Fan Artist Friday: The Evergreen Burrow
Rebecca Dinoff is the artist and creator behind The Evergreen Burrow, a studio that sells their own brand of ‘handmade geekery’. Their products include fandom metalwork, themed charm bracelets and comic book card cases.
Of course Rebecca of The Evergreen Burrow has a store online, but you can also find her at conventions across the Southeastern US – earlier this month she was a vendor at Dragon Con, and she has also been accepted as a vendor for 221B Con and Tidewater Comic Con.
What fandoms do you focus on?
One of my rules is that I only make stuff for fandoms I enjoy, but this also means that I get to broaden my geeky horizons and call it ‘market research’. And I get to meet amazing, dedicated fans and have incredible conversations with them about things that we both love! Right now, I’m heavily invested in Dragon Age and Steven Universe (and Voltron), but my work spans a lot of different fandoms, as well as including original concepts.
What medium do you work in the most?
I work in many different mediums; part of being a 3-dimensional artist rather than a 2-d artist means that I get to be flexible when creating! In one day of con prep, I can go from sewing plushies to doing metalwork to casting resin. My favorite is probably the stamped metalwork – there’s something really satisfying about hitting metal with a hammer until it does what you want it to!
How do people find you and your art?
I sell online and participate in the convention circuit – I have an Etsy shop and a website. Our next conventions are Anime Weekend Atlanta and Conjuration. We are based in Atlanta, which means that we sell at most conventions in the Southeast US. You can find an updated schedule on our website or Facebook page!
What’s been the most exciting moment of your fan artist career?
Todd Haberkorn once told me my stuff “looked cool”, and that was pretty awesome. Jennifer Hale winked at me on her way through the artist alley of a tiny Bioware-themed convention and I just about fainted. The day I got accepted to Dragon Con I happy-danced around the office for a good hour. I’ve had some great experiences in my time as an artist, and I hope to have many more.
What’s your favorite piece of art that you’ve ever created?
I once recreated Van Gogh’s “Starry Night Over the Rhone” using a giant mirror and broken glass. It took forever and was incredibly dangerous, but it’s my favorite piece ever. Art is like that, though – the things that take the longest, that your put your heart and soul into, those are the ones that stay with you.
Author: Tara Lynne
Tara Lynne is an author, fandom and geek culture expert, and public speaker. She founded Ice & Fire Con, the first ever Game of Thrones convention in the US, and now runs its parent company Saga Event Planning.
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