Monday, December 30, 2013

So Long 2013, You Were a Blast and a Half

This year, like most, flew by.  I was very fortunate this year.  I got to work and travel a ton and, when I was lucky, I got to spend some quality time with friends. So, lets get started with 2013-
January:  The year started off immediately busy and exciting.  A shoot I took part in for Java magazine was published. (YAY!)

Then  I did a crazy little photo shoot for Splitarillos with Cheryl Roden and some other models.
Next up, was the Albuquerque Comic Con! I was invited to go with the owner/organizer of the Saboten Con anime convention along with Armand Villavert Jr., best known for his work on Gladstone's School for World Conquerors. 
I got to meet and get beautiful and soulful art from James O'barr, creator of 'The Crow'

Me and my lady Nei Ruffino
The convention was pretty incredible.  Although it was a smaller convention, the guests were great and the attendees were extremely welcoming and excited to have a convention in their town.  I loved seeing all of the smiling faces.  
After the convention I had meetings and started rehearsal on a film called 'Draw' in which I play the lead character.  I missed the Amazing AZ con because of rehearsals but it was completely worth it.  The film is a drama and with me being the lead, and pretty much the ONLY female in the film, I had my work cut out for me.  There was a lot of prep, including a brand new do'

Not to mention I had an absolute blast and made some beautiful new friendships.
In February, it was more trips to make sure my hair was  good, rehearsals, and filming.

 Hanging out on set between takes
 I took a trip to Venice beach for an audition and spent the rest of the day on the beach and eating the most delicious, fresh sea food.  I attended an event called 'Geeks Night Out' where I was a guest and got to see some local fans and friends and was invited by cosplay goddess Toni Darling  to be a part of a calendar with a group of 16 other cosplayers.  I worked on some new and finishing touches to my X23 outfit, because, if I was going to be hanging out with the wonderful ladies of the calendar and signing the entire weekend of the Phoenix Comicon (where we would be debuting),. I had to make sure I had some great outfits. 
March!  I worked and filmed, filmed and filmed more for 'Draw.'  On the last day of the month I took a break and went to my first ever Renaissance festival! How had I never been to one before!!! (In 2014 I will go AND have a custom outfit.  I already have a skirt....hehehe)
April was fun and not so crazy! I got Worbla and got to play and create for the first time.

 I was going to be working with London as Maleficient so I had to make something EPIC!!  I worked hard and made the headpiece, got all of the materials and headed over to Amanda's, at ModifiedMinds, who made, and taught me how to make the gorgeous cape.  By the end of the month I was ready for my shoot.  I filmed in a short film for a friend of mine where I played a puppet, and then..... headed into
MAY ALREADY!!!!~ I started the month off (the FIRST of the month) with a photoshoot for Dorothy Gale from Big Dog Ink's. "Legend of Oz' series. 

Next up was the Maleficient Photoshoot--
and then I did a life drawing class with some of the very talented artists that happen to live in the area.  April Grady-Reyna (whom I ADORE!) did a pretty cool sketch of me....
Next up, I was headed to the Phoenix Comicon! The Cosplay Calendar was out!

Big Chris designed the entire calendar and there were 17 girls in total involved! The ever so famous and cutiehead Jessica Nigri, Ivy doomkitty, Freddie Nova, and many more were involved.  We signed and partied all weekend!

On Sunday, I got painted by artist Mark Greenawalt as a character from The Villikon Chronicles and was on the cover of the comic so helped to promote that as well :)
That brings us to JUNE!! 
Now- since this post is WAYYYY longer than I expected- I'll leave you all with my first 6 months.  I still have  more to go through-- more cons, red carpet appearances, like my movie premiere 'Salvation' 

and director James Wan's 'The Conjuring' premieres which I got to attend, (one was actually a BLACK carpet because....horror--- duuuh)
Director James Wan and myself at the official premiere of his film, 'The Conjuring'

photo shoots, more filming and traveling and of course- more cosplay!
 Stay tuned my lovlies because there are 6 more months ahead to be recapped.  I have to admit, I had no idea that I got so much accomplished this year.  
Have YOU made a 2013 recap? Were you surprised at how much you actually did or will you strive for more next year? 
As for me, I will always work towards more.  ALWAYS!!!  Mwahahahaaaa!  
I'll be posting the rest of my recap soon- 

Until Then- Stay sexy <3 br="">

1 comment:

  1. ...and that was only six months! O.o Can't wait to see the rest of the year. :)

    Love the diversity in your talents and the passion that you bring to your work.

    - Scott


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