Monday, February 28, 2011

Re:Cap and ESCAPE!

I’m still catching up after having been sick, so I figured I’d do a bit of Cap recap. While I missed most of the convention due to the start of the epic con crud, I did manage to do my panels and had some pieces in the art show.
This was my first go at the annual artist’s challenge. CapriCon's theme this year was "Escape". Every year, the art show sets up an artist's challenge, where the participating artists have to create a work that includes a goat (the convention mascot) and three of a list of theme-related items. This year's theme led to the following items:

A) A pennyfarthing
B) The Birdman of Alcatraz
C) A straightjacket
D) A tunnel
E) A glider

I picked A, C, and E...along with the requisite goat, and found appropriate vintage images for each. I made poly shrink charms of the images and added these to a copper chain, along with various brass and pewter trinkets that fit the theme, plus various glass and other baubles. While the charm bracelet didn't win the challenge prize, it did find a new home during the art show's silent auction.

Artfire listings updated! I have a TON of new charm designs!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

I finally got all of those new charms posted on Etsy. I've had the copy and photos done for a couple of weeks, but hadn't had the energy to post them. I'm still really lethargic, but it feels good to have gotten all of these posted. I'll tackle ArtFire tomorrow...

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Quite ill

For those of you who don't follow my FB, I figured that I should mention that I've been in the hospital since Tuesday and was just released last evening. I've NEVER had pneumonia this bad. I'm still having moments of suddenly gasping for breath.

I'm reachable...but I'll likely be rather quiet for a bit as I recover and try to get some of my energy back.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Panels at Capricon

A quick heads-up for those of you who might be attending Capricon this coming weekend. I'll be on two panel discussions regarding being an independent artist.

Using Social Networking to Market Your Art

Time: Thursday - 9:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Category: Panel-Event
Track: Art
Location: Botanic Garden A
Panelists: China Barnes, Deb Kosiba (M), MoiraCoon
Description: How can you effectively use social networking options such as Twitter, Facebook, and blogs to market yourself as an artist?

Selling Your Art Online

Time: Friday - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Category: Panel-Event
Track: Art
Location: Willow
Panelists: Deb Kosiba (M), MoiraCoon, Barb VanTilburg
Description: Etsy. Cafe Press. Your own website. More and more options are appearing for artists who want to sell their art online. Talk with professional artists and learn which choice would be best for you.