News and Updates
Sorry I go so long between updates... it's kinda standard now, lol. Maybe it's because I'm always so verbose.
... Straight to the point(s)... <__<;
So, I made it about 2 months ago, but I forgot to officially mention my Trello Page
for a central place to keep up with my commission queue. It's much easier than trying to keep the same current info on multiple sites, AND I can further keep up some semblance of a waitlist. It is updated as-I-go (so like, daily) and I can even throw in WIP photos and images. o: It's quite a nice platform for such things and I see why many artists have jumped into using it. I've since updated my queue links on the side bar
and on my profile page.
Still one of my favorite cons, and it has grown so much. I believe it turned 10 this year with a brand new venue and cool new things
. ;_; I cosplayed a little, but admittedly I need to rethink my Momo plans and focus a little more on all the wonderful activities, resources, networking, and business opportunities. (Wow, am I getting old..?) Lol, it's certainly not that I can't do all of these things AND have fun and cosplay... I just missed a lot of Con for the wrong reason and may be having some regrets.
I'm still not 100% sure about having a table at this particular Con, but I bet you I'll cave in by next year.
Commissions and... Frustrations.
On that note, I've actually been pretty booked since FWA, especially with plush stuff! Thank you everyone in my queue— this year has been amazingly prosperous and successful and I like it, I do.
But I have to confess that I'm not equipped to get things done as fast as I'd like, and for this I apologize. D: My space is limited and doesn't allow for working on multiple [plush] projects at once, so I tend to focus on one at a time. That'd be fine and all... except I seem to have tripped myself up in the way I handle etsy orders in the mix as well. I treat my etsy orders very professionally, as it IS my online store, after all. But I'm held to faster turnaround times on made-to-order items, often bumping things in the queue down or out of order. I don't mean to treat off-etsy commissions any LESS professionally... but since my store has been so busy, it's pushed a lot of older or large commissions back further and further and honestly I'm not sure the best way to remedy this without closing my store for a bit, which I really don't want to do. ;__;
This on top of being stuck on a particularly old AND lengthy plush project at the moment is making me feel like nothing is getting done very fast. (It is, but one project is taking weeks!) I'm enjoying most of it... just taking forever. So I've certainly tried to keep everyone waiting for something updated... just know that things ARE moving forward as best they can. ~__~
[/slight vent mixed with apology]
I'm househunting, finally. It's hard.
Looking mostly for, obviously, MORE SPACE to do more craft and plush things. We'll see how that goes. I'll at least announce when I make the big move.
Also, please forgive any random artstuffs... I love plush things but I do miss digital art and haven't done any in quite some time. T__T Gotta get it out of my system. I think that's my other frustration... not enough hours in the day to make art for others AND myself at a pace I can manage. Sure, that can be remedied with the proper scheduling; but super hard if "real" work is a factor and all the other things I do in a day.
Sorry... I'm whining. I'll get it together soon. If you're waiting on something from me, believe me, it's accounted for.