows, prints and fabric mochis! :D

Commission status: 50% done.

CONVENTIONS I'M ATTENDING IN 2014

Huddersfield Manga Con, 8th March: CONFIRMED
Newcastle Con, 29th - 30th March: CONFIRMED
DeeCon, Dundee 5th April: CONFIRMED
Saltburn Anime Con, 26th April: CONFIRMED (Saturday only)
Manchester MCM Expo, July 19th - 20th: CONFIRMED (with tavington as "Challenge Accepted" company)
International Comics Expo (ICE), Birmingham, August 2nd: CONFIRMED
Alcon, Leicester, September 6th - 7th: CONFIRMED
J-Con 20th September: CONFIRMED
Play Expo, Manchester October - TBC
  • Listening to: Isles of Wonder album
  • Reading: Emails
  • Watching: news
  • Playing: (on the train) Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympics
  • Eating: Toasted Olive Bread
  • Drinking: A huge mug of Tea! (as always)

I'LL BE AWAY FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS!

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 14, 2012, 9:14 PM
Long awaited trip to Japan had arrived, as of Thursday.  I may not be able to reply to any messages sent to me, apologies in advance!  I'm sorry this is late and I should have let you know sooner, but work, health, frantic revision, the Olympics and getting ready for the trip got in the way. Take care everyone and Ja matte (bye for now)!

Clubs I'm in:
:iconcyprusda::icondeviantartfilm::iconlinkfan-girlclub::iconlegendofzeldafanart::iconkawaii-explosion::iconcute-craft:
  • Listening to: BBC Get By in Japanese
  • Reading: Japanese phrase books
  • Watching: Toy Story 3
  • Playing: (on the train) Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympics
  • Eating: Vegetable stir fry
  • Drinking: A huge mug of Tea! (as always)

UK CANVAS ART THIEF SPOTTED AGAIN!

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 24, 2012, 11:54 AM


EDIT 2: The excellent :iconmisspeppercat: has made a piece highlighting the Canvas Art thief's stall at Japan Expo, Paris.  For all the artists who have had their work stolen and altered: Please read MissPepperCat's article linked here: fav.me/d5771i1

and call the numbers for Fraud Hotline for the UK and Crimestoppers UK.  Only if you are a victim though (if this thief has stolen your work!)

Here are some of the edited images that were seen at the stall:

:thumb312263069: :thumb309753759: :thumb309754584:

The first one is originally by Rob English, but this has been cropped.  The second is originally by Andy Fairhurst and has been altered. The third is originally by Rob Dob and has also been altered!

EDIT: The Tumblr post now has over 3,500 likes and reblogs, thank you so much for spreading the word everyone!  Please keep this up!  
I have noticed that someone asked if MCM Expo know about this canvas art dealer and what they are doing.  MCM Expo have already been contacted and they were not willing to ban this dealer because they are afraid that legal action will be taken against them if they do!  HM Revenue and Customs and Trading Standards were also contacted, but they said that only the artists/companies who have the copyright to the stolen images have the power to take legal action.  

There has already been a post about this before on deviantart and Tumblr, I am merely updating.  This canvas art thief was spotted again at Manchester MCM Expo, going under a different name and selling "altered" versions of other artists' work.  Please see my Tumblr post for the photographs and more information:

ubermidget.tumblr.com/post/279…

Do you recognise any of the art in the photographs? Please let me know!  If you see this canvas art seller at a convention in the UK and Europe, DO NOT APPROACH THE STALL! Harassing the sellers and berating them will unfortunately lead to you being kicked out of the convention by the security guards.  Also, do not send death threats either!  It's not worth you getting into trouble for their wrong doing! Simply, DO NOT BUY FROM THIS STALL IF YOU SEE IT!

However, please feel free to spread the word.  Thank You.

  • Listening to: itunes shuffle mix
  • Reading: emails
  • Watching: news
  • Playing: (on the train) Pokemon Pearl
  • Eating: Kritharaki with tomato
  • Drinking: A huge mug of Tea! (as always)

STOLEN ART BEING SOLD AT MCM EXPO LONDON, HELP!

Journal Entry: Tue May 29, 2012, 1:03 PM
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TO ALL COMICS, POP CULTURE AND GAMES FAN-ARTISTS: (Your art may have been stolen!)
Hi guys! This journal is short, but not sweet I'm afraid.  There is a dealer at MCM Expo in the UK that sells fan-art on canvases stolen from deviantart and other internet sites.  If you've attended this convention recently or been to London Film and Comic Con, you may have walked past his stand or bought from him.  His stand was near the exit (N6).  He needs to be reported and banned! Probably arrested too since he is breaking the law and making a lot of money from it (dealer tables at this convention are extremely expensive, he has to be making a lot of money from this if he can afford the table!) My good friend tavington has made a more extensive journal complete with photos.  For those outside of the UK, this still applies to you too because the artists who have had their work stolen are mostly American.  
Please read tavington's journal: fav.me/d51npkx
If you have any information that can help us get the canvas art thief banned, please let either myself or tavington know. It's not fair on the original artists to have worked so hard, and to have opportunists steal their art for profit.  It's one thing making fan-art to make people happy and show an appreciation for a character. It's another to steal another's work, claim that you created it and then mass produce it for sale! :O Thank you!

CONVENTIONS I'M ATTENDING IN 2012
London Anime Con: ATTENDED
SunnyCon: ATTENDED
Dee Con: 7th April: ATTENDED
Kitacon:13th - 15th April: ATTENDED
CamCon 12th - 13th May: ATTENDED
MCM Expo Manchester: CONFIRMED (Dealer)
J-Con 14th - 15th September: CONFIRMED
  • Listening to: Noisy buggering birds outside my window
  • Reading: emails
  • Watching: news
  • Playing: (on the train) Pokemon Pearl
  • Eating: Pilaff rice with Greek yogurt
  • Drinking: A huge mug of Tea! (as always)

SunnyCon short report and NEXT CONVENTION!

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 5, 2012, 8:46 AM
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SunnyCon was brilliant - one of my best friends and her fiancee let me stay with them for the weekend, in return for attending the convention! :D I saw old friends and met lots of lovely people! There were lots of enthusiastic Cosplayers, gorgeous Japanese-style cakes on sale, the staff were friendly and helpful, and I sold most of what I'd made!  I also met Veronica Taylor, she's a sweet and patient lady! (voice of Ash Ketchum from Pokemon) My Pirate England plush doll met Chris Sabat! I was busy manning the art-table and my friends wanted Chris's autograph, so I sent the Pirate plush doll with them!  The photographic evidence is currently on my friend's camera, but I did see a picture of Chris trying to lick the Pirate's ear! :rofl:.  Everything was happening in the same room, so I was able to enjoy the panels that both Veronica and Chris gave.  I helped to judge the Cosplay Skit contest (so many great entries!), offered one of my fabric plushes for the "Aid for Japan" auction (a small Davey Jones octopus with a tricorn hat!) and was interviewed by "The Geek Show" (104.5 FM Teesside, UK) for their weekly radio show! (If anyone is interested in hearing the interview, here it is: thegeekshow.co.uk/blog/2012/04…)

In short, I'd love to go to SunnyCon again if it happens next year! :D
Next stop: Hello Scotland! I will have an artist table at Dee Con at The Union, Dundee on 7th April.  Who's going, do let me know!

I'm signing off now, lots of work to continue preparing!  Then after I return to England on Monday, I have 3 days to make everything all over again for Kitacon. :dead:

CONVENTIONS I'M ATTENDING IN 2014

Huddersfield Manga Con, 8th March: CONFIRMED
Newcastle Con, 29th - 30th March: CONFIRMED
DeeCon, Dundee 5th April: CONFIRMED
Saltburn Anime Con, 26th April: CONFIRMED (Saturday only)
Manchester MCM Expo, July 19th - 20th: CONFIRMED (with tavington as "Challenge Accepted" company)
International Comics Expo (ICE), Birmingham, August 2nd: CONFIRMED
Alcon, Leicester, September 6th - 7th: CONFIRMED
J-Con 20th September: CONFIRMED
Play Expo, Manchester October - TBC
  • Listening to: Beastie Boys "Fight for your Right"
  • Reading: emails
  • Watching: nothing, too busy!
  • Playing: (on the train) Pokemon Platinum
  • Eating: toast and fruit
  • Drinking: A huge mug of Tea! (as always)

SUNNYCON

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 21, 2012, 3:22 PM
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It's Convention Time again so I'm hard at work tweaking stuff for sale and printing.  I'll be exhibiting at SunnyCon in the Crowtree Leisure Centre, Sunderland, UK on 24th - 25th March.  I'll have prints, bookmarks, badges, fridge magnets, fabric mochis & riceballs, and pillows on my table.  I'll also be doing chibi copic marker and prisma pencil drawings on commission like these:
Skyward Sword Link chibi by Ubermidget Yugioh Yami Yugi chibi by Ubermidget

If you're interested, come and find me! Either myself or my amazing friends helping me at the table will be there.  Even if you have no money, come and find me anyway - you can have a free hug from my "Convention Buddies":
Link Twilight Princess doll by Ubermidget APH Large Pirate UK doll by Ubermidget
So who's going so I can look out for you? :D

CONVENTIONS I'M ATTENDING IN 2014

Huddersfield Manga Con, 8th March: CONFIRMED
Newcastle Con, 29th - 30th March: CONFIRMED
DeeCon, Dundee 5th April: CONFIRMED
Saltburn Anime Con, 26th April: CONFIRMED (Saturday only)
Manchester MCM Expo, July 19th - 20th: CONFIRMED (with tavington as "Challenge Accepted" company)
International Comics Expo (ICE), Birmingham, August 2nd: CONFIRMED
Alcon, Leicester, September 6th - 7th: CONFIRMED
J-Con 20th September: CONFIRMED
Play Expo, Manchester October - TBC
  • Listening to: Dr Who soundtrack
  • Reading: forms to print out
  • Watching: the news
  • Playing: Pokemon Platinum
  • Eating: Pasta with vegetables
  • Drinking: A huge mug of Tea! (as always)

TO EVERYONE I OWE COMMISSIONS TO:

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 24, 2012, 4:51 PM
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Hi guys! I'm terribly sorry that I haven't been in contact with you about your plushies, preparations for making prints and plushies to sell at London Anime Con took over.  When I got back from the convention, I've been plagued by several Migraine attacks that have made me quite ill.  I am due to see my doctor next week to find out what is causing these migraines.  I'm not down for the count though, I'm still working on your plushies as much as I can! I can provide updates on how far along I am:

To :iconlittlekittyfox: - The Pharoah Atem's head and body parts have been sewn together and stuffed, he needs to be joined up and his clothes made.

To :iconsheikavc: - For the Romano mochi, he needs his face, flags and hair stuck on, then some painted writing and he will be complete shortly!

If you can give me until the middle of March please, that would be great! ^^;

CONVENTIONS I'M ATTENDING IN 2014

Huddersfield Manga Con, 8th March: CONFIRMED
Newcastle Con, 29th - 30th March: CONFIRMED
DeeCon, Dundee 5th April: CONFIRMED
Saltburn Anime Con, 26th April: CONFIRMED (Saturday only)
Manchester MCM Expo, July 19th - 20th: CONFIRMED (with tavington as "Challenge Accepted" company)
International Comics Expo (ICE), Birmingham, August 2nd: CONFIRMED
Alcon, Leicester, September 6th - 7th: CONFIRMED
J-Con 20th September: CONFIRMED
Play Expo, Manchester October - TBC
  • Listening to: nothing, head hurts
  • Reading: nothing, head hurts
  • Watching: nothing, head hurts!
  • Playing: Nothing, too ill
  • Eating: Chicken, chips and salad
  • Drinking: A huge mug of Tea! (as always)

TUMBLR

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 22, 2012, 10:43 AM
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Just a little update - you can find me on tumblr! ubermidget.tumblr.com/ Feel free to befriend me there and I'll follow you too. :D

CONVENTIONS I'M ATTENDING IN 2014

Huddersfield Manga Con, 8th March: CONFIRMED
Newcastle Con, 29th - 30th March: CONFIRMED
DeeCon, Dundee 5th April: CONFIRMED
Saltburn Anime Con, 26th April: CONFIRMED (Saturday only)
Manchester MCM Expo, July 19th - 20th: CONFIRMED (with tavington as "Challenge Accepted" company)
International Comics Expo (ICE), Birmingham, August 2nd: CONFIRMED
Alcon, Leicester, September 6th - 7th: CONFIRMED
J-Con 20th September: CONFIRMED
Play Expo, Manchester October - TBC
  • Listening to: Spirit Tracks OST
  • Reading: emails
  • Watching: my computer screen
  • Playing: Nothing, too busy!
  • Eating: Egg with soldiers
  • Drinking: A huge mug of Tea! (as always)

Busy Little Bee

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 21, 2012, 5:44 AM
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January is over in less than two weeks, this year is flying by already!  Soon it will be CON SEASON again for me! And hopefully for the other artists I bump into at the cons - hello out there and I hope I get to see you all soon! Anyone going to London Anime Con in February?  I'll be there with :icontavington:, we'll be selling our artwork there (prints, keyrings, bookmarks, hand-made fabric mochis, pillows) and taking drawing commissions.  Come find us if you can!  Looking forward to seeing the other artists and musicians like Masa-kun, Zonic, Megabyte and Area 11, good stuff! :boogie:

In the mean time, I'm busier than a busy little bee busy humming!  I'm making animations for my Godbrother, working on a plush doll commission of "Pharoah Atem" from "Yugioh" (the fabric for his skin has arrived, it feels and looks gorgeous! This plushie is going to be so cuddly!), making fabric mochis (I've been asked to make a Romano to send out to the US - you know who you are love, I'm on the job!), pillows, re-prints of prints (good god, HOW MANY?! Yes, that's how many - too many to count!) and some keyrings.  And in the middle of all that, I'm making new drawings for prints too.  It's like my brain is coming up with more ideas than my body can realise, I'd love to have some minions to do the work for me! :XD:

I'm a fan of the BBC television series of Sherlock now.  I'm loving the modern take on the Sherlock Holmes stories, especially that Watson has a blog!  The camaraderie between Sherlock and Watson has me in stitches  e.g. Sherlock is invited to Buckingham Palace, he goes there in a bed-sheet wrapped around him like a kimono.  He's waiting on a seat in a room.  Watson joins him a few minutes later.  They are silent for about 20 - 30 seconds.  Then Watson asks Sherlock: "Are you wearing anything under that?".  Sherlock replies "No"!  The last episode was gripping, but I do believe it's not the end, I heard series 3 will be out next year?Someone correct me if I'm wrong please! I'm tempted to do fan-art of this series, should I do it?

I've been seeing lots of articles and petitions to stop SOPA and PIPA, is the debate still going on? Are those bills going to go through?  I've been too busy to notice and I live in the UK, nothing like that has been passed as law here to my knowledge!  Ho hum, back to work...

CONVENTIONS I'M ATTENDING IN 2014

Huddersfield Manga Con, 8th March: CONFIRMED
Newcastle Con, 29th - 30th March: CONFIRMED
DeeCon, Dundee 5th April: CONFIRMED
Saltburn Anime Con, 26th April: CONFIRMED (Saturday only)
Manchester MCM Expo, July 19th - 20th: CONFIRMED (with tavington as "Challenge Accepted" company)
International Comics Expo (ICE), Birmingham, August 2nd: CONFIRMED
Alcon, Leicester, September 6th - 7th: CONFIRMED
J-Con 20th September: CONFIRMED
Play Expo, Manchester October - TBC
  • Listening to: Spirit Tracks OST
  • Reading: emails
  • Watching: my computer screen
  • Playing: Nothing, too busy!
  • Eating: Porridge with honey
  • Drinking: A huge mug of Tea! (as always)

HAPPY New year!

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 2, 2012, 2:36 PM
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Happy New Year everyone and I hope you all had a Merry Christmas too! If you had holidays not Christian orientated, I hope you enjoyed them too!

Christmas and New Year were very pleasant for me, no sickness and no serious arguments with the family!  We got to sit altogether and enjoy a lovely meal (cooked by my Mum and Sister).  I received lovely and thoughtful presents this year, which I am extremely grateful for! The next day was spent at my Yia-yia's (Grandma) house with the rest of the family in Manchester, the usual Trifourki humour and hi-jinks! (naughty jokes, silly songs, my Dad winding up the younger cousins, and Yia-yia made Lokmades - yum!)

I also played some "Skyward Sword" and "Spirit Tracks", because I'd abandoned them in favour of creative work!  I would write a fan-letter to Nintendo to let them know how much I love these games and what a great job they did on them (in my opinion), but I'm afraid I would just embarass myself!  I'll settle for just buyimg more of the games and making art to express myself then! :XD:  The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony concert in London was an amazing experience by the way - so many enthusiastic fans from all around Europe, the orchestra put on a great show and Koji Kondo's piano rendition of "Grandma" was so moving that I wept!

Conventions-wise, I will not be attending the two MCM London Expos this year due to financial issues.  However, I will be attending some more new conventions to make up for it. I'll let you know which ones I'll be attending once I get the confirmation emails! You will also get to see my usual "convention assistant/buddies" dolls if you happen to spot me at an art dealers table (look out for a "Link", "Britannia Angel", "Pirate England" or a "Pilot America" plush fabric doll).  If you've met us already, feel free to pop over and chat! :dance: Last year was great, in that I met so many fantastic people! I made new friends and became closer with others.  I hope that this year will carry on that year and get even better!

I will not make any promises about what art you will see from me this year, just know that I'll be busy making art and crafts.  Hopefully I'll work on the comics for "Claws and Wren Issue 2", "Dinky & Doh" and get my character designs drawn up for an RPG Fantasy/Comedy I've had in my head for years. I also want to finish up two dolls I started making, re-make a merman, and make some new dolls! For now, I'm animating and have some plush commissions on.

Over and out! :D

CONVENTIONS I'M ATTENDING IN 2014

Huddersfield Manga Con, 8th March: CONFIRMED
Newcastle Con, 29th - 30th March: CONFIRMED
DeeCon, Dundee 5th April: CONFIRMED
Saltburn Anime Con, 26th April: CONFIRMED (Saturday only)
Manchester MCM Expo, July 19th - 20th: CONFIRMED (with tavington as "Challenge Accepted" company)
International Comics Expo (ICE), Birmingham, August 2nd: CONFIRMED
Alcon, Leicester, September 6th - 7th: CONFIRMED
J-Con 20th September: CONFIRMED
Play Expo, Manchester October - TBC
  • Listening to: Spirit Tracks OST
  • Reading: Fan-fiction
  • Watching: my computer screen
  • Playing: LoZ Spirit Tacks
  • Eating: Avgolemono soup
  • Drinking: A huge mug of Tea! (as always)

LONDON MCM EXPO AND UPCOMING CONVENTIONS

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 18, 2011, 6:42 PM
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I'm currently busy making crafts for conventions, so I apologise for the silence and lack of journal entries. ^^:  If you live in the UK, you can find me at the following upcoming conventions:

London MCM Expo - 28th - 30th October
Doki-Doki Festival (sharing a table with :icontavington:) - 13th November
Thought Bubble Festival - 19th - 20th November

I'll be selling my hand-made crafts and my self-published comic "Claws & Wren".  If you made a pre-order with me at Alcon 2011 or over deviantart, please let me know what day you'll be at London Expo so I can have your fabric mochi ready for you to collect! :D

Take care everybody!

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  • Listening to: Yugioh! Music to Duel By OST
  • Reading: Messages
  • Watching: Professor Layton:The Eternal Diva
  • Playing: Nothing, too busy!
  • Eating: Rice with peas and sweetcorn
  • Drinking: A huge mug of Tea! (as always)

Friends in Hurricane hit areas

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 31, 2011, 6:25 PM
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Hi guys,

Just a note to all my online friends on DA who are in hurricane affected areas: I hope that you and your families are safe and unharmed. I also hope that you didn't lose your homes or anything/anyone important to you. :pray:

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  • Listening to: Florence & the Machine
  • Reading: Hetalia fan-fictions
  • Watching: World news
  • Playing: Angry Birds
  • Eating: Pilaff rice, Chicken and greek Yogurt
  • Drinking: A huge mug of Tea! (as always)

Condolences and Manchester Expo

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 26, 2011, 7:37 PM
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I apologise to all my friends on DA for the silence, I've just been really busy making cuddly things to sell and I feel like I've had my head buried under the sand for a good fortnight!  I'm shocked about the bombing and shootings in Norway, I send my condolences to all those affected by what happened and my thoughts and prayers are with you. :pray:

To everybody who came to London Film & Comic Con and stopped by the table, thank you so much and I give you this: :hugs:.  Even though I didn't sell much, it was a great experience and it was filled with laughs and lovely people!

Everything I've been preparing for this month is coming to a head this Saturday - it's finally Manchester Expo time!  If you're in the North West of the UK and know me, please come along as I'll be exhibiting with amazing artists and there'll be cool stuff to do: www.manchestermcmexpo.com/.&nb… you don't know me, just come along anyway for a good time, lol!

My new batch of comics arrived two weeks ago and they look AMAZING!  They are American comic size (17cm x 26cm) and in full colour glossy paper.  Titled "Claws & Wren: The SpaceHopper", you can buy the first issue in my etsy shop here: www.etsy.com/listing/77875147/…

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  • Listening to: George Dalaras
  • Reading: days old messages
  • Watching: World news
  • Playing: Nothing - too busy!
  • Eating: Chicken & Rice with peas and sweetcorn
  • Drinking: A huge mug of Tea! (as always)