Okay! The pronoun buttons for Leaky are done! TFIOS themed with various pronoun options. They will be $2 at my booth to cover cost.
If you are going to Leaky, want a button, and don’t see your pronouns listed here, contact me asap and I’ll see what I can do!
some quick previews of some of the scarves I’ll be bringing to leakycon (not quite finished yet; I plan to add fringe to all of them. I’ll definitely take and post more pictures when I’ve finished more)
a million thanks and more to amerystudios for letting me sell at her booth
hope to see you there!
Aaaaah! Look who’s going to be at my booth at Leaky!!!! Lucy and her beautiful scarves :)
Pronoun button mock-ups for Leaky Con :)
What do you think? Would you like to see different colors? More pronoun options?
My entry for the leaky con t-shirt design contest (last day!)
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$10 Leaky Con jewelry specials
With Leaky Con just 45 DAYS AWAY I am in a very good mood :) To help you prepare your cosplays, I’m hosting daily deals this week on my storenvy.
TODAY’S DEAL: $10 Samulets
Perfect for your Dean Winchester cosplay :) Black leather cord also available instead of the ribbon chain. Get ‘em here while they last.
New Nerdfighter PRIDE shirts on Amery Studios Zazzle!
New design to show both my love of Nerdfighters and my support for the LGBTQ community (which I am part of.) Hope you like it!
Available in lots of sizes and styles for all genders. Hope you enjoy!
decoupage shoes tutorial
ask and you shall receive - a tutorial on how I made these decoupage superhero shoes
My friend is going to a comic expo next month and asked if I could make her Captain America themed shoes, so here we go:
1. acrylic paint
2. mod podge
3. cut out pictures
4. shoes (obviously)
5. two paintbrushes - one for glue and one for paint
7. snacks (very important)
cut out shapes that fit on your shoe. You’ll have to fiddle around with it and the paper will get wrinkly and you might get frustrated and accidentally glue a piece to your hair (or maybe that was just me), but make sure the pieces all fit on the shoe
make sure you really coat the pieces in a ton of glue and stick them down where you want ‘em
seriously, lots of glue. Use your paintbrush to paint glue OVER TOP of the pieces you already glued down. if your fingernails aren’t covered in glue for 3 days then you’re doing it wrong
after you’ve finished gluing down everything where you want it, give the entire shoe another good coating and eat your snack while you wait for it to dry
this is where your other paintbrush comes in. to really finish off the shoes and give them a cleaner look, paint a border around the edges.
however if you’re patient and not a walking tornado of mess like me then you can cut and glue the pieces to leave a clean edge
because Mod Podge is water based it will run if it gets wet. I used Mod Podge waterproof acrylic sealer in matte to seal the shoes. Do this step outside because it’s super toxic!
LAST LAST STEP:
model your killer heels (or the killer heels you made for your friend that you tried on and went grocery shopping in so you hope she doesn’t see this post)
Just started making John Green quote prints! This one is from An Abundance of Katherines: “That smile could end war and cure cancer.”
Available as prints now on the new Amery Studios Deviantart page!
I’ve been asked a lot about how I draw hoods, mostly Talon’s hood, so I hope this helps a little? Just a pretty basic thing but hey there ya go
Hoods are pretty cool, they usually have a lot of variety in how they can look (and sometimes people even wear two hoods at once) so just get creative with it and have fun
Ask Amery: Comicons and Chronic Illness
(Inspired by a conversation with my spoonie friend Denise.)
Q: Do you have any tips for vending at conventions when you have chronic illness?
A: Yes! Lots of them :)
I have been vending at conventions for a little over a year now, so though I’m not an expert, I have picked up some things along the way.
1. Bring help. Lots of it.
If you’re like me, you never know what your body will do. I have good days and bad days, and I can’t predict when those will be.
Bring a full-time helper (friend, spouse, etc.) and at least one part-time/backup person. Schedule lunch breaks every day, and an afternoon break as well.
2. Eat and hydrate.
Obvious, maybe, but easy to overlook. Convention food is expensive, and probably not allergy-friendly, so plan ahead. Bring lots of healthy snacks you can eat on the go, for when you have a quick break between customers. And make sure you get at least one good, hot meal per day.
3. Check in with yourself.
It’s easy to go too long without eating or resting, which can result in a nasty crash. So make sure to take a quiet moment every hour to breathe and see if you need anything.
In the bustle and excitement of conventions, I often forget this step.
4. Pack early.
With good days and bad days, you never know what your energy level will be the week before the convention. So try to finish your inventory a few weeks ahead of time and pack a bag of clothes and convention supplies. That way, if you get sick the week of, you will have plenty of time to rest for the week ahead.
5. Pace yourself.
Don’t wait til the last minute to set up your booth. Most vendors set up in the evening on the day before the convention, so get there in the morning instead. Then you will have the hall to yourself, easy parking, and all the load-in carts your little heart desires :)
6. Last but not least, learn to say “No.”
This is the hardest step for me. I want to sell at every convention I can, but unfortunately my health won’t allow it. So take stock ahead of time, and see if it’s really the right convention for you.
Using all your “spoons” up on a single weekend probably isn’t the best idea, no matter how badly you want to go. So celebrate the things that you can do, and don’t beat yourself up for the things that you can’t.
There is always next year!
(Keep Calm and Save Spoons by BellaJacksonStudios on etsy)
How to Comicon Part One
Comic Con Travel Planning Tips
Artist Alley facebook group
How to Make a Killer Supply Kit
Image credits: 1 2 3 4
I’d love to hear what you guys think! What would you add to this list?