So 2018 is officially over and we’re into a brand new year. Here’s hoping it will be better than the last. I have a ton planned this year, with a bunch of new plush in store, new stickers, and so much more! I hope to update the social media more as well, with my main focus on Twitter and Instagram (sorry, but I just really hate Facebook… ^_^; ). Site wise, I’ll keep it updated as much as I can! Updated the site today, WordPress updated to it’s big 5.0, which is not playing well with a lot of plugins and themes like Divi, so if the site is buggy or sluggish… that’s why. Hopefully it’ll sort itself out in the upcoming weeks as WordPress sorts out their crap.
One last thing, I’ve updated the Commissions Page. It will now show which items I am open or closed on for commissions, I hope that makes things easier. I will be sure to keep that updated, so if things are marked closed, please just check back! Thank you for visiting, and hope your New Year goes well!
Attended my first ever Spruce Bog this weekend up in Whitehorse. I did alright, but not what I was hoping. It was held in the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre. The building itself is very beautiful, but I don’t feel it was the best setup for a fair as large as Spruce Bog. The fair was split up into multiple rooms, two large halls, and six smaller classrooms. I was placed in one of the classrooms, and it was small. The tables were setup in a U shape around the room, leaving very little space in the middle for customers to move. It was like sardines in a can for much of the day, customers were extremely crammed, hard to move about or even see tables, which caused a lot of customers to just pass by the classrooms entirely in favor of the larger halls that had more walking area. The building felt over capacity for the entire day, no matter where you went. I heard the year before they held it at the Canada Games Centre, so I’m not sure why they changed it this year. I hope next year they choose a different venue. I felt like the vendors in the two large halls were more of the larger attractions than us smaller tables in the classrooms. They did try to entice people to enter every room with a punch card for a draw, but because of the cramped conditions, people tended to only enter long enough to get their card stamped, then bail out.
That’s not to say the experience was bad, it really wasn’t. The organizers were on the ball, and the Cadets they had working to assist were wonderfully helpful. Customers, stuff, volunteers were all very friendly, and it was a very welcoming environment. It was busy all day, with barely much time to sit down, got to talk to soooo many people! The new capsule machine was a huge hit, kids and adults loved playing it. I put a bunch of “winning tickets” into it, and it was awesome when little kids won a prize and seeing them get really excited about it. I really want to do Spruce Bog again next year, I just would want a bigger space, but that was on me, I applied pretty late. I liked my setup, but if I can help it I am never doing a 5′ space ever again. It’s just too small! I made it work, but because I had to go UP with my space, I couldn’t sit down, at all. I would just disappear behind the display. Overall, it was a decent fair, one I plan to return to next year.
UP NEXT: Watson Lake Christmas Fair on Saturday November 24th, then Geek the Halls in Whitehorse on Sunday, November 25th!
My Colouring Books!
In August 2017, I published my first Colouring book, A Yukon Colouring Guide. It contains 18 pages of educational facts and images all about this wonderful Territory I call home! As you color the pages of this book, you will travel the highways of this historic land, learn about the sights, history, animals and the cultures of the North of 60, and the Land of the Midnight Sun!
In April 2018, I published my 2nd book, the Mythological Minis, which is 24 pages of coloring fun, starring my characters Cinder the Phoenix, Raine the Unicorn, Aspen the Dragon, and Skye the Griffon! Suitable for all ages, the pages range from simple images, to more complex mandalas, to full beautiful scenes!
Both books are available at my Etsy Shop, or various Yukon retailers!