Category Archives: world building

#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: #egocon & UGOpodcast

okay, okay, okay.  i know i’m always on drive-by, and it sucks with a capital SUCKS.  this is what happens when you’re a sickly squid who’s had cons and colds and epic familial visits all happen this month alone.  (they say as they’re trying not to hork at the moment.  fun times.)

honestly, there’s only so much of me to go around on the best of days, and this is that annoying transition part of the year which, for me, are not remotely the best of days.

now–on to actually important, relevant things, yeah?

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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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end of the year round-up–of a sort

okay, so this month–this year–has been super-rough on me (really, on all of us), so things have not moved apace the ways that i might have wanted.

that being said, this is not that kind of post:  this is a collection of the bits and bobs i’ve enjoyed this year, the events that have been super-cool, and the things that need to be celebrated.

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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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brown county library comic con

i’m vending at brown county library comic con is this saturday from 10-4!

this is completely wacky and wild and should be a good time, and there are gonna be food trucks (the really good gyros are coming, omg), and there’s gonna be tabletop games and cosplaying and mario kart and local artists–yeah!

and, it’s free to attend!

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miles of art and other suspects

miles of art is, like, tomorrow, so yeah, i’m going to be at woodland studios all weekend with my art (and woodbody’s and ben’s), but if you’d like a preview (or if you can’t go), ben created one of those 360 not-video things of the exhibit.

it’s pretty swank.

and, on to other things!  including brown county library’s comic con.

*tra lala la la*

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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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less than a week away from kitsune kon

like, kitsune kon starts friday at 2pm.  i’m in booth N8. (i’m in sight-line of tasty peach studios! <3 )

and, i have new swag with which to tempt y’all:  11×14 posters *gestures emphatically at the featured image*, pillows, new buttons designs.  and, that’s in addition to all the things that i already carry.

so.  much.  swag.

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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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