So much going on!

Well, this has been a really busy last few weeks! We’ve had Retro City Fest, our first, First Friday Las Vegas show, Tempe ComicCon, Tucson Gem and Mineral Show and now we’re gearing up for Las Vegas Toy Con at the end of February!

Let me start by saying thanks to Kirsten, Jasmine and everyone else who works for the First Friday Las Vegas Foundation! It is a really well organized and well run show! Load in and load out are super easy considering how busy it is! I would definitely recommend participating in this event to my other artist friends.  Also, if you’re in Vegas on a first Friday, it’s something fun to do while you’re down town. The artists and makers are amazing!

Tempe Comic Con was tons of fun! So much awesome cosplay. The volunteers worked their parts off! I personally think that we got the best one! Clayton, you ROCK! 

I think my favorite CosPlay was Demogorgon.

Lots of new boxes are going up in this shop and on our Etsy shop!

-We’ve got Las Vegas Toy Con coming up February 23rd-25th at Circus Circus

-We’ve got First Friday Las Vegas, March 1st

-We also have the Gila Valley ComicCon March 23rd-24th

-We’re waiting to hear back on The Gaslight Gathering in San Diego for April

More dates to be announced! Thanks for reading!

Kerrie & Jonathan

Are you bothered?

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 about two years now. We’re still trying to get a schedule and routine down.

It’s not an easy thing.

The show part, we’ve got down pat. The rest of it, well, we have a few hang ups.

First of which is the mentality of “Oh, I don’t want to bother people with that post, photo, email…”

We also realize if we want to succeed at an online business as well as an in person one, we have to get over that.

Our customers have to know where we’re going to be and what new things we’re doing. We have to keep them interested so they will come to us.

We’re learning that is where advertising and marketing come in.

My rational mind knows this. The not so rational part…not so much.

I see other maker run businesses that we follow; I wait (sometimes not so patiently) for their next FB post, or to see the newest thing they’re working on via an IG post. Or, during the morning email check, I see the new sculpture, photo, painting, doodle, or whatever and damn it, I’m so happy to see it!

Then I think, maybe other people might be doing the same thing I am and are eagerly awaiting the new WeeGonza Bazaar post. It could happen.

Good wishes, much love, much happiness, and look for us much, much more.

Updates are coming!

Things are changing here at WeeGonza Bazaar! We’ve been busy making new things, participating at shows and Comicons, and lots of R & D!

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