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
When people look at some of my up-cycled accessories, for the most part, I receive really positive feedback. Lots of “Wow! What a great idea!” “How did you do that?”/”Come up with the idea for that?” what have you. And I love that! I am not a knowledge hoarder. If I know how to do something, or figured out a better, more efficient way of doing something, I am more than happy to show, demonstrate, or teach. I love the expressions on peoples faces when I show them what I do. Especially when the realize they can channel their creativity
New stuff going on! New pieces being made, new shops being started, new colors used. Lots of experiments are coming! But first, I have to clean my studio…. FacebookTwitterGoogle+BufferPin ItEmail
We are big fans of buttons….I mean really. We love making them. We are also huge geeks. Put those two together and you get some really cool wearable fandom things happening. We have been making several button sets and the first one went up today. A new set will be posted on our Etsy site everyday! If you have something geeky or a random fandom (heh.) you’d like to see, let us know! We’ll see what we can make happen. FacebookTwitterGoogle+BufferPin ItEmail
So, tomorrow is the road trip to Wizard World Las Vegas Comic Con! This will be our first “Corporate Con” sort to speak. So very excited! We have been very busy making all kinds of new pieces and prints to bring! Like these Alice in Wonderland, and old woodcut resin pendants I’ve made: And these new upcycled bottle cap pins! These are just some of the new things that we will be debuting at Wizard World Las Vegas this weekend! If you’re in Vegas this weekend, come by and see us! We’re at booth B2 in Artist Alley! We’ve also
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