-A Mini Review of a Mini Con- Mini-Mini Con is a free to attend convention in San Antonio. This year it was great. It truly felt like a convention rather than just a promotional event for San-Japan. They had panels, gaming area, meet-ups, events, and a cosplay contest. I checked out the artist alley with my friends first. There were booths along the first and second floor that were well spread out. Some booths were from organizations such as the local library and college clubs selling baked goods. We found a karaoke room as well as musicians performing on the mall’s stage. There were video game tournaments going on as well as some free to play games. A friend and I were excited about the Ita bag meet-up. Just some weeks before we decided we wanted to make a bag to decorate. Ita bags are usually small backpacks or purses adorned with buttons, key chains, and other items that can be displayed. The bags usually have a transparent plastic covering to protect the items. The …
Well after the Nintendo Switch I debated going back, but I didn’t really feel like doing the weird line again. So instead I tried a few indie games and this is the one the liked most. The Painter’s Apprentice This side-scrolling action game is inspired by art. The character uses his paint brush to fight enemies and advance in the game. You pick up paint tubes for more colors and can switch between colors. Only when you wield the same color as the monster you can defeat it. The backgrounds are inspired by different movements in art. I feel that aspect can be pushed a lot more, but I am happy there is interest in art history here. We will see though since it isn’t released yet. Next up I played two games at the Trion booth! I tried out an mmo called Trove.
Hey everyone! I’m getting ready for San Japan starting this weekend. So I won’t have an update until after Labor Day! I will be cosplaying as a Pokemon trainer inspired by the maid from the Battle Mansion. If all goes well, I will be putting together a Vlog about San Japan and post a new journal/planner video. Excuse me as I prepare to hunt down adorable collectables, stationary, and maybe catch a concert. I will be sure to let you know all about the convention. I hope you guys have fun and stay safe this Labor Day.
I just went to the toy show on Saturday. It was really fun! There were a ton of vendors, free arcade games, some artists, and guests signing autographs. The show room was big and spacious and it never felt overly crowded. There were people of all ages browsing the merchandise. There were some anime figures and plushies. Mostly there were many vintage toys by cult favorites. This expo was mostly about purchasing. Only some of the vendors accepted credit/debt cards so its usually good to take cash to these kinds of events. The group I went with found many childhood toys and new Pokemon plush characters.
Lately I’ve been working on digital art because I’m hoping that this website will be full of it this year instead of using glitter graphics and slideshows of anime. Some have already popped up. They are the cute desserts and a blinking avatar on the sidebar. More will come and I want to accept commissions and open a web shop that will appear as another page here. I could use the support!
Subjects of today’s blog! Artist of late Recent gaming Texas reptile expo (skip this section if snakes and lizards give you creeps!) So I’ve been admiring… Hikari Shimoda I love Shimoda’s work! Its bright, eerie, and sometimes chaotic. I found this artist through Sweet Streets Gallery on Facebook. I like push and pull between being cute and creepy in the portraits. The creepy children are doll-like with their expressionless faces and porcelain colored bodies. Many of the portraits have children with cuts although not graphic, but instead sugar coated with sparkles coming from cuts and eyes of saturated colors. I’ve been playing… I own a Wii U and I’ve been happy with it! I just been waiting on a price drop for Pikmin 3 and the new Mario. I’m also waiting for Bayonetta 2 and the Super Smash Brothers. What I have been enjoying is Monster Hunter and Just Dance 4 and 2014. There are other games I would like to get at the moment but I’m on a tight budget at the …
I was able to take a tour into San Antonio Museum of Art’s new exhibit called Lethal Beauty. I could not take pictures (pictures are not allowed). One of the most beautiful parts of the Samurai armor is the helmet. They are decorative with faces of creatures, symbols, and horns. They use precious metals such as gold and silver to adorn the helmets.