I have been very fond of bees, especially bumblebees, ever since I was a child and I used to pick clover blossoms and follow around bumblebees in grassy fields, moving slowly in their path so I could offer them my clover flower to sip from. Even being stung a few times (one time in my shoe by bizarre mischance) hasn’t dimmed the warm glow that comes from watching a bee bumble from flower to flower, and as I grew older, I learned to appreciate bees as well, for the important role they play in pollination.

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Meet the Crafters at FanExpo

Last year at FanExpo, I was interviewed by some lovely gentlmen from Geek and Sundry, who I talked to for about five mins and they used a short clip from that interview in their video about the crafters in the Artist Alley at FanExpo. I am thrilled that they decided to include me in their video, and even though you don’t see the rest of our conversation, thanks all the same for the very thoughtful questions and the opportunity to talk about my art.

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A Short Intro to Convention Preparation

For nearly a decade, I’ve been participating in a number of conventions around the GTA as an artist in what’s usually referred to as the Artist Alley. Selling art within an Artist Alley is a unique experience, where you are basically given a flat table and then you are left to your own devices to try to do something with it, and over the years I’ve had a chance to try a number of different methods related to both displaying and selling my own art.

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