2022 was a big focus on tiaras. I had two guest of honor spots in 2022, Boskone and Astronomicon. Was (still is) the head of Publications for Glasgow in 2024 and we released PR0 and won the vote! I edited a Journey Planet Crafting During Covid with James and Chris.
I created the Pendant Project or Sketches in Ink. I am fascinated by artist’s sketchbooks and I never have felt my art translates well into a sketchbook. I started using a black paper for a background or medium to place pendant blanks while decorating the piece. Soon I had filled a whole sketchbook. Once the pendants were sealed I bundled the background art with the pendant at Boskone where I revealed the project.
I discovered Nara black paper in round. So many space doodles resulted from that discovery! I was able to show them off at my first Eastercon last year.
For Glasgow 2024 we had a few logos we launched and a gin and tartan! Never thought that I would add textile designer to my list of skills! Glasgow has been a thrill to work on and I can’t wait till the convention is here! Crowning of the Cons continues with a lovely tiara inspired by Glasgow and Chicon!
Finally the tiaras! Another year of making tiaras! Week after week Tiara Tuesday is an amazing and fun ride! I have done so many different styles of tiaras from ones inspired by Kpop to ones made from doll size liquor bottles! Then for Armadillocon I created tiaras for each of the guests as a gift to them. Thank you all for your support in this! The Ukrainian tiara raised over $1000 dollars for a Ukrainian charity and I couldn’t have done it without yall!
Thank you all for all your support, this year has some cool things in the works tat I can’t wait to show to you!
This year was an interesting one. I created quite a bit of art which hung on the walls in the craft room until cons could start up again. And finally they did and all the art went away. Thank you for all the continued support!
I did a few fanzine covers that weren’t used yet. But this Askance was released!
I created over 50 tiaras this year. Here are just a few.
I was guest of honor at Marcon this year, and was supposed to be guest of honor at Astronomicon but that got moved to 2022. I displayed the cover for the program book at Discon.
I created the Lodestar award this year and the nominee pins as well.
So much Glasgow art! I created the crowning of the cons tiara for Discon this year as well as so many fun holiday logos.
2020 has been an interesting year for me art wise with a lot of growth and a new direction. Last year I discovered alcohol inks and my use of the technique has grown in leaps and bounds. Then the pandemic hit and I had a hard time feeling motivated to create at all until I delved into Tiara Tuesday. I have created over 40 tiaras this year, one a week since April plus a few more for other projects and commissions.
The tiaras have helped me explore techniques I have learned in the past and really have given me an outlet for creating with abandon. I love the exploration in each of them with different themes and mediums.
I have shown a lot of art online on the Concellation FB page as well as at virtual conventions. Have done spin art and mailed it to the people who chose the colors, did tiara demos and even started my own YouTube channel. This has seriously kept me from doom scrolling everyday and art is such.a great outlet. Here are some of the pieces that I have done this year.
I created a tiara for Glasgow 2024 commemorating ConZealand which was a giveaway for Glasgow at the convention.
For CoNZealand I also created the pins for the Young Adult/Lodestar award. They went directly to the nominees and winner so weren’t shared on my website but they should be mentioned.
As a fan artist I have worked on a number of fanzines including editing a Journey Planet called Pen and Ink. I created a cover for the fanzine BEAM, as well as provided art for a story for Space Squid (https://www.spacesquid.com/short-on-time/)
After MidAmeriCon II I didn’t think I would be working on a Hugo base anytime soon. But right after the convention a month later I was Fan Guest of Honor at Fencon in Texas. And like one does I was taking a break in the bar talking to Vincent Villafranca and some other friends. Elizabeth McCarty mentioned she wanted a sculpture to put on my Hugo base and that started Vincent and I down the path of collaborating on the base.
As Vincent and I were both from California, we thought it would be fitting to work on a base for Worldcon 76 in San Jose. So we threw around some ideas of concepts and settled using the Lick Observatory as inspiration for the base.
Early in designing
Vincent came to Austin and we spent an afternoon creating figures for the base. We thought creating robots looking into telescopes around the observatory would be interesting and so we sat down and started sculpting. Once we had a few figures created we talked about layout and a general idea of where the figures will fit on the base.
The telescopes were beads that I had that I used as hats for my other robots.
Day of sculpting
Once we were done Vincent left me some clay to create more figures and once I was done I mailed him my robots to create molds and figure out the final layout on the base.
After the molding was done, Vincent sent me some shots of the base and we agreed on the layout of all the figures on the base itself.
He then had the hard part of making the molds and creating the bronzes.
And I may be biased but I think they are pretty amazing.
My name is Sara Felix and I work generally in resin, clay and paper on a number of different surfaces with a number of different mediums. I use a lot of acrylic paint as well as alcohol ink and metal patinas.
Welcome to the redesigned website. I have made this more of a portfolio site with my jewelry and robots the stars of the show. I will slowly get up new pieces as time permits, but in the meantime you can click on the pieces here to see more detail.
When traveling to shows I typically have more jewelry than robots because it is just plain easier to travel with jewelry and ship. But I will be working to get some more stock of robots to sell on Etsy in the next few months for those who like to buy those as well. I have started making more shadow boxes of the robots which are a bit easier to wrap and ship to shows.