Wow! I haven't updated my journal here in nearly a year! Yeouch. Sorry, folks! I tend to update my Facebook and Tumblr a bit more than I do my deviantArt. It's tough for me to create new art when I work full time and I have family commitments, but I do what I can, when I can.
A lot has happened since my last update. Here are some quick bullet points: 2014
- Megacon 2014 was a huge success! Started selling 11x17 prints!
- Free Comic Book Day was a lot of fun! Sold a lot at my local comic book shop.
- Went to Tampa Bay Comic Con in August for the first time and had a blast!
- Attended the very first Amelia Con in September and was blown away by the overall success of the show.
- Attended PalmCon and had an amazing time doing a local show where my family could attend.
- Received an overwhelming amount of commissions and contract work, including art for a local fundraiser, artwork as Christmas gifts for family members, and Valentine's Day cards for a McDonald's franchise owner.
- Had my application accepted for Jacksonville's Downtown Art Walk! Every first Wednesday of each month I am able to attend and sell my art in the downtown area.
Current Show Schedule for 2015
- Celebrated the new year with loved ones!
- Received recognition from up high at work and now I get to travel around the country 5 - 6 times a year for special events!
- Named Matron of Honor for my sister's wedding -- which meant I had to do a lot of planning and preparation for the bridal shower and bachelorette party. It was a lot of work that took a lot of time!
- Attended Art Walk in January and February, and had an amazing time at both events.
- Upgraded my computer -- still working out issues with it today. Tablet's not working as it should in Photoshop, so I'm still trying to figure that out!
- Successfully launched a project that I had been working on for months at work. Worked with a lot of different teams and conducted a lot of training, and was pleased to see that everything went along smoothly.
- Still working on commissions; things are slow due to wonky tablet with Photoshop, but should get things sorted out with Wacom customer service next week.
I'll be doing a lot of shows this year! Hope to see some of you there!March
Mandarin Mini-Con - Jacksonville, FL - March 28April
MegaCon - Orlando, FL - April 10 - 12May
Free Comic Book Day at Mythical Mountain Comic Book and Collectibles Shop - Jacksonville, FL - May 2
Downtown Art Walk - Jacksonville, FL - May 6
Collective Con - Jacksonville, FL - May 8 - 10July/ August
Tampa Bay Comic Con - July 31st - August 2September
Salt Lake City Comic Con - Salt Lake City, UT - September 24 - 26
Hope all is doing well!