February, Planning for the Summer

PunkRockSkull_ThumbI have spent the past week working on new art (yaaay!)
I have been looking for places / events to sell my art.
It can be hard to find places that work for dark or creepy art.  Harder to find ones with reasonable table fees and that does not make one jump through crazy hoops.
I have confirmation for two so far.  Dark in the Park in July in Pacific, Washington.  Yes, there is a town in Washington named Pacific.  That threw me when I first found out.  It is just north of Puyallup.  I also signed up to do a dark themed event in November, right after Thanksgiving, the Feast of Beasts.
I sent out applications for five other events, one is a wait list.  I hope to hear back on those, soon.  They are in Seattle.  I will post more about those when I hear back.  There is another Seattle one that has not posted their application yet.  I am eagerly awaiting it, as I already have someone to share the space with.  If all goes well that will be 8 larger events. I hope to get some smallish ones in as well.  I really enjoyed Oddmall Tacoma last year.
I want to expand my inventory beyond paper products. I picked up a silk screening kit.  I want to see if I can design something to put on shirts or maybe tote bags.  One color jobs as it only came with one screen. I have an idea for a few things that might work.
Suggestions for things that can be easily hand made and/or and cheaply purchased are welcome.
In other events:
I am gearing up for Emerald City Comicon.  I have been working the event for many years, 6 or 7 years I think.  I am super excited to go through Artist alley and see what new stuff my favorite artists have done.
I almost forgot!
I posted the video of me painting Starry Tacoma Night!
Check it out.
Tulips and Carnations on wood

Planning Ahead

It is advisable to plan ahead for most things. This gives you a chance to make corrections and improvements to the plan. Planning ahead is also good for Blog posts.

I have not been doing good with the blog post planning lately.

When I started blogging I was in school for a web development degree. I had things to write about. School life, balancing work, school, home and art, and I would write about the things I learned.

That was over four years ago. Up to the past two years, I had a lot to write about. My attempts to gain employment in my field, the failure at said endeavor, practicing code so I would not forget, and how I was going to move on when I finally gave up.  Plus all the feelings of worthlessness I had and resentment towards the school I went to.

I have less doubt at the moment. I know what I am doing. I am making art. I just do not have much else going on. No job that makes me want to cry, eat/sleep, or participate in activities that could get me put in jail. I let that go. No crazy things going on with the spouse that impacts my new art focus. Lastly, no huge things on the planning table that I can write about.

So, for all intents and purposes, I have not a lot going on. Nothing worth the time it would take to write about it.

I am thinking that a Q&A post would be cool.

Anyone have any questions I can answer?
Leave any questions in the comments and I will answer them.

Tulips and Carnations on wood

This was a painting I did for a co-worker in 2015. I was not sure how it was going to turn out, it was the first time I had painted on unfinished wood.