A week ago I attended my first convention, Spectrum Fantastic Art Live, as a seller. I am so glad I made the leap and decided to take my artwork to conventions. I met so many great artists, both seasoned convention veterans and new to the convention scene like myself.
A few great things happened while I was at Spectrum. A couple of my originals that were displayed at the Artomatic show in Crystal City, Va, were sold. After a few email exchanges, the buyer wanted to purchase both originals. These are my first original artwork sales to the public.
The other thing that happened was I met John Parise, the Dragon Con Art Show Director, at Spectrum, who thought my art would fair well at Dragon Con. He encouraged me to apply for the 2018 art show. I had thought about applying to Dragon Con this year but changed my mind, thinking my art is not yet at that level. John Parise said I was wrong. That warms my heart to know that someone who is mostly surrounded by great art thinks my art is on that level.
I am very excited but I need to generate more artwork before next March.