Thursday, March 13, 2014

Convention De-frazzle

Wow preparing for having an Artist table at 2 conventions in the same month was intense. Not to forget that it was my first time having a table to sell my creations from. Everything worked out beautifully and my stressed self is now unwinding. I did well enough that next year I think an upgrade is in order. I have so many plans and ideas for product, but I just did not have enough time to get them all under way or truth be known even finish some of the big ones I have started. I currently have about 100 or more projects on the go in various stages of progress, this is what I get for assembly lining my work.
Tsukinocon was fun, I was nervous and excited the whole time and it makes for an interesting combination.
Nervous because I have no idea how people will react to my creations or if I will even sell any, and Excited because this was my first time vending at a Convention. I did well enough, and was stressed about not having enough product for no reason. Although I did sell out of White wolf ears very quick and could have sold more. How was I to anticipate something like that? A mad rush to finish more product in the 2 weeks after Tsukinocon before Gottacon, and it was worth it. I got a bunch more pics at Tsukinocon than I did at Gottacon. As I actually remembered that my phone camera works quite well at Tsukinocon but then left my phone at my dads for the duration of Gottacon, and kept forgetting that I had my tablet to take pictures with. Here are all the pictures I have to share:
Tsukinocon 2014

Gottacon 2014
Some of these are stolen from friends.

The littlest Tentacle monster

I found this in my drafts folder. Bad Sammy, not publishing it a long time ago.
I spent my evening last night coming up with a new design for the tentacle monsters. Mini ones that can be dice bags. It turned out so very adorable. It was finicky and frustrating to make but the very first of any project usually ends up that way. Smaller means harder to sew. I wanted to make them small enough to fit inside of the big one but it does not work. No way am I going to go any smaller. Next on the line up is making child sized backpacks. those should be easier. I ordered smaller clips and am just waiting for them to arrive before I start on the child sized ones.