Bee-Hive Studios

The quick art blog of Debra "Bee" Rohlfs! BEE-HIVE STUDIOS / Bee on DeviantART / LiveJournal account / Bee-Hive Studios on YOUTUBE!

A Vendors Verdict on KawaiiLand

My own verdict on KawaiiLand, as a vendor? Pretty much everything mentioned by Indira Jainanan in her own verdict post.

Add on the fact the music was WAY too unbelievably loud, the loudest I’ve ever encountered while selling at ANY event, and that’s saying a lot. Vendors should not have to shout in order to communicate with potential customers throughout the entire event. If we can’t hear them, then they sure as heck cannot hear us. Give the vendors a breather in order to hopefully make some sales with out risking their vocal chords.

My table partner, my helper, and I did luck out by not being anywhere near the speakers, like others were, and we were able to snag a well lit area, we were able to work on our projects and see properly. But that was the extent of it.

We seemed to be the hub of where people were walking, right by the entrance stairs and exit stairs, but this meant little. People were hanging out in front of our table, two camera men actually tried to set up their tripods to hold photoshoots right in front of our table. They did move it to the area to our left, but this meant they were also constantly bumping into my work area (I needed to be in front of the table to demo while working on a yarn tail. Camera people and costumers generally bumping me, my chair, my work stations, the tail itself. And you couldn’t ask them to cut it out, as they wouldn’t be able to hear us anyway.

The loss of the extra hour at the end, due to very poor planning (or communication) truthfully was a huge fuck over. $60 an hour for 5 hours, $300 total for table SPACE (they expected us to bring tables. I expect that from events like town day celebrations, but we’re given MUCH larger spaces at those events, enough so to set up a canopy and several tables, and for MUCH less that what we were charged at KawaiiLand.

It became very clear that attendees were not there to shop. And we were not the only ones to face this. So do I feel that all of the vendors were brought in simply to make ticket sales? You better believe it.

And verdict from the ever loverly, Indira:
http://www.indirajartwork.com/2014/07/26/kawaiiland-verdict-not-very-cute/

What to charge for artist licensing - royalty advances and flat fees. GREAT advice!

Great bit of information that every artist should know if they ever decide that they want to sell a license for their artwork.

So, it’s less than a week until Kawaii Land now, dahlinks! Come join us at Stage 48, July 25th, 6 - 10pm, in Manhattan, New York City! I’ll be selling my arts, and possibly a nice, big ole fluffy yarn tail, AND some custom resculpted ponies. But I do still need help covering the cost of my table! Every $15 ticket purchased knocks some of the cost off my table, so think about it this way. You get to help a poor, starving artist out (this fluffy Bee here), AND you get to have a blast at an amazing cute fashion and art show in MANHATTAN.
Remember to purchase your tickets through Bee-Hive Studios!http://kawaiiland.org/ny/vendors/beehivestudios.html View high resolution

So, it’s less than a week until Kawaii Land now, dahlinks! Come join us at Stage 48, July 25th, 6 - 10pm, in Manhattan, New York City!

I’ll be selling my arts, and possibly a nice, big ole fluffy yarn tail, AND some custom resculpted ponies. But I do still need help covering the cost of my table!

Every $15 ticket purchased knocks some of the cost off my table, so think about it this way. You get to help a poor, starving artist out (this fluffy Bee here), AND you get to have a blast at an amazing cute fashion and art show in MANHATTAN.

Remember to purchase your tickets through Bee-Hive Studios!

http://kawaiiland.org/ny/vendors/beehivestudios.html

KawaiiLand NYC: Cutest Fashion and Shopping Event in the World

Come one, come all!
KawaiiLand NYC, at Stage 48 in Manhattan, July 25th, 6 - 10pm. Fashion and art all in one event, TONS of cute, TONS of live music. This promises to be an amazing event.

I will be one of the featured art vendors at KawaiiLand NYC this year. And it only costs $15 per ticket ( 18 years and older only. Sorry! ). If you wish to purchase tickets, check it out here: http://kawaiiland.org/ny/vendors/beehivestudios.html If for some reason, you migrate from my ticket page, nose through the vendors until you find Bee-Hive Studios. By purchasing your tickets through my vendors page, you will help offset the cost of my vendors table. Heeeeelp! I’ll have my usual pony and anime charms and stickers, prints, and more tshirts made for then. You’ll also get to be the first to see my newest resculpted custom pony, BerryBerry Qilin! AND, with luck, I may have a yarn tail or two available for sale ( think snow leopard! ). Currently, there are 44 artist and vendors, all from the New Jersey / New York area, and all of them are amazing ( I can vouche for several of them, as some are friends of mine, and completely awesome ). ————

"Featuring all things KAWAII!! ★☆ Fashion Shows, Art, Music, Booths, Special Appearances and much much more!!

Featuring kawaii-themed photo shoots, food, art, fashion,vendors and panels and celebrity appearances from style and Instagram stars in the Japanese fashion community.

The ultimate Kawaii experience seeks to promote and share the love for all things Japanese and feature the best of our local Japanese influenced artists, fashion designers, makeup and hairstylists, musicians, photographers and more! For our attendees we will also feature kawaii workshops and lots of yummy food noms and a super purikura photobooth.”

Stage 48 
605 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10036 
48TH STREET BETWEEN 11TH & 12TH AVENUES

WDHA FM The Rock of New Jersey

Yep, VERY MUCH a WDHA kind of night.

Blaring it from the TuneIn app on my Kindle Fire, which is jacked into my stereo, which is rocking my studio space while I paint the walls of the studio bathroom.

Rock it, Lindsay Klein!

So my 23K gold leafing mini-bundle from Golden Leaf Products ( http://www.goldenleafproducts.com ) arrived in the mail today! Yay!

I wanted to be able to use a loose leaf gold leafing that had actual gold in it, not the cheap stuff sold at most big box arts and crafts stores that’s 90% copper and 10% zinc. Just a touch picky about what I use on my pieces, and when I say that it’s gold leaf that’s on the horn of my BerryBerry Qulin custom resculpt, it can be the truth, which SHOULD help up the value of her.

Just have to pick up a bottle of shift at work this week with my employee discount and a coupon. Shift is the adhesive used in leafing. Until I can pick it up, though, I’m going to study the daylights out of more leafing tutorials here on YT. And make sure that my fan brush is SUPER clean.

(Source: youtube.com)

meaghanart:

The Secret Of NIMH because all the awesome.

Mod Podge, not recommended

Finally! I’ve finally found artists online who agree with what I’ve been saying for a while about Mod Podge. The only good Mod Podge I’ve come across is the Dimensional Magic. All else is just thinned down Elmers Glue that WILL stay sticky, and you’d have to seal that with an artists medium ANYWAY to take away the stickiness.

Gals and guys, do yourself a favor, especially if you live in an area that’s known for it’s humidity, steer clear of Mod Podge, and just go with an artists medium or a water based polyurethane sealer.

Go down the aisle in your local Michaels where the craft acrylic paints are ( look for Folkart, Apple Barrel, Americana, and Craft Smart ), and you’ll find the water based poly sealers there.

Hell, if you hit up the Mt. Olive NJ Michaels, Sunday through Tuesday after 5pm, I’LL help you find the good stuff.

Trust me on this. If you want the piece you’re working on to last a long time, stay clear of the thinned down glue, and just invest in the artists medium or water based poly sealer. Trust me on this, I’ve been doing this sealing thing for many years now.

This is the FASTEST I’ve EVER pumped out a pony custom. 3 days total, counting body and hair boil scenting, rehairing, neck and tail hole sealing, white base paint, final paints, and sealers.

Meet Burnt Butterscotch, my G3 take on G1 Butterscotch. Yeah, crappy not-a-proper photo of her, but I plan on taking better photos while at Big Apple Ponycon 2014 in a few hours.

I’ve also finished almost all of the sculpting on my little G4 kirin, Bubblegum Kirin. Just have to finish the tuft on the end of her tail once what’s on there now has set some. Going to paint her at Ponycon.

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