Hey Doves! Another year another con season to conquer. I haven't done too many conventions since I switched from doing cosplay to making my little store. However, this past show at the The Big Muddy Mini Maker Faire in St. Joseph, MO got me to thinking about looking into conventions... specifically in Nebraska. I have never been there and it's close by enough to drive to. So there's that.
This was The Big Muddy Mini Maker Faire's second Maker Faire and I was invited by Sandra (the organizer) through email. She had contacted me in November a few weekends before my surgery. I looked at the calendar and made the educated guess (based off info I had heard from my doctors) that I would be walking by that time. It worked out great, I had the help I needed by my friend, Beth, and by the very generous and attentive staff of The Big Muddy Mini Maker Faire. Really guys, I never felt so spoiled and by such an attentive staff. They really make you feel as comfortable as possible and beyond! It was such a great turn out to the show as well even with the impending snowpocalypse warnings. I also need to add that Tim who is the pastor of the Restoration Church that owns the building the faire was the one who suggested me as a potential exhibitor. I forgot to ask where he had even heard of me I was too busy blushing. It's pretty mind-blowing to me the amount of people who know of my work before I even meet them, it's everything I could ever wish for.
Planet Comic Con is on the horizon and I am needed to prep for my two hour demo there. I think that I will do a livestream of the curling process for the wig as that can take a day or two to get all set up then have -that- prepped for the show. I also need sculpt out some hair barrettes, gold roses and other things.
I've applied for Maker Faire KC this year, I'm just waiting to hear if they accept my application. If they decide to have me again this year I am really going to have to pull my weight double time. I lost a year of making things to my surgery and I have nothing new. Every year for Maker Faire for the past 2 years I've tried to almost all new things to show on my table including the mannequin that I dress up. I accidentally broke my mannequin last year by piling too much weight on her so I have to figure that out in my head better.
I'd also like more interactive things at my booth and I have to brainstorm that. Outside of the Valkyrie Britannia stuff, life has been a little bumpy. I'm in a weird transition period with my workplace (day job) and I'm a little worried about it but, it's also one of those I'll cross that bridge when I get to it as well.
So many things to do, much love!
Don't eat too much chocolate and be sure to give everyone a hug today!
I've been so busy with my physical therapy that a lot of my commissions started to fall onto the back burner. I'll be returning to work next week so I've been working on my commissions in my free time. Sometimes really late at night and early in the morning! Yikes!
I've picked up some accidental commissions by posting up drawing sketches online. I sketch a lot when I have a lot of pent of energy from mixed feelings that I can't seem to express. I was feeling sad a few days ago so I used that energy to make pretty drawings. A friend online spotted some of my art and sent me a message about drawing them a few pictures. The request was fairly simple and I was happy to oblige.
Today I got a message that invited me to participate at Planet Comicon again. This time instead of big display it'll be a two hour demo on Saturday. I'm glad, this year is going to be the 2oth anniversary with lots of important guests. I'm still healing from my surgery and I can't imagine myself trying to lug around so many things, let alone walk through a crowd like that. I'm going to keep water and snacks on me as I fear trying to get to the food trucks will be a disaster.
I also have the mini Maker Faire coming up soon, that will be early March. It feels really great to get out there and do art things again after being bed ridden for close to two months!
A. Thomson, Valkyrie and Daydreamer
- Affliates -
-Big River Muddy Maker Faire (TBD)
-Kansas City Maker Faire
- Kansas City Maker Faire