So this weekend was the 3rd con a row called Castle Point Anime Convention at Stevens Institute. The school is an amazing spot perched on the cliffside just off the side of the Hudson River with a fantastic view of NYC. So where was I? Sitting in the small classic styled gym selling in Artist Alley, with the exception of venturing out to retrieve dinner.
Those joining me this con was the great
and world famous cosplayer (at least to some adorable young teens) Carrie Wink! Also known on here as
. They were there selling their Pokemon inspired and original fleece hats which flew off the wire cube shelves they built up. I was selling mainly buttons and some charms along with another of the metroid plushes I wasn't able to get finished up in time for Anime Boston.
There were 2 interesting moments at the convention. The first being someone I had issues with in the past (at the time felt like a nasty break up minus the important detail of wasn't dating he just mooched at my house for 3 months) was there, and seemed to have an extremely awkward time of things when it came to building up the courage to come over and ask for prices on some items. Considering it all went down almost 7 years ago I'm surprised the guy thought I would be anything but overly amused at his antics. Then the second was I expected to get a finger wag from a certain friend for tossing around connections involving some recent probably minor drama but was pleasantly surprised to find out that if push came to shove I'd be backed up in blowing up their spot. A lot of drama I know but very little I actually have reason to be concerned with.
So! Next up will be shipping out 2, count em, 2 commissions that have admittedly taken much to long. Something that I hope will bring all of my recent off luck as far as crafting goes to an end. The first is a batch of 4 evokers unpainted which took insane amounts of time for each to properly harden (didn't realize just how old my resin was). And the second is a Zexion wig which was a matter of trying a wig I was sure I could work with (another wig from arda-wig.com) but needed to take apart and then had issues while dying it in the form of the results were too light and washed out too easily. Some toning and a 2nd wash later and it looks awesome. Hopefully my luck will change quickly enough so I can find my camera and get decent shots outside but going to assume its buried somewhere under the mess which is the living room and dining room at the moment.
Other than that there is a potential even the first weekend of May I am hoping to be at AND I started last night on a new potential product I am hoping will be up to snuff for sales. Its something I would actually like to debut at the even but we shall see. Depending on how things go today I may post some preview pics. Oooooooooo~~~
Haven't taken the time to say it but thanks to everybody for your watches, your favs and not to be forgotten although I'm terrible at responding in a timely manner, your comments. They do mean a lot and are a huge motivator to keep me going when I feel the grind.