When one works for themselves, you look to those who came before you. There are lots of artists that offer us inspiration. The ones who succeed, we take what they have learned and try to apply those lessons to what we are doing. The ones who aren’t, well, we take that experience and tuck it away to remember and also remember a good idea, poorly done, is just as bad. There is so much to juggle. Not only making the art you want to sell, but also the booking of shows, the advertising, marketing, promotions, blogging, emails, etc. We’ve been doing this full time for
Things are changing here at WeeGonza Bazaar! We’ve been busy making new things, participating at shows and Comicons, and lots of R & D! FacebookTwitterGoogle+BufferPin ItEmail
Boo for forgetting to actually have the earrings that we posted on IG available on Etsy! Well, they are now! 🙂 At the end of the year, (and show season) not only are we pretty much sold out of everything, but we find that we’ve gotten a little forgetful. All that being said, this is probably one of our favorite times of year. Not because it’s Christmas or the holidays or anything of that. It’s because it’s the only time of year that I can take a whole day to develop a new design or piece and not feel rushed. I say all of this like
I’m just now getting my head together. Having just completed Tucson Comic Con, (which was tons of fun), getting over a spectacular case of Con crud, swearing off FB since November 8th, (I could no longer stomach the train wreck), and watching the unthinkable happen during an election I thought would be uplifting to a lot of people, I have finally gotten it together enough to write something. I realized over the past week, after going though several boxes of Kleenex, that after I made my voice heard, via voting, there is nothing I can do about the outcome, except
It’s been an interesting couple of months. We have had a lot going on personally as well as professionally. We’ve been R&D-ing our parts off to come up with some new designs both for jewelry and props. It’s amazing how much you learn just from one show to the next. We’d like to thank all of the people who came to see us at Phoenix Fan Fest and Keen Halloween! Both were fantastic conventions and we not only got to see some old friends, but made new ones! Speaking of shows, our next show is Tucson Comic-con! We’re really looking
you become a professional cat herder. Seriously. I kid you not. I was having a conversation a few days ago with an acquaintance (a friend would have known better) when they said to me, “Man, it must be nice to work for yourself. No boss, all the vacation time you want, whenever you want….blah blah.” I could go on. I won’t. What I will say is this: I do have a boss. She is a bitch. I know this because she is me. She is the most demanding boss I’ve ever had in my life. She is always whispering in
I have been out of commission for the last week. I threw my back out when I rolled my ankle on a rock during my morning walk. I am not the most graceful at the best of times, and I probably should just wear a helmet all the time. That postponed a lot of plans I had. I was kind of angry about it until it dawned on me that I wasn’t panicking. I have a list of what I have to get accomplished for the opening of my gallery (that is happening on Monday, 7/18!), along with having everything made
I make lists all the time for Jonathan. Not to do lists, you understand, just lists. Mostly about how awesome he is or how much I love him, or all the things he does for me so that he knows how much I appreciate him. We are doing a big clean out of the rooms in our house, getting rid of things that have been owning us. You know, the “I’m going to do something with this someday” kind of shit. He came across one of my lists that he had kept in his studio. It is a “thank you”
Con to Con For a recharge after Phoenix Comicon, we took three “get the heck out of town” vacation days. It was magical and all we hoped for. Could have been longer. We came home to discover we had been given the opportunity to participate in LepreCon 42 in the Merchant Hall. We were so excited to be able join in the fun this year! A five day turn around to remake and restock is going to be exciting, anxious, and stressful, but it will be worth it. Why? Because we know you love it when we do. New Stuff for LepreCon 42 Even when
Phoenix Comicon 2016 We would like to thank each and every one of you for coming out to see us at the Phoenix Convention Center last weekend for one of our best shows ever. The good people with the Phoenix Comicon, the Phoenix Convention Center and everyone working there have really gotten things under control and it was a really smooth process for us (and you). We met so many new people and many have subscribed here. Announcing SuperToyCon LV 2016 Look for us at the upcoming Las Vegas Super ToyCon at The Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas, August 5-7, 2016.
WOOT! Things are getting really busy here at the Weegonza Bazaar studios. We have a week left before Phoenix Comicon! It’s down to the wire now. We’re so excited to see you all again! We were able to wrangle TWO Artist Alley tables this year. Come visit us in Artist Alley at AA320/322! If you save this blog post on your phone (save a tree :)) or print it out and bring it with you to our tables at Phoenix Comicon, we’ll hook you up with a 15% discount off your entire purchase! We promise we will be there all weekend.
I work on my Etsy site almost everyday, in between creating new product, R&D, trial and error, and doing life stuff and housework. After doing much research (and taking notes through several kinda boring webinars) I’ve decided that I’m going to move my OOAK pieces over to this site, my awesome new blog. Hopefully, this will do a few things. One, it should encourage me to write more posts. Two, it should give me an easier way for my customers to interact with me and my creations. Third, my stuff won’t get buried under thousands of other peoples stuff. All