Monday, April 7, 2014

Kraken Con!

Hooray! My first post in a llllloooooooonnnnggg while! Just wanted to mention the recent highlight of this past weekend.

Kraken Con. It was my first time ever exhibiting at a con on my own and second time exhibiting at a con ever. Not to toot my own horn, but I think I did a pretty decent job setting up my table and overall I did fairly well. I do plan on doing more cons, but as for mainly Anime, I'll have to think about it. Honestly, I'm not too keen on all the happenings of the Anime world, so I felt a wee bit out of place. That's not to say I'm ruling them out completely; I'll probably just stick to one a year. But moving right along...

I had a good time. Met new people, saw a few familiar ones. And the cosplay was awesome. I wish I had some pictures, but unfortunately, I didn't take any for fear of using up my phone battery which I thought I was going to need to run my Square app. Turns out, only one person ended up charging their card. Awww, poo...oh well. Big shoutout to Hailey (or is it Haley? I'm sorry if I'm spelling your name wrong!) and Mary and Allen from Tirrivee Creations for being awesome table neighbors.

So for those of you who have been wondering what the heck I've been up to all this time, I ask that you please go take a gander at my Instagram account. That's pretty much my go to account for all things up to date on me, at least art-wise. With so many social media outlets that I have accounts for, trying to update them on a regular basis can be extremely time consuming. So I apologize.

And that's all she wrote for now...

Monday, January 16, 2012

2nd Saturday...

in Sacramento turned out to be a blast. I went toMartin Hsu's "Dragon Boy" show at Dragatomi. I got to chat with him and the designer toy sculptor, Vin Teng. Extreme talent, I might say. According to them, the final piece will be ready by Comic Con. Hopefully I'll be able to go this year, even if it's just for one day.
Here's a pic of the prototype. Sorry for the crappy photo, but all I had was my cell phone on me.

I bought Martin's book, Multi Grain. I love it when artists draw a little doodle inside! One day, I'll get to do that, too! lol

Lastly, I bought another vinyl to work on. Hooray! I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this one, but I'll start prepping it today. You can't really tell from the pictures, but somehow this little guy came with  two right arms. I think someone might have opened the box, because he wasn't wrapped in plastic when I opened it. I'm a bit miffed about that, but oh well. Like I said, you can't really tell. 

And that's all she wrote...

Monday, January 2, 2012


...brings a new year. Hey all! Here we are once again, with a clean slate. I figured that I'd lend my first blog of the new year to my artistic endeavors of last ( or in other words, since I was too lazy to post last years stuff, I'll get around to doing it now. lol)

Unfortunately, I didn't do much "artwork" per se, but I did do a few greeting cards. And a major step for me: I finally did my first craft fair! Needless to say, it was a total bust (I have a laundry list of why it didn't work out, but lets not get into that), but I did take away some valuable info.

 Now, I can't remember if I posted these or not, so if I did, I apologize. These were birthday gifts that I made for friends. The top one was Illustrator & Photoshop, the 2nd one strictly Illustrator, and the last one was my first attempt at painting on wood. Didn't turn out too shabby.

I must say I enjoy making greeting cards more. The top one was for a friend's baby shower. One of my very few encounters with a Cricut. I honestly don't like that machine at all. Don't get me wrong, it does a lot of neat things. And what would be even neater is if they made it to where you can cut your own designs. I don't know what it is, but that machine just gets on my nerves. The second card was also for a baby shower. Design done in Illustrator. I'd like to say that is my best card in awhile. It looks quite professional. And the last three pics were cards I made for the craft fair.

And remember that Foomi I bought at WonderCon? Here he is, finished and all! (Finally lol) It took me so long to complete because I really didn't know what I wanted him to look like besides having  wings and horns. Even up to the point where I started to paint I wasn't completely set on an idea. So I sort of just winged it (no pun intended) all the way through the painting process. He didn't turn out too shabby, either! I'm pretty sure I'll be doing more customs this year.

So that's it for now, kiddies! Here's to more artwork! Time to get crackin! =)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Yay! WonderCon!

So my second year at attending WonderCon came and went and I had a great time. Unfortunately, I didn't take as many pictures as I would have liked because I was sucked into buying mode. I spent a GOOD (not good meaning good, but good meaning bad lol) amount of moola on artist goodies, but definitely well worth it.
 Look at the Uglydoll! I feel sorry for the guy inside lol
 Hey Giants/X-Men fans! Check it out (Unfortunately, this was not mine =( )

 I've wanted this ever since it came out. I love Chris Sanders
 My first Tokidoki collectible. Yeah, I'm a late bloomer.

 My first custom Foomi! What to do, what to do! That will definitely be a future blog...

Camilla D'Errico
 Nidhi Chanani
 Steph Laberis
 Brittney Lee
 Nidhi's postcards/mini prints
 Brianne Drouhard

And this time, I actually got to experience the "behind the table" action. My friend, Cristian, (the illustrator behind Reluctant Zero) had a space in the small press area and I got to hang out and catch up. It was definitely a thrilling experience for me seeing and meeting the people that came to the table. It left an impressionable mark on me so much so, that I have been debating all day if I should turn in an interest form for APE. And if a little 10 year old girl can have a table (if you went to WonderCon, you would know what I'm talking about) so can I, dammit!

And lastly, I just want to say congratulations and thank you to an artist friend of mine, Nidhi Chanani! (Check out her awesome work, here) She was recently interviewed for a segment on CNN. About a year ago, she FB messaged me out of the blue with inspiring advice which has helped me work on believing in my art. I try to hold on to that feeling everyday. She has had a huge influence on me and I thank her from the bottom of my heart. <3