Many things in June caused me to neglect the blog. First, I went home to see my family. At first it was supposed to be a two-week trip. However, I decided to go through a routine health exam, and things got worse from there. I had to undergo a procedure that starts with B and ends with OPSY. I still don’t have the results. Now they pushed it back to Friday. This medical crap forced me to prolong my trip for two more weeks, which I didn’t mind.
In the meantime, I decided that my blog and other social media accounts could benefit from professional photography. And voilà! I’m a model 😂😂😂. I had two separate photoshoots with different teams of photographers and makeup artists. The first was on a location, the one you can see on the photo above. It was an abandoned chemical factory, a mini-city-sized place with city blocks of buildings deteriorated with time. If someone needs a tip where to cheaply shoot a zombie apocalypse flick, let me know 😉.
The second photoshoot was held in the studio. I wanted another modelling experience with different makeup and themes.
This is the selfie with my photographer during the second shoot 😂😂.
Here we were shooting a ‘flying’ scene. The photoshopped result should look completely magical. I need to wait for about three weeks for that. You’ll see more of the pictures later. There are many different creative characters and looks, all of which I created myself. I also should mention that all the outfits were proudly selected from the thrift store 😂. Minus the shoes of course. I’m a shoe-holic, like Carrie Bradshaw, so I have every crazy shoe under the sun.
Another cool thing that happened to me was that I purchased a vintage Olympia Progress typewriter from 1940s. It’s in a working condition too!
This Olympia joined my 1930s Royal typewriter that I own for about 5 years now. It’s in a spectacular cosmetic condition, but one wheel wore out, and it needs a replacement part. This is a project for my future. I can officially call myself a collector!
All these events forced me to abandon my #HugoChallenge project in June. However, I believe that the first challenge, the Seveneves, broke the camel’s back. Honestly, 800 pages of something about as exciting as dripping honey? The premise is great, but this book put me to sleep more often than many other books in my life. So I have to shamefully confess, I haven’t finished it. I will, just need a break from it. So I’m going to pick up the challenge these days and try to make it by August 20, when the Hugo’s are announced.
That’s about it on my news. I hope it explains why I fell off the map. I had some commitments with some of you, mostly about reading your books, interviews, guest posts and such. I remember all of that. And this week I will get back to all of you.
Hope you are having a splendid day y’all!😉 Talk later!