Remember the RAW:Mixology show I was a part of back in July? Well the awesome didn't end there! Every year, they have awards called the RAWards. It starts off with nominations for the best in each geographical area, and then they narrow it down to the best in each category. Since I do maskwork, I'm in the 'fashion' category, so if you're a fan of my leather masks, please consider voting for me![link]
You can vote once a day until October 15th, so if you feel like coming back to the page each day, I wouldn't mind :3 You do have to register, but it's quick and easy and they only require it to keep voting fair. I don't expect to make it to the finals, but if I did, it would be an amazing boost for my work in terms of exposure and opportunity! Just check out the prizes for Fashion Designer of the Year - [link]
And now, for the 'something cool' I hinted at in the title...
...it's nothing as exciting as an event or anything, but just something new I'm working on. I'm getting back into archery (I ordered a new bow but it's taking its sweet time getting here :< ), and naturally, I started looking at leather archery gear (arm guards, quivers, etc.) and thought, "wait a minute...I
work in leather...I can make cool archery stuff!"
I actually tried my hand at an arm guard last week and I made all sorts of lovely mistakes, but it was a great learning opportunity and now I know what I need to do to make it right. Maybe I'll post it if there's any interest. Out of curiosity - how many archers are out there? Would anyone be interested in custom designed armguards? With awesome designs like falcons and gryphons and other neat creatures? Or even for non-archers, just an awesome bracer? I want to try new designs once I get the hang of using dye instead of acrylic paint :3