Welcome to the Muggles Market Spotlight for 2018! Today, we are delighted to announce the addition of new artisan Inkyen to our third annual Muggles Market at this year’s Geek Gala. Yenthlyn Harmon took a few minutes to answer some questions about her business and general geekery.
- What kinds of items will you be selling at this year’s Muggles Market?
I will be selling orginal art, art prints, dice holders/bags, resin and polymer clay accessories, patches, pins, and stickers.
- How did you first get started making these things?
I’ve been drawing and painting since first grade. I was creating my own stories and characters, but I didn’t get completely serious with it until after I graduated college. I used art to help me deal with the emotional slump I was in. All of the polymer clay and resin crafts I’ve made are a recent hobby, so I can take a break from painting and drawing but still feel productive.
- What has been one of your favorite projects to work on?
One of my favorite projects is actually one I’ve been working this year. I’ve been designing iron-on patches, which just bring me so much joy when I get the finished product back. There is something about seeing my art professionally embroidered just makes me smile like a fool.
- What else can you tell us about yourself?
I really like watching cartoons, and recently started a sticker collection.
- So this year’s Geek Gala theme is “Gears and Ghouls”, and focuses on steampunk and day of the dead cosplay. If you could have one body part cybernetically enhanced or replaced, what would you choose, how would you want it changed, and why?
The one part I’d have replaced is my pancreas since it doesn’t work anymore. Hopefully, with a new one, my diabetes can take a permanent vacation.
- Check out their website at: Inkyen
And make plans to come visit them on Saturday, November 3 at this year’s Geek Gala