Finally home from filming and it was such a great experience! I got to work with a special effects artist for the first time. I learned a whole bunch - new techniques to try, new products to play with, etc. and he suggested I start advertising as a special effects artist because he was very impressed by my work. Yay!
Life, Work film crew, freelance makeup artist, little shop of horrors, six and seven
We're shooting at an old theatre in Georgia for the majority of the shoot this week and they just wrapped on a production of little shop of horrors and hadn't yet torn down their set.
Well that was my treat! I was all about some Audrey action!
And we definitely had pumpkin cinnamon streusel muffins as part of our breakfast this morning. So yummy!!
I'm finally back on a film set again (my last short film I worked on wrapped in December 2013). I definitely missed it, it's like summer camp for adults in a way.
I'll be on set working on another horror short film for a director I loved working with previously all this week (we wrap on Saturday).
Films are one of those weird situations where you hurry up to wait. Lots of short bursts of flurried action and then lots of waiting around for different parts to catch up, rinse and repeat. You'll probably see lots more updates this week because of all the downtime =)
Not that I'm complaining, mind you, downtime is awesome for the 35 week pregnant lady. <3
Baby, Life baby girl, maternity shoot
We got our maternity pictures taken yesterday by a completely amazing photographer - Bonnie Estell! Such a great experience and the pictures are everything I could want!
More to come in the next couple weeks!
Baby, Life childbirth class, crunchy momma, natural birthing, shands
So we tried to go to our childbirth education class this past Saturday. It was supposed to be a two part class over the course of two Saturdays with the second session featuring a tour of the labor and delivery ward.
Friday night I went online to double check what Brian and I needed to bring with us....only to discover absolutely no record of there ever having been a class at all.
The dates and times for our class were gone without a trace, the only clue being to call a number and leave a message if we had questions.
So I did this and never got a call back, sadly. Brian and I took the chance that maybe the info was gone because the class was full and trudged on over the hospital bright and early to learn all the many things we could about having babies.
Sadly we were disappointed. The hospital was a ghost town, literally no people as far as the eye could see. An empty information and welcome desk greeted us as we walked in, which did not seem a good sign.
We went upstairs and found our classroom.... Locked and completely dark with no signs or notes or people to show that a baby having class had ever taken place there.
Disappointed does not begin to describe it. We had both requested time off work to make this class and were definitely looking forward to it. Instead we headed to books-a-million where I ordered a copy of Ina May Gaskin's guide to natural child birthing as a substitute.
Luckily the woman we saw there happened to be just as pregnant as me and about to take an online child birthing class, so I think we'll pursue that option and see where it goes.
And at the end of the day, this baby is gonna come out whether I've taken a special class or not. =)
Inspiration, Life cold season, yogi tea
Or so I hope.
I'm basically chugging yogi cold season tea.
I do love they're sayings/fortunes on the tags. Yogi makes my heart smile.
Baby, Craftyness baby girl, cloth diapering, cloth wipes, diy
Spent this morning before work making cloth wipes (because if you're going to cloth diaper you might as well use cloth wipes too!)
They're pretty simple to make, plain terry cloth on one side and flannel on the other. I happened to have some cute little girl printed flannel available so obviously had to use that.
Only six weeks and a bit to go! Can't wait to meet our baby girl!
Cosplay, Craftyness, Life cosplay, daenerys, dragoncon 2014, game of thrones
I only managed to snag one selfie from the weekend at dragoncon, I seriously need to get better about taking pictures.
My mom gave us her old dslr camera for us to photograph baby, so hopefully that will be the inspiration to get me to start taking more pics!
That being said, I was so pleased with how my Daenerys Stormborn cosplay turned out!
Cosplay, Life dragoncon 2014
So grateful and thankful to have such amazing parents (and friends of parents!).
Dragoncon was everything I wanted it to be (which is funny since we didn't really do any of the things I thought I wanted to do, ha!)
I can't wait for next year!
Cosplay, Craftyness, Life cosplay, dragoncon 2014, star wars
Things are getting down to the wire at casa Asheland. Trying to get everything together at the last minute for dragoncon, so much for not procrastinating this year.
Just wait till you see what ends up happening with these fun things....