After a rough craft show season last year (mud, rain, flooding, high winds, destroyed tents, etc) I decided that I will never do another outdoor show AND decided to change things up a bit and apply to a few local conventions!
Lucky me, our local conventions are some of the biggest around! They aren’t San Diego ComicCon big, but they still have up to 20 times more foot traffic than any craft show I’ve ever done. I applied to two, and I got in to both! Though I’m only announcing this one for now, and will talk more about the other one (which is way way way bigger than this one) in a few weeks.
So yeah, Art School Dropout will have a table in the new Makers Market at AwesomeCon in April!
It’s held at the Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington DC. and is THREE WHOLE DAYS of awesomeness! I am really excited and I can’t wait to start adding in more nerdy pieces in to my lineup! Anything you’d like to see?
Well, Did you hear? I’m back to blogging for Silhouette America! It’s a limited time thing, but I have got some great projects and reviews coming up!
I am so excited to get back in to all of this!
Keep an eye out for more in the coming weeks…
Last week was my final ceramics class in the first session with Kristen Swanson. Not the last class ever, since I already signed up for the second session, just the last one is session one.
The last class was all about glazing all the pieces we had made, which was super exciting. I had been itching to bring these babies home.
Once they were home I was still excited and decided each one needed it’s own photo shoot.
So that is what I did!
I have been sharing these on IG and will probably continue with the next batch as well.
So if you’d like to follow along, just check out my InstaGram!
The next session is all about tall cylinders, trays and matching cup sets! I am still so excited!!!!!
This year has been all about experimenting and growing as an artist.
So this weeks shop update is all about surface design on jewelry. I drew up some wonky shapes, laser cut them out of acrylic, hand painted each one and then covered the tiny abstract painting in resin.
These have been so much fun to make and I love that each and every one is 100% one of a kind.
I also took some of my new ceramics designs and translated them to jewelry. These pieces are designed by me, then laser cut and engraved by me and then I fill in the engraved parts in different colors of paint. The finished pieces are so neat to look at and wear!
You can find all the new jewelry pieces here.
In other news, all of the Crafty Bitches Club tshirts have shipped. Once photos started popping up of people wearing them I got a lot of requests for more. So I have started a second preorder with a delivery of early July. If you want to get in on this second run, just click on over to the order page here.
A month or so ago Cheryl Sleboda of Muppin.com and Sew Much Cosplay put out a call for bloggers to take part in the yearly Spring Clean Your Studio Blog Hop. We were asked to take a photo (or seven) of our studio as it was and then clean it up and share the difference.
Due to being very sick with numerous chronic illnesses, I haven’t really sewn in my studio since last November, so it was a complete and utter disaster. It had turned in to a dumping ground for all my sewing and craft supplies, as well as my daughters supplies (I didn’t know about that part until I started cleaning). I am also redoing my fabric, craft and product storage in my workroom (I know it sounds weird that there are two rooms, but they are rather small and one just couldn’t contain everything) and I was storing a lot of the bins holding my fabric in my studio.
It was ridiculous.
When ever I needed to sew something real quick, I’d just use my machine that I had stashed away in the dining room. Again, ridiculous.
So I jumped on the chance to force myself to clean my studio up. I NEEDED the push so badly.
If you are curious about how bad it was, and then what it looked like afterwards, then keep reading…