Entries in Supernatural (4)

Wednesday
Jan142015

2 More Days Left (Including Today) Plus Sam Winchester

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You might already know who that beautiful man is.  If you don't, his name is Jared Padalecki and the role he is most known and loved for is Sam Winchester (as seen above).  This is kind of like those images of bikini-clad sexy women you see baiting people to click on their link.  Usually the bikini lady has nothing to do with wherever the link leads you (OK, yeah I wanted to test my theory and clicked).  In my case I put Jared's image as the image for the post for two reasons.

• He is a gorgeous and talented sweetheart and seeing him makes me happy.

• He stars in my favourite TV show: Supernatural.

You can wipe the drool off of your chin, I'm changing the subject.

Woohooo! 2 More days for the 30-Day blogging challenge (completely personal challenge to activate my year of change).  I can foresee a lot more life-changing events this year and I suspect they won't all be good ones.  At this time I'm going through some stuff that I'm not ready to share publicly so some days I find writing even harder.  

What I've so far learnt from this challenge:  

Writing everyday is hard and it takes up valuable crafting time, but it has increased my audience and I assume that will continue to happen if I can stick to a writing schedule.

After blogging everyday, blogging 3 times a week should seem easy.

• I definitely cannot blog every day.

• If you make a blogging calendar, it really helps finding things to write about.

• Bookmark every awesome website, blog, product, tutorial, etc. to make sure that you have stuff to blog about in a pinch because, life happens.

• Also I've learnt that I'm now very confused about spelling some words because Americans, Canadians and Brits never agree on spelling (I mean which one is it, instalment or installment? Sheesh!) and I was taught British English, have spent a lot of time in the States and now live in Canada.

OK, so I will reflect upon the challenge more, once I'm finished with it.  Tomorrow is the last day.

P.S: I have to prepare an order to ship tomorrow and have an early day, so not much today, but I will be claying tomorrow and working on the box (fingers crossed, if chaos will stay away) and have something more exciting to write about.

 

 

Wednesday
Nov192014

The Evolution of Sam, Dean and Castiel in Polymer Clay

If you know me or have been reading my blog, you know that I'm a little bit of a fan of the show Supernatural (and by a little bit, I mean HUGE).  I love the story and I love the characters.  In fact, right after I finish posting this, I plan to watch last night's episode.  

So it shouldn't come as a surprise that I have been trying to perfect my own polymer clay versions of the characters since that fateful day two years ago when I decided to play with clay for the first time.  The first versions were cruder and more child-like of course, but as I got better and better through practice and making plenty of mistakes the figures evolved into much more professional looking works.  

Here is the evolution I speak of...

This is the first version:

*Someone at Salute to Supernatural Toronto called their eyes "derpy" and really liked them and several people wanted to buy them even though I had only brought them with me for good luck.

 

This pair is the 2nd version (this time I didn't make Castiel - I had to travel a lot after making these and didn't have the time):

* I call these the drunk Winchesters because they fall over easily due to their gigantic heads.

 

This is the last version (just finished them last week) and the version that I thought was good enough to offer to fans:

Quite the progress, right? (To see more images of the latest version, just click on the photo).

I wanted to post these for those of you who might have just started dabbling with clay and might be finding it challenging.  If you keep working at it, your work will evolve and get better!

What do you think?  Have you ever been discouraged when you first try to make something?  Do you have different versions of your work that shows your evolution as an artist?  

Looking forward to reading your thoughts and seeing your work. 

Thursday
Oct162014

New stuff coming today!

First of all: Thank you everyone who supported me and my work at #TorCon last weekend.  You were my first customers, so I'm eternally grateful and I hope to see you again as soon as I can decide which con to go to next.

 

WELL then... I was extremely busy the last couple weeks, therefore I couldn't blog or post any new products on Etsy, but that will all change today when I post a whole new product series... I will get to that in a bit.

What kept me so busy?

The Salute to Supernatural Convention Toronto (or #TorCon)!

I had been to TorCon several times already as a fan of the show and for a couple of years now I have been considering becoming a vendor at the show.  Finally I felt ready to embark on this adventure and registered as a vendor.  Of course I didn't give myself tons of time (for legitimate, but confidential reasons ;)) to prepare so I was left with just 1 week to produce the merchandise, get displays, business cards, etc.  It was a whirlwind of a prep week and I worked about 15 hours a day for 6 days in a row, but I made it!  

It was the first time ever bringing my product to my target market physically and I was nervous to see if I would sell anything.  It turns out people love the crafts I make and are willing to pay for it!  Hurray!

I didn't become an overnight sensation or anything, but I made my money back for my investments (displays and packaging, supplies, table cost, etc.) and learnt some valuable lessons in regards to my target market and what actually sells.  All-in all, I was not compensated for my time with (much) money, but with experience and that is more than OK for me.  

Bonuses of the weekend:  I met a ton of amazing people whom I have common passions and interest with, I got to attend Misha's and Jared and Jensen's panels, Misha came into the vendor area on Sunday and said hi and I talked (rather briefly) to Osric when he came by on Saturday dressed as Jupiter (from Sailor Moon).

The last couple days I have been working on getting all my new merchandise photographed and today I will be putting everything on Etsy, so if you want some fandom goodies for Supernatural (and Sherlock), keep an eye out.

Can't wait to start selling things on Etsy too.  

FYI: I can customize everything I make, all you gotta do is ask!

 

Friday
May302014

Polymer Clay: Sam and Dean Winchester

Being a huge fan of Supernatural and the handsome Winchester brothers, I decided to make some polymer clay fan art and my first try wasn't so pretty... This was the second trial and they turned out quite cute.  Will be putting the next set up for sale as soon as I can make them.