AUGUST 2016 – Conspectus

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August was a bit of a break from things and a mad dash to clean up my flat before my folks arrived from Australia on 10th August. I borrowed my friends’ Vax to wash my carpet (oh my god I want a Vax, they are so awesome!!!), and I scoured eBay for a decent bed to put in my spare room. I settled on two identical single beds, bought from separate auctions, and spent a total of £36. Yes, bargain! And I sold things. My flat has been stuffed full with too much furniture for too long, and ever since I read Marie Condo’s “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” I’ve been wanting to sort my shit out and declutter! I’ve still got a long way to go, but I’m definitely getting there. The first step is sorting stuff, the second is actually getting rid of it.

So, yeah, my folks arrived and it’s been great. Mum’s been cleaning my kitchen a lot, AND cooking me dinner. Woo hoo! I’m so spoiled. They’ve taken over my lounge room a bit, and have left all their clutter everywhere (I keep telling Mum to read that book!!), but I’ve kept them out of my art space.

Art didn’t really happen much in August. I managed to catch up on the Scrawlrbox challenges and did June and July within a week of each other. August’s box is still waiting for me, though. I also did a really great project where I covered a metal pedal bin with a comic book collage. It’s one of my favourite projects, and the YouTube video came out really well! I’m so happy with it.

20160828_115528The end of August, over the bank holiday weekend, was the Guildford Comic Con. It was soooo much fun. I loved it. It wasn’t very big (I mean, not like London), but it was big enough to be busy, but not too crazy that I couldn’t have a look around at things. Mum came with me, and I think she had a good time. She took a load of photos and had a look around a bit. She was pretty happy to see Ian McNiece there (from Doc Martin). She helped me set up and break down my table, and even had a go at taking some sales. Speaking of sales I managed to sell 17 tshirts over the weekend, which was great! And it was wonderful to see people’s reactions to my tshirt artwork 😀

What was also great about the Guildford Comic Con was when a chap came over who was advertising Sci Fi Bromley. It’s a convention on 24th September, which is in honour of H.G.Wells (who was born in Bromley). I’ve organised to have a table at this event, which is great, because Bromley isn’t too far from where I live. Yay. Also, my Mum and Dad don’t leave until the 25th, so they’re going to come along too. I can’t wait!