added some stuff to the jacket.
This handsome fellow is almost finished and ready to be sold. Ugh he’s beautiful.
(Please excuse the crappy quality photos.)
And here’s a few shots of the necklaces me and Kodie got from Casey (aka wolftea). She very generously gave me a necklace that I absolutely loved. I put it on immediately afterwards, and it’s just stunning, even if it’s hard to see in these photos. And Kodie bought a necklace that she absolutely loved as well, so much so that she refused to take it off later so I could get a better shot…. Haha. So this is what I got. :]
Seriously had an amazing time tonight… It’s been about a year since I had been at Last Thursday, for multiple reasons. I finally felt up to going, and it was fantastic… I forgot, really, how fun and great of an experience it can be, and how many lovely people are there.
And gotta say though, I was majorly stoked to see and talk to Sarah and Casey again. They’re definitely wonderful people and I’d always suggest to all my followers to stop by and say hello, if they are ever in the Portland area during one of these once-a-month nightly events. They are SUPER friendly.
I had a moment of nervousness, that maybe they wouldn’t remember me and I’d come off as odd, or weird, or a stranger encroaching on someone else’s space, but both remembered me right on the spot and flashed me large delighted grins; Casey ran over to give me a hug, and we babbled a bit about metalworking and bees, and I was quite happy about that. Every time I see her and talk with her, she has this really great way of making me feel comfortable and completely accepted in her presence. I don’t feel like I have to be self-conscious, or worry if what I’m saying sounds odd, because she has this lovely genuine spirit and kindness about her. And then Sarah, whom I had only met briefly once before last year, was charismatic and cheerful and I don’t think she stopped smiling the whole time me and my partner were conversing with her, which put me at automatic ease… She’s just as interesting in person as she is on Tumblr. Both of them are.
I’ve been in and out of a difficult place the past few months, but it’s nice to be reminded that there are people out there, that you may not even know very well or even at all, who are good and kind, genuine individuals. Experiencing little things such as a good interaction really do brighten my mood in huge ways, and I appreciate them so much for that.
[Also, just… Thanks to my girlfriend as well for today. Honestly, you help me in so many ways, you really do. I could write pages about how amazing you are, and how much you mean to me. And I appreciate you so much for being my shoulder to lean on and my very best friend the past few difficult months.]
Achar, the Golden Jackal. ♂
While his transit was a nightmare, thankfully, rehydration was a breeze. I fixed up his face (and carved away most of the lips that the taxidermist(?) failed to deal with) so now his face is not like concrete any more! I always use a hair dryer to dry the fur side once they’re pinned out, it helps with the over-all ”setting” too so his pins were able to come out early.
I’m still aiming to wash the entire pelt as he’s quite oily/greasy, but our house only has a shower, so until I get something that’ll accommodate his size (he’s quite large), he’ll remain as he is.