Mystic South Wrap-Up

I am back from Mystic South! I absolutely loved this show and I have to say, if you are interested in anything mystical you should come check it out next year. We loved it and can’t wait to go back.

I was so busy most of the weekend I didn’t really take many pictures. I think I only took one of the booth when we first set it up, and the rest of the weekend was kind of a blur. We sold a ton of prints and lots of oracle decks, so I was glad I could come home each night and restock popular prints. It was our first year at Mystic South so I didn’t know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised.

We also met a lot of wonderful people and got to know some people we had met before. Sometimes at shows it’s hard to figure out who to talk to or you just don’t have many opportunities to hang out, but this was one of those rare shows where we got to know a lot of people and had many great conversations. It’s always nice to be around a lot of like-minded people who are all very tolerant of each other’s differing beliefs. It was beautiful.

It was also a big learning experience for me. I feel like I am learning so much since I moved to Georgia. When I lived in Montana I had very little opportunity to go to shows and see what was going on. Now I can go to a lot and I can see what sorts of booth layouts work and what doesn’t. I improved a lot of things about my booth this time but I have more ideas on how to improve it even more. So I have a lot of work to do before Dragon*Con to build and order some things, and I also want to finish and print a sketchbook before DC, and maybe get some enamel pins, more stickers (I totally sold out at Mystic South, oops!), and maybe some other things too. I also have a lot of paintings to finish and new prints to make once those are done.

So I guess what I’m saying is, I better wrap up this wrap-up and go wrap up some other projects. I’m sorry, I’ll show myself out.

Luke couldn’t decide if he wanted his picture taken or not - so he decided to be a weirdo instead. “Heeeere’s Johnny!”

Luke couldn’t decide if he wanted his picture taken or not - so he decided to be a weirdo instead. “Heeeere’s Johnny!”

Moving the decks around on the table to showcase them better was one of the improvements I made during the show.

Moving the decks around on the table to showcase them better was one of the improvements I made during the show.

In truth, our car is too short to fit the grid walls in it any other way, but Luke claims he did this so I couldn’t bite him on the way home. I don’t think that’s fair - I hardly bite anymore.

In truth, our car is too short to fit the grid walls in it any other way, but Luke claims he did this so I couldn’t bite him on the way home. I don’t think that’s fair - I hardly bite anymore.

Before the show I found out that Michael’s had some of my favorite paints on clearance, so I loaded up. Now it’s time to go dig into all that delicious new paint, right after I clean up my studio from showmageddon. (Can you believe I got that giant tube of Ultramarine for less than $10? I can’t.)

Before the show I found out that Michael’s had some of my favorite paints on clearance, so I loaded up. Now it’s time to go dig into all that delicious new paint, right after I clean up my studio from showmageddon. (Can you believe I got that giant tube of Ultramarine for less than $10? I can’t.)