Tuesday, December 9, 2008

VTN: more gentle than we had anticipated

So after months of hard work and sometimes not so hard work, we made our way to Pasadena for the Vinyl Toy Network show this past Saturday. It was an eye opening and exciting experience for me. It was our first stab at getting our designs out there, in person, flesh and blood, to some of the biggest names in the designer toy community.

Days before the show I had horrible visions of being snubbed by elitist artists, whom would look down their noses on our bland and uninspired works. It was completely unfounded, yet I don't think I can blame myself too much for the self induced anxiety. Its not every day I stick my neck out like that for some honest opinions of something you spent many many hours "perfecting". Curse of the artist i suppose.

But i must say, all assumptions and apprehension virtually dissolved within 10 min of walking out onto that floor. Everyone's opinions of our work aside, everyone was super friendly, cheerful, and overall helpful all day. The atmosphere was light and fun and more importantly, very intimate. The entire show could be viewed from the stage area in the middle. But don't get me wrong, there was wall to wall talent and creativity in every inch of that room.

And afterward, the Switcheroo gallery show was just another delightful step into what i think is a pretty awesome community of artists and wierdos just like us. I think we will fit right in.

So now that the demons of doubt have been squarely kicked in the tenders, PLASTIC BOOTY is going to be working even harder to create awesome stuff for everyone to enjoy.

Thank you, everyone at VTN.

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