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I can’t support quite as many Kickstarter or IndieGoGo campaigns to the extent I’d really like to, but last year I had the means to contribute to several campaigns that made me really happy and excited about what they were creating. This week I got rewards in the mail for two those campaigns. Both were for local small businesses run by women. Huh, coincidence? Both are also business that are geared towards celebrating the nerdy and geeky alike and that’s something I can get behind 100%! Another coincidence? Both packages arrived the same day, but I was only really expecting one of them as I had RSVP’ed to pick up one of them at a special pick up event. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised at getting my rewards earlier than I had expected and it all just added to one of the best days I’ve had in a really long time!
The first and expected package was from The Geeky Hostess, Tara Theoharris and was filled with geeky sprinkles wrapped in adorable pink packaging. With the arrival of these rewards, I see a lot of baking in my future, just so I can top things with these lovely geeky sprinkles! I got one of each of the following bottles of sprinkles: Tabletop gaming themed Meeples in assorted colors; Harry Potter/wizard inspired lightning bolts; Steampunk gears and nut; and Doctor Who inspired blue Police Boxes! There were also some geeky recipes included that look like a lot of fun to try out. Also included were some beautifully designed bonus blank recipe cards that I can use to write out some of my own favorite recipes. Check out www.geekyhostess.com for more geeky goodness!
The other “surprise” package was from Espionage Cosmetics (www.espionagecosmetics.com) for their “But wait...there’s MOAR! Nailed It! lvl. 2” Kickstarter campaign. This was a really exciting box for me because I pretty much credit this company full of awesome nerd makeup misfits for my newfound love of makeup. Their nail wraps are amazing and long-lasting and don’t require any heating. I’ve found them incredibly durable as I’ve worn a set for nearly three weeks during which time I painted things and varnished stars and used a ton of hand sanitizer and just generally put them through a lot and the only real issue for me was the noticeable amount of grow out. I generally wear them for about two weeks before changing them out and when I do, it’s a simple process of peeling them off like stickers and cleaning off the residual adhesive. The designs are nerdy, geeky and fun and I love their ability to add to a casual cosplay or simply to add a touch of nerdy fun to an everyday outfit. Seeing all of the fun wearable nerdy art made me very happy and was an excellent injection of joy to my week! My favorite item from my box of kickstarter goodies was probably this shirt and thank you card though:
Quick Coffee Portraits update! Progress is currently slow going for the dozen or so portraits I want to complete for ECCC at the end of March. One portrait sketch is complete and ready to be inked while four others are in progress. A couple celebrities have been added since last week, so now I’m back to having almost all of my references images procured and set up along with most of the paper ready to go. I’m also working on three animal art card portraits to be finished shortly, so pretty busy! This month is going to go by quick and I’m not sure if I’ll get everything done, but I’ll do my best and that will be good enough! Here’s the only piece uploaded since my last blog post:
Goals Update! (Numbers to-date as of February 25, 2015)
Stars Folded: 4926 of 20800
Books Finished: 2 of 12
Star Art Pieces Completed: 8 of 12 (I’m pretty sure I’ll be increasing the total number of these for the year next month.)
Art Cards Created: 5 of 24
DeviantArt Uploads: 13 of 24 (I’m pretty sure I’ll be increasing the total number of these for the year next month as well.)
As always, thank you all so much for the support!
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