2023 Art

This year has been a whirlwind. Conquest and Minicon Artist Guest of Honor happened! More Journey Planet art! Tiaras! Fun with Glasgow! Jewelry pieces!

So first, there is the Minicon art. This was the shirt and front of the program book. The cool thing is they used 5 different images for the badges as well.

Of course there were tiaras! Glasgow tiaras, Halloween tiaras! Moth tiaras! World Fantasy Chair tiaras! Here is a small sampling. ūüôā

I did some art for Journey Planet and Drink Tank. Here are two of the covers. The Hugo one is a favorite.

Glasgow always needs its own section…. I have done so many logos, tiaras, tartans and other art! But this year I did another tiara, the gin was released, and of course my space armadillo fabric.

And finally, there is just my general art I have created and shown this year.

Oh oh wait… there is more! New logo for Belfast Eastercon and LA Bid for 2026.

Whew. So much fun art!

2022 Art

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.

Pendant and “Sketch”

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!

2021 art

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!

Cover for Askance 52

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.

Astronomicon cover

I created the Lodestar award this year and the nominee pins as well.

Nominee pins for the Lodestar award

So much Glasgow art! I created the crowning of the cons tiara for Discon this year as well as so many fun holiday logos.

Holiday logos for Glasgow 2021
Sara wearing the Glasgow/Discon Crowning of the Cons tiara

2020 Art

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.

A few recent tiaras

I created a tiara for Glasgow 2024 commemorating ConZealand which was a giveaway for Glasgow at the convention.

Glasgow 2024 ConZealand tiara

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.

2020 Lodestar award pins

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/)

Beam 15 cover
Journey Planet Pen and Ink

2019 Art

2019 was an amazing year. I was the art director for the Dublin Worldcon but also created so much art. I was a Hugo finalist. I created awards, and layout and logos and just so much art-y goodness!

This page is devoted to some of the art projects I worked on this year.

Published art:

Journey Planet 47 cover

“A movement through space”
Art for Anthology- A Larger Reality: http://alargerreality.mx/2019/
Header for Lulzine- https://lulzine.net
Cover for Progress Report #5 for Dublin 2019. Final image had the logo with the green portal.


I created two awards- The Lodestar Award and the Committee award. With the Lodestar I also created the pins for the nominees.

Lodestar Award without the winner listed. Wood, resin and stain.
Fancy pins for the nominees.
Committee Award- Resin, pigments, wood, and ink. Dublin provided the harp.

Hugo Base 2018

Closeup of Hugo Base

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.

Image created for Hugo base video

The Art

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.

Fabrics for the girls

octopuslovestoryAfter seeing this kickstarter I got an email from Spoonflower and there in the email was the winner of one of their recent challenges, a steampunk octopus fabric that I knew I needed to have.  The fabric that won got me thinking about dresses I could make for the girls instead of waiting for the kickstarter to finish.  So here I post a few links to some fun fabrics that are not too girly and are not pink!

Octopuses in Love:  The fabric I saw that started me wanting to make dresses.

Under the sea:¬†Octopuses, fishes, seahorses and submarines… how can you go wrong?

Magical Universe:  Had to add this one in for my love of science fiction and fantasy art. The colors are girly but you have to be close up to see what is printed on the fabric.

Ed Emberley fabrics:  Okay I grew up on Ed Emberley art books and while my daughters might not like to draw as much as I do I loved his doodle-y style.

Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus: Another one of Erin’s favorites she is really into the app and hasn’t discovered the books yet.

Image taken from email… see all the winners here!

Erin’s Peacock Halloween Costume- Tutu

Erin_peacock1Originally I wasn’t sure if Erin was going to put on her costume. ¬†She is just getting over her dislike of hats so I was excited to try one out for Halloween. ¬†In the afternoon I put on the outfit to snap a few pictures thinking if she didn’t wear it trick or treating it wouldn’t be a big deal. ¬†In the end she wore the tutu, the hat was off and on all night long.

The costume was designed to allow Erin to move around like she normally does, the tutu was only in the back and there was velcro and a ribbon tie holding it on in the front. ¬†The hat was on a headband so it would be easily removed in case she didn’t like it. ¬†There was an incident once with putting a piece of elastic on a hat to go under her chin so that is out of the question.

Supplies for tutu:
3 yards of green tulle (45 inches wide)
1 yard of blue tulle (45 inches wide)
1 inch elastic
1 inch black ribbon (I think I used about 2 yards but it is based on the height of your child)
1/2 yard white satin
Dye-na-flow fabric dye
Irridescent purple paper

The tutu was made like many of the ones you see online, I measured a piece of elastic around Erin’s waist with a small overlap for the velcro. ¬†I then marked when the velcro ended with a sharpie and measured in another two inches, where the ribbon would start. ¬†I folded the elastic in half to mark where the middle of the elastic was – so that I could put this in the middle of the back.

I cut both the green and the blue tulle in half so it was 22.5 inches. ¬†The easiest way to do this is to cut on the fold line of the fabric. ¬†Then I cut strips about 2 or 3 inches wide. ¬†The measurements weren’t exact and you can’t tell on the tutu anyways. ¬†Then started to wrap the tulle on the elastic. ¬†Again there are many different tutorials out there for tutus, this is nothing special.

I cut the satin into pieces foPeacock_tutur the peacock feathers.  Each feather was three pieces of satin, a teardrop and two circles.   There were 7 feathers for the tutu.  Then I dyed the pieces with the Dye-na-flow, the teardrop was a mix of green and blue, the next circle was yellow and pink for an orangey red color, and the smallest circle was blue.  Because I wanted a mice punch of color in the middle I used an iridescent purple paper for the center of the feather which is a circle with a notch cut out of it.  Once the dye was dried I ran the pieces over a flame to seal the edges and give them a more wrinkled look.  To give a little more added interest and hold the pieces together I sewed all the pieces together around the purple center and then around the large green teardrop.

 The feathers were then sewn onto the tutu, the first three were sewn onto the elastic, the outer two on the second layer were sewn onto the tutu a little lower so they would peek out the sides of the first row.  Then the lower second row were sewn onto some ribbon that was the length of the teardrop feather piece and sewn onto the elastic.

The final step was to add the ribbon to the tutu and velcro and voila, tutu!

Presentation for ArmadilloCon- Bookcovers

Since people were asking…. and I missed my panel. ¬†Here is the presentation I prepared for the Book Covers from 2014 panel. ¬†My slides have a mix of 2013 and 2014 covers. ¬†I cut out a few of the pieces I was going to originally present so it was a bit shorter. ¬†I love the fact that looking at Kimm’s presentation we have none of the same covers on our presentations, it just goes to show that people have very differing opinions on covers.

I also tried to include the original art without the text if I could.  I think it is interesting to see the full art and the final cover.

ArmadilloCon Book Covers