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:boogie: OH MY GOSH. *^____________^* It's been a little bit since I got the notification but I'm still grinning like a Cheshire cat! :boogie: :icongwomp: :glomp:

Thank you so much to breerothman for the DD. Thank you too to all of my friends and followers here, for your continued support and encouragement. I have fun drawing, but the best part for me is the sharing. :) :hug: There's so much of these characters and their stories I have yet to draw and write...and this is truly like a shot of adrenaline!! *^___^* Agggh! ok! back to work!!! :giggle:
  • Listening to: Everything!
  • Reading: Designing The Secret of Kells
  • Watching: House of Cards
  • Playing: Vindictus and CoC
  • Eating: Healthy :(
  • Drinking: Water!




BeKyoot Back to School Sale!


My Back to School Sale is now live! :) I've marked a ton of stuff down! All prints are on sale as well as t-shirts, totes, and messenger bags! If you don't see a print you want in the shop (I have some that I've not been able to add yet) just drop me a note or make a comment in the comment section on your order! Free Shipping too! :D Check it out at shop.bekyoot.com!
  • Listening to: Everything!
  • Reading: Designing The Secret of Kells
  • Watching: Ray Donovan
  • Playing: Vindictus and CoC
  • Eating: Healthy :(
  • Drinking: Water!
It's hard to believe I've been on dA for over 10 years, but numbers don't lie. In looking back, you can see the story of my work plainly through my gallery and I couldn't be more happy with how far I've come and the places that these years have brought me. I don't think in 2003 I ever thought I would start my own company and travel the US selling my art and stories, but I did. There have been extreme highs and lows, and I've had to take some long divergent pathways and make painful sacrifices to stay on the track of my dreams. I chose the deviations below because they represent where I am now and what I have been working towards all these years - writing stories, and creating characters I can share with others. Sharing smiles and laughter. I'm not sure where the next ten years will go, but I'm sure it will be another decade full of change and excitement. I look forward to sharing the continuation of my story on dA. :)

The First Snow by lafhaha   Playing Around the Pumpkins by lafhaha   Pumpkin Jumpin Wallpaper by lafhaha

The First Day Of Spring by lafhaha   Fat Cat and the Hibiscus Flowers by lafhaha   Catnaps by lafhaha

Olympic Cookie Eating by lafhaha   A Little Hocus Pocus by lafhaha   Baby It's Cold Outside by lafhaha  Friday the 13th by lafhaha
  • Listening to: Everything!
  • Reading: Designing The Secret of Kells
  • Watching: Ray Donovan
  • Playing: Vindictus and CoC
  • Eating: Healthy :(
  • Drinking: Water!



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SDCC Report


SDCC just gets better every year. :) It is a lot of hard work and the days are long for exhibitors, especially the small ones, but man is it ever worth it. I've met so many wonderful people and inspiration just pours into you unbidden. This year I discovered an incredible animated movie called The Secret of Kells. If you have not seen it, I highly recommend giving it a watch:


 
It is absolutely gorgeous.

I picked up a Mary Blair artbook as well as lots of new markers and a brush pen from prismacolor I am absolutely in love with. I tested it out by doing booth sketches and was happy to see all of them sell right off the table. :) One even went to New Zealand!

My booth is in the Cult Yard area which has a lot of independent artists as well as huge pop culture brands such as Conduct Happiness, Mr Toast, Lolligag and Tokidoki. I've had the pleasure of being next to Tokidoki for two years now and they are such wonderful people and so considerate of the booths around them when there's a crowd brewing. Next to that area are the artists and illustrators as well as artist's alley. Gorgeous books are everywhere. I was caught repeatedly by Stuart Ng Books which has a huge collection of illustration and animation books. There was this one on Sleeping Beauty that was a French import. $195 but they had a sample copy out to page througyh and even if you can't read it, the beautiful cels and backgrounds and artwork are totally worth it. Wish I could've brought one home!

Anyway...I guess I've babbled enough. I'm inspired more than ever to get my two children's books finished and add an artbook and webcomic compilation to that order. It's a tall one to complete before SDCC 2015 but I think I can do it. Just gotta keep focused. :giggle:


 
  • Listening to: Everything!
  • Reading: Designing The Secret of Kells
  • Watching: OITNB
  • Playing: Vindictus and CoC
  • Eating: Healthy :(
  • Drinking: Water!



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It's been a while.


Wow it has been ages since I updated my journal. And since my skin is kind of broken I'm just going to go back to the standard until I can fix things. AUUUGH. 

SDCC 2014


SDCC 2014 is a few short days away! BeKyoot is in the same place as last year, Booth #5151!! I will have a ton of prints and new stuff at the booth! I hope to see you there! ;)

BeKyoot Summer Sale!


Lastly, I'm running a Summer Sale today and Friday on my shop! There's FREE SHIPPINg and I'm also putting in a free Happi Paper or Berry Ninja mini plush with every order! :) :boogie: Head on over to shop.bekyoot.com to check it out! :D
  • Listening to: Everything!
  • Reading: Too many books!
  • Watching: OITNB
  • Playing: Vindictus and CoC
  • Eating: Healthy :(
  • Drinking: Water!

Labor Day Giveaway!

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 3, 2012, 2:04 PM





Win a $45 BeKyoot Prize Pack!


I'm doing a Labor Day Giveaway today until midnight! :squee:



How To Enter:


Go to BeKyoot's Facebook page and follow the instructions on the Giveaway wall post! You just need to do a couple things and you're automatically entered to win! Be sure you have BeKyoot liked on FB, then like and comment on the Giveaway post answering who is you favorite BeKyoot character and why! Be sure to share the contest with your friends! :squee:


The entry period ends at midnight tonight and then I will randomly pick a winner and announce them after verifying all entry steps were followed!


Good luck! :D :glomp:










  • Listening to: Everything!
  • Reading: Too many books!
  • Watching: True Blood
  • Playing: Vindictus and B/W
  • Eating: Healthy :(
  • Drinking: Water!

SDCC!

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 9, 2012, 10:27 PM





SDCC 2012


I will be at booth #4837 in the Exhibit Hall!!! I'm not sure if I'll get out much, but I'll sure try. :) I've got a couple places to stop but if it's during the main part of the day I'll likely be in the booth or in Happi cosplay. :squee:










  • Listening to: Everything!
  • Reading: Too many books!
  • Watching: True Blood
  • Playing: Vindictus and B/W
  • Eating: Healthy :(
  • Drinking: Water!

AX 2012!!!

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 27, 2012, 9:38 AM





Anime Expo 2012


I will be at booth 1212 in the dealer's Hall!!! Here is a map of the dealer's hall with the location marked! :D Woohooo!!! :boogie: :squee:












  • Listening to: Everything!
  • Reading: Too many books!
  • Watching: True Blood
  • Playing: Vindictus and B/W
  • Eating: Healthy :(
  • Drinking: Water!

DD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMGOMGOMGDD!!!!

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 25, 2011, 6:01 PM





DD


OMG. OMGOMG. *^______________________^* Thank you SO MUCH :icontiavon: and :iconinfinite705: for the DD! I just...OMG. I logged in and saw my message center and was confused at all the comments and messages and then OMGDD!!!!!  If I didn't have so much Christmas dinner I would seriously be dancing on the roof!! Ieeeeee!! :squee: :squee: :squee:



THANK YOU for all your wonderful messages and kind words!!



THANK YOU for stopping by!!



Thank you so much for the DD!!!! *^________^*












  • Listening to: Adele, Xtina, Florence + the Machine
  • Reading: Nothing...need a suggestion
  • Watching: True Blood
  • Playing: Vindictus and B/W
  • Eating: Healthy :(
  • Drinking: Water!

Stress.

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 1, 2011, 2:51 PM





When it rains, it pours.


It really, really does.



:(



But you know...even the worst of storms won't stick around forever. I just wish it weren't so hard to hold onto that thought when you're in the thick of the rain.








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  • Listening to: Adele, Xtina, Florence + the Machine
  • Reading: Nothing...need a suggestion
  • Watching: True Blood
  • Playing: Vindictus and B/W
  • Eating: Healthy :(
  • Drinking: Water!

Sakura Con + New Blog + Tumblrrrrrrrrr

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 18, 2011, 1:42 PM





Sakura Con!


This next weekend is Sakura Con in Seattle! I shall be at booth 410/511 or there and abouts! Please do stop by for a hug and some candy. :meow: I shall have a big basket of Jelly Bunnies with me as well as Berry Ninja! :D I have to remember to dress warm! I always forget to pack correctly for the area I'm going to. :XD: Except one year in New York. I made that arctic blast my bitch with my fluffy CK coat I found on sale the day before my flight. :giggle: Seriously. It was something like a $200 coat that I found for less than $50 because Houston stops believing in Winter after January and the shops put everything weird like sweaters and coats on sale.



Dear Uwajimaya, you better watch out. I'm coming for you and your stickers and your magazines. Please clear a spot in front of the art and illustration books as well, as I shall be sitting there for a while. :giggle:



New Blog


I DID IT. I actually updated the layout of my blog! True it's a stock theme and I'm still working on the graphics, but it feels SO much better than the old one. My old one was just stuck in the mud of 2006. So yeah! please do check it out! :D



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Tumblrrrr


I'm tumblin. Follow meeeeeee: lafhaha.tumblr.com lafhaha.tumblr.com lafhaha.tumblr.com



It's mainly a random sketches, music and other inspiration blog. :) On a sort of side note, I'm thinking of giveing Evil Landlord her own tumblr. :XD: I've had it in the plans to give them each their own pages because I've grabbed the domains already, but it might be fun (and easier) for me to go the tumblr route. :)




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Some recent and favorite walls from my gallery. :)









  • Listening to: Adele, Xtina, Florence + the Machine
  • Reading: The Book Thief
  • Watching: Game of Thrones
  • Playing: Vindictus and B/W
  • Eating: Healthy :(
  • Drinking: Water!

The M and M's invite you in

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 30, 2010, 12:44 PM





So Tired...


I need a caffeine crutch like woah...>_< And as always I place my request in for a time turner so I can get all the stuff on my list done sooner than later. ;_; I can't wait for October to turn because that means I can start releasing my Halloween illustrations!! :eager: :D And not to mention...I get to break out all of my Halloween shirts. :giggle: That's the best part! Then at the end of October it's time for Ren Fest! I probably won't dress up this year, even though I did find my flowing black cape tucked discreetly in my closet the other day. XD lol!!



I've been exercising like mad these past few months and progress is slow but steady. Since the weather has turned nice I'm going to start running in the morning as well as doing my workouts in the evening. It's starting to become a nice release after a long day. I'm sure the morning run will work out nicely as well. I used to train in the morning and it always kicked my mind and body into gear even if it was hard getting out of bed initially.



Vindictus


Alright so I've been indulging in a new game for some time. It's called Vindictus and I was able to get in on the closed beta, which was great fun. It's opening up for open beta on October 13th! If any of you like MMO's I highly suggest giving it a try. (If you want to try before 2nd Beta goes down on October 5th, just let me know. I've got an extra beta code I can share. It's free and insanely fun...plus Nexon is a really awesome company. Their booth was just by mine at SDCC and I got a chance to demo Vindictus and even won a Red Chieftan hat. Nexon also has Dungeon Fighter Online which I also play and they've done really well with. It's a 2d fighter + dungeon crawler. Vindictus is more like Perfect world or Heroes except infinitely better. I love the movement and fight system with the combo WASD and mouse. Plus you can't really mess up your skill set. XD I hate alloting skills because i'm always worried I'll break my character and have to create a new one. So yeah! thumbs up, give it a shot!





AND NOW CAFFEINE + M&M's!!




Oh yeah, bb! I got my fix PLUS an extra M&M treat. Yeah. I'll be doing the hard workout tonight. :XD:




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Some recent and favorite walls from my gallery. :)













  • Listening to: Usher - DJ Got Us Fallin in Love
  • Reading: The Hunger Games
  • Watching: Ma's Roadhouse
  • Playing: Vindictus and KH
  • Eating: Healthy! (sort of)
  • Drinking: Water!

BLOODY HELL (and SDCC, Otakon and Expo too!)

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 12, 2010, 12:28 PM





BLOODY HELL ALREADY

I'm sitting at my desk being good and working when this giant purring furball appears. I take a slanted glance at my Lickilicki plush, stationed at corner #1 with Mushroom-chan, Berry Ninja, and Pollo Loco, wondering the odds of these warriors KO'ing this creature before SHE KO's my desk. In that cursory glance I realize the outcome of previous battles in the form of fur puffs still clinging to my team's wounds and resign myself to a temporary surrender of my workspace.

Then Mo descends. The first order of business: shut off my monitor and all other sources of distraction. She is a brilliant strategist. I wish I could move my monitor power button to a different spot. I really do.

So that gets covered in kitty kisses and fur, then she turns to my keyboard and decides it's time to cut the music. (She's even managed to close Illustrator a few times by rolling over my hotkeys.) This is a big sore spot with me and usually lands her on top of my bookshelf. This doesn't deter her for long, though. She has defeated everything else on my desk, by golly she's going to defeat me too.

She slinks to the edge of the bookshelf and plummets back onto my desk, locating my hands like an active torpedo homing in on the Red October. She strikes again as I foolishly try and remove the equivalent fur of a second cat from my desk, planting her head firmly in my hand for a proper scratch. This sometimes goes on for minutes at a time, the Siege of Desk and Hands via the higher bookshelf vantage point. Eventually she succeeds, and her precision and poise is expert, as she has now cut me off from my keyboard, mouse, and all hopes of productivity for at least 10 minutes. Bravo, cheetah. You have just defeated a higher level organism with nothing but sheer persistence and a lot of fur.



-.-;;;



SDCC, Otakon OMG!


SDCC is next week and immediately following that is Otakon. And yes I will be driving directly from one coast to the other in order to make it. XD I think I will get one night in my bed Tuesday. So yes, if you see two zombies shuffling around Baltimore carrying a bunch of Happi Papers, you'll know why and to approach with extreme Cupcakes of Caution. I will have a whole slew of new products for each convention and hope to get them all on the website before I take off for San Diego. I've got a pretty awesome meeting scheduled for Thursday which could potentially lead to very awesome things. I'm deciding to save scoop for post-convention reports, though. I don't want to get too hopeful, but at the same time holding it all in is like trying to keep the lid on a pressure cooker with one broken seal.


I can't wait to see Owly and several others I always get to see at SDCC. They've moved the WB booth so I may not be able to drool over Alexander Skarsgaard as in past years. Sadness. ;_; I need to make a list and hope that they get their booths open before I do so I can stop by before the doors open. there are so many things to do before then! Ieee! ok! Focus!! Focus!





Oh yeah, Expo, lol!


...or not. XD I'll focus later.



Anime Expo was full of drama. And vuvuzelas. And if I could have a nickel for every time I wanted to grab one of those things and beat someone over the head with it, I'd be a millionaire. We were back-to-back with Yaoi Brian which was fun. :XD: They had some good tunes running and were actually pretty considerate of us on the other side of the curtain, once the vuvuzela situation was ironed out. They kept coming over and asking if they were irritating us. LOL I was happy as long as they kept the tunes coming. I also got to judge the yaoi flag contest! :D I'm guessing there was some divine guidance in there somewhere, though. We had the booth laid out a certain way with the girl shirts in one spot and the guy's shirts in the other. I didn't realize how fortunate the layout was until I was coming back from the bathroom around the opposite side of the booth to check the displays. If you know Yaoiland, you know that there's a yaoi section and a hentai section. Well, the hentai section was placed right next to the men's merch and about as far away as possible from the girl's merch. Why is this good? Because that is one INCREDIBLY CREEPY damned corner. Lots of guys of all ages, builds, and hygiene looking shifty-eyed and thumbing through anime porn. AUGH! And it was pretty hardcore stuff too. XD One doujin fell under my table and I (foolishly) looked at the cover to see a Barbedwire-esque full frontal featuring Belldandy beckoning to me with pubes and watermelon boobs. My childhood has officially been raped.


Ugh. XD I'm so sick of talking about the other drama that I'm gonna skip it. Suffice to say...AX has changed a bunch and not for the better. They got a wake-up call from the dealers this past weekend and we'll see how willing they are to change their tune. I really hope things will turn around, but am not holding my breath.



Ok! Focusing now! :D



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Some recent and favorite walls from my gallery. :)













  • Listening to: The Weepies - I was Made for Sunny Days
  • Reading: Dead and Gone &lt;3
  • Watching: True Blood
  • Playing: Super Mario Bros on DS &lt;333
  • Eating: Healthy! (sort of)
  • Drinking: Water!

Anime Expo and *yawns* +20K kiri

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 28, 2010, 10:15 PM





Anime Expo

Anime Expo is this weekend! Tomorrow I set out on the road to setup the booth on Wednesday. It's a 24-ish hour drive so it's not as bad as some. Landlord is already putting her seal of approval on all of the convention bins and supplies. If you're stopping by the con please come by the booth! I'll be at 514 and so will Happi. :meow: :boogie: We've got a ton of stuff and deals and a brand spanking new collectible card! :D (Featuring WCTG: Cookies!) Hope to see you there!



Tired


I've been really tired lately. I don't know why...I'm hoping it's just that time. :XD: I just...ugh. Stress. Stress and more stress. On the bright side I've been doing some really exciting new illustrations and am getting more and more into the seat of my webcomic. I'm really aiming to get my first book out by this fall. I was remembering something funny the other day. In 8th grade my teacher was doing some sort of talk on Charles Dickens (I think we were reading Tale of Two Cities at the time...) and she said that he got published first at 24 or 25 (or was it 21?) and playfully dared us to try and beat it. And I did, at 15, a couple years later. So take that Mrs. Criss. I was really into writing then and had files and binders out the wazoo of stuff. It feels kind of strange returning to that after so long...like trying on an old glove that you had lost at the back of your closet. And right too. Especially so having the other side of the picture now...the pictures. Maybe it was meant to be like this? I stopped one so I could work on the other and then bring the two halves together to make the whole? Who knows. This is probably the lack of sleep talking. XD Anyway...time for some sleep and then some Expo. *^_^*



O, HAI 20K!

It's close, but not too close. So catch it and I'll draw you somefin'. :giggle: :hug:




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Some recent and favorite walls from my gallery. :)













  • Listening to: The Weepies - I was Made for Sunny Days
  • Reading: From Dead to Worse&lt;3
  • Watching: True Blood
  • Playing: Super Mario Bros on DS &lt;333
  • Eating: Healthy! (sort of)
  • Drinking: Water!

Acen Report, Plus Fanime and Akon! :D

Journal Entry: Tue May 18, 2010, 2:12 PM





Acen!

Acen was awesome and so much fun! :iconsqueeeplz: Got the new t-shirt designs in on time and they turned out so well! I couldn't have been happier! The purses turned out great too. :D I was a bit nervous upon seeing the floor map...the booth placement was either totally screwed or totally cash and it turned out to be the latter. :D Don't quite know how we swung that, but I'm not complaining! :giggle: Happi had plenty of room to run and only got pulled over once by a con staffer. :XD: It was kinda silly, but I understand how she has to watch out for cosplayers that have costumes that cut down on visibility. I am proud to report that I've not yet run over any small children. :meow: I actually like to do area sweeps to make sure none are around before I start moving. So that's why Happi likes to turn around so much. XD The new designs were really popular, especially Evil Coffee Hour and Ichigo Mo. Funny story about Ichigo Mo...I had a girl come up to the booth absolutely adamant that I had spelled ichigo wrong and that the 'chi' in katakana was actually a 'ki'. No matter how much I tried to explain the differences to her, she was really kind of rude and stubborn about it. I was prepared and actually expecting someone to ask about it being 'te' as opposed to 'chi' because the font I used has a lot of subtle differences between the two and is legitimately difficult to discern if you aren't completely familiar with your katakana. Not ki though...ki is kinda...pretty obvious in comparison to the others. XD I was just kind of taken aback by her fervor I guess.


On Saturday night we went to Harry Caray's as is Acen tradition. It was soooooo sososo good. Especially the pasta in vodka sauce...goodness that's a dinner in itself!! I had enough leftover for lunch on Sunday too which was awesome. :) My parents and nephew came up that day for a visit and it was really fun to have them at the booth. My Dad jumped in and was selling like a pro and so was my Mom! They sold the last 4 Happi Papers we had and quite a bunch of other stuff! It was so cute. :giggle: I held onto my Mom's Mother's Day present so I could give it to her at the booth and she really liked it. I saw her eyeing the new Giada cookbook when we went to William Sonoma a couple weeks ago, so I was hoping she hadn't gotten it yet and she hadn't. :)


I finally got to talk to :iconmooglegurl: on Sunday...she is such a sweetheart and so much fun to talk to! :giggle: Can't wait to see her again. :) I also connected with Claire :iconqueenofdorks: again and we got to see a baby lemur (actually it was probably more like a baby flying squirrel now that I'm looking up pics of it..)over at Pawstar. O_O The cutest thing in the world, I kid you not! I was over there talking to Mama and there was a customer trying to haggle on a hat...she asked if she could get a discount if she showed us something really cute and brought out this little baby furry thing with HUGE eyes. *A* And I got to hold her too!! The little paws/hands fascinated me. She was so good too! I ran back over to Claire and got her to come see her before they put her away. I was worried they would get caught by staff security, so I'm hoping they got out of the convention with their little one ok. Just about as amazing as seeing a baby falcon at Akon last year! I also saw Laura from Happy Japan www.happyjapan.net again! :D I just want to hug her to death every time I see her. :giggle: She and her sister were  running separate covert operations trying to get secret presents for each other all weekend. LOL :giggle:


Gosh, what else happened? Oh!! We found a nice Japanese place to eat at on Friday. Oba Contemporary Japanese. It's a really small restaurant but the food was so good! I wish I had taken a picture of my bento box because they decorated it really neat. I wanted to try and make it over to Mitsuwa but that didn't happen. *sigh* maybe next year!



Fanime and Akon Next!


Auuugh the Fanime/Akon weekends are going to be tough! We have to go directly from Fanime whch is 4 days to Akon. Thankfully Akon is in Dallas which is only 4 hours from home base...it's not nearly as back breaking as the SDCC/Otakon haul. That one is brutal. Well...maybe not as brutal as Seattle to Boston was that one year. XD Feh!!! It should be pretty cool though. I'm arranging for my restocks to happen while I'm out of town and there shouldn't be any problems since they are just reprints of the new designs and nothing new. I hope. XD Maybe I should cross my fingers now and find some wood to knock on?



Man I gotta get back to work. ;_; I've got a wallpaper to post that's 4 days late and then my comic to get moving on. I'm also hoping to get the game posted that I was supposed to get finished before Acen. XD :giggle: Ah well. It'll get done eventually. :)




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Some recent and favorite walls from my gallery. :)













  • Listening to: Young Money - Bedrock XD lol!!!
  • Reading: Sookie Stackhouse Novels! &lt;3
  • Watching: Glee!!!
  • Playing: Super Mario Bros on DS &lt;333
  • Eating: Healthy! &lt;--- no carbs ;_;
  • Drinking: Water!

Bakery, Sakura Con, and Babbling!

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 19, 2010, 1:12 PM




Thank you!!

Thank you so much to everyone who faved and commented on Cupcake Bakery! The response to it was really overwhelming and encouraging...I can't thank you enough! :hug: I'm hard at work on my next release(s!)...I'm hoping to get a new game out before I leave for Sakura Con at the end of this month. I've got several I'm working on actually, which is the reason for the plural exclamation. XD I just hope my wrist is up to it. I need to find a good solution for an arm rest because if I'm illustrating for long periods at a time, my right forearrm and hand start to go numb. I think I've got a moderately pinched or pressured nerve somewhere in my elbow. Possibly the result of being an epic klutz that loves to bang their funny bone on everything in sight. Fun stuff!




Sakura Con


I'll be at Sakura Con over Easter weekend at booths  513 and 412! If you plan on attending, please do stop by! :D You should see a BeKyoot postcard in the convention goodie bags as we are a sponsor this year. :w00t: I have several friends from school coming to help at the booth, which will be great. :boogie: Sak is always so much fun! I always love to go up there every year...(and stop by Cupcake Royale...:woohoo:) I had hoped to get a new Landlord shirt printed in time, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen in time. :( Boogers.




Random Babble


I need to redo my journal...and my blog. Both are kinda sucking it hard. XD I have a vision of what I want to do, but sitting down and DOING it is a different question. I was really tired after Megacon this past weekend...I'm hoping to catch up on a lot of work over these next couple of days. It was really weird. I usually wind down from work by watching a show on tv...I was sitting on my bed trying to watch Reign of Fire and for the life of me could not keep my eyes open. :XD: I know it's a turd of a flick, but come on....Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, AND Gerard Butler all in the same picture? I shouldn't need to struggle to watch that. So yeah...bedtime came before 2am that night. :giggle: I also have a ton of illustration ideas I need to either take notes on or sit down and do. I cannot wait for Glee and Tudors to start back up in April...oh the happiness. :giggle: I'm jumping everywhere today...must be the caffeine.



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  • Listening to: Mika - Kick Ass
  • Reading: Dragon Slippers
  • Watching: Glee!!!
  • Playing: Atlantica
  • Eating: Healthy! &lt;--- no carbs ;_;
  • Drinking: Water!

Win Free Stuff! BeKyoot Coloring Contest!

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 27, 2010, 9:52 AM






January BeKyoot Coloring Contest!!


Color to win some awesome prizes!! :D Click the above image link (it's a pdf) to download the coloring page! We've actually had this running for a little bit now but I forgot to post a journal about it! :XD: Argh. But there are still a few days left!



All entries must be received before midnight on January 31, 2010 to qualify. The winning entry will be picked by February 6th, 2010.



The full details of the contest are here: kendra.bekyoot.com/?p=268



Prizes




The winning colorist will get a Lovie Fat Cat T-shirt (pictured above), a custom 2 1/4" button made with their artwork on it, and will also be featured on the front page of BeKyoot.com! We will be posting all of the entries in our Facebook page www.facebook.com/bekyoot , so head over there if you want to see the entries thus far!





How To Enter


After printing, coloring and adding your name to your entry please submit your entry by one of the following means: Scan, or take a picture and upload your entry to the BeKyoot Facebook wall, facebook.com/bekyoot or email your entry to contests(at)bekyoot.com. If you don't have the ability to upload your entry please email contests(at)bekyoot.com for a mailing address to submit your entry. It is completely ok to color your entry on the computer as well! :)




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  • Listening to: REO Speedwagon
  • Reading: The Rowan
  • Watching: Glee!!!
  • Playing: Dungeon Fighter Online
  • Eating: Healthy! &lt;--- no carbs ;_;
  • Drinking: Water!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! :)

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 27, 2009, 11:48 AM




Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

It's been a while since my last entry and things have been crazy insane here. Which is good! :) I've had several new designs hit the shop and am really excited about (finally) getting the new site launched here in the next week. I've got a new webcomic I'm moving to the front page amongst other things. It's a really fun idea that I'm ready to get going. With my New Year's resolutions for the coming year I don't think I'll have a minute of free time left. XD Last year (well...technically still this year) I wanted to do a drawing-a-day type thing and that lasted through March. I'm aiming to get a full half of the year this time around...maybe more. HOPEFULLY more, darn it. Another goal is my weight. I've got a system I like and enjoy and can bump up and down depending on how thoroughly I feel like kicking my own ass. XD One thing I really want to get back to doing is exercising in the morning. I felt SO good doing that and didn't need any excess energy drinks or anything to get/keep me going through the day. I refuse to cross over another birthday not being happy with how I look and feel about myself. I also want to get away from NEEDING caffeine so much. So...it's really a lot of different smaller goals all wrapped up in one. Plus...I've had this gorgeous calvin klein dress hanging in my closet for several years now and I want to finally be able to wear it. I was so close several times too. It's this silvery white number with silver and black leaves coiling across it...really a light minimalist with a hint of Asian type look. :heart: Yeah. Got it on sale too, but it's a size 4 so hahahaaaa. Yeah. I can do it though. :eager: :)



What are some of your resolutions? How's your track record been? Mine has been pretty bad...:giggle: The funniest thing for me is seeing all of the New Year's runners come out to the park...slowly but surely they drop off one by one, but there's always a few that hold on and actually DO it. I noticed one chick in January who was pretty fluffy, but did she keep with it! I saw her running again a couple weeks ago and she had really trimmed down. Pretty inspiring to see others succeed and keep with their goals. :)



Jeez it's hard to type. I've done something to my right eye (my good eye..lol!) so I'm having to rely quite a bit on my left which has horrible astigmatism. So things on my screen are doubling/ghosting everywhere because I'm not wearing my glasses (so I can give my right eye a rest XD). I think I either scratched the cornea or there's something wrong with my eye lid. I dunno. Crossing my fingers it'll clear up here in a couple days.



Onward!


Kawaii-Happy-Cute Group!


I've started a group here on da focusing on the appreciation and sharing of everything cute and kawaii-inspired! Please do join and contribute!



:iconkawaii-happy-cute:



For you MLP Freaks (like me!!)


When I was little I loved playing with My Little Ponies...I had all the cartoons and they were a big part of my childhood. The 25th Anniversary Pony series is so much fun. I got a poster of them all at SDCC this year as well as one of the Limited Edition ponies Hasbro had there. While surfing my feeds the other night I saw on this blog: www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/u… and just couldn't believe all the awesome customs people have done. Severl dA artists were highlighted as well! I've linked some of their work below to give you a taste. :giggle:



From :iconwoosie:






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  • Listening to: Everything
  • Reading: The Maze Runner
  • Watching: Heroes Season 1 XD
  • Playing: Dungeon Fighter Online
  • Eating: Healthy!
  • Drinking: Water!

Plushie JOY-GASM!! :D :D Oh and NYAF.

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 2, 2009, 2:47 PM




OMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!

Ok so FedEx just came to the door with a box. Inside were ***4***!!! plushie prototypes!! I was only expecting 2!!! I have three little Berry Ninja's and one Cupcake Momocheet sitting on my desk right now and I can't stop hugging them! Wehehehehehe!!! They look so good! Ieeeee!!! Here are some pics!!










It cracks me up...you can fold Momo's ears back so that she looks pissed. XD I so wasn't expecting the keychain and mini versions!! My manufacturer had only sent pics of the full size Berry and Momo but when I opened the box I had two more in there!! *^_______^* God I can't wait to get these made!! I'll put up pre-orders and official deviations as soon as I get pricing and we decide on which sizes to make. Do you have any thoughts? I've pictured them with Happi so you can get a reference on how big each is. Momo fits perfectly into Happi's roll, btw. XD Just like the Mo and Happi pic!!



NYAF 2009!


Alright!! Belated NYAF coverage because I've been going crazy this week trying to catch up with everything. :XD: It was awesome! I had so much fun and couldn't believe the Happi demand! O_O We sold out of almost all of our plushies and people were asking if Happi would be coming out before we had him set up on Friday. I couldn't move very far once I got him out of the booth either! The one exception was when the gigantic Bumblebee was walking around...then I was dragged and thumped through the crowd so we could get a picture of him and Happi together:





Heehehehe!!! This guy was so awesome. I can't even fathom walking around on stilts all day.



I also got to hang a bit with Laura from Happi Japan (happyjapan.net). She is so sweet!! I picked up a bento box and have already used it twice. :meow: It's the perfect size and really helps me with portion control. :XD: :giggle: They have a bunch of different styles and also bento molds and kitchen accessories too!  I also met and talked with :iconqueenofdorks: !! :D Claire is such a sweetheart. :giggle: I've been meaning for several conventions to get over to her booth and finally made it this time. :meow: I got a Pirate Bunny plushie and a Mushroom Bunny necklace, both of which I love. The Pirate Bunny snuggled up to two Happi's in my office and they've been showing him the ropes over the past few days. :meow:



Getting home was an adventure! My plane was a little late and when I finally got home I found an army of ants attacking the catfood bowl. :XD: Great. So I stayed up until around 3AM killing ants and spraying the room they were in. Turns out the mother of ant hills had popped up right outside the door. The spray I used was pet and environmentally friendly but I still locked the cats out of the room for the night because of the fumes.



10K Kiriban...


Came and went! And so far I've not gotten a cap so I'll make the kiriban pic for everyone and dedicate it especially to my watchers. :hug: You guys are awesome and thank you so much for 10K! I really appreciate every fave and comment I get. :nod: :hug:




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  • Listening to: Everything
  • Reading: The Maze Runner
  • Watching: Entourage
  • Playing: Dungeon Fighter Online
  • Eating: Healthy! &lt;---lol inorite?
  • Drinking: Water!

NANACA CRAAAASH!

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 7, 2009, 8:10 PM




Nanaca CRASH

Ok...I've been playing this for the last hour or so and it's SO addictive. :XD You get to crash a bike into a bishi!!! :giggle: the sound effects crack me up. :giggle:   

megami.starcreator.com/nanaca-…

    Gogogogogogogo!!



Halloween LE Tee's!


Coming very soon! Although...I'm really thinking of departing from the standard orange/rust color! I'm thinking a deep indigo would be really fun...and maybe a dark candy corn yellow for the re-release of the Candy Corn Mo tee? All of these will be with us at NYAF btw! :D I'll be adding pre-orders to the shop shortly.



10K Kiriban...O NOES it's getting CLOSER!


Much closer now...and still excited! :D :D :giggle: Again, my last kiriban was caught by :iconthefuriouspanda: and this was the result:



Furious Panda is FURIOUS by lafhaha



I plan to do something similar this time with a sketch or a piece in illustrator. :nod: So get your pokeballs out and try to catch it! ;)




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  • Listening to: Everything
  • Reading: Smut Manga
  • Watching: Entourage, True Blood
  • Playing: Pokemon Pearl :D &lt;3
  • Eating: Healthy! &lt;---lol rite?
  • Drinking: Water!!! + red bull