just in time for the holidays, y’all.
i just commissioned this for a patron of my arts. i can totally do this kind of thing for you as well. if you see something i have done, or want to give me a new challenge–i am here for you.
i was doodling during a board meeting
as i have trouble sitting still
& can actually focus better if my hand
my school notebooks are full of doodles
& i am sure
this is how i excelled as i did
with such a tendancy
to let my mind
when i went to finish the doodle that started with
i was pretty impressed
i have been working on turning a journal page into a finished work as requested.
after two tries, i am not completely happy (but there are many a man who will tell you that is not an uncommon state for me) 😉 & am trying to determine if i should try a third time….
just for shits & giggles, i set up a red bubble shop.
totally let me know if you want a certain image added to my shop.
cut me down
when i realize
i am worth
(far far less)
than i thought
it is weird
i valued myself
(far far more)
than the rest of the world
here i thought
things couldn’t get
this was my pull me down to earth (wasn’t i already there, buried in fact?) thought when i had to re-price my art to a lower asking price at the physical site as well as on my etsy site and at my art exhibit. i thought i was under-pricing my art. turns out i am worth even less than i originally thought. it’s a sobering thought…. but supply & demand & all that….
so i am not making any new pieces to sell. instead i am focusing on other projects, including doing nanowrimo for the first time ever.
so maybe it was the push i needed?
(lemons & lemonade & all that)
i haven’t been journaling or doing much of anything
other than binge-watching preacher
& staring at walls
i know this will pass
but it is so thick
& hard to see through
when i am in the midst of it
i tried to do a spell
to break free of the psychic attacks & negative energy
from dear old dusty
as well as setting a course for a magical life
i chose this guy as my companion
i keep drawing him
& hoping the spell takes hold
i hope to finish a commissioned piece today
& to work on more art to put over
at my etsy store
(i did open an etsy store!)
& i did finish a piece for one of my patrons
(become a patron & get original art!)
but there are two more episodes of preacher
& though the sun has finally come out
i am still wallowing in a dark place
i have an upcoming art show!
date is to be announced…but i will be showing inkings from my “the invisible exhibitionist” series of self-portraits for the grand re-opening of the commons in viroqua, wi.
so i am working on doing more finished versions of the art journal self-portraits i did for three years (almost 500 pages of self-portraits.)
i will keep y’all updated.
also, here is a photo of my art being sold in the local art mart!!
so! the little consignment art mart opened up again & since i have been trying to talk myself in to selling my art there for like six months now…i decided i should call them up and set up a time to bring my art in.
as soon as i thought it, the talking heads “love for sale” began playing on my mix.
you may or may not have noticed that i borrowed that title to use for the page of art for sale on this very site….
so i got out my phone & stared at it for a couple of hours…but eventually made the call…& did drop off art there on saturday.
so i am officially “out there” with my art.
at least in a small town in the driftless region of wisconsin….
anyhoo! this page was inspired by that struggle.
this is based on a journal page from a few months back…. i did it on watercolor paper with bamboo pen & ink brush…
i’m trying to sell art…plus i have a book or two coming out soon…i am trying to make myself more professional & all that jazz…so i upgraded my website. the problem is, i am not at all web savvy.
anyone know what to do to put my desk in order? (so to speak)
a reader of my blog asked the very important question of where the fuck did these sheep fingers originate anyway (to paraphrase.)
this watercolor done years ago, titled “lincoln tree & sheep fingers” (& available for the low low price of $85)
why did i arbitrarily give the sheep human fingers for legs? i guess that is a question for my psychotherapist…if i were to have one…. however, to answer why i continue to do them–it’s because the swirlyness helps ease my rabid mind. and the fingers help the cynical & creepy part of me feel okay with the cuteness of sheep.
and i do love sheep.