2018 Convention Schedule

Fur-Eh!

When:
June 14th to 17th, 2018
Hotel:
The Edmonton Inn & Conference Centre
Where:
Edmonton, Alberta

All 3 days in the Dealer’s Den!

Yukomicon

When:
TBA – August
Hotel:
Coast High Country Inn
Where:
Whitehorse, Yukon

More details closer to date!

Watson Lake Christmas Fair

When:
November 24th
Place:
Watson Lake Recreation Centre
Where:
Watson Lake, Yukon

More details closer to date!

Rants, Rambles, & Raves

Mthological Minis Coloring Book Launch and Giveaways!

 Happy April everyone!
I am pleased to announce the offical launch of my 2nd book, the MYTHOLOGICAL MINIS COLOURING BOOK! 24 pages of colouring fun starring my characters, Cinder the Phoenix, Aspen the Dragon, Skye the Griffon and Raine the Unicorn!

With this launch I am holding a giveaway of Minis goodies on my FACEBOOK  and INSTAGRAM !  Please click the links for more info and how to enter!

Revamp Number Red

Because of course I did. Yet another site revamp, but this one is for more business reasons. I needed to make my online presence more cohesive, make it easier to find my store, etc. A big part of that was to make the site actually part of the company. So Shilo.ca got an overhaul to CindersDesigns.ca or CindersDesigns.com (take your pick). Keep in mind, all domains will always work. I’m not letting go of Shilo.ca. The page just has been re-branded. I might make Shilo.ca a “personal site” again down the road, but don’t count on it anytime soon. …honestly don’t know what I’d separate out haha. ^_^;

As for the website itself, Facebook eternally annoys me, so I’ve put the sites front page back to a standard blog system instead of a facebook feed. After awhile I found it kind of… silly to have the site showing all of the little things I post to social media. If you want to see that sort of thing, you’ll generally be already on said social media! 😛 The sites blog will be reserved for more important updates. Sure it won’t be updated nearly as much, but I’ve decided that’s ok. I want to keep the website more organized. The site isn’t completely done… the back end of the blog and the projects pages all need updating, but it’s mostly there. (For those coming to this post via FB, just click on “Home” at the site to see what’s changed)

April is gearing up to be a busy one, more updates soon!

Social Media updates to resume after Easter.

 I’m going to try and resume my M-W-F posting schedule on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) as of Wednesday, April 4th. That should give me time to get a backlog going for them. Already planning for my next cons, and for the summer. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and planning since returning from Vancouver. I’ve almost figured out where I plan to take my business. I’m learning what works, what doesn’t, and where my strengths and weaknesses are. There’s things I’ve decided to let go of and stop doing business wise, as they were only causing me unneeded stress and anxiety, and there’s things I’m eager to jump into as I feel they more suit what I want my business and art to be known for. For the first time in awhile, I’m actually eager to start my next projects. I just bought a new printer, a Canon Pixma Pro-100, which I am excited to get, as it’s a key in what I want to make, and you’ll see more of that once I get things rolling. For the moment though, I’m finishing up commission I owe, and then I plan to use the Easter long weekend to rest and recharge. March has sucked, and I’m looking forward to it being over.

Social Media Plan

As I’ve mentioned, I am making a big push this year to be really active on social media, but I don’t want to always post the same things over and over, so here’s a quick rundown of what I want to do with each.

Facebook:
My main focus for facebook is my own works, art, plush, etc, but also a place I really want to start engaging with followers, so I want to also talk with you, posting questions, talking about art, conventions, or whatever else may pop up!
Update Schedule: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

Instagram:
Mainly focused on my artwork, but also my Bullet Journals, such as layouts, themes, etc.
Update Schedule: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Pinterest:
This one is probably gonna be the most active, as I am going to try and share all sorts of cool artwork I find around the web, from various fan arts, to cool things on etsy, tutorials, and lots more! I’m still learning how to use Pinterest, but I like the concept of SHARE. EVERYTHING. XD
Update Schedule: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays but also whenever I find something worth sharing, so may get pretty random!

Twitter: 
Thanks to the power of Buffer (I am quickly learning to love this app!) I think this will be a big sharing space as well! I like sharing art, and I think I will try and focus a lot on artists work that I admire here, so it’s not just my own stuff. Plus answering any questions people have for me here.
Update Schedule: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays but also whenever I find something worth sharing, so may get pretty random!

I know, I’m late to the whole social media game, but I’m going to -try- to be more outgoing and not be such a little recluse. LOL

Happy New Year!

 Happy New Year Everyone! Here’s to 2018 being a year of new changes and new challenges!

So with that said, I have a lot planned for 2018. This is the year I hope to really bring my art from just being a hobby, into a full fledged business for myself. I’m going to work hard to do a lot more art, be it drawing or plush. I have 3 conventions lined up this year I plan to attend, so there’s a ton of prep to do! I would also like to finish and print my 2nd colouring book this spring, about my Mythological Minis. It’s so close to being done!

Aside from that though, my biggest plan is to be -much- more active on social media, mainly Instagram and Facebook. I am going to -try- to keep to an update schedule of Monday, Wednesday, Friday, where I will post -something- to social media. Might be my bullet journaling, works in progress, finished art, or even just ramblings. I hope to start engaging with you, my followers more as well, questions, chats, and even some giveaways throughout the year. I want to thank you all for following my work, liking, and sharing it. It means so much to me and I will work hard this year to bring you lots more content.

This year is going to be busy, and I’m looking forward to it!

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