I was playing the Sealed Event on Saturday which really cut into my time to get alters. I may have to adjust my priorities next year and not do a main event or earn byes so I can start later in the day.
I got to the door early and got to Steve’s booth as soon as the doors opened, but I didn’t really know where it was so I spent a few minutes looking and was second in line. The person ahead of me was only planning on getting his Lili signed, but I convinced him to go with an alter and showed him my Tumblr and all of the ones I have done. Eventually he went with a double and if I remember correctly it was
a Dark Fae, but I never got to see the finished work.
Luckily for me I was the first to present the new Brightling and Spellweaver Duo to Kat. I don’t know if they are the first official alters on those cards, but they were only released 6 days earlier and there was nobody altering them in line before me.
Brightling - Artist Choice Serious
Spellweaver Duo - Artist Choice Anything
Both came out amazing. I especially love the aliens and how happy they are on the Duo. The coolest part of that alter is that he used silver ink/paint and it really has a great spaceship look and feel.
I also got to meet TeamOgrePanda and see Scott from Sketch and Skotch again. I also helped to hold up the fixtures for the metal prints while Kat and Scott fixed the levelness and taping the feet down. This may have been the reason I got to do the alter I wanted on Sunday…
I also got to meet the some Sketch and Skotchers/MInio
ns in Keeson, Andy, and a Minion from Brazil (sorry I don’t remember his name).
TeamOgrePanda informed the Sketch and Skotchers that there would be a surprise for them us Friday.
I think I was second in line again, but this time I got there a little later so no big deal. I chatted with some of the same minions and got alters done which were chosen by my children.
TeamOgrePanda showed up with “No Horses” shirts. If you haven’t been watching sketch and skotch it has become a running gaga to try and get the skoodle to be horses. I especially like horses with hands but many watchers don’t like drawing horses and Steve doesn’t either. They had also printed stickers which I proudly wore all Friday, Saturday and most of Sunday, until it fell off somewhere.
I brought the booth most of a case of water so that they could stay hydrated.
Angel Token - Sephiroth from FF
VII, although the wing is normally black
Enigma Drake - A Flamingo with a Knife in its Mouth and Bloody Eyes
As you can see, they both came out well.
Main Event, no alters, sad asrttyoxo. Although I did still stop by and say “Hi” multiple times.
This was the last day and the whole team showed up with the “No Horses” shirts. I had already planned on getting my Chaos Maw altered to be a “Horse with Hands,” so I was hoping that the rule could be looked past for me.
On Sunday I met a bunch of Minions I had never met before. I met the Minion(s) who ran Hive Alpha, a Minion from Belgium, the Minion from Brazil again, and some other Sketch and Skotch Minions. We had a great time telling stories about alters and how we came to find Steve and Kat. I got to see a great collection of alters from an Ascended MInion that have only been seen by a
We spent 2 hours together just chatting.
Because I had to catch a flight at 6pm I wanted to get an alter and an Artist Proof Sketch.
Sunseed Nurturer Artist Proof - I asked for a sketch of Liliana Painting a Beast so that it could match my Chandra painting a beast, but it got confused in tranlation and turned into an alter of Liliana painting a beast. I will still get the sketch, but it will be on another AP I think. It still turned out awesome. That Lopalop Beast is adorable.
Check the old school signature too.
Chaos Maw Alter:
I asked for a Horse with Hands. Four shirts clearly said no horses, but Kat wrote it down anyway. What I got was Picasso’s Guernican Horse done in the style of Dali. As you can see the horse is clearly not happy with being drawn with hands or he may be using a special code to tell me that he loves me.
You can see that Steve signed to the best of hi
s ability Picasso and Dali’s signatures with his.
Everybody enjoyed seeing this one in the booth, and Steve did an amazing job. This is one of the prized pieces of my collection.
Thank you Kat for passing it along and Team OgrePanda for your help making sure Steve got this to me on time.
Thanks to Steve for being so awesome about altering a horse with hands. Although it just may promote me to ask for more horse alters now.