Hookers, take care of yourselves. I overdid it when I was making little Yondu Poppins, and it busted up my right hand. I had a hard time holding onto my hooks (or anything else for that matter), and my hand was constantly tingling and numb. I was stubborn and waited for two weeks while constantly convincing myself it was getting better. Two weeks later I finally had to admit that no, not being able to squeeze a sponge to do the dishes ISN’T progress, so I tried to book a doctor’s appointment, but that took another 1.5 weeks before I could find someone who was available. I saw a doctor, was sent home with some meds, and hey, I felt better! Then I finished my meds and well, it’s coming back. So I’ve booked another appointment, but I have to wait another two weeks to follow up and get this checked out again. Hopefully it’s nothing permanent, and hopefully a second trip to the doctor will get me all fixed up.
In the meantime I haven’t touched my hooks. Add up all that time and now I’ve been set back a full month on my hooking. I know none of these projects are mandatory. I know it’s all self-imposed deadlines. But it still sucks. Comic-Con’s coming up in a month and I had so many things I wanted to make. The part that upsets me more is that I wanted to make some more to donate as prizes for the blood drive, but at this point I’ll just have to stick with what I’ve got.
That being said, it looks like I’ll have a short lineup of critters this year, but I’ve got some other talented hookers who have asked me to be art drop mules for them at SDCC this year! Here’s three critters that I’ve seen from Marcy of Moon’s Creations that she’ll be sending on to me to drop on her behalf, and I LOVE them:
With my own critter drop lineup being be cut short, and with all the awesomeness that I’ve been seeing from Marcy, I’m putting out an open call: if you’d like me to be your art drop mule at SDCC, let me know! If you’re interested in having me do drops on your behalf at the biggest geek event of the year, shoot me a line via twitter, facebook, or email (geekyhooker [at] gmail.com), and we’ll talk! It can be anything, whether it’s drawings, jewelry, other little doodads, etc. If you’ve got art that you want to share with the world, I’ll be happy to help. I only ask that inquiries only come from folks who will not be attending SDCC themselves. HOWEVER, if you’re doing drops of your own at SDCC, let me know about those too! If I get enough people interested, I’ll write up a collective post to fill everyone in on who to follow on social media. If I can’t fill out my own critter drop lineup, at least I can try to help others spread the fun and share their work! If you want to do art drops of your own, drop me a line, otherwise hopefully I’ll get a grip soon enough!