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Plushie pet rocks for a quick, cute and cheap new product to add my artist table. What do you think? :D 

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Jessica Brommit
Artist | Student | Artisan Crafts
I'm a geek who loves to craft and cosplay (since 2007, more "seriously" since about 2011 and competing since 2012, and currently at Artisan level), and went to fashion school with a dream job of making gorgeous costumes for stage/screen for a living (or, happy cosplayers who want top-notch stuff). SO, Whimsical Squid Creations is here to show my business and hobby of nerdy crafting! This is my account for Artist Alley crafts, photos of commissions, and my cosplay photos both finished and in-progress. My other handle is ShinobiXikyu, though I never log in that dA account anymore, and same name with my that I post most of my cosplay-related stuff on too (very actively! I prefer forums to facebook. If you want to see my daily musings, crafting help and opinions, check there). I should mention too, I'm an Aspie, formally diagnosed in 2004. Thanks obsessive tendencies, you make cosplaying and running my own crafty business the perfect thing for me!

Also, I took nine years of French (Canadian school system), am actively studying German and I'm fascinated by languages in general. Feel free to comment in your native language! Just don't be offended if I have to respond back in English or I conjugate my verbs badly.

(My, since the website bar now has my storenvy in it.:P )
I have a facebook too for my crafting and announcing my Artist tables at upcoming conventions, but it's basically the same content as on here.…

I'm also a geography nut, so I stuck this neat little "flag/country counter" in. Though it only goes up to 20 countries, and I'm definitely past that number, to my delight.
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    Donated Jun 5, 2017, 2:56:22 AM
 And June is over, uneventfully, and now we're into July! And as Canada Day was yesterday, here's my monthly update now.
  This month is quite uneventful; the cosplay picnic won't be until at least August due to the flooding on Center Island, I don't have any conventions to attend, and aside from a photoshoot with my Canadiana dress, nothing else is going on. I'll also be spending roughly a week back East in Kingston for my Dad's celebration of life and some other summer-visit things. My plushie fundraiser plans are also soon to get started, but I'm not going to make the announcement until at least some things are done and ready to sell. On an extra note of good news, the smizmar and I alllmost have our own car now (just waiting on bureaucratic crap, mostly), so getting to and from cons and events will have gotten a HELL of a lot easier to plan and do.
 I'm also slowly working at the mourning dress; hoping I can be all done with my underwear by the end of July (still need to make the bustle cage, petticoat and a new, all-breathable-materials corset).
 And once the fundraiser is done and with some time each week dedicated to the dress, I'm slowly restocking for my next AA in September. I'm hoping to work out a new cube dragon- most likely Cloudjumper- for sale, and possibly some miniature Wubby Squid plushies as my table's been lacking in smaller and/or lower-cost adorable things.

 Well, that's basically all for now. Next journal will be either to announce the fundraising sale start later in the month, or on August 1st!

And here's the usual cons&costumes list.
July: Nothing, except for a photoshoot or two
August: Coldwater Steampunk festival, August 12 (For fun) www.steampunkfestivalcoldwater…
 (Hopefully) Toronto Islands cosplay picnic, not sure if any date or location decided upon yet
September: Forest City Comicon, September 23 (AA)
October: No set plans yet. 
 Guelph Santa Claus Parade with the comic shop float/entry (date not set yet)
December: Toronto Fan Days Holiday Show (It USED to be called DTAC....), date not announced yet (AA. Won't be attending if I don't get in.)

And, my cosplay plans for the year;

Making and debuting in 2017:
-Historically-accurate (mostly) Anastasia court dress, from the 1997 movie. Debuted and competed (and won!) with at Costume-Con.
-Heather from Dragons: Race to the Edge, debuted at Costume-Con as well
-1890's Canadiana dress, in time for Canada Day (Event debut, the Coldwater festival and/or cosplay picnic)
 -Hoping to finish both an 1880's mourning dress and possibly some 14th century garb in the fall, but no set debut dates yet.

Rewearing in 2017:
-Dark Brotherhood shrouded robes (Genrecon, Ad-Astra, Forest City Comicon)
-Casual FemShep cosplay (December fan-days con)
-Tali'Zorah vas Normandy (Costume-Con and Anime North)
-Motoko Kusanagi (Anime North)
  Might also try and squeeze another old one in somewhere if I can, too, but no set plans yet due to several cons being so up in the air.
  • Listening to: Rush- Subdivisions
  • Reading: Keeping Poultry and rabbits on scraps
  • Watching: Five Came Back
  • Playing: Stardew Valley
  • Eating: Bagel with peanut butter
  • Drinking: Genmaicha tea


Happy Sesquicentennial/150th Canada Day! Posting resumes tomorrow.
Off to Anime North! Next upload will be my convention review on Monday afternoon/evening.
At Ad Astra for the weekend! Also hoping Richmond Hill won't get any flooding. The GTA is under a severe rainfall warning and it sure is getting waterlogged out there...
I'm off to CostumeCon at last! No uploads 'til Monday when I get back.
At Genrecon for the weekend! Won't be able to do more than quick message checks til Sunday night.
Merry Xmas, Happy Hanukkah (According to Jewish friends, it hasn't started the same day as Xmas in a very long time!), and Happy Snoggletogg! I'll be home on the 2cnd so no photo uploads til then.
It's Fan Days Holiday Show and my birthday! Thanks everyone for birthday wishes, I'll try to respond through the day but it's a busy one.
 Lo and behold, I scored plain black minky fleece at my local fabric shop! Watch for new and improved Toothless cubes coming soon! And for the time being, my regular fleece Toothlesses will remain out of stock as said fabric shop is all out.
At Forest City Comicon all weekend! Review/updates resume Monday. Uuugh, 6 am wakeup...


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MYPeanutGallery Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Jocelyne's roses by KmyGraphic

Thanks for the Fave!
Yesterdays-Paper Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Canadian Mounties by Yesterdays-Paper  Canadian Heart Emote 
Wishing you a fun and festive Canada Day!  :shakecanadian: 
Canada Flag of Canada Canada Flag of Canada Canada Flag of Canada Canada Looking fwd to your pics!
WhimsicalSquidCo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks! So far, it's been rained out. :( Hoping there's a break in the storm to get some photos, or else I'll have to postpone to Sunday or Monday.
Iovena Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the comment :)
WhimsicalSquidCo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  Student Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome! Your art is fantastic.
Iovena Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm really happy to hear that, thank you :hug: Yours is awesome, too.
Brakawolf Featured By Owner May 6, 2017
Thank you very much. BTW I think you have a great name. Your surname rhymes with 'comet', for a start.
WhimsicalSquidCo Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks, I would have KILLED for that one in grade school. I usually got "vomit" :P (I was the furthest possible opposite of popular from grades 3 through 8....)
Brakawolf Featured By Owner May 9, 2017
I think I know what you mean. It would take a while, and not in public. The weird thing was me was that it changed at about age 16. All of a sudden girls told me I was attractive. It took me me many years to believe they meant it, and by the time I believed it, it was probably too late.
EarthHart Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank'ee kindly, m'deer :bow: for the favour you's granted me work :D
It's muchly appreciated :hug::rose:
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