This past Friday and Saturday night were great and I am riding the wave of love and positivity this week.
I had so many people who have showed up for me in so many different points throughout my life come out to celebrate the debut of Kystalline Kweens with me. I also met a lot of amazing artists and got to introduce myself and my work to some new people. I even sold my Queen of Cups portrait!
Hearing from so many friends and strangers that they’d like to see the series become a full tarot deck, book or coloring book was incredibly encouraging. If you want to help me on my way to making this dream a reality, consider making a monthly donation via Patreon.
I hope you enjoy these photos from the show and keep reading for a special thanks and some artist shout-outs! Much love to everyone who sent me their photos.
Thank you for making it an amazing experience!
It means the absolute world to me that people are willing show up for me. I get really anxious about putting myself out there, so having everyone that came through this weekend made all the hard work and anxiety so completely worth it.
To show a little appreciation, I want to make a brief shout-out to all of these people that came out to support me at the Chocolate & Art Show, with links to their businesses, projects, and portfolios, as applicable. (Please let me know if you have a project you want me to link.)
- Sarah Martinez (graphic designer)
- Kristin Hillery (editor & writer)
- Bibi (vintage fashion) & Zachary Fedell (ux & graphic designer)
- Kelly Miller
- Ashley Green (watercolor & acrylic artist)
- Liz & Mike Pacho
- Christie (nail art queen) & Amber Draper (independent construction)
- Austin O’Neil & Travis Taylor
- Eva Gargas & Augustina
- Andy Tang (non-profit organizer)
- Mum & Pup
- Jesseca Soper (digital artist)
- Brad Bernhard (airbrush artist)
- Amelia Zique & Shawna Lynn
- Panda (nail artist), Jess (hair stylist at Vain) & Elizabeth
- Nyla Spooner (writer, podcaster & non-profit organizer)
- Juan Rodriguez
- Skarlett (alt-model) & Anne (alt-model)
- Wendy & Rock N Roll George (KOOP DJ)
- Ross (marketing leader) & Leslie Clurman
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As I mentioned previously, I met a lot of other really talented artists at the show, as well. Check out their Instagram accounts below and give them a follow!
I was floored by this guy’s talent with oil paint. Also, I felt he was a kindred spirit because both of our series featured portraits of our friends and loved ones.
This guy has some gorgeous geometric aluminum mini-structures, that resembled natural horn mounts. He also was handing out some cool stickers and bandanas he designed!
Allie Eileen & Jeff Miles Jr.
A super cute artist bff duo that were my neighbors at the show.
He displayed across from BAMFaktory a couple of years ago at RAW: Trend, but it was great seeing him again. And I picked up this super cute whale tail keychain from him!
Another sweet show neighbor, who had some beautiful Prismacolor work.
One of the live painters at the show. She was working on the nifty florescent cat piece in my photo gallery above!
I met her sister, Crimson, because Crystal had a big event in Dallas. Her hair techniques were phenomenal and so many of her pieces had cool, acrylic transitions outside of the frame.
She had so many naturally beautiful crystal jewelry pieces with organic-looking melted metal settings.
For something to channel your inner unicorn, this lovely lady had holographic crystal jewelry creations.
Sincerely Whimsy by Ty
Her whole set up was so cute and creative!!! She had some really crafty pop-art jewelry.