My New Studio!


I now have a dedicated space for my art and craft work! Yay!

On Saturday I started moving my computer and supplies into the studio. Mostly everything in there now – it’s just not organized yet. This part of the process will most likely take a little while as I figure out what the most important supplies to have out are… Once I get the room setup I will snap another picture. 🙂

I am really happy to have the opportunity to grow into a better artist. Nothing is stopping me from creating now except myself. (Time to stop thinking and start doing!)

Thanks for reading!

-Anna San


Countdown to Youmacon!

The countdown to Youmacon has begun! Only five days left until the big day and I have a lot yet to do! Over the next few days I will be posting a representation of items that will be offered at the convention this year.


Ribbon Bell


Silly Soot Sprite Cell Charm

Remember: Youmacon runs from the October 31st through November 3rd! I will be in the Artist’s Alley in Cobo on the 1st and the 2nd! Hope to see you there!

Healthy vs Unhealthy


As an artist and crafter, my hands are my most important tools and when they are not working, well, imma-in-a-lotta trouble. This picture shows what happens to my adorable Tako-sans when my hands aren’t working properly – they get big and fat. (Nuuuuuu~!)

Last month I traded working in fast food for deli work to assist with my hand health – but it turned out that it was even worse on my hands. *facedesk* *facedesk* *facedesk* I am now thrilled to announce that I won’t have to worry about my hands quite so much after this Friday because I’m trading my deli position for a desk job!!! 😀 So happy!

So hopefully there will be less fat Tako’s and more normal ones being added to the convention stockpile from now on!

Wrong Illustration Type?

While I was journaling earlier this morning it suddenly dawned on me that maybe the reason I haven’t gotten very far with comic creation is because I’m really not a cartoonist. Maybe my strength is actually in a different book, a children’s book, namely a picture book.

When I thought about it that way, some things about my art habits started making sense. In particular, whenever I plot out stories, it’s never in panels and rarely in sequential art – it’s usually a picture with text. Also, black and white doesn’t motivate me in the least. Color does.

Illustrating picture books also falls in line with where I want to go in life. I want to settle down and have a family someday. Being a manga artist really isn’t child friendly. However, a picture book illustrator is. Just like when I realized that I was a traditional artist – it just feels right.

Now on to the hard part: soul searching, prayer, research and possibly development…

Cheers. ;3