"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day."— Edith Lovejoy Pierce
Happy New year Everyone!
2020 was a pretty uneventful year. I had a whole entire planned with shows and events and due to Covid, almost every single event was canceled. In a way, I was actually ok with it. It hurt financially and I missed out on a lot of chance opportunities, but I needed a period of time to rest. I really burnt out in 2019 and I didn't have the energy to move forward with some of the plans I had. I overbooked my year and underestimated how much I could realistically take on. 2020 gave me time to sit back and make some changes on what direction I wanted take my work and work on some personal projects.
I'm starting 2021 with a fresh new start and full of inspiration! I am pushing what I can online and have some help from some local small businesses to promote my work. I'm very grateful for the the resources I have and the motivation to keep Tangled Records alive! I hope to you see you all soon again in person and thank you for the endless amount of support.
Here is a run down of what I've been up to:
End of 2020, Holiday Request Art:
These were all the fun custom requests for the holidays.
New!!! Record Alters
I've been playing with this idea for a while and it's still a work in progress. I'm turning records in a piece that you can set on your spiritual space. They can prop up your daily Tarot Cards and safely burn incense.
New!!! Lotus Blossom Record Incense Burners
This is my new favorite project and my main focus for this year! There are a few venues in my area who are interested in promoting and selling these. I'm hoping to get some out of state venues as well. They are also available on my Etsy shop.
Pendulum Boards are always my most popular. I'm making a new series on 78 records.
Revive Buffalo, a local IV hydration Spa, has 12 framed mandala pieces and hung them at 2 different locations, North Buffalo and Orchard Park. They are available to purchase.
I'm selling pendulum boards and crystal grids at another local metaphysical shop in Buffalo. Visit Rising Goddess for your witchy supplies and Tarot readings.
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, and how you can still come out of it.”
It's been almost 8 months since I wrote my last blog. Tangled Records turned 4 this year. I originally had an an entire 10 months planned with events and shows. Unfortunately, the Corona canceled all my plans. Despite not being out there and promoting my work as much as I like, I have been keeping busy. I've created several add-ons to the muse series, new custom requests, a new occult themed and Pendulum board records, and new a mannequin.
The site was a bit out dated, so I uploaded some new work and clean things up a bit. Each section in my Gallery has been updated with current work. Down below, is a majority of what I've created in 2020. .
I just want to thank everyone who has supported and bought work from me this year. I miss seeing everyone at the shows. Hopefully, by the end of the year, we can all get back out there again. I'm currently taking new requests , so feel free to reach out through the Contact section or directly on Facebook.
Feel free to browse around.
New Muse Records:
New Pendulum Boards:
New Custom Record Requests:
New Sigil and Occult Themed Records
New Mannequin: Peacock God
“You never know what's around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you've climbed a mountain.”
― Tom Hiddleston
I hope everyone is doing well and staying warm. I started to write this blog in September and finally getting around finishing it. So much has been going on and I’ve been keeping busy. 2019 has been a very good year for Tangled Records and will be moving into a new a beautiful direction. I did a lot of experimenting with shows and themes this year. I’ve finally found my where my records belong and what my focused theme is. My Spiritual series has become big hit and it has opened some new and amazing doors for me. I have some great events lined up for 2020.
Right now, I’m just finishing up the year and purging all old records. I’ve had 5 holiday events and they have been very successful in cleaning me out. All new stuff I’ve been making will be sold after the New Year. Before I show you my latest projects, here are all the new and custom records I have created in the past 2 months:
Crystal Grids and Pendulum Boards
I’ve been creating a series of a Flower of Life and Metatron Cube 45, and various scared geometry records. A friend of mine suggested they become healing crystal grids. These look amazing on you alters. I’ve even have been creating Ouija and Pendulum boards with records pendulums!
I’ve been adding to my Tangled 45 collection. These have become very popular at events. I have placed magnets on the back for hanging.
New Monster Records
I have new line of stenciled Monster Records. This will be on going. Also, I have been accepted to go back to Horror Fest next year for Nickle City Con!
Framed Muse Series
I’ve been investing in record frames for my Muse series. They look amazing and they get more attention that they deserve. I have sold most of this series, so moving forward, any Muse record I create, will have a frame.
I have an event page on my home page now. If you like to take a sneak peek, I have added an updated 2020 show list for the first 6 months. I won’t announce this on social media until after the New Year.
Once again, thank you for all the support and keeping me motivated. I've extremely grateful for every opportunity that comes my way! This year had so much growth my work and I'm glad it's going in the direction its going. Enjoy the holidays and Happy New Year!
Ps: I'm still open to accept some custom requests for the holidays. The cut off will be December 15th. Message me or find me on social media.
“The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself.”
― C. JoyBell C.
I’ve fallen a bit behind on my blog. Work has picked up quite a bit and its festival season. If you are ever looking for updates or want to know when events are, you can always check my Instagram and Facebook (@tangledrecords) pages. I keep those update to date as I find things out.
Here is what I have been up to and upcoming events:
I had a burst of custom record requests the past 2 months. Here is what is new:
Glen Park Art Festival
I just participated in my first big outdoor art festival! It was great experience and learned a lot about festival life. It was a lot of work to set up and tent and display, plus interact with buyers for 2 full days. I had a lot of friends and supporters who come out to meet me and buy art. I received a great deal of compliments and words of encouragement. It was a great experience and was asked to apply again next year by the event coordinator.
Beer Garden Party
I’ll be selling records and doing live art at Flight Gallery on Aug 24th. I know it’s been a while, but I’ll be drawing a flower themed design on a mannequin body.
Music is Art
Last year, I had 4 of my mannequins as part of an art installation on one of the main stages. Plus I did live art. This year, I’ll just being selling records as a vendor. This is one of my favorite events and I really hope many of you come out to experience it.
Fall Spirit Expo- Dragonfly Studio and Salon
During my stay at Glen Park, the owner of this studio invited me to her event on September 21st. This will be very different compare to other event’s I have done but I’m excited to share my Muse, Spiritual, and quote records with them.
Buffalo Makers Farie
This will be another family fun event. They hope to make this the biggest Makers Faire in Buffalo. This will be held on September 28th.
There will be more announcements later. I’m just finalizing and waiting on application approvals.
Thrive Fest Buffalo
Oh Yes, I’m even booking into 2020 already!
I was able to go another adventure thanks to my records. I did a spontaneous trip to Phoenix, Arizona during the 4th of July weekend. I wasn’t planning on going there, but I decided that I didn’t want to spend the 4 day weekend home so I booked the cheapest last minute trip I could find. I’ve never been to the desert and thought it would be a great opportunity to do some soul searching. I purposely didn’t bring any artwork with me. This was ME time. It was just me, the desert, lizards, Rock Mountains, and the 110 degree heat. I have a lot of goals and hopes on where I’d like to go with my art. I’m getting closer to figuring out what I have to do. I need growth; my art needs growth, so together we will figure it out.
July Book List
I get asked a lot about what inspires me and what resources I use to lift my spirit. I’ve recently have begun reading again. Books are so useful for your art and yourself. So staring this month, I will share with you a list of books I have read if hopes they will inspire you.
There will be more vendor announcements soon. I'm also open to accepting custom requests at this time as well. You can contact me directly or fill out the comment section on the contact page. Thank you for stopping by and the love. XOXOXOX
“Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead.” – Nelson Mandela
I know! It’s been awhile and it’s overdue for a update. I’ve been super busy and business has been picking up. A lot of exciting things have been going on and there are more great opportunities coming up. Tangled Records celebrated it's 3rd Birthday on May 1st. Back in 2016, I created my first record with some cheap white acrylic paint and a sharpie marker. Exactly one year later, I launched this website. What a journey this creation has taken me on. Here’s to many more years of inspiration, growth, and adventures!
These are some new records I have been working on:
Nickel City Con:
This was the biggest event I have been apart of to date. It was an amazing experience. I got to meet some really cool people and got to Network quite a bit.
Here were some of the highlights:
1. I met many of my Instagram and Facebook followers. I had no idea certain people paid attention to what I did lol.
2. I received so many compliments and words of encouragement. At times I had a huge crowd around my booth. I’m just overwhelmed with the positive response to my work.
3. I got a 10 minute great white shark lesson from a 5 year old boy loved my Jaws Record.
4. Beetlejuice and the Buffalo Records were the top sellers. I surprisingly only sold one Bowie Record to a friend. I really thought they would be more popular.
5. I sold a record to a famous Marvel comic book artist.
6. I’ve been invited to participate in a local vinyl record podcast.
7. I have as offered to do a commission piece to well known local DJ for their birthday in July.
8. I got to hang out with CJ Graham (Jason from the 6th installment).
9. I got winks and waves from Sean Patrick Flannery and the kid who played young Michael Myers in Rob Zombies movie.
10. I was invited to two shows out in Canada and think it would be a great opportunity to show my work in another country. I’m strongly considering one of them.
11. It was awesome to spend time with other vendors. I learned a great deal on networking, marketing, and what other shows are out there. It definitely inspired me to step outside of Buffalo.
12. I was also invited to a show out in Hollywood, but due to the short notice, I will be unable to attend.
A very special thank you to those who came out to support and help look over my booth.
Los Angeles Scavenger Hunt:
I had a fabulous time in Los Angeles back in April. I got to go around the city and spread plenty of “Buffalove”. Out of 10 records, only 3 people who found them and got back to me. I plan to do a version of this in Buffalo and Greece.
Glen Park Art Festival:
I’ve been accepted to be part of this event on July 27th-28th. This will be my first big art festival.
Biker Night at The Garage:
I've been invited to hang out with these guys this summer. June 12th and July 10th are my confirmed dates s far.