• Carissa C.

First Vending Event of 2021 is done!

Last weekend I was able to be a vendor at a local art market, The Tacoma Art Market. It was so great to get out and talk to people. I even sold a few originals! Those cute octopi were loved by everyone.

My next event with them is May 22 and 23rd on the Ruston Way waterfront. I love the breeze and view from this location.


I also made some sales on my website. This week has been off the hook. I love it. Thank you everyone for supporting me.


I did a "tiny hat" stream on Twitch yesterday. We created some weird "hats." That sounds weird. Maybe I should explain a bit. If you go to my stream you can find an app called Stream Stickers. This is a fun way to interact with the stream, by putting stickers on the video screen. The thing is, the sticker placement is random, they can go anywhere on the screen. Sometimes they land on my head, looking like a hat. I figured why not make some legit digital hats for us to play with. If you get one on my head you can win something. Free hats will get you channel points (good for all kinds of things.) Hats that you buy with bits (a form of Twitch currency) will get you better stuff like free things, already done original art, or even commissions.

There are all kinds of hats that we can create and use, so new hats will show up all the time. It is never a boring time.


I also finished a digital fan art for a terrible...ly awesome movie. Any movie that inspires art is great, in my opinion. I can't wait to see what tonight's bad movie will be. MisterFoxGuy has the best bad movies on Twitch.

Tomorrow I will be working on the Alien painting inspired by the Story Engine Cards. I hope I can finish it this week. I have a few other things I want to try doing, like elemental cats and some birds.


On a personal note; my energy levels have been pretty low. I have been avoiding the gym and doing some household chores. It will pass, but it is annoying. The low energy is usually a signal that my allergies are REALLY bad. There is not a lot I can do about it. I need to bring it up next time I go to the Dr's office. Low energy keeps me from doing a lot of the things that I would like to do. Almost as much as uncertainty.

Uncertainty keeps me from doing a lot of things. It almost kept me from jumping into creating art. Uncertainty is not cool. Usually, I overcome it by doing a ton of research. You can't research everything or the research will not tell you exactly what you want to know.

Next solution? See if you can get a friend to help you. Support and backup are so helpful. It is hard to ask for help, but it shows that you trust people and people like to be trusted. People who feel trusted will always help you out without holding it over you. I think this is the hardest one, but the most effective. You get to build your friendship AND you overcome an uncertainty/fear.

What I usually end up doing is getting angry with myself and just doing the thing. I got mad at myself for being afraid of investing in a website. I had already done a lot of research and knew where I wanted to go. The thought of investing $300-$500 was what freaked me out. In the end, I just did it. Rip off that bandaid!

It was the same with my first few shows. I still have a lot of times where the uncertainty keeps me from doing things. Sometimes I ask a friend and sometimes I just rip off the band-aide.



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