June just whizzed by! I was mostly focused on getting ready for CatCon which was held June 29 and 30 in the Pasadena Convention Center. But I managed to find time for some fun at the San Diego County fair.
I spent 2 days doing demos of my collage process at the fair. It was a lot of fun and I was able to introduce the artform to lots of people who weren’t aware of collage.
It wasn’t all work at the Fair…. I was able to check out lots of exhibits, artwork and see the animals. I also enjoyed this fabulous “Mexican Churro funnel cake”!! (I did share it with my husband…)
I finished the lion a few days after I did the demo. All in all, it took more than 23 hours to complete the entire collage. But he was well worth the effort! 16 x 16, $1800. He is currently available.
Going to CatCon was the culmination of more than 6 months of preparation — painting, collaging, making prints, cards, jewelry, marketing materials. It all came together in one purr-tacular week-end.
I had the thrill of meeting so many enthusiastic cat lovers and sharing my art with them. I sold prints, cards, totebags and jewelry and nearly ran out of mousepads! I raffled off a totebag and a puzzle — which were won by Maria Blumberg of San Marino, CA. Although it was very busy, I did manage to sneak away from the booth to check out the other vendors. So many cool booths!!! I met some new friends and also learned the proper way to do a cat-eye if you have mature, hooded eyes like mine (Thanks to the talented artists at the Kat von D booth!)
Sadly, nothing lasts forever, and CatCon came to an end June 30th. I am now home, feverishly writing postcards to all the new folks who signed up for my mailing list with a physical address. I had to order more cards because I ran out! They are due to arrive on Thursday so I’ll be able to get all the welcome cards out by next week-end.
There are no shows or events planned for July or August. I plan to continue working on paintings and commissions. If you would like to order a commission, there is space in my schedule this month to work on it. Please email to start the process.