Spring is upon us here in Seattle, and you know what that means: Cherry blossoms and conventions are in full swing! It's been a gorgeous spring so far, with a few days of rain (and even some snow)... But those cherry blossoms make everything so much prettier.
Emerald City Comicon was the first weekend of March, and I attended on Saturday only this year. I managed to secure a couple of shoots, and they were wonderful - Lauren and Alison are both very talented at sewing, and it's always a pleasure to work with them.
Unfortunately, the remainder of this month has been a bit of a struggle for me: I've been dealing with a lot of unexpected depression issues, which have resulted in me not working as hard as I could to finish projects. I'm usually able to shrug off these bouts when they come upon me, but this one has been more difficult to shake.
On top of that, one of my very dear friends passed away on the 20th. She was someone that was one of the first friends I made when I moved to Seattle, who has been with me through everything here on the West coast. It's definitely something that's very hard to deal with, on top of an already challenging month emotionally.
Because of this, I've decided to cancel all the shoots that I had booked for Sakuracon, which is coming up next weekend. I don't feel like it's responsible of me to try to shoot and edit photos when I'm emotionally compromised, and cannot even guarantee a timeline on getting the final photos back to the cosplayers. If you were one of the folks I was planning to work with, I do sincerely apologize, but I hope that you understand this was really in the interest of being able to provide you with the best possible photos - Right now, I don't think that I can give that to you.
April is on its way, complete with all the spring showers you can handle. I'm looking forward to leveraging myself out of this funk, so I can get back to enjoying my work, again.