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  • Playing: Battleborn
  • Drinking: Tea
My usual late-as-ever reply to say thank you to all for the birthday well wishes back in late March.  As you can tell I only hop on DA now and then to check/reply to things and upload some art, so even though I didn't get a chance to reply I did see them all and they were very well recived. :heart:

I'm currently selling off a bunch of art at stupidly low prices in bundles, in the hopes of clearing up space, and you can find all the details here: keyshakitty.tumblr.com/post/14…

I am also open for commissions right now, and the details on those are found here: keyshakitty.tumblr.com/post/14…

I do upload finished art I am happy with over here on Deviantart, but if you're ever keen to see work in progress art/cosplay wips then I use Tumblr and Instagram more often - same username as here: Keyshakitty :)

Thanks again all!
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
  • Drinking: coffee
Hey everyone!

Again with lack of updates.  I need to collect up finished stuff to post on Deviantart.

In the mean time, I am having a sale on stickers as I clear up all my extra stock.  Dragon Age, Borderlands, Infamous and more.  You can find it all on my Tumblr.  If you are interested and prefer to conact me about purchases through DA notes rather than Email or Tumblr you are more than welcome to use that instead!:

keyshakitty.tumblr.com/post/13…

Also a big thank you to the comments I get on art, through my main page here etc.  I've got stuff sitting from months back I've still yet to reply to and I have no excuse other than I am lazy!  Hopefully I can get onto them eventually, but I do appriciate your time writing in, even if I don't show it :heart:

Because I probably won't update this again for ages, wishing you all a wonderful up-coming Holiday season!

~ Kylie (Keysha)
  • Playing: Tales from the Borderlands + Witcher 3
I should update this every now and again but I never know what to say.

Trying to remember to submit art every now and again.  Usually finished stuff that's worthwhile at least.

Still working at the zoo as I have done the past...wow...almost 7 years now!  Still love the people and the animals and I'm super happy with where I've found myself in work.

Art is still a fun hobby for me, and I'm going off to Overload in Auckland in September to sell at a booth there if anyone's going and keen to say hello. :)

I am also going to be going to Wellington Armageddon/ New Zealand comic con this weekend.  Will be wearing Emmy (Professor Layton) on Friday.  Dipper (Gravity Falls) on Saturday with my GF group, and Cullen (Dragon Age: Inquisition) on Sunday.  Dragon Age group is also in the contest so come watch our skit on the main stage in the afternoon (hopefully people will find it funny!)

And that is life in a nutshell right now.
  • Playing: Persona 4: Golden
  • Drinking: tea
Hi all!

In a few days time I will be on Holiday in Hong Kong for 3 weeks visiting my family and friends. :)

So since I have to close my storenvy shop while away, I figured why not offer out a quick sale:

kittyarts.storenvy.com/

There's a lot of items (including originals) between $5-10US.  There's also 4 $10 art grab bags that include art, ATCs, stickers and keychains. :)

This is only running for 3-4 days, as I will need to close up shop and then post all the items off before I go.

Hope all is well.  Still doing art in my down time, though again I have to keep reminding myself to update DeviantArt (I usually put stuff up on tumblr and forget to share here.  Oops. D: )


Store closed, now is the time for holiday! :)
  • Playing: Child of Light
  • Eating: delish marmite + cheese crackers
Hi everyone.  I rarely update this journal or my DA much (as you can tell) but I wanted to first say a big thank you for all the birthday wishes (which was, gosh, over 2 months ago now!)

As an update for up-coming events, I will be attending Wellington Armageddon this weekend (as par usual).  On Monday only one of my friends has very kindly asked if I wanted to have some art for sale at the Drawfest store, so I've given him a few little things to take (he will be selling on my behalf, so I won't be a the stall).  There's a good 20-odd Artist Trading Cards I made (all can be seen on my Tumblr, but I will upload the Adventure Time ones soon).  There will also be postcards, some keychains and stickers (including the 'Stick of Truth', 'Zero Escape' and 'Zelda Girl' ones I have on my storenvy.  My storenvy will be closed as of today until after the convention weekend, so I can re-stock the shop as I see fit then.

At the con itself, I will be wearing per day:

Saturday: April O'Niel (2012 TMNT version) - I will also be hosting the parade at 3:30pm on the main stage with my lovely co-host Jess too.

Sunday - Xion (Kingdom Hearts 358/2 days)

Monday - Sigrun (Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening).

Hope to see some of you  around~!
  • Watching: TMNT 2K12
  • Playing: Pokemon X
  • Eating: summer strawberries
  • Drinking: water
The clock's now ticked over to 2014 here in NZ.

Hope the last year has treated you all well, and that 2014 brings bigger and better things. :)

I will try to update here more frequently but life is always pulling me aside for other things (work, travel, cosplay etc).  I will still try to share things when I can!

<3
  • Watching: TMNT 2K12
  • Playing: Pokemon X
  • Eating: summer strawberries
  • Drinking: water
Hi again.  My last entry was from way back a few months ago when I was in Canada.  That was an amazing trip away and I absolutely HAVE to visit again.  Seattle was also a blast and now one of my fave places in America without a doubt.

I have recently put up some more stock on my storenvy, along with a sale on older stock.  You can view it all here:

kittyarts.storenvy.com/

There will be some skyward sword girls stickers coming up hopefully by early next week.  Other than that there is a few other things I might add to the store but they might not be ready until after Christmas.  Be sure to check out Jakface's store (ommit 'keyshakitty' and add in 'jakface' for some great print and book gift ideas for Christmas too (yup, plugging a good friend.  No shame there!)

I'm heading down South for Christmas.  Looking forward to hanging out in the sun of the Marlborough with good wine and cheese and company. :D

In a few days time I'll pop up all the entries I did for sketchavember this year.  Going to try and continue into December with the Pokemon day themed illustrations (I've been playing Pokemon X a lot.  Oops!)

If anyone wants to add me, my friends code is: 3411-1787-2925 I am also keen to trade scatterbug/Spewpa/Vivillon with others (I'd like to collect all the difference Vivillon from around the world.  New Zealand has the pretty green Garden one!) :)

Hope everyone is having a good run-down to the end of the year. :heart:
  • Watching: Attack on Titan
  • Drinking: Banana and Raspberry smoothies
Hey all.

I have been pretty quite over the past few weeks as I enjoy my trip in Canada.  Staying with the lovely :iconjakface: and friends over here.  We also went to PAX in Seattle during my first week here, which was beyond amazing.  A big hi to all the lovely people I got to meet there - especially all the Dragon Age fans and Dragon Age cosplayers!  I'm so inspired to get back to working on my Warden after seeing all that amazing talent!  Thankfully, my Bethany costume is still standing the test of time.  I was taught by a great seamstress, after all :heart:

I'm sorry I have yet to respond to notes and comments that are expecting replies.  I'm just relaxing and enjoying my time, since it's only one week to go on my holiday.  I will be back in Wellington late September (after a stop-over in Auckland to see my lovelies there and go to 'Wicked'!

Will share some art on my DA once I am back home, but for now my Tumblr and instragram has uploads of stuff I have done while here on my trip.

:heart:
  • Watching: TMNT
  • Playing: The Walking Dead
Hey all.

Sale ends tonight and then the store closes up for just under a month while I go on Holiday.  Most stuff is between $5-10.

kittyarts.storenvy.com/

Also, I have moved some stock around in the layout to group together things, so newly added stuff might be lower down and not on the top as usual. :)
  • Watching: TMNT
  • Playing: The Walking Dead
Hi again all!  Sick days are awful - I had to take the day off due to sleeping issues last night and I've only just regained some sebelance of a walking human again.  I'd much rather be productive than be in bed all of the day.  Double-time work tomorrow, then!

So it's now 25 days until I fly out to Canada (yikes!  that crept up fast).  I am having one final sale in my storenvy account before the shop closes for 3 weeks while I am overseas.

My Storenvy can be located over here!

Lots of stuff is cheap, and there will hopefully be a few new items going in next week (which will go on sale automatically).  Once the store re-opens, the prices of everything go back to normal so now's the best time if you're keen. :)

  • Watching: TMNT
  • Playing: Zero Escape: Virtue&#039;s Last Reward
  • Eating: Pizza~!
  • Drinking: green tea


Hey guys, been a while since I updated!  I have a few things to let you know about, so start with the small and then onto the big!

You all like free art?  Or donating a little bit of cash for a good cause and getting lovely art in return right?  Right?  Of course you do! :heart:

First of all, I am having an art give-away on my tumblr for hitting a follower milestone.  If you have a tumblr (you don't HAVE to be following me to enter) you can click on the link below and either like or reblog the entry for a chance in the draw (doing both gets 2 entries).   This is only open for tumblr users - but if you have one check it out:

keyshakitty.tumblr.com/post/55…

Prizes include commissions and choices of an item from my storenvy. :D Yay!

NOW, onto something far more important - art for charity!

The always lovely jakface and friends are this Sunday 21st July (Monday 22nd by NZ/Aus time standards) doing a 12 hour livestream of art for charity.  This is all a charity drive for fighting cancer!

Donating ANYTHING either puts you in the draw to win awesome stuff, and donating a little more will get you some awesome art you can see drawn live!

First of all, the main link with all the info (including her video) can be found here: jakface.tumblr.com/post/543957…

SO here's the info:

* Donate over $5 and jakface will draw you a sketch n the livestream
* ANY donation over a dollar also goes into the draw.  The draw has, I belive, quite a few fun art pieces and other things up for grabs that you can win.  Not just by Jak but also by others too.

She just confirmed with me the other day that the art I donated for the draw has arrived! :D I have submitted 10 pieces including these ones below:

Wastelands by KeyshaKitty Brave - Merida by KeyshaKitty P4 - Human Teddie by KeyshaKitty

Lambo - grapes by KeyshaKitty Compounding by KeyshaKitty Sweet Treat - Sanji by KeyshaKitty
And others you can see here: keyshakitty.tumblr.com/post/54…

(Yup, it is the originals I've sent out, not prints).  I'm also offering a coloured A6 marker chibi commission as another draw prize too. :) If I make it back to the end of the livestream I might offer up another sketch commission on-the-spot to a donation if anyone will want it then.

If the girls reach their $1000 goal at the end, they'll all be shaving their heads too.  It's an awesome thing they are doing and even if you can spare $1, it will mean a great deal and still put you into the running to winning some great things!

If you would like to donate, you can do so one their donation page here: cancerevents.kintera.org/faf/s…

And don't forget, tune into Jak's livestream (in the first link) on Sunday/Monday to see her draw art for all those who can spare $5+ for this! :D

I love you guys and know you'd love to help out in any way you can because you are awesome.  If you can't donate, I'm sure you'd still be happy to support by spreading the word around (signal boosting helps too!) Thank you all for this!

I have to work during most of the livestream, but will pop on when it starts to watch as I get ready for work, since Jak is drawing me some delicious Sigma action!  Whoo (been a bit too into VLR as of late).

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Birthday and Storenvy sale!

Wed May 1, 2013, 4:52 PM
  • Watching: Game of Thrones
  • Playing: Ni No Kuni
  • Drinking: green tea


Hi all!

First off, a Huge big hug and thank you for all the birthday wishes (which was over a month ago!  I'm sorry!  I am very lax with updating my DA journal these days!)

I had a great day out with my family, played some Journey with the usual Journey buddy and had an evening with friends and family at my fave desert restaurant in the whole world :heart: even celebrated with a new haircut.  Half shaved down one side of my head, longer on the other.  With pink and blonde.  i r rebel in my old age. :U (not really, but whatever!)

My biggest gift is still to come - I've been given assistance and support for my trip over to Canada later this year to see one of my dearest friends :iconjakface: ! On top of that we're also going to a couple of fun things while I am there, including PAX PRIME!  I am so excited about this!  Still deciding and working out what costumes I will take! XD

I am also trying to save like a busy bee for the trip, and to add to that I have put a sale on at my Storenvy account for ONE WEEK only.  You can check out out here:

kittyarts.storenvy.com/

The most expensive items are $15US, with the lowest being $5.  This is all art I want to move off and find nice, new homes but they will return to normal prices next Thursday.  Easy to tell what is on sale by the 'sale' sticker over them too!

:heart: Thanks again for all your support, guys!  Remember that like many I frequent tumblr these days (same username) so check me out there!

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  • Playing: Journey
  • Drinking: water


Hey guys!

Today is a whole year since the game 'Journey' graced the PSN and became one of the most loved Sony exclusive titles.

Today myself and a large number of Journey fans are going to be playing (I'll be up for a round or two) so why not join us?  Maybe I will meet you along the way. :)

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PSN name: Keyshakitty

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Sorry for the absence!

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 9:15 PM
  • Playing: Catherine
  • Drinking: Green Tea


I haven't been around in quite a while, I know!

jakface leaves in just a few days and so I am spending as much time with her as I can.  I have some art I really need to upload and I am sorry if you are waiting for a reply or a return note!  I will get back to things once it quietens down here (and I get over the heartbreak of saying goodbyeeee~!)

In the mean time, check out the sweet Mer!Groose pic she did to go along with my Mer!Zelda one! :heart:

LoZ:SS - Mermaid Zelda by KeyshaKitty:thumb347358793:

Continuing to add my StoreEnvy link too, if you're ever up for some cheap marker art: kittyarts.storenvy.com/

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Storeenvy shop

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 2:17 AM
  • Playing: Catherine
  • Drinking: Green Tea


Hey guys.

Just letting you know I now have a Store Envy account.  Everything I put up is pretty cheap, and I still have to upload more there as well (finding the time to do so, however... XD)

Link to it is here:

kittyarts.storenvy.com/

Art-wise I'm still putting way more up on Tumblr than here right now.  I also instagram a lot of my stuff that is work in progress under the name 'keyshakitty'

Right now I'm working on my Bolin cosplay in the lead-up to Auckland Armageddon next month.  Also from the 12th October I will have :iconjakface: with me for three whole months! Fun times ahead!

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Livestream today + link

Mon May 28, 2012, 6:42 PM
  • Listening to: 'Sunchyme' - Dario G
  • Playing: Enslaved
  • Eating: Rice


Hey guys.  My Livestream can be found here: www.livestream.com/keyshakitty… gonna try and get going at 1pm NZ time stil

A friend also pointed out that because of the NZ upload limit with internet, there may be some general lag.  It can't be avoided, but hopefully it will broadcast enough to play


Everything is pretty much set up to go!  Thanks to Abby for helping me set up the eyetoy camera to my computer and saving me $100 on buying an exeternal webcam.

I am going to start at roughly 1pm New Zealand time, which works out to something like this for overseas places (I might be off on one or two:)

New Zealand - 1pm Wednesday 30th May
Sydney Australia - 11am Wednesday 30th May
Hong Kong and Perth, Australia - 9am Wednesday 30th May
London - 2am Wednesday 30th May
New York - 9pm Tuesday 29th May
Vancouver and LA - 6pm Tuesday 29th May

So yeah, doesn't work out so great for Europe, but it's my day off and the best time for me to be working, soooo....

I will provide my livestream address a little while before I begin, as I'll want to do some set-up and trialing.  I don't really expect many people, but if anyone wants to join it should hopefully be fun.  Lots of marker colouring, I'm happy to answer questions and :iconjakface: will be there too as she did the pencils for the piece I am working on (and I'm sure can answer questions too)

I would LOVE to have her on Skype so we could both have voice chat going while I work, but her cold has now taken her voice (I'm thankfully past that stage) so I don't know if she'll be doing anything other than text chat, but we shall see.

Hope to see some of you there! :heart:

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  • Listening to: 'Sunchyme' - Dario G
  • Playing: Enslaved
  • Eating: Rice


I've frankly never really considered live streaming just because we have a bandwidth limit (a pretty high one, but not something I want to risk going over).  There's usually problems or poor speed with the uncapped plans here in NZ.  However, next week our provider is doubling our cap to a total of 120gigs a month, so I can actually look into doing one.

Abby's helping me set up the PS3 eyetoy cam which should give a good quality capture (well, enough for me to avoid forking out $100 on a webcam - no point trying to angle my laptop to use the built-in one.

SO, I'm going to look into possibly doing some live streaming of marker colouring every now and again.  I'm gonna start with a colab piece to show how I do markers (and maybe watercolours) into an image, and I can talk about how and why I'm doing stuff too.

Or just chat with people as I draw. :U

EDIT:  So :iconjakface: Has sketched out the pencils for the image I am going to be working on for the livestream.  I will transfer and ink this before the session so that I can get into the colours right away.

however, here is the preview:

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It's a cute brotherly tease moment between Bolin and Mako.  You'll get to see the full image and what's going on when I work on it. :heart: I am SO looking forward to working on this!

In any case, that's the plan once I organise a few things to get the ball rolling.

Oh, and I've caught some NASTY form of someone's lovely cold.  Ahhh, Winter is finally upon us!

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  • Playing: Journey
  • Drinking: Apple Soda


First off, I have some commission slots up.  Details are on tumblr here: keyshakitty.tumblr.com/post/22… , but feel free to either note me here or email if you are keen.  Reference pictures are provided there too:

$15 watercolour or marker commissions
$5 4-colour ballpoint pen commissions


These are to gather some funds quickly for some art projects I am working on, since I don't get paid for my extra hours at work until next week (but I want to get started on these ASAP~!)

It was also a busy month for me in April, with two conventions back-to-back.  Lots of stage hosting with my dear friend Jess (and bro!Alex helping out with the tech side of the cosplay games).  I had WAY too much fun cosplaying Zelda to their Fi and Link.

I have a lot of cosplay projects I would like to finish before October.  A couple of Dragon Age related ones and another Skyward Sword one.  We'll have Groose by then too so there will be a chance for lots of fun photo opportunities.

I also forgot to mention in my past journal that jakface told me someone went to see her at Sakuracon who had watched me for years and was so happy that me and Jak were now good friends. :giggle: I don't know who you are, kind stranger, but thanks!  It was so odd hearing this from Jak but I can tell you we're both thrilled that we're friends now too (and making so many colab art pieces together too~!) :heart:

Spending my days when I am not at the zoo right now either making art, video games (Journey and Mass Effect most of all) and getting ready for my next sewing projects.

Passing time until October which is going to be THE BEST MONTH EVER~!!!

Frankly, life is pretty good right now. :)

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  • Playing: Journey
  • Drinking: Apple Soda


Okay, so myself and :iconjakface: get asked quite a lot how we manage to sync up in Journey so much, so we decided to make a tutorial video on it.  Since this is a game where you don't know the person you're playing with until the end, we've developed this method which works well for us when we want to play together.

Molly did a great job recording, editing and explaining how to do it clearly, and you can find the tutorial video with her explaining everything here:

youtu.be/jh0_JLhLL3o

If you do have anymore questions, please feel free to ask because we're happy to help.  We love doing this while using voice-chat on skype because then we can laugh if anything amusing/scary/fun happens during gameplay too (like flashing butts and tangled scarfs during the snow levels!)

And just to show that it really is us playing together, we were 'planking' together the other night in journey, so here is a video from my side with us doing that while on voice chat via skype.  It's very silly, but proves that it is us playing together:

youtu.be/Uj0U-0ZU6Bk

(As I have pointed out everywhere else I have shared this video, I am SO sorry for the awful comment about Groose and one hand.  We both usually say gross things to each other a lot)

Happy Journey, everyone! :heart:

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Hamilton Armageddon

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 4:06 AM
  • Listening to: 'It's my Life' - Bon Jovi
  • Playing: Mass Effect 2
  • Eating: birthday cake


Hey all!

Will be traveling up to Hamilton tomorrow with friends for the first convention of the year here in New Zealand.

Going both days and working some.

Saturday I will be in casual clothes with my friend Alex for some of the morning, then we'll be changing into our costumes.

Myself (Zelda), Jess (Fi) and Alex (Link) will be hosting and running the cosplay games, and then Jess and I will be MCing the cosplay Parade.

Sunday we are using the same costumes for the cosplay contest. :)

Might see one or two of you there if anyone else is going.  Both looking forward to and terrified of this weekend with all the work still to be done! D:

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