For the first time, I had all of my projects finished before we left; with the exception that I didn’t get a decent portfolio printed to hand out to the gaming companies. That’s something I will definitely have for next year (fancy packaging and all). And depending on what the economy does between now and GenCon next year, I will purchase either one of the larger tables in the Art Show (8ft table with two gallery panels) or a booth on the floor. I’m hoping that I’ve made enough to cover the costs of getting a new printer so I can start doing my own prints, I think the print quality will be far superior to what I’m stuck with now. If the new printer does happen I will be doing limited print runs on hot press watercolor paper. Whooo hoooo…
It was great to get there a day early and sleep on time the night before the first day, it’s so nice NOT to be dead tired that first day. I think the show went well given the state of the economy. My pendants and Cellphone/Bookbag charms went over very well, which made me happy. I totally sold out of my Hellequin prints, something I haven’t done in quite some time. This week I’ll be uploading more images to my Zazzle store and working on my website.
I was so happy to see all of my artist/con friends (not to be confused with con-artist friends, lol) This was really the ONLY show I’ve done this year. =(
Thursday night we had mall food then we walked to one of the nearby hotels and played Andy Hopp’s Coblin Chaos. OMG was that ever fun, sadly I totally forgot to get back over and buy a copy of it from him before the end of the show. Speaking of Con on the Cob I’ll be doing some mail-in’s for that show since I won’t be able to actually attend, so make sure if you’re attending to look for my artwork! =)
Friday: Bill came in, it was really wonderful to see him, just as soon as he got to my table I gave him a big big hug. I’ve missed him so much. We went to dinner, then to see District 9. It was such a good time, I was a little sad to say goodbye, we don’t nearly see him that much anymore.
Saturday: My friends Sam & Steph stopped by, and Sam made me a beautiful pair of earrings. I’m kinda kicking myself for not getting a picture with them… Later that night we went to dinner at Sushi on the Rock to celebrate my friend Lydia’s Birthday. The food was awesome as always, but… they had a guitarist there paying blues, it was so loud we couldn’t hear each other talk. I had such a great time with everyone, we didn’t get back to the hotel till almost 11pm (ish).
Sunday: We all were counting down till the end of the show, afterward our usual group made it to the Spaghetti Factory. So much fun!
Speaking of the hotel… The Ramada ( 520 Thompson Rd. Indianapolis IN) had the BEST mattress I’ve ever slept on in a hotel! If I could have fit it in the car I would have totally stolen it.
It was so great to see everyone again, both friends and the wonderful people that bought something from me.
[pictures to come later, I still need to unpack, but first grocery shopping]