(I decided to combine these posts into one due to me not being able to upload them for some reason or another.)
How to agree, disagree, and differ:
Well, during this period between posts, I have made an astounding amount of progress… More or less.
During our first meeting I was unable to attend but we solved the problem by using Skype so I was able to fully participate in the meeting. While my cosplays are almost entirely sewing and simpler tasks, I took in a lot of information on moulding and the like while we were going through various skills used in cosplay creations. I noticed that even though there are four of us in the group, we didn’t have a single disagreement. Overall we see eye-to-eye on almost everything and we aren’t afraid to inquire about the specifics of a topic should we be unsure what was truly meant by it.
It was a very enjoyable experience to have everyone laughing and learning without conflict. Disagreeing of course, stems from knowledge, and while I have some experience in various aspects of cosplay (skills used in creations), I am not an expert on everything and I respect that my mentors have a wealth of information to offer. I trust their judgement. Differing of course is just a matter of preferences with specifics in the progress, but not too much of this has arisen despite my ideas. Agreeing seems to be how our group is flowing and I’m more than happy to go along with it.
As you may have noted in Joanna’s post, she has kindly asked if Karolina would be interested in a photo-shoot with our cosplays along with Vanessa F. doing makeup to go along with her beauty in-depth. This seems to be an agreeable idea on all ends and seems like it may pan out quite nicely.
How to be interesting, how to respond:
Due to schedules I was unable to go along on the excursion to Fabricana but I will be making a trip myself shortly. Luckily for me, the things I have to do won’t take quite as long as some of Joanna’s pieces so I have a teensy bit of wiggle room. (I should be going some time this week.)
Luckily for me I also have access to patterns and some tools through family, as well as skills in clothing re-purposing that will also help me move along through the stages at a nice pace.
Now, with being interesting and responding, I have been woking a little more on my own and with a little bit of advice on certain aspects.
With the keeping it interesting I have been working on my own to come up with different ways I can complete the same portion of a costume. Do I want to take apart this dress and piece it back together in a different way with added things? Do I want to start from scratch? I also needed to figure out what patterns I was going to use, if I was going to go along strictly with what my examples looked like or what I saw in my head. These thoughts will soon be translated into some more verbal heavy communication with all of my mentors.
Responding has been a little lacking on my part. I of course answer questions from my mentors, such as their inquiries as to if I need anything from them at that moment or what I’ve done so far, but I feel I could do better. Continuation of responding requires me to give them more opportunities to ask by showing them that I’m keeping it interesting and asking questions. I will definitely improve this in the future.
Ta ta for now!