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Project: Spring Tie-dye 2016-03-18

Happy Spring, guys!

How is your month going?
We’ve recently moved and during the process a lot of our tie-dye stuff got buried…but we’ve managed to dig it out of the abyss of the garage and made a fun new batch of goodies to share with everyone!
If you haven’t noticed before, Antho and I are pretty fond of tie-dying. It’s an excellent creative project that we can work on together and it’s so much fun to unwrap and unveil the finished products! There are so many fabric textures, colour combinations, folds and techniques that we’re constantly evolving and trying new things as we go.
We’ve also been doing research into ordering products wholesale and sourcing fun new styles. 
I really enjoyed how this long sleeved ribbed cotton shirt turned out!  
It’s almost long enough for me and I’m 5’10”! I prefer having my tummy covered with longer shirts but it could totally be rocked as a belly-baring shirt for the braver ladies out there. We’ve been using more or less the same dyes since the very beginning, but we’re really excited about a recent order for some high-end dyes that should be arriving soon. Our shop has also been getting more business lately, but we’re still far from the top performing tie-dye shop on Etsy and I want to change that. I’ve sunk some time into watching free lectures and reading blogs from top performers and gleaned some useful tips that have already quadrupled our sales! We’ve even sold a shirt to Luxembourg & one to Spain since I added international shipping to our shop!
Goals, people.
I got them!
Check out the rest of our colourful new creations after the jump!

Isn’t this embroidered skirt fun? The threads in the design absorbed the colours really well while the sequins remained bold and white. The skirt is really light and comfortable, perfect for prancing around barefoot!
We also found these awesome studded shorts, which Antho graciously modelled for us. 
Even though they’re a size 10, there’s no way my butt would fit into these! 
Seriously though, I really love these stud details! I would be so happy to wear these, too bad they’re too small for me. Oh well, some lucky Etsy shopper will be able to rock these!

Sexy studs!

Then there’s this flow little number. The cotton is so soft and comfy and the skirt drapes nicely! Sometimes these skirts can make me look puffy and weird, but I like how this one fits my body.
It’s a size XL and the waist is elastic so it gives a good bit of wiggle room. 
Another pair of shorts! So excited to find these. The stitches and buttons remained bright white and provide a nice contrast against the tie-dye. I love how the pink, purple and navy blue bled through the material. It almost looks ice-dyed!

As I mentioned before, we’ve been experimenting with new patterns and sizes too, now offering 3XL and small sizes on top of the children’s line we started. So far XL has been the most frequently purchased size and there’s certainly no harm in branching out and adding selections for all shapes and sizes. We don’t believe in gendering our clothing because neither Antho or I ever shop strictly within our designated departments, and tie-dye is for anyone who wants to rock it! Some of my favourite clothes were men’s tops or shoes. I make sure to provide measurements for every item, too, because sizes can vary subtly between shirts and brands. 
Again, these shorts are way too small for me, which is a shame. Look how fun they are!
What do you think, would you rock any of these?
If you really liked them, please check out our Etsy shop and help support our small business. Every sale helps us to pursue our dreams of making the world a more colourful place!
Tell us your thoughts!
XOXO
Nau

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Project: Tie-dye 2016/02/13

Antho and I have been doing a lot of tie-dye recently. These have all been posted in our Etsy shop so if you see any you like be sure to check it out! We’re both quite pleased with how we’ve been progressing through experimentation and practice. ^_^ Hope you like!


XOXO
Nau

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The Watching Dead Mid-Season Finale Party @ Shakespeare’s 2015-11-29

It was time for the mid-season finale of The Watching Dead, so I packed up my drawing supplies and made my way over to Shakespeare’s Bar & Grill. Antho came dressed as Carl and my good friend Kaity joined us at my table for the event. As always,  we had a blast! We’re grateful to Shakespeare’s for hosting us, the cast of Evil Dead the Musical for doing trivia and giveaways, and FatBeard for organising and promoting the event and inviting us to attend. As I was so busy drawing I didn’t really get to take any photos, all credit goes to team FatBeard! 

This adorable duo came out just to get their zombie caricatures! I’m always supremely flattered to hear that my drawings inspired someone to get out and about~ thanks guys! Aren’t they cute? They won the costume contest with their Gotham ensembles!

Ancho did pretty well, too, winning us these Pop! figures of Walking Dead characters!

The adorable Gotham couple shared my drawing on Instagram not long after the event! 
I’m so glad they’re happy with it! ^_^
If you’d like to get zombie-fied, too, feel free to drop me a line!
I won’t bite. 😉
XOXO Nau

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Vegas: Las Vegas Valley Comic Book Fest 2015

Did you know that Vegas has the 2nd most video game stores per capita?
Atlanta beats us, but we also rank high up there in number of comic book stores, 2nd only to Seattle if my source was correct. Either way, we’ve got quite a robust and healthy nerd population!
Between the Consumer Electronic Show in spring and all the other conventions throughout the year, there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone. While the Star Trek experience has sadly gone dark, there’s still plenty of good geeky fun to be had.
Once a year, on the first Saturday of November, Clark County library opens it’s doors to the arts community and hosts the festival. All ages are welcome and the event is free to attend!  
This year I was posted up with Critical Care Comics, a brilliant non-profit organization that has Superheroes deliver comics to children in hospitals. It’s always a great honor to work with them and I had a blast attending the event! They’re so cool, in fact, that Kevin Smith gave them a shout out recently during his show in Vegas. Right on, good sir!

A couple of food trucks posted up in front, with Zombie Dogs, Curbside Cafe & Grouchy John’s offering up their treats to hungry fest-goers. 

I’m loving the Luchador Batman & Joker!

There were all sorts of talented vendors and artists showing their wares!

A friendly reminder at the front door that Coplay does not equal consent. Just in case anyone needed to be reminded. 😉

Lovely lass with her amazing prints!

Fat Beard & Crab Man manning the artist alley booth!
Harley & Batwoman rocking it while Deadpool creeps in the background. 

Festive family! 
Drew this Mista Jay for fun, someone liked it so much they ended up buying it! 

Grumpy Bat and an adorable Dalek!
Las Vegas Batman made an appearance and was well-recieved! Little Harley even forgave their long-running feud and gave him a friendly high-five!
Seeing Double? Me too. 😉

Spidey had an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction…

Do a silly dance and get a FREE comic! How fun!

Double the Deadpool, double the fun.
A Batman commission I knocked out.

When it was time for lunch, I opted for the Baja Burger from Curbside Cafe. It was pretty tasty! Reminded me of In-n-Out, but spicier. The fries were nice, too. With a soda the whole thing came out to $11, which is reasonable enough for the average cost of food truck food here. I’m glad I tried it, and as hungry as I was it was really satisfying, though if I had other options I’d be inclined to try those. Variety is the spice of life, after all. 😉

Towards the end of the event I was commissioned to draw the Green Lantern. One of my favorite things that I see at these events are the sketchbook collections- where someone picks a theme and has different artists render it in one book. One girl had a sketchbook full of Venom praying mantises! Fantastic. Her idea was so fun it even got discussed during a panel at San Diego Comic Con! Right on. The Green Lantern series is one I’m not terribly familiar with, so I went with a Magical Girl rendition. XD He was ok with it. 


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Vegas: 2015 Halloween Comic Fest w/CriticalCare Comics@ Cheeseboy Comics

Did you know that Batman is quite the capable skateboarder?
Well, now you know.
For Halloween I was lucky enough to be invited to Cheeseboy Comics to join Critical Care Comics & FatBeard in the 2015 Halloween Comic Fest! 
Critical Care Comics is a non-profit organization that collects donated comics and delivers them to sick children in the hospital, along with visits from their favorite superheroes! 
Not only is their mission ridiculously awesome, they’re a pretty cool group of heroes, too!
In the Halloween spirit, costumes were greatly encouraged!

This little Charizard was the cutest thing! 
“I’m a dwagon!”
Then she lifts her tail to show the fluffy flames sewn on, “Look at my tail!”

Gentlemanly Cthulhu as requested by this dapper gent!

Spidey broke up this gang of Batman villains before world domination could be had.
Thanks, Spidey!
Leave it to your friendly neighborhood webslinger. 
Kids’ costume contest contestants! Aren’t they cute? 

Breakdancing Catwoman and a Khaleesi!

Riddler and the Penquin, up to no good 😉

the 9th Doctor (!!!) and Starlord!
So excited to see an Eccleston cosplayer, the 9th Doctor really doesn’t get enough fan love IMHO.

A charming fashionable take on the Riddler and creepy Joker from the Death of the Family comic! 

Spiderman and Bob Ross!

Wonderwoman flexing her guns!
The Toy Story couple showed up after the official costume contest was well over, but their couples’ costume was too well done to leave out.
There was even cake!!

All in all it was a great event and I had a lot of fun!
I got to draw a lot of fun people in great costumes (including Bob Ross and another couple drawings I didn’t get to photograph).
These events are always great, bringing out the whole family and giving big kids an excuse to dress up too! Everyday should be Halloween, as far as I’m concerned. 
Hope you enjoyed the photos, thanks for stopping by!