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EF was ... fun but very, very exhausting. As it was and always will be. ;)
I don't even know why, but this year it seemed to me that I had even less time for my friends than I did in previous years. But attending was fun nonetheless.
I'll try to slowly update my galleries with some newer and some older works in the next few months as well as offering a few originals for sale and hopefully finally sharing some of the projects I've been involved in these past few years. :)
Anyway ... I hope you guys also returned home safe, sound and happy from EF.

As always, thank you for reading. :)


Cheers!

Pan
Hi guys!

Although I wanted to be a bit more active again on FA and DA, the past year kept me from doing a lot of things due to some very annoying health troubles. I should be fine again (I hope) and thus I hope that I can somehow manage to keep up with my online galleries again. :) So ... thank you to everyone who still sticks around despite the lack of uploads. I'm doing my best to be more active online.

So ... since last year's EF was such a blast (Thanks to you guys, I felt really loved and appreciated!), let's have another EF meme:

Do you have a table in the Dealers' Den?
Yes, my table is in front of the biiiiig windows. Although looking for my banner might help, too: pbs.twimg.com/media/CpmKtxIXYA…

Do you have prints/CDs?
I'll have prints and matted prints as well as a limited supply of the official Paws 'N' Claws card game ( pawsnclaws.de/ ). And I'll offer sketch and badge commissions. Please make sure to stop by early if you want some of the latter as commission slots tend to run out pretty fast. o,o
Plus ... I'll be selling some booze (tea liqueur by Hutz), too.

Will you have art in the Artshow?
Yes, lots of! Although I didn't get around to upload a lot of pieces here, yet. :) I'll also bring some limited jumbo prints along and some rather ... unusual stuff, I guess? So checking out my panels in the Artshow might be worth your while ... ;)

Where are you staying?
I'll be staying at the Estrel hotel.

What day are you getting there?
Tuesday, the 15th of August.

Who will you hang out with during the convention?
I'll most likely spend most of my time with good friends and anyone who wants to sacrifice some of their precious con time to hang out with me. :)

Where will you be most of the time during daytime?
I'll be in the Dealers' Den.

And what about the evenings?
Probably at the bar or wherever I can get some work done, though I might drop by the artist lounge at times, too. :)

Will you be suiting?
Still no, sadly.

Do you do free art?
I usually don't. Although I might do silly doodles if I'm drunk enough ...

Can I talk to you?
Yes, I usually don't bite that hard. :)

Can we hang out?
Sure, if you're nice ...

How can I find you?
Look for a short person with red curly hair: pan-hesekiel-shiroi.de/old/ima… I might be wearing glasses, though, as I don't always feel like wearing contacts. >.>

Last time/last con/last meet/last chat we talked so much and now you forgot my name? Why???
I am remarkably bad with names and faces. I probably wouldn't even be able to recognize myself anymore if I were to change my hairstyle or something. So, please don't be mad?

Can I give you lots of money?
Well, I won't stop you if you'd like to do that ... but I'd prefer you to bid on my pieces in the Artshow or get something nice at my DD table. ;)

Can I give you stuff?
Unless it's something super awful, I'm probably fine with it ...? (O.k, o.k, I admit it, I love gifts.)

Can I take photos of you/with you?
Yes, but please ask me first.

Can I hug you?
Please do! :D Although I might be stuck behind my table during DD opening times.
(And thank you to the sweetheart from last year who even asked me if I got enough hugs this time around! ;))

How long are you staying?
I'll be leaving on the 21st of August.

If I see you, how should I get your attention?
Just try talking to me directly, most other attempts usually don't work.

You look grumpy, are you sure I can talk to you?
Yep, I have that thing that's being called "resting bitch face" and I tend to look awfully angry when I'm really tired although I'm not angry at all. :/

Can I invite you to parties?
Of course! :)

Anything else you might want to know? :) (Mostly the same stuff as last year, huh?)

Also, if you get (or got) a badge or sketch commission from me, you can post it online, use it as an avatar or whatever. You don't have to ask me for special permission for this. :)

So, who else is going to be at EF?


On another note ... some of you might have noticed my absence at this year's Confuzzled (judging from all the kind messages I got - you did indeed). The reason is pretty simple - Cfz was being held at the very same time as another convention I was already planning to attend. And I as I still haven't figured out how to clone myself, I had to skip this year's Confuzzled. But I'm planning to be back next year, again! :)


Cheers!

Pan
Hi guys!

The past few weeks (months, even) kept me busy as usual. EF is approaching really fast and I still have tons of things to do ... like ... writing a journal with an EF meme. ;)

Do you have a table in the Dealers' Den?
Yes, my table number is in front of the biiiiig windows. Although looking for my banner might help, too: pbs.twimg.com/media/CpmKtxIXYA…

Do you have prints/CDs?
I'll have prints and matted prints. And I'll offer sketch and badge commissions. Please make sure to stop by early if you want some of the latter as commission slots tend to run out pretty fast. o,o

Will you have art in the Artshow?
Yes, the originals are already on FA, just take a look at my gallery. :) Although I'll also bring some limited jumbo prints along that I haven't posted, yet. So checking out my panels in the Artshow will be worthwhile (... or so I hope). ;)

Where are you staying?
I'll be staying at the Estrel hotel.

What day are you getting there?
Tuesday, the 16th of August.

Who will you hang out with during the convention?
I'll most likely spend most of my time with good friends and anyone who wants to sacrifice some of their precious con time to hang out with me. :)

Where will you be most of the time during daytime?
I'll be in the Dealers' Den.

And what about the evenings?
Probably at the bar or wherever I can get some work done, though I might drop by the artist lounge at times, too. :)

Will you be suiting?
Still no, sadly.

Do you do free art?
I usually don't. Although I might do silly doodles if I'm drunk enough ...

Can I talk to you?
Yes, I usually don't bite that hard ...

Can we hang out?
Sure, if you're nice ...

How can I find you?
Look for a short person with red curly hair: pan-hesekiel-shiroi.de/old/ima… I might be wearing glasses, though, as I don't always feel like wearing contacts. >.>

Last time/last con/last meet/last chat we talked so much and now you forgot my name? Why???
I am remarkably bad with names and faces. I probably wouldn't even be able to recognize myself anymore if I were to change my hairstyle or something. So, please don't be mad?

Can I give you lots of money?
Well, I won't stop you if you'd like to do that ... but I'd prefer you to bid on my pieces in the Artshow or get something nice at my DD table. ;)

Can I give you stuff?
Unless it's something super awful, I'm probably fine with it ...? (O.k, o.k, I admit it, I love gifts.)

Can I take photos of you/with you?
Yes, but please ask me first.

Can I hug you?
Please do! At Cfz almost no one asked for a hug, they all just wanted to shake my hand instead ... which was kind of weird. :')

How long are you staying?
I'll be leaving on the 22nd of August.

If I see you, how should I get your attention?
Just try talking to me directly, most other attempts usually don't work.

Can I invite you to parties?
Of course! :)

Phew. Did I forget anything? Anything else you want to know? :)

Also, if you get (or got) a badge or sketch commission from me, you can post it online, use it as an avatar or whatever. You don't have to ask me for special permission for this. :)

Sooooo ... who else is going to be at EF?


Oh, and on a completely different note ... thank you guys so much for all the positive feedback on my recent pieces! :) I can't answer all comments so shortly before EF, but I read every comment. Thank you so much again! :)


Cheers!

Pan
Hi guys!

So, I'm back from Confuzzled and other work related trips and I think things are finally starting to calm down a bit. These past few weeks were pretty exhausting as I was almost constantly away from home ...
Anyway. I had a blast at this year's MMC and Confuzzled! Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by to say hi, buy prints or even commission me. :) Thank you also for all the drinks (So much Cider!) and the gifts, I really did (and still do) appreciate it (you guys know who you are).
I hope everyone also made it home safe and sound.
I'm going to write another journal entry soon-ish about some things I've been waiting to tell you about, but for now I want to catch up with notes and comments. :)
Be well and stay awesome.

Cheers!
Pan
Hi guys!

I'm sorry for being late replying to comments. I'm currently busily preparing for Confuzzled. I'll be leaving on Thursday morning and I still have to finish another piece for the Artshow. *sweats*
Although those convention memes seem to be pretty much out of fashion by now I find them pretty useful to get some information as to how and where to spot the person you're looking for. :)
So, here we go:

Do you have a table in the Dealers' Den?
Yes, my table number is 105, take a look at the map here: 2016.confuzzled.org.uk/attendi…

Do you have prints/CDs?
I'll have prints, matted prints, maybe some concept art (I hardly have any left after MMC) and I'll offer sketch and badge commissions. Please make sure to stop by early if you want some of the latter as commission slots tend to run out pretty fast. o,o

Will you have art in the Art Show?
Yes, I'll try to post a picture of some of my pieces tomorrow or the day after tomorrow so you know what to look for. There'll be pieces in the general section as well as the adult section (artistic nudity).

Where are you staying?
I'll be staying at the Hilton hotel.

What day are you getting there?
Thursday, the 26th of May.

Who will you hang out with during the convention?
I'll most likely spend most of my time with good friends and anyone who wants to sacrifice some of their precious con time to hang out with me. :)

Where will you be most of the time during daytime?
I'll be in the Dealers' Den (table 105).

And what about the evenings?
Probably at the bar, though I might drop by the artist lounge at times, too.

Will you be suiting?
No, I didn't have time to fix my fursuit this year, either.

Do you do free art?
Depends on who is asking. ;)

Can I talk to you?
Yes, I usually don't bite that hard ...

Can we hang out?
Sure, if you're nice ...

How can I find you?
Look for a short person with red curly hair: pan-hesekiel-shiroi.de/old/ima… I might be wearing glasses, though, as I don't always feel like wearing contacts. >.>

Last time/last con/last meet/last chat we talked so much and now you forgot my name? Why???
I am remarkably bad with names and faces. I probably wouldn't even be able to recognize myself anymore if I were to change my hairstyle or something. So, please don't be mad?

Can I give you lots of money?
Well, I won't stop you if you'd like to do that ... but I'd prefer you to bid on my pieces in the art show.

Can I give you stuff?
Unless it's something super awful, I'm probably fine with it ...?

Can I take photos of you/with you?
Yes, but pleas ask me first.

Can I hug you?
Sure.

How long are you staying?
I'll be leaving on May, 31st.

If I see you, how should I get your attention?
Just try talking to me directly, most other attempts might not work.

Can I invite you to parties?
Of course! :)

So ... I hope that helps at least a little. :)
Also, since some people asked ... If you get (or got) a badge or sketch commission from me, you  can post it online, use it as an avatar or whatever. You don't have to ask me for special permission for this (although I felt very happy that everyone who wanted to post something online asked me first). :)

Please tell me if you're also going to attend Confuzzled.

So long ... be well, stay awesome and don't forget to stop by and say hi! :)


Cheers!

Pan
Hey guys!

It's been a while since I last wrote a journal or have been active on my galleries in any way ... And I really have to apologize for that.
I won't bother writing the full story as to why I pretty much disappeared, because if I'd try, I'd never manage to post a new journal. Like ... ever. So, let's keep things short, shall we?
I haven't been well in recent years, mainly due to constantly overworking myself.
But I decided to try and reactivate my old accounts once again. This time around, I won't stress myself out about answering every message in a super short amount of time, so while things are slow, please know that I'm working on it and that I have been (and in fact still am) reading every comment I get.
Thank you so much for the support thus far, especially to those of you who kept writing me emails, notes and comments telling me that I haven't been forgotten (yet). :)
I'll do my best to get back into the habit of posting art again (oh, and there's lots of it, believe me), answering notes on a regular basis (I know, there are still some that I haven't even read yet) and replying to comments.
So, is anyone even still around or did most of you guys indeed forget about me? :') Because I really do miss being part of the community as much as I used to be ...

Again, thank you so much for all your support and patience! I'll post a new journal soon...ish, about some cool projects and stuff.
Until then, if you want to read about my random ramblings and see me posting art before even scanning it properly, feel free to follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/Pan_H_Shiroi


Kind regards and lots of love

Pan


P.S.: Please note that commissions are on hold at the moment, I will contact everyone on my waiting list in June after things calm down some more.
I'm not really good at keeping my journals up to date, I guess.
Anyway, as you might have already figured, I'm back from EF and back to work. EF was really great and I got the chance to talk to some really nice people. Sadly, I was pretty busy all the time so I hardly got the chance to talk to everyone I actually wanted to talk to. Oh well, there's always next year, right?
Some pretty amazing stuff happened (I got an art show award (GOH) and managed to break another personal record again) and all in all I'm already looking forward to next year's EF.

Well, what I actually wanted to say was: Thank you, everyone, who stopped by at my table to say hi, get a print or even bid on of my originals in the art show. Thank you for all the gifts, drinks and everything else. Thank you for talking to me and making my evenings a lot more enjoyable.
It's you guys (and girls) who made this year's EF so wonderful for me. So - thank you. :)

Aside from that ... I'm pretty busy with work this month, so responses are rather slow again (or rather ... still).
Aside from that I hope everyone's been doing well and is in good health. :)

Thank you for reading!


Cheers!

Pan

P.S.: Also, thank you so much for all the birthday wishes today! Someone even delivered me a birthday cake right at midnight! :] (So I didn't have to be so pathetic as to make a birthday cake for myself today. ;))
Well, some of you might have noticed my recent increase of swearing on Twitter ... That's because last week I spilled some of my brush water over my laptop (that lovely tablet PC of mine) and thus it broke. (I really am a genius doing that 3 weeks before EF, huh?)
The hard disk and all the data on there is safe. However, I don't know when (if) I'll be able to use my laptop again. I'm currently using a 10 year old laptop as makeshift, but it's just that: a makeshift. Things I used to do in minutes seem to take forever now. So ... please excuse me for being so silent on here and elsewhere. :')

Also, thank you for all the offers to help me out (fixing, lending me a laptop, etc), you guys know who you are! :) A friend of mine will take a proper look at it this week, so I'll hopefully know soon when I'll be able to get it back. :)

Aaanyway ... it's that time of the year again, you know? So ... here we go with an EF meme I shamelessly took from :iconashanti:


Where are you staying?
At the maritim hotel.

Means of transportation?
I'll be going by car.

Sharing a room with:
Eisfuchs

What is your gender?
female

Relationship Status:
taken

How old are you?
You really don't want to know that.

How tall are you?
156,5cm (I'm such a giant, ain't I?)

Which languages do you speak?
German and English

Where will you be most of the time during the day?
In the Dealers' Den, feel free to stop by and say "hi". :)

Who will you be with?
Eisfuchs, Tabalon and Riffuchs, most likely ...

Do you do free art?
Nope, sorry.

Do you do trades?
Depends ... I might not have time to do them, but asking won't hurt. :)

Do you do commissions?
Yes, just come to my Dealers' Den table early and you'll be able to grab a slot for a sketch commission or a pencil badge. :)

Do you have prints/ CDs?
Yes, I'll have prints and matted prints with me.

What suit(s) will you have?
I won't have a fursuit with me.

Can I dance with you?
I dance like a total retard, so I advise you not to.

Can I touch you?
Depends on where you want to touch. ;)

Can I talk to you?
Please do! I'm probably too shy to start talking to you myself.

Can I hug you?
Sure! I love hugs!

Can I take photos of you/with you?
Please ask me first, but generally speaking: Yes.

Can I buy you lots of drinks?
If you don't expect anything "special" in return, then please do! :)

Do you drink Alcohol/Smoke?
I might have a drink or two in the evenings, but no smoking.

Can I give you lots of money?
Haha, go ahead! Though I'd prefer you bidding on my pieces in the art show.

Can I hug or snuggle with you?
Snuggling is reserved for friends only.

Can we hang out?
Sure!

Are you nice?
I wonder ...

Other cons you may go to?
HerbstCon, MMC, Confuzzled, ZodiaCon, Z-Con ...

Attending any events?
Yes, the Pawpet Show! Backstage only, though ...

How can I find you at the con?
At my table in the Dealers' Den. Otherwise just look for a short redhead with really curly hair. *chuckles*

Can we go out for a dinner?
Yes, though I'll probably be short of time most of the time.

Are you buying art?
How am I supposed to know that before being able to look around in the art show? ;)

Are you having art in the art show?
Yes, feel free to check it out.

What do I have to watch out for, when I am meeting you?
I'm pretty jumpy, so to say. So please avoid approaching me from behind all of a sudden. :)

What is the best way to contact you?
Hm ... depends on when my laptop will be fine again ...
Probably email, though:

May I kidnap you to my room?
Only if you're a friend and the Dealers' Den is closed. ;)

You look pretty tired, are you o.k?
Of course I look tired, I always do, so don't worr... zzzzzzz ...

I have a personal question for the con. May I ask you there?
You can ask me anything you want. If I'm going to answer you is another story, though. :)

Thanks a lot for reading! I'm already looking forward to meet you at EF! :)


Cheers!

Pan
So ... I'm back home after a long trip to England (going by car sure takes a while). Well, what can I say? I kind of liked it, I guess. The weather was nice, the people were awesome and the drinks were good.
Sadly, my stomach didn't quite agree with the food there. If I happen to attend again, I'll need to find a proper solution for this. :')

Anyway ... a big thank you goes to everyone who stopped by at my table at the Dealers' Den to say hi or even purchase something (be it a print or a commission). Also, thank you to whoever looked at or purchased one of my pieces in the art show! :)
Honestly, I felt almost undeserving of so many nice words - though they always made my day bright and shining (even before my first cup of coffee). Thank you so much, everyone! :)
Sorry to everyone who didn't manage catch a commission slot (boy, do they run out fast) and to everyone I wanted to meet but didn't make it to their tables (shyness, time, ... shyness ...).

Well, for now I'll try to further catch up with my messages (I'll answer all unanswered notes and emails during the next few days), starting new and continuing old commissions and preparing for Eurofurence.
Aside from that I'm happy to be home for more than a week (I'm sure my cats are just as happy).

After getting back I also noticed a lot of new watchers (about 50 O.O) - so welcome new watchers and thank you for watching me! ;)

Special thanks this time goes to :icontabalon: Eisfuchs and :icondinoex:, who helped me a lot during my time in the Dealers' Den (bringing me food, news and helping me carry way too heavy boxes).

Also, there are two more people who deserve a big thank you:
:icongab: for being such a cute and nice person (and of course for picking "Let me tell you" as her "Guest of honour's choice"). And Ultrafox for being just as awesome and spending several hours in the bar with me, making me forget for a short while that I knew almost no one at Confuzzled (though that will hopefully change in the years to come).
They are awesome. So go and watch them - now!

I missed the dear :iconswandog: there as she had some issues and couldn't attend on short notice. I really hope she will be feeling better soon!

Alright, it's been a while since I last wrote such a long journal entry all by myself (thanks to my old f(r)iend Tenosynovitis ...) and I hope no one fell asleep while reading it.

Stay well, everyone!


Cheers!

Pan
So ... tomorrow night I'm leaving for my trip to Confuzzled. I'm going to bring a few originals and limited jumbo prints with me, so be sure to check them out in the art show. ;) Also, I'll be in the Dealers' Den, offering regular prints, maybe some matted prints and a few pencil commissions. Feel free to drop by and say hi! :)
So ... who else is going to attend Confuzzled?

I'm sorry for not being very responsive at the moment as I'm busy preparing for Cfz. Things will speed up again after I'm back, so please bear with me for now.

Stay well and stay tuned!

Cheers!
Pan
So, tomorrow morning I'll be off to MMC. See you there! :)

Cheers!
Pan
Just a short reminder that the auction for my original dragon painting will close in about a day (April 19th, midnight (CEST)). So place your bids now or regret it later. ;)
Here's the link to the auction:

www.furaffinity.net/view/10322…

Again: Good luck and happy bidding. :)


Cheers!

Pan
Hey guys and girls! :)

Just a quick update that the dragon painting I posted earlier (the cover artwork of "Das Geheimnis des Nebels") is now up for auction on FA:

www.furaffinity.net/view/10322…


Thanks for looking! I'm still digging myself through all your kind comments and messages (those are what keeps me going when in doubt) while preparing for the next conventions to come. :)

Also, some of you might have noticed it already, but there's finally something like real content on my website. To check it out please visit either michaela-frech.de or michaela-frech.de
A big thank you goes to Tabalon for taking care of all the technical stuff on that site. He made it possible to get everything done so shortly after the last book fair! :)

I hope all of you are well!


Cheers!

Pan
So, there are some news, I guess ...
Let's start with the good news ... I went to an orthopaedic specialist for yet another check up last week and he said I should be perfectly fine again. Though I still have to be very careful not to overdo it the next few days (weeks?) again, I think I can finally work some more again.
The bad news is ... writing still feels awful and hurts after a while and no one knows why. So I guess I will continue being a slow poke writing and answering comments for a while longer. I apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.
In any case, I will have to be way more careful in the future. But I also need to think about a way to permanently find some relieve for the stress in my hand as things can't go on like this forever. Especially now, that my hand has become more vulnerable to tenosynovitis.
(Thank you, though, for giving me tips how to train my hand and wrist to prevent something like this from happening again. You guys and girls know who you are.)

Well, that being said ... I will start contacting people on my commission waiting list in the next few days to make a rough estimation as to when I will finally be able to start their commission. :)

Also, I will be attending quite a few conventions and fairs this year ... I guess.

First off, I'll be attending the book fair in Leipzig in March. Unlike previous years, I will attend on Friday (for business related talks) and Saturday (for meeting friends I haven't seen in years). If you happen to be there as well, poke me and we might be able to meet up. :)

The next convention after that will be MMC.
After that (which will be a first for me this year) comes Confuzzled. I'm already really curious how CF will be.
And after that there will be Eurofurence, which I'll be attending as well.
I'll be having originals and limited jumbo prints hanging in the art show at all three of these conventions. And I'll be sitting in the Dealers' Den (Artist Alley at MMC) at every convention, waiting for you to drop by and say hi. :) If you come by early, you might even be able to snatch a small sketch or badge commission. Otherwise I can still offer prints, matted prints and _maybe_ some other stuff for sale.

After that there will be HerbstCon (aka food-coma-con).
And after that ... there will be the book fair in Frankfurt again. I'll be attending on Friday only this year, as business attendee. (Gladly HerbstCon and the book fair in Frankfurt aren't colliding, as they did last year.)

Well ... and that's about it for the convention season. I don't know yet if I will attend BerliCon this year (though I doubt there are spaces left anyway). :)

Anyway, thank you for reading and being so kind and patient, everyone. I really appreciate that. All your comments really do mean a lot to me.

So ... what can I add? Except ... stay well, tuned and don't get involved with a tenosynovitis yourself. That stuff is nasty, I tell you. ;)


Cheers!

Pan

P.S.: Before I forget it again ... thank you so much for the flood of birthday wishes last year. I was really happy reading all of those and I hope I managed to send a reply to everyone.
It's amazing how fast something that was supposed to be gone after 10 days can last more than 3 months, huh?

Well ... first of all ... I'm very sorry for being so silent during the past few months. While I've been watching what you guys were doing here and there, the only thing I was able to do was posting a few signs of life on Twitter and reading (a lot, actually).
Some of you might have been worried, some might have been even mad ... So I guess it's not only high time I told you what I've been up to these past months, but also how I expect things to develop in the near future.

You probably do remember me writing about my tenosynovitis, my splint and the 10-day rest period. Well, I went to see the doctor after that and he thought it was fine and I got rid of my splint. And since I am so incredibly reasonable and would never ever risk to overwork myself (note the sarcasm) - especially right after a tenosynovitis - I wanted to be a good artist and answer that really huge pile of messages I had and (of course) start working again since a freelancer almost never can afford too much time off.
You can guess what happened ... Yes, everything came back after less than a day and, to make matters worse, it hurt even more than before (and, like last time, writing was/is especially bad). So, I tried to get an appointment at an orthopaedic specialist - and I succeeded ... several weeks later. Well, I wore my splint most of the time during that period and was all eager to write a new journal entry about the (hopefully good) news the specialist was supposed to give me. Well, the news weren't good at all. In fact it got so bad that I had to start taking anti-inflammatory medicine and pain killers. And then, he left me with 2 choices:
1. To keep wearing the splint all the time for the next 6 weeks, take the medication and get an additional therapy.
-or-
2.To cut down my work times and wear the splint whenever I wasn't drawing or painting, take the medication and get an additional therapy.
Either way would have kept me wearing the splint for at least another 6 weeks (the latter one even 8 weeks), though a really reliable estimation of the recovery time was not possible at that point. And since being a freelancer also means being in deep shit when you have a certain time you can't work, I took the second choice.
And so I started to spend my days painting almost exclusively for publishing companies, writing emails with one hand (which takes forever and is really exhausting) and resting my arm. During the time my arm needed to rest, there were only very little things I could do - like reading, reading or, for a change, reading.
I'm really fed up with this stupid tenosynovitis by now.
However, the good news is that my doctor said (last week) I was finally on a good way of getting better. So, it will take some more time to recover completely and I'll have to take things slowly after that, but at least it's finally getting better. It's kinda nice if your wrist doesn't hurt all the time anymore. ;)

Anyway, I know that I should have written a journal entry way sooner and I'm really very sorry about that. But please bear with me a little longer.
I'm currently doing my best at answering at least my personal messages and emails on a regular basis, though it might take a few days for me to respond (or longer when I have to look up several information for answering some questions).
Well, to all those who have read so far, have been worried about me and also kept on sending me get-well-wishes: Thank you so much.
An especially honourable mention goes to Eisfuchs (my caretaker since there are more things I can't do than things I can do with one hand), Tabalon (my paper work slave who helped me with parts of my work) and :iconisuna: (who kept encouraging me and sending me awesome pictures). :)

I will still be slow, but I'll at least try to upload pictures a bit more often (oh, there's tons of stuff I didn't upload yet), though I won't be able to answer your comments for another few weeks (but I always read and appreciate them <3).

Well, aside from that I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. :)


Cheers!

Pan
Hey guys and girls!

I'm back from EF, which was a blast, by the way, with some rather sad news. The pain in my right hand turned out to come from tenosynovitis. Thus, writing is very difficult for me right now. That means, answering comments, writing notes and the like will be slowed down again. I apologize for the inconvenience. And it also means that I can't draw or paint right now. The commissions on my waiting list will have to wait for a few more days (about 10). But I promise I'll be back for real as soon as my right arm is better once again. I'll write more about EF and recent happenings at that time.

Thank you for your understanding!

Cheers!

Pan
Whew, time was running so fast this year ... so it's "that time of the year" again. I'm busy preparing for EF, so I haven't been around much. I'll have to wait until after EF to reply to all comments due to lack of time. Since my right wrist is giving me quite some trouble while painting, too, work goes rather slow.
I'm currently working on my last paintings for EF (7 more pieces to go, gladly all of them are almost finished). While I didn't have enough time to colour the shy cutie piece I mentioned in a poll at DA earlier, I'll at least be able to finish "Tender Moments" which will be my center piece for EF art show. :)

Also, I'll be in the Dealers' Den again, offering prints (feel free to drop me a note before Monday for print pre-orders) and a small amount of sketch and badge commissions. You can always stop by and say hi, it will be really appreciated. :)

I'm so looking forward to see a lot of people from last year again and meeting new ones as well. Don't be afraid to start up a conversation with me - since I'm actually a very shy person it's likely that I won't talk to you first (that is ... if I don't know you irl already).

Where are you staying?
I'll be staying at the maritim.

What day are you getting there?
Tuesday, the 28th of August. (Wait, that's in less than a week already, isn't it? Aaaaaah!)

Who are you rooming with?
Eisfuchs

Who will you hang out with during the convention?
I'll most likely spend most of my time with good friends and anyone who wants to sacrifice some of their precious con time to hang out with me. :)

Where will you be most of the time during daytime?
The Dealers' Den ...

And what about the evenings?
I might be in the lobby or the Piano Bar, though I will decide that rather spontaneously.

Are there any panels you might be attending?
Hmm ... I wonder.

Are you attending any stage or public performances?
I'll be attending the Rock'n'Rome concert and the Pawpet Show ... though I'll be back stage only during the PPS.

Will you be suiting?
No, I didn't have time to fix my fursuit this year, sadly.

Do you do free art?
Depends on who is asking. ;)

What is your gender?
That question has to be really interesting if it's included in every year's EF meme ...

How old are you?
Oh, look! An obvious distraction!

How tall are you?
About 5,13'/1,565m

Are you taken? Are you looking for a 'mate'?
Happily taken and thus don't looking for a mate. So trying to make a pass on me will be a waste of your precious time. :)

Can I talk to you?
I'll be most happy if you do. :)

Can we hang out?
If you're nice ...

Can I touch you?
Depends on where you want to touch.

How can I find you?
Look for a small person with red curly hair - it shouldn't be that hard to spot me. :)

Last time/last con/last meet/last chat we talked so much and now you forgot my name? Why???
I was never good with names and faces but I'll most likely remember your con badge if I saw it before. :) And if you changed your hair style or something, chances are high I won't be able to recognize you at all. D:

Can I visit your room?
Please don't unless you're a really close friend of mine.

Can I buy you drinks?
Sure thing. ;)

Do you smoke?
Nope.

Can I give you stuff?
Uhm ... what ... stuff?

Can I give you lots of money?
Well, I won't stop you if you'd like to do that ... but I'd prefer you to bid on my pieces in the art show or buying prints from me. :)

Can I take photos of you/with you?
Yes, though I'd prefer you to ask me first.

Can I hug you?
Oh, yes! Hugs, please! :D

Are you nice?
I wonder ... am I?

How long are you staying?
About a week.

Do you have an artist table?
Yes, I'll be in room Berlin in front of the windows on the far right.

Do you have prints/CDs?
I'll have prints, business cards, love potions ...

Will you have art in the Art Show?
Yes, take a look in the conbook if you want to know the panel numbers. :)

If I see you, how should I get your attention?
Just try talking to me directly, most other attempts might not work.

What/where will you be eating?
Didn't think about that, yet ... hmmm.

Can I look in your sketchbook?
Depends on my current mood. ;)

Can I draw in your sketchbook?
Sadly, I don't have a sketch book for guest art.

Can I dance with you at the dances?
Hahaha, I'd like to see you trying to get me to dance! :D

Can I invite you to parties?
Of course, though I might have to turn down your invitation at times.

Do you shower?
At least once a day, so yes.


Everyone, have a save trip to EF! :)

Cheers!
Pan

P.S.: Oh, wow! More than 50.000 page views already. Thank you so much! :)
So, this year will be my first year at BerliCon (I'll be leaving around noon tomorrow).
I'll have a few originals in the art show there and will also do some badge commissions (about 3) if you manage to catch me in time. :)

So ... aside from that there's not so much to write. A real shitload of work will keep me busy for the next few months (until quite some time after EF), but I'll try to check my messages at least once a week.
Wish me luck so I can keep it up (or tell me how to make time run slower, that would be appreciated even more).

On a completely different note ... Last week I got my wisdom teeth pulled out - all four at once. So not funny. Sadly, it kept me from working for a few days. Well, at least I got it over with before something really bad could happen. :]

Stay well and stay tuned! :)

Cheers!
Pan
So, as I promised, here's the journal with the leftovers. :)
There are only four pieces I still have in my possession:

[1 - Schneefluff - Sold]

2 - Come and watch the stars with me: www.furaffinity.net/view/78848…
   -> size: ca. 20x28cm (7,8x11")
   -> medium: acrylics
   -> double matted
   -> framed (making it 32x42cm or 12,5x16,5")
   -> price: 95 Euro

3 - Summer rain: www.furaffinity.net/view/78652…
   -> size: ca. 20x30cm (7,8x11,8")
   -> medium: acrylics
   -> double matted
   -> special cut
   -> framed (making it 32x42cm or 12,5x16,5")
   -> price: 125 Euro

4 - Where rain won't reach us (not on FA or DA yet): pan-hesekiel-shiroi.de/images/…
   -> media: ink pen, acrylics
   -> size: ca. 20x30cm (7,8x11,8")
   -> double matted (making it 30x40cm or 11,8x15,7")
   -> special cut
   -> price: 70 Euro

Here's a link to all matted and framed pieces: pan-hesekiel-shiroi.de/images/…
Shipping is always excluded as shipping rates depend on where you live. I accept PayPal (international) and bank transfer (within the EU).
Interested? Drop me a note, write me an email (mail[at]pan-hesekiel-shiroi.de) or simply leave a comment here. :)
First come, first served.

Thanks a lot for reading! :D


Cheers!
Pan

P.S.: I'm still far from done digging through my messages, but I already managed to get through the first 1000. :')
... awesome. :]
I had the pleasure and honour to be invited as their "special guest" (other conventions might call it guest of honour).
There were so many nice people there and I feel sorry for everyone whom I didn't manage to talk to thoroughly due to lack of time. I was so loaded with work that time seemed to have passed in the blink of an eye (thank you, again, to everyone who commissioned me at MMC). When I wasn't painting, I tried to spend some hours with my friends and other nice people who came to talk to me (thank you, everyone, I'm usually too shy to start a conversation with people I didn't talk to irl yet).
It was a blast, thank you to everyone who made this such a great convention. I'm already looking forward to next year. :)
Also, I'm sorry for always being so short on time at MMC, I'll try to manage my time better next year, leaving me with way more opportunities to talk to everyone. :)

I will post a journal with unsold pieces later on as I still didn't upload every piece I did for the art show, yet. So, if you're interested in one of those originals (namely a hyena, a snow leopard, two cats and two foxes) you might want to check out my next journal for more information. ;)

The next convention I'll be attending will be BerliCon 9 (it will be my first time there) and I'm currently thinking about offering a few badge and/or sketch commissions there since someone already approached me at MMC (at first with no luck as I was already booked out after only a few hours, but then he asked in advance for BC). :)

Until then, stay well and stay tuned, I'll most likely spend my time during the next few days trying to answer all the messages I had to neglect over the past few weeks. :)

Thank you again! <3


Cheers!
Pan