I’m baaaaack. I keep thinking I’ll get a handle on blogging more regularly… someday.
After my first appearance at Unity 88 I was invited back for the “Johnny Caio’s Blues Buffet”. This Entertainer/Cook, Johnny Caio, made some incredible food, plus he was very entertaining! Through this Johnny Caio’s Blues Buffet, money was raised for the “Feed the Children” foundation; that’s where I helped. I brought 8 pieces for a silent auction. There weren’t any crazy bidding wars, but anything over that starting-bid price went to the charity and… well… I sold 6 of the pieces! That felt pretty good: 3 Steampunk insects, a T-Rex belt buckle, a solar system bracelet, and a big Red Rex.
No one bought my cardboard Wall-E, but that’s okay. I put so much love and skill into my first cardboard Wall-E… I can’t even begin think how to consider what I would charge for that little dude, so I made a second one specifically for this event with the same skill… just a little less love. Following, are some progress shots of the little Wall-E being built:
I was surprised to see that the steampunk bugs were so popular. I mean… I know they’re awesome but out of everything I had on display, they are made out of bits and pieces of found materials that I hardly paid anything for: Wire, watch parts, glue and time… lots of time (that’s the main ingredient). So yea… I’m going to be making more of those. Check out the Flickr set below of all my Steampunk bugs and critters.
The evening was fully document, so check out Unity 88 fan page for more footage from the event.