I got my Costume College registration packet right before leaving for China and mailed in my requests for limited classes (just in time!) If you’re interested in historical fashion and costuming, it’s a really great con! The tickets for the college, events and classes tend to fill up, though, so you have to do it sooner rather than later.

I decided to try for the classes: “Learn Boutis Provencal” (which I think would be rad for making blouses and decorative items…), “Make a Calash Bonnet” (which I just think are super romantic… and I want more hats and I love 18th century), “Silk Painting for Beginners” and “Making a Hat Box”. I’m also thought the “Recovering A Parasol”, “Making Your Own Beaded Appliques”, “Hairstyles of the 1940’s”, various foam armor construction classes by Malaki Keller, Kendra’s “18th Century Polonaise & Turque” class, “Basic Leatherworking”, “Metal Thread Embroidery”, “Simple Blackwork Embroidery”, “Take a Ribbon and Fold” and lot of other classes looked interesting. We’ll see how many I have time to take. 🙂

I was really tempted by the empire-waisted 1940’s pants class (I’m really into 40’s and 50’s stuff right now…) but it conflicted with some other stuff I was interested in, so I think I’ll get this pattern from the fabulous decadesofstyle.com. Course, I still haven’t this fabulous blouse yet. I can’t decide what fabric to make it in. I think something silky… perhaps with brightly colored dots.

I also saw a really great silky olivey-apply-green skirt at Madewell (instore) last week. You can’t see in their online store, but it has nice big pockets and has a very flowy, yet safari, feel. It makes me want to make a skirt like it, or perhaps do up this dos pattern in a silky green.

and I really wanted to make some khaki wide-leg pants using this Simplicity 4044 pattern … or this Vogue 8502 one or perhaps draft my own?

A silky top like this from Madewell would look great with some wide pants like the ones above. Maybe I’ll make it myself so I can choose the fabric and save money.

Can you tell I’m really into Katharine Hepburn and Amelia Earhart style right now?


Bass ♥ Rachel Antonoff .

I’m SO in love with this! It’s a little Mori-girl, isn’t it? ALSO THEY COME IN SIZE 11. My favorite is perhaps the LADY (high-heeled oxford) in CREAM/PINK, but they’re all pretty cute.

I’m leaving for a vacation to China tonight! (So of course I had to draw Shampoo from Ranma 1/2… )

I’ll be back in about a week. During that time, I won’t really be reachable. If you have my mac mail address, you can try contacting me there, but I probably won’t be checking it much. Otherwise, just please wait till I return!

~ ~ Awesome-Possum Michelle just did a totally sweet post about me on her blog this morning! It also has a work-in-progress sketch from me for Michelle’s upcoming art show, Bunnies & Bows!

I’ll see you guys at the show, May 7th! It’s gonna be BRILLIANT.

I’m pulling some extra work on the weekends so that I can go to China (this week! AAAH!)
But on one of my lunch-breaks I met up with Annie at Descanso’s Lilac Garden.  It’s only about 10 minutes from where I work. So happy to see it in full bloom! Here’s a couple quick shots. You can see a few more flower photos on my garden blog here and Annie has a few more flower photos on her post, too.

Photo by Annie anastasiakim.com

President Lincoln Lilac

Sidenote: Tweaking a few things around the site. I’ll be adding a blogroll soon, and there’s now a “Published Work” gallery (which is WIP.)

Today’s comic is brought to you by Storyboard Pro (which is what we use at work + a cintiq to make shows)!

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Welcome to my site redesign! It’s been years since I redesigned it and I was having a hard time keeping things up to date, when really all I wanted to do was post pictures to my blog. So now my blog and site are integrated! I hope you’ll enjoy it! There’s a lot of new features… the menus should be much easier to use… and in general stuff around the site have been updated and edited.

I also have a new separate gardening blog where I mostly geek out over roses.

Lemme know if you find any problems or have suggestions!

SOCIAL NETWORKING AND FEEDBURN
  • I want to take this moment to introduce you to the Facebook, Twitter, DeviantArt and Feedburn icons in the right sidebar.  There are also Facebook and Twitter icons on each post in the blog. You can +like me or one of my posts on facebook and you can +follow me or +retweet my posts on twitter.  If you really like a post or an artwork of mine, please RETWEET or LIKE IT! 🙂  As to what I post on them, the Facebook “public figure” page is pretty much only official stuff, like new artwork, sales or shows, etc, while the Twitter account is more random stuff from me. The posts here on the aimeemajor.com blog will also be crossposted as links to Twitter. I’ll be doing some random original art giveaways on Twitter and Facebook in May, so please add me.
  • The Feedburn (the mail icon) there is so that you can get emailed updates whenever I update this blog.

What’s else is up with me?

  • I just started working on the new animated tv show version of Napoleon Dynamite as an Assistant Director. The characters are really fun to draw, and their using a ton of the original voices/actors, so I’m enjoying it so far! Hope you guys’ll like it when it comes out!
  • THEN after Napoleon Dynamite wraps, I’ll be moving on to Assistant Direct again on the new season of Futurama which recently got greenlit! This means that there will be another 26 episodes even after the 13 that you guys haven’t even seen yet (which will air later this year.) So that’s kinda fabulous.
  • I’m going to CHINA (OMG!) next week for a quick vacation with my girlfriends AJ and Judy (the same ones I’ve gone to Japan with).
  • I’m going to FANIME and I might have an artist alley table. Cross your fingers!
  • I’m also going to Anime Expo, Costume College and Comic Con and I’ll have a booth with Crystal (haminal) and Derek (Marishi10) again at Comic Con. I’m hoping to at the very least have a new sketchbook by then.

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