Getting ready for Phoenix Fan Fest!

WOOHOO!

One of my favorite things to do after a show or a Comicon is to make more stuff to replace all that I sold. Sometimes I have a couple of months to do it, sometimes I only have a couple of weeks.

This time, I only have a couple of weeks.

I had a couple of requests from customers for specific items and featured creatures. So I’ve done my best within the timeframe I had to make that happen. I find it really rewarding to see how my technique evolves along with my knowledge of color and how to put them together. I seem to always find more efficient ways to paint, construct, and sculpt to give me more time to create new things.

Here is a small sample of some of the new items that will be featured at our booth at Phoenix Fan Fest. Not quite finished, just needs the spit and polish and they will be ready to go!

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See you there!

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Legos as tools!

Seriously! At my house, we are Lego nuts. The amount of Legos we have been carting around for years is almost obscene….almost.

I have several focal pieces that I’ve been holding on to for a while. The problem with this is that I have one sterling silver mermaid, one river jade carved moth, one vintage lion head belt “buckle”, you get the idea. I really want to make jewelry out of them, but I don’t want to get rid of the original. Once I use it, it’s gone.

My husband, who is a genius, came up an idea to make push molds made out of these needful things so that I could share them without losing the original. Enter legos and silicone. :)

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That’s right! He built the boxes to hold the silicone out of Legos we had around the house! He back filled hollow spaces with clay and presto!

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Pretty cool, huh?

Wait till you see what I make out of these beauties!

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Good Times at the Tucson Comic Con

Last weekend, we had an artist’s alley table at the Tucson Comic Con. Not only did we get to hang out with some really cool people (Yvonne and Rachel at stitchmeupgood.com, Ravyn at crescentcanines.com, Lisa at manaoverdose.etsy.com, Emma at em2astudios.com (Thanks Emma for the sandworm decal!) ) and Daniel and Dawna at steamcrow.com, we saw incredible cosplayers, and met some all round great people!

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Mike Olivares and his crew put on a stellar Comic Con! *Insert cartoonish old lady voice here* I remember going to one of the first Tucson Comic Cons and It was 2 ballrooms at at hotel downtown. *end cartoonish old lady voice*

Since then, it has really grown up.

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This was the second time I sold my wares at Tucson Comic Con, and the fifth time of attending. I must say that T-town really comes out and supports local artists. It made me happy to see so many families. It’s fun to see several generations of fandom in one place.

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The Cosplayers were AMAZING! There are truly gifted artists and creatives here!

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Even the kids got into it!

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A few freaked me out…..

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Some were just plain cool…

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All in all it was a really good time! I enjoy seeing peoples’ interpretations of their favorite characters from their favorite fandoms or what have you. There is even a local company that will come to you, take photos and make an action figure of you! Clifton at iconic3d.biz.

After making new pieces to bring to the TCC my studio looks like this:

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And I have 18 days to make new pieces for the Phoenix Fan Fest! There is nothing about this that I don’t love! Come check us out at booth A141!

And to conclude this post, I bring you the singing Yeti:

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You will listen, ’cause if the Yeti ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.

 

 

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