Cave of Pixels - Blog
Just a little update
Sat, 20 May 2017 12:16:56 GMT
I’m still here, pixel fans. My lack of original output over the past few months can be attributed to my job sending me somewhere that makes it inconvenient to bead. I was home for a couple of weeks, and managed to make a few new pieces (as well as come oh-so-close to completing one before running out of beads, like a NOOB), but it’s back on hold again until I’m back in the country in July. I have been reposting my work on social media to keep me in the game, but I much prefer i [...]
Where to buy my art
Sat, 08 Apr 2017 12:38:15 GMT
Six months out of the country has meant I can't exhibit at fairs, or even make commissions. I know it's hard on you pixel fiends out there, having to survive on my recycled pics on social media, but imagine how it feels for me! I went from quite a prolific output down to zero overnight...However, those of you who have missed me at the fairs this year can take some solace in the fact that there is a decent selection of my work available online, through Game Over Gaming.  That's right [...]
New Exhibition!
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 18:14:22 GMT
Happy new year pixel fans! Today my new year started in a great way - by setting up an exhibition of my artwork! Yes, if you go down to the Hubbub Cafe Bar in London (on the Isle of Dogs) you will be able to see a selection of my artwork on the walls, and buy some if you so wish ;-) The bar used to be my local when I lived over the road, so I can recommend it for food, drinks, and plays (the bar is upstairs, a theatre is downstairs)! [...]
More art for sale!
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:49:54 GMT
Evening all. It's high time I posted another update, so here goes! Firstly, thanks to all those who came to the London Gaming Market last month - it was another great event and I loved meeting everyone and getting so much positive feedback on my artwork. Unfortunately, that will be my last market for a while, as I'll be out of the country until July next year. This also means no more commissions until then I'm afraid.However, the good news is that more of my art will be available online, through [...]
It's been a couple of months...
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:44:55 GMT
...since my last update, so here goes! First off, I've been busy beading, so no change there. After months of no sales on Etsy, 5 pieces sold to the same customer, which was awesome! But other than that, I've just been steadily building up stock for the next London Gaming Market, to be held on 6 November. I'm a regular there and can't wait! Here's a taster of what I'll have on offer... It's tough to cover everything I'd like to make, for example I haven't had a chance to make any Ni [...]
CoP Update - Etsy, commissions, markets
Sat, 20 Aug 2016 16:35:26 GMT
The beading has slowed down since the London Film & Comic Con, but it's a relief to not have to work frantically to meet the deadline of an upcoming convention! Since the convention ended I've had a steady flow of commission requests, and have been working my way through them. Here's a sample of what I've been making lately... The Mystical Ninja piece lays in a state of incompletion while I wait for a delivery of Artkal beads (they come from somewhere in Europe)... hopefully the [...]
Throwing out artwork
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 20:22:43 GMT
Looks ok from a distance, but up close... eurgh Over the years I have thrown away my fair share of artwork that I have made myself. I don’t think I’m alone as an artist who feels that if a piece isn’t up to my standards, then I don’t want it to be on display… anywhere. ​The artwork that comes to mind here is the first Marilyn Monroe piece I made a couple of years ago. I was still a fairly novice beader who hadn’t settled on my best techniques and m [...]
Comic Con and beyond...
Wed, 03 Aug 2016 19:35:47 GMT
Last weekend I had the pleasure of having a stall at the London Film & Comic Con at Kensington Olympia. I had attended, as a regular ticket-holder, two or three times in the past, and had noticed a clear hole in the market regarding pixel art. So this year I took the plunge and decided to see how my artwork would go down! It was my biggest event yet - the pic above shows part of the hall I was in (there were two trading halls, as well as areas for gaming, autographs and young authors) [...]
Frantic beading...
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 21:15:52 GMT
Another random update to say I'm still here, and still beading away! The London Film & Comic Con is creeping up and I'm attempting to make as close to 3 days' worth of art as I can. My thinking is this: I took about 80 items to the London Gaming Market, so I should aim to take 240 items to the Comic Con... not going to happen, but it's good to have a target!! I've been away on a course with work this week, but fear not, I brought my beads so have been using every spare minute of downtime to [...]
Latest Pixel Update
Mon, 04 Jul 2016 10:20:08 GMT
It's been a busy few weeks in the Cave - most of my energy has been focussed on creating enough artwork to take to the London Gaming Market yesterday. I ended up with 81 items to sell, and it was the first time I used my new gridwall display system. The gridwall really helped show off my art and gave me a good way of displaying the bigger pieces. I'm considering getting a second one to go with it and expand my display space even more.As usual the smaller pieces sold best, although quite [...]