Well I haven't wrote a journal or uploaded anything in a very long time!! sorry for the inactivity but life is crazy now hahaha. First of all, on October 11th 2012 my house caught fire, and had to move into a motel. Oct 31st my boyfriend's best friend was killed by a drunk hit-and-run driver. A few days later my aunt died. End of November I had to move out of the motel and into my grandparents' house. Late January my sister was hospitalized with pneumonia for a week. In March I graduated school. March 31st 2013 at 8:25 pm my daughter Sonya Lily Schrader was born to me and the love of my life Josh. About a week later we moved into our new house. June 11th was the graduation ceremony for my school. I delivered a speech that made many cry. Many strangers came up to me afterwards and shook my hand. I made it into the local newspaper for it.
Life has been great as a mom I must admit. My daughter is so beautiful and sweet and precious. Josh is such a wonderful dad. He supports me and Sonya to no end and spoils us haha. Life is great. Soon I hope to get over to my grandparents' house to use their scanner and upload my recent work. I haven't done much colored work lately; just a lot of ink and some gray graphite pencil.
I met a tattoo artist a few days ago and showed him some of my ink drawings. He was very impressed and said I should be a tattoo artist. He told me to enter a drawing contest held by a local tattoo shop. Winners get put in a magazine, a calendar, get a cash prize and a prize from the tattoo shop. I am super-excited about it. If this goes well I will be seeking apprenticeship as a tattoo artist!! I will love it because I've always liked tattoos, i can use my drawing skills, get paid for my art and I could still dress weird.
I so hope this goes well!!