Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The To-Did List

I got up super early today, and did a LOT of stuff. Here's a dorky list:
*Titled, dated, scanned, edited, drafted listings for a bunch of ACEOs
*decluttered my emails
*TAXES, including a lot of receipt sorting
*Post Office trip
*vacuumed the house, took out trash, cleaned entire bathroom
*put on a face mask and had a nice soak in the tub
*spilled a full bag of cheese doodles all over myself, the armchair, and the floor, and decided to eat them off of myself enough so that I could stand up
*re-vacuumed the living room, rewashed my face, changed my shirt
*sent out some emails and some invoices, put a few things up for auction on eBay
*printed out a big batch of new limited edition ACEOs
*wrote this list as a lame excuse for a blog post
*Now, I am going to go embellish those limited edition ACEOs while I watch cartoons, and possibly do a bit of sketching...but oh man, I am TIRED...

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Monday, February 5, 2018

A Tiny Clown Romper + a Handful of Art!


I think I skipped a week, I honestly lose track of time SO BADLY, especially around the weekends. Plus, the older I get, the faster time passes, and the slower I move lol! Youth really is wasted on the young (grumble grumble).

I do have a few actual things to share this week (yay!), though it's a bit of a hodge-podge...I kinda just did a sweep of my work corner, grabbed a bunch of stuff, and took some pictures.

First, a portion of the new ACEOs I will be listing this week, and some older ones, too:

Clicking HERE will take you to my current eBay listings!

There are also a few sketched onto canvas, as I have some enamel paints I'd like to try out. I figured the bristol paper I use for most of my ACEOs would be too absorbant for enamels. Even with the canvas, I'll have to prime and seal everything before I add any colors...but here is a sneak peek of eventual art:

I have no idea why this phone picture rotation thing keeps happening, I have frustrate, I apologize so much, I will figure it out eventually...*whine*

OK, tiny clown romper time! So, there has been no progress on the clown doll face, however...I did manage to get the final touches on her romper all sorted out:

I have definitely decided that the fox girl needs to go on hold, which makes me sad...but I'd rather wait and get it right than horribly mangle my original idea with poor execution and a bunch of amature mistakes lol!

Random thing- I decided to change the silly font on the blog to a more legible one...I don't think it makes a difference on mobile, but it was making my eyes wonky to read it on the laptop. So...yeah.

In other news, this artist has consumed 5 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies (2 Samoa, 3 Thin Mint) in the past 2 weeks. Winter is hard. At least my back issues seem to be healing up!

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Just some rambling

I have no actual art news or updates, but in keeping with my attempts to post the blog regularly, here I am!

This past week was cleaning and organizing my studio space (kind of) and art prep- I cut a bunch of ACEO blanks, got a few batches of prints made up, assorted boring office stuff like putting return address labels on a bunch of envelopes, printer maintenance, etc. I now have MOST of my desk cleared off, and I am about to start a little sewing project- a tiny romper for my clown doll! I swear I will have some progress pictures at some point! I also have not gotten any touch up work on my poor fox girl done, I may just wipe her face and start from scratch. I may also cut all her hair off and give her a wig. All these "mights" basically means she'll be haning around "as is" for awhile. This is frustrating for me, as I do not really like to start a new doll before I've completed the last one...but I can't not have a doll going at this point, it's a weird compulsion.

What else...Oh, I hurt my back by coughing, because I'm old. So, I've been moving slowly and taking it easy this past week. This is my exciting life!

Here is a photo of the very beginning of a new fox ACEO (I don't know why the photos sometimes will not rotate and save properly when I take them from my phone grrr):

Now, off to rest my aching back before returning to the kitchen job tomorreeeeeee ouchie...

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

An Overdue Hello + Doll Project News

Well, again I have let my blog fall by the wayside...

Seeing as I am mostly caught up with things after the holidays, I will be opening commissions back up! For those of you who are already on the waitlist, I've begun sketching! For anyone interested in a custom work, please feel free to check out my commission page HERE!

On top of the usual ACEOs I've been making, I've also been working on repainting some dolls..though it is going very slowly! I did manage to complete one, a fox girl, but there are a few things about her that need to be fixed, so I am hesitant to post any pictures (but I will anyway). For one thing, I rerooted her hair, and I gave her too much! So, her head is always pulled back at a strange angle that looks quite uncomfortable.

oww, my neck!

For another thing, when I went to reattach her head to her body, the sealant I used on her face CRACKED and now she has little spiderwebs on her face :(

you're batting a thousand, Em

Also, she does not have a name yet, so I can't properly show her off until I address all these issues! But, her dress and shoes are super foxy! This is only my third repainted doll ever, and I am still very much learning tricks and such, but it is so much fun! I love that I can draw/paint, play with fibers, get some sewing in, maybe some sculpting...and in the end I have a cohesive work of art! Even though they take forever, and there is a whole bunch of trial and error involved, I truly love it! I'm also working on a sweet little clown doll, but she is in such early stages that photos would just frighten people!

I really *am* going to try a lot harder to update this blog regularly (trying for once a week, lol) this year. Even if I don't have anything finished, or anything truly exciting to share, I am pretty good at rambling about nothing, so I have no excuse other than laziness! (and that's just so lame)

ok, I'm off to watch some South Park before bed :D :D

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