Category Archives: the Art Garage

#kitsunekon, #artour, character creation, & other suspects

hi, y’all, it’s been forever and ever and ever, but it has not all be for naught!  because i’ve been doing things like restructuring my patreon, formalizing my commissions, preparing for cons, and doing the writing thing (with potential ‘zines in the offing) bc i WILL have a completed a glittering venery novel-thing at some point, i swear.

(if you’re interested in reading some of what i’ve already written with deeply questionable editing, check the writing & books menu, or y’all could just click here.)

so–FIRST THING THE FIRST!

kitsune kon is this weekend in green bay, and i will be there, my intrepid cephalopods.  so, if you’re gonna be there, come by and see me!

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drive-by: leaving for #AMKE

so, i’m heading out to AMKE in, like, an hour.

i’m going to be vending in the artist alley in booth E2, so y’all should stop by and see me.

*quietly freaks the fuck out*

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#AMKE is a week away, or i multi-classed in panicking

so, yeah, anime milwaukee is literally seven days away, and i am in an epic panic because, ya know, i’m a panicky little squid.

(some of this might be because matt mercer, marisha ray, laura bailey, and travis willingham from critical role are guesting at AMKE?  so, i might get to meet them?)

*INKS*

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welcome to a new year at tentacle-made studios!

for those of you just joining the show, i’m your host ‘trie (sounds like “tree”), and i’m a mixed media, conceptual artist and writer who has recently become a con-kid/exhibitor, doesn’t like capitalization, and lives in the backwoods of wisconsin.

which makes being a con-kid and an artist a little bit difficult.

at least the trees recognize me as one of their own.

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post-nerdcon: stories check-in, pop culture con, and nanowrimo

hello, everyone!

i have finally emerged from my post-nerdcon: stories collapse!  (it involves living in a blanket-fort, being trapped by a very angry murder-machine, ordering supplies, and being super-behind in ALL THE THINGS, so it’s super-exciting but imperative because cons are a lot a lot of emotional labor as well as physical and mental labor.  my spoons:  they are few and far betweeeeeeeeeeeen.)

gentle reminder:  if y’all saw anything at nerdcon–or, really, any cons that y’all have attended that i’ve been at–that you have a MIGHTY NEED for and it’s not up on my storenvy or etsy, just send me an email, and i will ensure that your MIGHTY NEED is filled.

or, if you’ve found yourself needing one of my pieces as a shirt of something, let me know, and i can clean it up and post it to my redbubble.

i’m also going to be changing my patreon rewards up, so they’ll be coming down for a bit while i re-sort them.

now, to the actually important stuff!

first things the first, nerdcon: stories was excellent, and there is even noises that we might get a third one, so DO NOT GIVE UP HOPE.

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it’s time for another gallery nite (with a side of st. norbert’s art and craft show)

it is.  it’s totally that time for gallery nite, and as usual, i’m going to be at the ARTgarage from 5-9pm, and then–because my life is all sorts of exciting–i’m going to be at st. norbert’s art and craft show on saturday from 10am-5pm.

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conlife and other metadata

so, i kinda have been in hibernation since kitsune kon because i’ve been prepping for wizard world chicago (re: rosemont) on the 18th.

and, the final depere art walk of the season which is this friday. (i’m at the abbey, btb.  y’all should come see me and my new swaggy print/banner display.)

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it’s time for another gallery nite

tomorrow is gallery nite at the ARTgarage (and, like, 14 other galleries/places that show art) from 5-9pm, and i have new things to offer–like the little mermaid pen bags.

and, the rest of these things.

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just a drive-by~

bc the first art walk of the year is today!

i’ll be at xo fitness today from 5-8 with swag and art and swag.

of course, i have a bunch of things that aren’t ready for tonight but will be ready be ready for gallery nite at the ARTgarage next week (thursday, june 16th from 5-9).

say–like the swag in the featured image? *hint*

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*finally emerges from post-con convalescing*

it’s being extremely long and lacking in productivity–okay, not really, i’m mostly unpacked and reorganized now, and my redbubble’s been being updated.

but, minnesota wizard world was kinda disappointing, but then again, it was mother’s day weekend, free comics day, and there was another con going on in the city.

*tra lala la la*

and, hopefully, in the next week, i’ll have things back up in my storenvy and etsy.  (unpacking and reorganization were kinda important to these eventualities.)

and, if that’s not enough excitement, i have the beginnings of my summer/fall art walk/con schedule:

  • affair of art at the ARTgarage–TONIGHT from 5-8 (i’m going to paint and draw)
  • depere art walk, june 10th at xo fitness
  • downtown green bay farmers market, june 25th (pending)
  • downtown green bay farmers market, july 2 (pending)
  • depere art walk, july 8th at balance in bloom
  • kitsune kon green bay, july 22nd-24th
  • depere art walk, august 12th at selah theraputic wellness, reavive
  • chicago wizard world, august 19th-22nd (pending)
  • st. cloud lion con, august 27th (pending)
  • st. norbert art and craft show, august 17th (pending)
  • downtown green bay farmers market, september 24th (pending)
  • nerdcon:  stories minneapolis, october 14th-16th (pending)

and, then, we’re back into holiday shows.  and, there are some gallery nites in there too somewhere and, probably, miles of art.

*boggles*

okay, i need to get ready for the shindig at the ARTgarage tonight.

courage.