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Just a little heads up. I got schooled by senpai at Nijicon. This and other revelations I had this weekend about my craft have inspired me to change the pricing structure on my plushies – including what I am now calling plush art dolls, due to the technical difficulty of their construction and the time spent working on them. I have updated my Commissions and FAQs to reflect this change.

I will be posting new plushies and plush art dolls to my Etsy shop in the next couple of days, once I sort out my inventory from Nijicon.

I am looking forward to having the winter (because I’m so not traveling very far in the snow) to work on more plushies, my Schwoopie Towne art and trying out some new ideas. I have so, so many ideas running rampant in my head. lol

  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: December // Juke Kartel
  • Drinking: a bottle of water

2014-09-21 ramencon booth day 3


Curse that glare! Our booth looked awesome! This is a shot of our Day 3 set up. So proud of this! We learned fast after the 1st and 2nd day and adjusted the set up each day to show off more prints and plushies - though, as you can see, I didn't have many plushies left by day 3. Maya - who I hadn't even had a chance to post here before the convention - went home with a Doctor Who #11 cosplayer (how cool is that?) and Janky was adopted by this adorable lady in a cute little black hat who's going to teach him to crochet. I love it! I've still got a few little plush friends who need homes but maybe they will find them at NijiCon next month..

I handed out tons on tons of rack cards and business cards so, with luck, maybe I'll be drowning in commissions soon. lol

Everyone was so much fun and seeing all the cosplayers was a blast. Some of my favorites characters and I was really impressed by the quality. Loved talking to all the people as they stopped at the booth and chatting with our other neighbors in Artist Alley as well. We were lucky enough to be in some really fun company! The two ladies next door to us especially were great. They're called "Toon Twins" because they are in fact twins who draw adorable little fanarts for badges and keychains and such. So cute! (I went home with and Undertaker badge - from Kuroshitsuji - that said "Got jokes?" and the besties got matching "Got yaoi?" badges for Junjou Romantica.) I also bought a couple of necklaces from the booth across the aisle - they were fun too - but sadly they don't have a website for their killer steampunk jewelry...

We worked our butts off this weekend but I think we can all agree that this is definitely the life that we want - going to conventions, sharing our work, meeting people. Building our brands has become a much more serious focus. It was kind of surreal getting up and going back to work on Monday. It felt like we had an amazing adventure and then had to somehow just go back to our normal every day life.

I couldn't have been happier with how my Cuddle Buddies were received. And it was nice to finally have my work appreciated and not hear people saying that I was charging too much - actually had a few who thought I wasn't charging enough! Unfortunately my brain just never stops taking in inspiration and churning out new ideas so I have so many things going on in my head right now. If I get even half of what I'm thinking of in the works I will definitely need my own table when we start conventions again next year. BUT we've still got our table at NijiCon next month before I start gearing up with new ideas for future merch and conventions that we haven't even applied to yet.

~ Seth

  • Mood: Eager
  • Drinking: a bottle of water

OH it has been a hectic year already! I’ve been working 70+ hours at 3 jobs trying to make the dollar signs match.. thankfully I am finally able to step down from one of those jobs and will have more time to work on my real passion projects.. And right now is when I really need that creative time! I’ve got 2 conventions coming up this fall! Excite! *happydance*

September 19-21st I am going to be sharing a booth at RamenCon in Merrillville, Indiana with my besties over at Hermit Star Books. I am so excited to do my first convention after the disappointment in April with RiverCon falling through. :( I can’t wait to share the Happy Nakama Cuddle Buddies with a whole new audience! RamenCon is a slightly smaller convention so it’s not quite as daunting for my first outing.

Then October 18-19th is NijiCon in Pennsylvania. NijiCon is very exciting to get a table because it’s their first year! YaoiCon happens every year in California but the east coast has never had their own yaoi-centric convention. Again I will be sharing a table with Hermit Star Books because they’re my best friends but also because they’re brilliant writers. Plus I will be premiering plush versions of a few of their characters!

So it’s shaping up to be a very busy couple of months and I’m going to be sewing my little fingers off will they get here…

 

~ Seth

  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Listening to: Sailing Away // Taylor Henderson
  • Drinking: a bottle of water

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Artist. Real world roleplayer. Fledgling Song'kheeper. Alkhemiyst/ Interfaith Spiritualist. Pirate. Witch. Ninja. Otaku. Geek. Tarot Reader. Musik Whore. Rockstar. Killjoy.

I’m Seth. My goal, my purpose, is to spread joy. To make someone smile, make their day just a little brighter. That’s where the Happy Nakama Cuddle Buddies and the residents of Schwoopie Towne come in! The Cuddle Buddies are adorable little plush friends looking for a hug and a heart to brighten. They come in all different forms – dragons, squirrels. They’re made from scrap fabrics rescued from yard sales and resale shops. Each one is different in its own special way from all the others, assembled one by one from my own original pattern. They’re soft and squishy – meant to be hugged and played with and loved. Sturdy enough to survive the washer and dryer (preferably in a lingerie bag or something similar).

My schwoopies are joyous little expressions of vibrancy and light. They are chubby little balls of energy with no defined gender and they come in all colours of the rainbow. Schwoopie Towne is where they live and play. They started as just some doodles in the margins of my journal and one day a smart friend of mine told me “I can’t help but smile when I see these little guys. You should really do more with them.” So I started drawing actual pictures with them – drawing greeting cards, a calendar, painting them all over some reclaimed furniture. And they have just grown and grown from there.

Find me on Facebook: RainbowsAnthem
Follow Me on Twitter: @rainbowsanthem

Check out my website: rainbowsanthem.wordpress.com/
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Just a little heads up. I got schooled by senpai at Nijicon. This and other revelations I had this weekend about my craft have inspired me to change the pricing structure on my plushies – including what I am now calling plush art dolls, due to the technical difficulty of their construction and the time spent working on them. I have updated my Commissions and FAQs to reflect this change.

I will be posting new plushies and plush art dolls to my Etsy shop in the next couple of days, once I sort out my inventory from Nijicon.

I am looking forward to having the winter (because I’m so not traveling very far in the snow) to work on more plushies, my Schwoopie Towne art and trying out some new ideas. I have so, so many ideas running rampant in my head. lol

  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: December // Juke Kartel
  • Drinking: a bottle of water

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