First, we’d like to say a big thank you to the communities of Thatcher and Safford that came out to the Gila Valley Comic Con! We had such a great time and you guys are awesome! Everyone was very welcoming and friendly! Thanks for hosting such a great event! We’ll see you guys again for the 2nd annual Gila Valley Comic Con.
Now, we’re really excited to be able to continue our participation in First Fridays Las Vegas! We’ve met some of the coolest folks and have a great time doing it. We’ll be there again April 6th, and May 4th!
We’re very excited to set up our shop for the First Annual San Diego Rocket Con, April 28th at the Scottish Rite Event Center! You should totally come out! It’s gonna be a gas!
We also get to set up at the Carlsbad Village Fair on May 6th! We are looking forward to the new event and new folks to meet!
We’ll be bringing new jewelry and boxes to all these events! Be sure to follow us on Instagram to be the first to see new works in progress!
We’re also working feverishly on making everything that you see in our pop-up shop at shows available to you here in our online shop. Sign up for our mailing list to get the heads up on new pieces before anyone else!
We are still maintaining a presence on Etsy; although the bulk of our art and jewelry will be here.
And remember, if you see anything you like at one of our shows, but were unable to get it then, and can’t find it in our shop, just email us and we’ll make it available for you!
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!
I’ve been with Etsy for a long time. I should have opened my shop when I first heard about them back in ’08. Hindsight and all that.
At the time I was still working a “day job” (40+ hours a week in retail…ooof) and I wasn’t really sold on the fact that someone might just pay me to make art for them.
My view on it was “Why would they pay me when they can make it themselves?” After years I have figured out that most people won’t make it for themselves either because of time, knowledge, or they just plain like the way you do it better. My friend JT says that “they pay for your eye and expertise.”
As I said, I’ve been with Etsy a long time. I’ve never really been able to generate much traffic and after nearly three years solid, I’ve only made 30 sales, and my traffic isn’t much more than 30 views a day. I think that running my own site, being able to make things how I want them to look, have things organized the way I want them to be, being able to showcase what I want to showcase, and I’d really like to not be charged for every listing. I will still keep some items on my Etsy shop, but the bulk of my art work for sale will live here.
So, we are officially building a shop here at weegonza.com. Not a link to another marketplace, but an honest to goodness shop, where I WILL RULE OVER ALL!! MUHAHAHAHA!! *cough*
Seriously though, It starts today.
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