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#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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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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depere art walk & art in the (voyager) park

friendly reminder #1:  the depere art walk is tonight from 5-8, and i’ll be at politos pizza:  ART AND PIZZA FOR ALL! \o/

friendly reminder #2:  art in the park (in voyager park in depere) is tomorrow from 10-3.  ART FAIR!

friendly reminder #3:  I HAVE NEW BUTTONS DESIGNS AND NEW PAINTINGS.  honestly, the buttons are getting out of hand.

friendly reminder #4:  kitsune kon is coming in a couple of weeks.  i’m going to have new posters for it.

and, finally, a continual question:  what do y’all who do the con-thing do with your once-exclusive leftovers?  do y’all just SALE them or what?  (i might have a lot of leftovers of some things that i’m just ???? WHAT DO I DO WITH THESE THINGS????)

courage.

saturday farmers market in green bay & other animals

so, yeah, i’m going to be at tomorrow’s farmers market in green bay from 7-12.  i’m going to be in the mosaic arts booth space, which is basically in front of the meyer theatre, so come and see me in all of my art overabundance~

imma have all the swag.

and, my obnoxious orange canopy.

good times.

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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.

A cultural anthropologist’s observation of visual culture in action. Or, I went to Kitsune Kon and bought a bunch of ears.

So, catching up on what I was going to squee-splode about last week.

Weekend before last, I went to Kitsune Kon in Appleton. It was a lovely time at a small Kon; it wasn’t nearly as overwhelming (or as spread about) as ACen is, so there’s that.

Okay, the costumes are a bit better at ACen, but that has more to do with a larger amount of people, so the so-so costumes kinda get buried in the really fantastic costumes. Although, there were several really nice costumes: a Sailor Pluto (which is always kinda the rarest of the Sailor Scouts to see), some creepy Silent Hill-esque medical creatures, a Vash with a truly lovely coat, and a Wolfwood replete with ginormous gun-cross. My favorites, by far, were an incredibly tall Castiel who didn’t really respond in any way other than to do the Cas Nod of Acknowledgment (I swear I saw a Crowley wandering about too) and the cutest little 7-year old dressed as Kiki replete with GiGi (that’s the little, black cat).

It was really nice. And, I bought a bunch of ears.

These are kinda prosthetic ears made by Madqueens Jody Tonn. They basically hook around your ears and stay there. I wore them most of the day, and they were plenty comfortable. Madqueens was assisted by here lovely shop-neighbor Jeff Jacobs of It is Vapor.

These ears and pirate bunny hat are by Pawstar. <–All their stuff is super cute.

…I kinda wandered around wearing the cat-ears-kitty-kitty with the fae ears. I’m weird like that.

This is Kuma-chan from Ouran High School Host Club. I call him “Mr. Flootie.” <–Like, from Gail Carriger‘s The Parasol Protectorate series. ‘Cause he’s all disapproving.

…if he bopped around with a couple of single-shot pistols and would bring me proper tea, that would be fine too.

I got him from Anime Fan Zone.

Gnome got himself this grunty. It’s the grunty from the .hack manga series rather than the video games or anime. (Official site is here.)

Grunties are cute and cuddly. Except for the Noble Grunties; they’re pretentious dicks.

I didn’t manage to get the name of the shop that sold these, but I did get the card of a shop that does really fantastic buttons of characters from different tv shows. <–Specifically, the Doctor Who buttons.

This was made by one of Gnome’s students: Kitsune Kon was her first exhibiting con. I’m going to be receiving a commissioned piece from her soon.

Okay. That’s it for now.

Courage and cake.