It’s been a long summer for sure and yet, it went by in a hot second! Bob and I are spending the fall season “homeless” in Texas, with plans to travel to California, Mexico, probably back to NYC, London??? and maybe even Taiwan again for a minute, so we decided “why have an apartment?” SO I’ve spent the last week or two slowly filling orders (I’m lucky and thankful) while also slowly filling in the shop with new items I came out with during this con season! How exciting!
One thing I’ve noticed that is starting to deeply disturb me is the ATROCIOUS LIGHTING in every artist alley ever. Like, I get it that we’re always in a convention center or hotel, this isn’t really like a shock but it’s starting to bother me. Whose prints look good in this lighting???? Look at me. I look like an alien who has just eaten the blood of an enemy (ie colourpop avenue ultra matte lipstick) (side note: do not recommend that lipstick)
I’m currently getting ready for AnimeFest (my last Artist Alley of the season, as of now) but I also just got back from Mechacon- seriously doing back-to-back conventions is insane. I’m running around like a chicken with its head cut off here trying to scramble together a whole convention’s worth of stock BUT I’LL MANAGE. In the meantime, have some Mechacon feels!
I’ll start off by saying that ANext was fine, and I almost met my goal and certainly came out ahead. But I’ll then go on to say, “meh”- a meh heard around the alley.
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Wowwwww has it ever been a whirlwind! I got back a few days ago from AnimeNEXT, which I left for only a few days after getting back from A-kon 27! I do not recommend!! Actually I’m lying, it was cool to meet a few artists doing the same, and I would consider this sort of tight schedule again. It was awesome seeing what limits and expectations of myself I could push 😛 Sort of. It was also hell. Awesome self-inflicted hell.
Just a quick update as to my location~~ I’ll post a write-up afterwords but until then it’s safe to assume all I am doing is sewing 16-20hrs/day lol
This trip was primarily me being exhausted and depressed about having to come back to NYC (haha. hahahaha.) but I got in some dranks with frands and plenty of doggy scratchies with the following handsome, very “regular” devil: