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New Creative Ventures

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Firstly I would like to apologise for the lack of posts recently, I have lots to write about but have just been too tired and busy. I’m going to try to catch up with everything this evening while gorging on a tub of ‘Ben & Jerry’s’ Cookie Dough ice cream. Probably not a good idea as it will only slow me down ๐Ÿ™‚

Inspired by some of the home-made trinket stalls at ‘Hyper Japan’ I decided to try to create some bits and bobs of my own. So today I finally found time to buy some much-needed resources from Hobbycraft. Now what I plan to create involves Polymer clay, but that is all I will be revealing at the moment. If what I plan to create is successful, I will then post a photo. I’m not sure how long it will take me so don’t expect anything too soon.

There’s still a range of tools I need to collect but with the books I’ve seen on Amazon and all the brilliant YouTube tutorials, I’m confident I can do it, although I must admit many video’s do make things look easier than what they are but we’ll see. Wish me luck.

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Back to Normality

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I was back at work today after a nice break and I was in good spirits. My work colleague even commented on how incredibly perky I was. The new year must have some hold over me for some bizarre reason. My day was surprisingly productive and I got a lot done. The break must have helped to clear all the crap out of my head.

I received the Superman pyjama bottoms that I ordered off Amazon today so I was one happy geek. An official DC comics pack of three different designs.I took a photo for you to see ๐Ÿ™‚

Superman pyjama bottoms

2012 to do List – Achieved or Failed

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Just before the new year set in I created a to do list for 2012. I didn’t want to commit myself to new years resolutions because a lot of the time I don’t stick to them. So here’s the moment I find out whether the list has been a success or not.

1) Be more Creative:

I suppose I’ve been more creative than previous years but still not as much as I would liked to have been. I haven’t painted or sketched anything but I have written a lot and that has made me happy. My biggest creative achievement this year was getting 3 of my dark poems published in issue 37 of ‘Death Head Grin’, a monthly online horror, sci-fi and fantasy fiction poetry and artwork magazineย http://www.deathheadgrin.com/12_08/id587.htm

2) Make an effort to visit more places of interest:

I’m not sure exactly what my aim was when I wrote this. I’ve ended up in places of interest but none that I would have planned to visit before hand. I don’t know if that makes sense to you but I know what I’m talking about ๐Ÿ™‚ there are still many places of interest I want to visit, some in London itself.

3) Travel more – even if it’s within the UK:

I would say this has been a success with my trip to Spain, Barcelona, Disneyland and my beloved Torquay and Paignton in Devon. I would still very much like to visit Bath and Canterbury.

4) Watch more films:

With my obsession with Amazon I have definitely achieved this one. I have certainly watched many films on DVD but it’s a rare occasion when I go to the cinema which is something I used to love doing. I’ve also watched a lot of series box sets.

5) Try to get to more rock gigs:

Still more successful than previous years with ‘Lost Prophets’ and ‘Evanescence’. I’m sure there’s been a couple of up and coming bands I’ve seen along the way but it’s not something that is important to me now.

6) Concentrate on theatre shows I haven’t seen:

The Only different shows I’ve seen this year is ‘Wicked’, ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ and ‘Dreamboats and Petticoats’ (tour). I’ve even cut down seeing ‘Jersey Boys’ so much now. There’s still so many more shows I’d like to see though and I’ll continue to get to the theatre whenever I can.

Overall Verdict!

I think I’ve done better than expected to be honest making the ‘to do list’ an achievement and I hadn’t intended on following it. It’s been interesting looking back on what I have achieved and it has given me an incentive to do something similar for next year so watch this space ๐Ÿ™‚

Bitten 3 Weekend

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Over the past couple of weeks I had been preparing for the Bitten 3 True Blood convention, making sure I had my costumes for the themed parties to ensure I looked the part for the long weekend away at the Park Inn, Northampton. The event was held at the weekend just gone and I can honestly say I had the most amazing time. I won’t go too much into detail because I shall be writing a review about it, so I’ll stick to the more personal side of it. I met my friends at Euston station where we made our way to Northampton together. I had met Maxine and Sam previously through my friend Mandy and once at the hotel I met two other people who they knew and I made friends with.

As well as meeting True Blood guests and getting autographs and photo’s of them, we had the most awesome parties. Friday nights themed party was Merlottes Halloween party where we could basically dress up as anything we wanted. I found a great scary clown costume on Amazon and I was eager to wear it that night. The costume went down well and I received some lovely comments from the con goers.

The hall was decked out with skeletons and other amusing bits and bobs. The party went on until the early hours. My head felt a little fuzzy the next day but I powered on through photo shoots and autographs. Saturday nights party was themed around Fangtasia, the vampire and human nightclub from the show. So we donned our best corsets and partied hard yet again ๐Ÿ™‚

The last party on the Sunday night was ‘Fellowship of the Sun’ themed, a group against vampires… so I bought myself ย some fake vampire killing weapons to protect everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

Overall I had a fab time spending time with new friends, True Blood stars and people who have the same interest as me. Unfortunately this Bitten Convention was the last but I’m excited to see what else Massive events come up with next.