Feelin' Crafty


Print Sale!


Went a little crazy with the number of prints I ordered for the last few shows I did, so in order to make some space in my craft room I am having a sale. Good in my Etsy shop until June 15, 2013. Just purchase one and tell me the one you want free in the note to seller. Easy peasy.

Weekend Recap

Short by chicalookate
Short, a photo by chicalookate on Flickr.

Made it through the weekend. This was my first time vending at a Con and it wasn’t quite what I had hoped. I met a lot of cool people, got to see some fun costumes and sold a few things. There were some logistical issues at the Con that made me feel like that impacted things. There were a lot of grumpy people on Saturday due to park and line issues. As one person on FB commented that “Line Con was awesome! Even more lines than last year!”

Was it my best show? Not by far, but I did get some good responses which made me happy. I think one of the big differences is that at other shows I am often one of the only ones with geek friendly items and at the con it was Geek World so I had a lot of competition. The thing that I found most interesting is that I sold mainly magnets and very few prints. Given the responses in other venues I thought I would have sold a few more.

I try to go in to shows with reasonable expectations, but I did not make any where near to what I hopped. Nor did I win the Powerball which was disappointment. On the plus side it was not my worse show. Another positive is that I have a show in a couple weeks and I won’t have to make as much stuff for it as I feared.

As you wish

As you wish by chicalookate
As you wish, a photo by chicalookate on Flickr.

One more day to prep a gazillion things to do be fore MCCC this weekend. So much to do and so little time. Because I felt the need to make more new prints and magnets. Right up to very end.

Was it a dream?

Was it a dream by chicalookate
Was it a dream, a photo by chicalookate on Flickr.

This has long been one of my favorite movies. I could watch it daily and not get tired of it. In fact in my preparation for Motor City Comic Con I have put it on heavy rotation.

This week will be spent cutting prints, making magnets and figuring just what I want to bring to the show. Maybe even making some last minute new designs. Cause you know I am crazy that way.

This Weekend!

circus_edited-1 by chicalookate
circus_edited-1, a photo by chicalookate on Flickr.

I help organize this show, so it is like my baby.

How you love

rm429 by chicalookate
rm429, a photo by chicalookate on Flickr.

Finally got to see all my new prints in person today! Grand total was 800 and they all need to be cut in the next couple weeks. I also got to print out all the new magnet images too. That was about 350 pages. They are all so bright and colorful it makes my heart happy.I might have to con a friend or two in to helping me finish them all up.

Grand Design

Grand Design by chicalookate
Grand Design, a photo by chicalookate on Flickr.

Last night’s creative endeavors included “Twin Peaks” and “Real Genius” along with a few others. Tomorrow will be spent printing out all the new stuff. That is my favorite part… seeing and holding it in my hands.

And Acid

And Acid by chicalookate
And Acid, a photo by chicalookate on Flickr.

I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I was to find a painting with a monkey in it! It’s the little things in life.

Miracle man

Miracle man by chicalookate
Miracle man, a photo by chicalookate on Flickr.

Just finished a show in Flint and now I am back at the computer. Lots to do and little time to do it in. But at least I saw the sun for a little while today.

In rotation

In rotation by chicalookate
In rotation, a photo by chicalookate on Flickr.

I really want to print these out now, but I am not due for a print run until next week. I am not very good at waiting.