This past week, Wednesday and Thursday, I was asked to keep a booth at “Cripping the Comic Con”, a symposium held at Syracuse University for critiquing portrayals of disability in popular media.  It was a wonderful, affirming experience.  I met and connected with so many people and made enough sales to at least break even with what I would have made at work those days.  
 I showed up with no expectations.  I hoped to just meet and talk to a few people and give away some business cards.  I wasn’t even sure why I was asked as my booth did not have an obvious connection to the worlds of comic books or fandom.  But I was surprised!  (I sold 1/4 of the catdrop t-shirts I brought and only had them one day!)   Actually more than surprised, humbled and horribly encouraged to keep making original works as long as there’s a chance that they’ll resonate with people. I’ll be looking to rent spots at well-attended art and street fairs as much as I can for the remainder of the year.
This is an annual event since 2013: Cripping the Con This past week, Wednesday and Thursday, I was asked to keep a booth at “Cripping the Comic Con”, a symposium held at Syracuse University for critiquing portrayals of disability in popular media.  It was a wonderful, affirming experience.  I met and connected with so many people and made enough sales to at least break even with what I would have made at work those days.  
 I showed up with no expectations.  I hoped to just meet and talk to a few people and give away some business cards.  I wasn’t even sure why I was asked as my booth did not have an obvious connection to the worlds of comic books or fandom.  But I was surprised!  (I sold 1/4 of the catdrop t-shirts I brought and only had them one day!)   Actually more than surprised, humbled and horribly encouraged to keep making original works as long as there’s a chance that they’ll resonate with people. I’ll be looking to rent spots at well-attended art and street fairs as much as I can for the remainder of the year.
This is an annual event since 2013: Cripping the Con This past week, Wednesday and Thursday, I was asked to keep a booth at “Cripping the Comic Con”, a symposium held at Syracuse University for critiquing portrayals of disability in popular media.  It was a wonderful, affirming experience.  I met and connected with so many people and made enough sales to at least break even with what I would have made at work those days.  
 I showed up with no expectations.  I hoped to just meet and talk to a few people and give away some business cards.  I wasn’t even sure why I was asked as my booth did not have an obvious connection to the worlds of comic books or fandom.  But I was surprised!  (I sold 1/4 of the catdrop t-shirts I brought and only had them one day!)   Actually more than surprised, humbled and horribly encouraged to keep making original works as long as there’s a chance that they’ll resonate with people. I’ll be looking to rent spots at well-attended art and street fairs as much as I can for the remainder of the year.
This is an annual event since 2013: Cripping the Con

This past week, Wednesday and Thursday, I was asked to keep a booth at “Cripping the Comic Con”, a symposium held at Syracuse University for critiquing portrayals of disability in popular media.  It was a wonderful, affirming experience.  I met and connected with so many people and made enough sales to at least break even with what I would have made at work those days.  

I showed up with no expectations.  I hoped to just meet and talk to a few people and give away some business cards.  I wasn’t even sure why I was asked as my booth did not have an obvious connection to the worlds of comic books or fandom.  But I was surprised!  (I sold 1/4 of the catdrop t-shirts I brought and only had them one day!)  Actually more than surprised, humbled and horribly encouraged to keep making original works as long as there’s a chance that they’ll resonate with people. I’ll be looking to rent spots at well-attended art and street fairs as much as I can for the remainder of the year.

This is an annual event since 2013: Cripping the Con

veilchens said: make more!! I want one for my birthday :)

There will most definitely be another print run ASAP.  I’ll message you when they arrive :) (Thanks!)

Only printed 24 of these and there’s only 3 left after 2 days

Ordered some more t-shirts!

queermart:

Syracuse’s LGBTQ Arts and Crafts Fair QueerMart Returns to the Westcott Community Center

Syracuse, NY – March 20, 2014 – CNY For Solidarity announces the second-ever QueerMart arts and craft fair event taking place at Westcott Community Center on May 3, 2014 from 4:30- 7:30pm. The event is a project of CNY for Solidarity, a recently formed non-profit focused on promoting and advocating underserved segments of the LGBTQ community, with an emphasis on the intersectionality of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and other forms of oppression.

QueerMart was conceived by members of CNY for Solidarity during their planning for last year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance event in Syracuse. Originally focused on youth involvement, the event has expanded to serve as a social event and marketplace for artists and craftspeople of all ages in the local LGBTQ community, as well as their allies.

“We are doing another one because the first QueerMart was successful and there’s a real need for more events of this kind in our community,” said Elliott Deline, one of the group’s co-founders, “People seem to be really excited about it.”

Vendors at the event will be offering a variety of products ranging from handmade gifts, paintings, prints, knitted accessories, soap, baskets, and books. This spring’s QueerMart will feature several new artists, as well as returning vendors from the original event. One such vendor is Button-Back Bowties – who offer colorful handmade “4-in-1” bowties. “I sold more bowties there than any other craft fair, and it’s a great group of people,” said Jourdan Lord, the company’s sole proprietor.

Vendors are still being accepted for the event, and an application form is available on the group’s website at http://cnyforsolidarity.wordpress.com 

"Nonstop Catdrops"

12” x 24”

acrylic on canvas

2014

A “remix” of a 12 year old painting. (What’s even better is I already sold it! Which is better than having a dusty 12 year old painting hanging in your bathroom… 😊) A “remix” of a 12 year old painting. (What’s even better is I already sold it! Which is better than having a dusty 12 year old painting hanging in your bathroom… 😊)

A “remix” of a 12 year old painting. (What’s even better is I already sold it! Which is better than having a dusty 12 year old painting hanging in your bathroom… 😊)

"Caffeine Celebration"
8”x10”
acrylic on canvas
2014

Just added a whole bunch of new stuff to my etsy, so check it out!!!
Also, what’s left of the Sparks illustration tees are marked down to $15. If you’ve been thinking of getting one, grab it now, because these won’t be printed again.  The colors and sizes that are left are included in the sparks t-shirt listing! Just added a whole bunch of new stuff to my etsy, so check it out!!!
Also, what’s left of the Sparks illustration tees are marked down to $15. If you’ve been thinking of getting one, grab it now, because these won’t be printed again.  The colors and sizes that are left are included in the sparks t-shirt listing!

Just added a whole bunch of new stuff to my etsy, so check it out!!!

Also, what’s left of the Sparks illustration tees are marked down to $15. If you’ve been thinking of getting one, grab it now, because these won’t be printed again.  The colors and sizes that are left are included in the sparks t-shirt listing!

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