Let’s GGGOOOOOOO!!!!! It is basically 3 more working days until my next con. I will be at the HeroesCon Giant mini con this Sat. and Sun. I was fairly confident that I had enough left over to be comfortable without freaking out over not having enough pieces to sell. Was I wrong. I am now losing my mind! I have adequately given myself barely any time to get done what I would like to. It is usual to have long nights leading up to a convention but my procrastination has gotten the better of me this week. I have tomorrow night and all day Friday to get 10-15 pieces finished…….ugh. Anyway it will be an incredible time!!!
I was talking with a friend today and he mentioned how it seemed that I was making more of an effort to try and market my work a bit more towards the second half of 2021. He also said that it seemed as though I hadn’t had a blog in a little while. It didn’t feel like it had been a while, but dang, it’s been a bit.
Quick update on what has been going on. I had my first comic convention in Baltimore last weekend (10/22-10/24) and It. Was. Amazing. The crowds were great and I had a blast. A friend of mine came in from Chicago and we slang wood in a convention hall all weekend. Here is a pic of day 1:
I had the most pieces that I have ever had for a con and it felt pretty good to be well prepared for once. I was able to pack paint and finish a few pieces while sitting there. Here are a few:
With Baltimore behind me and am now looking forward to the Giant Sized Mini Con put on by HeroesCon in Charlotte Nov 6-7. I am super excited for this one and have enough left over that I don’t have to have a be up for too many late nights this coming week. I also have a backlog of around 10 commission pieces to get done. Hoping to knock out some this week. Letting commissions linger is a fault of mine and it just tends to keep putting more and more stress on me. I am trying to get in front of them and then I can focus on getting pieces doen for any cons that I want to do next year.
That’s it for tonight. I will be posting pictures of new pieces as it gets closer to the con next weekend!
This is possibly my favorite piece that I have done:
He will always be Baby Yoda to me! I loved this piece so much that I had decided to make a silicone mold so that I will be able to duplicate him rather than trying to carve him over and over. Here are two of the resin castings:
I haven’t painted these yet and I still don’t know how they will turn out. I am thinking they will be ok…I hope.
I will try to work on them this week!
You live and you learn…. For some reason I have never had a bad experience with the USPS. Many people have, but I have not. For that reason I have gotten into the bad habit of not keeping track of tracking numbers. Again, you live and you learn….. I had shipped some pieces to someone and had complete confidence in the shipping process. I had left the receipt on my table at work without a thought that I would ever have to see it agian. Lo and behold that said receipt would be thrown out and I would actually have need of the tracking number. As of now the package never arrived to the desired destintion and I am left with figuring out what to do. It is basically my fault for not keeping track of the shipping process so I did what anyone else would do…. I made new items for the cutsomer. The items in question are the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Here is a pic of them unpainted:
I have loved the way these pieces turn out and have experimented with the way to finish them. I had painted them all with a different green and have painted their respective mask color. They were then finished with a stain and then they had their eyes painted and some highlights as long as some sanding to represent highlights. Here is the finished product:
They turned out pretty cool!!! On to the next piece!!!
Trying to do this again. I have been completely lax in carving over the past year and I think that is due a lot to having no conventions to get ready for. That changed this month. I am going to be going to Baltimore in October and I couldn’t be more excited. I have started to up my carving output and hope to have quite a few things to bring.
Here is a Conan that I completed recently. It was finished mostly with stain and I highlighted the scars with paint. I am happy with how it turned out.
That is it for now and I will hopefully be doing this more often….