September 05, 2008
Dragon con and camera mishaps
Sadly no pictures yet of dragon con or the pirate party to share, please cross your fingers for me! I'm doing battle with a malfunctioning memory card to get them back. (and really lovely pictures they were! Its making me nuts!) My advice.. don't get a new camera before a big trip.
One of the great things about these conventions is catching up old friends, like Dana my writing partner who I don't see in real life often enough, and likewise Fati an up and coming film maker and artist who seems like a little sis.
I also had the pleasure of meeting CJ Bloomer and his lovely wife for the first time after long admiring his mythology inspired work. If you haven't seen it yet you must check it out! His work is classical and fresh at the same time, like looking into a favorite storybook. I had preordered his graphic novel "The Price of Tea" and was delighted to find he had personalized it for me :)
Then I saw this piece in person "Ryuketsu Shrine" I had seen it on deviant art and thought it beautiful, but that hadn't prepared me for the glory of the piece in person. Its quite large and very vibrant, I couldn't afford the original (worth every penny though) Lucky for me CJ was offering a limited run of three large prints :) I was so thrilled, its already hanging in my daughters room (she's so lucky!)
My display seemed to be doing well, we had to come back before the convention was over so I won't know until the they ship everything back for sure! One year I'll have to actually work a booth but I really love flying free around the convention with my girls!