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J.L. Metcalf, Author and Artisan  

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RICC and Other Assorted Fun

Posted by [email protected] on November 4, 2014 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Happy November!

For months now, I have been preparing myself for Rhode Island Comic Con (RICC). I have been making Tee-Totes with wild and wreckless abandon, I have been purchasing postcards for both my book and the totes to hand out at the Con and I have been feeling nervous that the Totes would be a disaster.

I was pleasantly surprised that my anxiety was for nothing. I spent the two days of RICC hearing how awesome my bags are and how clever I am for making them. People actually BOUGHT them and LOVED them and that was a wonderful feeling of validation. My totes were an experiment and this was the culmination, the true test to see if they would be popular and I have to say it was a success. I have a craft fair in Middletown on December 13th and I am very much looking forward to it. I am hopeful my bags will be just as (or more) successful as they were at RICC.

In the past few months life has been moving pretty fast. I was laid off, finished my novel and created a brand for myself. I have been trying to find new ways to market myself and to do something I truly love to do. I feel like I've found it and now I need to start being able to make a living as an artist. Yes, an ARTIST. It feels insane to say that but it's true. I am an artist. I write books, I create awesome tote bags and I have recently begun making this super cool beaded works using old Mardi Gras beads. 

Life is good. I have never been happier and now, the money will come!