And a happy New Year it is!
Another long delay between posts.. but I think we can all agree we were ready for 2016 to be over! As crazy as it was, it was probably my most successful year as an artist! I have been virtually cleaned out and I am currently on a rampage to replenish my stock. Many pretty ladies are coming and perhaps some fellas as well ;)
In November I participated in my first anime convention as a VENDOR! This is a big deal for me. I have been a cosplayer for over 10 years and have been to many conventions as an outrageous fan girl. Often fantasizing about a table filled with my artwork. Little did I know it would happen at Nekocon 19 - coincidentally the first anime convention I ever attended! It was a blast and a huge success! I absolutely cannot wait to travel and do more! Make sure to check my "shows" section to see where I will be next!
December was an exceptionally busy month. My annual end of the year sale takes a lot of time and preparation before and after the actual sale. But as always, thanks to all of you, it was outstanding. I have these sales twice a year. There's one in the July and one in December, both online on my Facebook page. I do these for two reasons: I work from my home studio and after a certain amount of time my condo turns into a full on art gallery- and it's never ending. I need to make way for even more artwork and pushing it out all at once is both liberating and motivational. The second reason is I want to be able to offer some pieces at affordable prices to everyone who enjoys my artwork so much! It's my way of saying thank you for all the support I receive from my friends and followers. I couldn't do it with out you <3
Last month I also had the opportunity to work on a huge chalk canvas project for Grow -a digital marketing agency in downtown Norfolk (www.thisisgrow.com). Special thank you to my talented wonderful friend Jason Levesque (www.stuntkid.com) for suggesting me and making it happen! I'm very honored to be among some great artists who have participated in this rotating showcase. Each piece is displayed for a year then is erased and another artist creates something new.
I've hit the ground running this year working on a slew of new pieces for upcoming shows and events! Many of which I have already posted in my "shows" section. Follow my journey with this new blog page for adventures and photos you can only see here! Big things are coming!!