My spring event schedule is well under way, so I am a bit late posting about this!
First things first - WOW! For a first year con, the staff and volunteers blew it out of the water! The event was well organized and foot traffic was constant. If I remember correctly, artist booths were $25 which is fabulous! The event was free for Marshall students which helped with the amazing foot traffic. They had a fabulous range of vendors, artists, music, panels, and FOOD TRUCKS(my favorite)! I arrived to set up on Friday evening, which was a breeze. There was a small amount of parking in front of the building to use for set up which was full, but there was a small lot right before you get to the building which is where I unloaded. The next day the little lot was full, but they made sure there was plenty of free parking across the street. Foot traffic was slow during the first hour, but once things started picking up they did not slow down! Foot traffic and sales were constant throughout the day. Tear down and loading up my car was also easy. Overall, I was very impressed with this first year con. Really hoping it comes back next year!
Here is a photo of my little set up for the day. They provided plenty of space around my table for me to have had an extra table. There was also plenty of space behind my booth so I was never cramped. I highly recommend this con to artists and creators!
This past weekend I drove to Parkersburg, WV and set up for the Classics Plastic Toy Expo. I had a blast selling my artwork in person and talking to fellow artists, crafters, and toy collectors!
For those interested in potentially selling at the con, it is a wonderful con not only first time con sellers but also for those with more experience! Table fees are relatively inexpensive and you can purchase more than one space if you'd like! From my experience, you get a 6 foot table, two chairs, and two passes. Set up is a breeze with free parking right across the street and an elevator that is right on the street with a quick ride up right to where most booths are! It's a very cute, small town, and intimate con that is surprisingly well trafficked. I highly recommend giving it a shot! A photo of my set up can be seen below. I am not affiliated with this con in any way, shape, or form. I am simply blogging about my experience and providing some first hand experience to fellow artists who might be interested in setting up here in the future.
After the con, I came home and got to work on some new digital designs. I was contacted about creating some custom sprites for The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess. A video of me making said sprites can be found below. Enjoy. :)
A friend asked me to make him the gang of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It took me a while, because they are each over a foot tall. It was such a fun project! I don't always get the chance to make large pieces because I only have so much space to display my work at cons. However, if there is ever a large scale project anybody would like made, feel free to email me at email@example.com with inquiries!
Working on making the four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Here's Donatello!
A customer contacted me about creating a custom Bowser piece for her. It was so much fun to make. Enjoy watching!
Here's a fun new video of some work I got done this morning. Enjoy! :)
Here is the most recent video of me working on orders to ship out to my wonderful customers! I personally find time lapse video of crafters crafting and arters arting to be extremely relaxing. I record these videos in hopes that others will find them relaxing as well. Enjoy!