I was not sure what to right about. The turn of the year was quite interesting…
There were some bad things that happened. Mostly caused be the poor financial situation I am in right now. They were expected, and I do not see one of them as being that bad.
I have been applying for creative type jobs. I am extremely grateful for the job I have, but I would like something a bit more stable, higher pay, and better hours. Food on the table is great, but I would like to be able to keep the roof over my head also. Wish me luck!
I took a week off art and the blog (did you notice?) I wanted to rest up and refresh my view point. Maybe try to come up with something cool to write about (failed at that.) I started four paintings, and set up a few small drawings, as experiments of sorts.
I need to come up with something for Valentines day… None of my current ideas get the fire burning so I keep kicking things around my head hoping that one will click and work.
I do not have any solid plans for events this year. The cool ones that I did last year, have not put out anything for this year (yet) and money is tight. I would like the creative jobs to help find out what events are available. Some are hard to find if you do not know where to look.
I should have some art to share on Thursday.
Happy New Year!
May 2018 bring good things, or at the least be better than 2017 was.
The Holiday season is hard for lots of people. We remember friends and family that have past. You might be one of the many that are in a seasonal relationship or not in a relationship.
Make sure everyone feels the love of the season, so give your Scroogy friends a big hug and invite them over (if you can.) The invitation means a lot even if you are sure they will decline. Who knows, they might surprise you!
Today I have lots of art to share.
First it is Time-Lapse Thursday. A new video is available to watch on my Youtube channel, or you can watch it below. Santa has come to town!
The first one has metallic gold paint for the background. It looks very nice in person. It has a good feeling of depth.
The second has a gold leaf background. It also looks better in person. The gold leaf does take over the image though. I will not be using it as a background anytime soon. It is definitely better as an accent. It is extremely shiny though.
I will not be making prints of the second one. The gold leaf just does not photograph or scan very well (as you can see.) The creepy wreath will be available next year. Maybe I can do a Christmas in July thing. hmmmm….
I am already starting to plan new things for 2018 and trying to figure out what shows and events I want to do. (Gotta get a new business licences first.)
I am working on adding my new items to the e-store.
I got all the postcards in, I have to edit some more photos so I can get the greeting cards and 8×10 prints up.
I hope to have everything up tomorrow.
This is a bit late, I should have had this all done by Thanksgiving. That, of course, would have been hard seeing how I only had a few of the things created then.
This is probably the last group of creations I will be getting prints of. I will not be able to afford new prints for quite a while. Prints and cards are rather expensive to get created.
I will not stop making art. If you wish to support me (and get free stuff out of it) check out my Patreon page. Patreon is a way for art fans to support artists by pledging an amount of money based off work done. Basically I create art, show it off on Patreon, you think I did good and patronize me for the good work. In return you will get cool things based off the amount you pledge.
You can get some awesome art, inside tips and tricks, early access to content and the good feeling of supporting a local artist reach great heights. At the higher levels (of my pledge tree) you can even get a commissioned piece. Something made just for you.
You can check out my Patreon at this link or the link at the top of this blogsite.
PS: Patreon patrons (how weird is that to say) will have access to something I have created that I have not shown anyone else.
Here are a few of the things I framed today. They are all items I had done this year and just got printed.
I did not post anything on Monday. I was not motivated and I really did not have much to talk about.
Today is different.
Mostly because it is Thursday and things have been going this week.
1. I have sent off a bunch of art! I had art actually sell and I am stoked. I have a few people that are contemplating purchases and have to wait for their paychecks. Hopefully I will have more sales shortly.
2. I signed up for a small creepy holiday sales event. I withdrew from the RAWk Seattle event. I just do not have the energy to attempt to sell tickets and I cannot afford to buy out all the tickets.
3. I have started creating holiday art. I want to have some items ready in time for the December holidays. I already have one done and started another. I have ideas for 3 or 4 more.
4. I have ideas! I have so many ideas and I am thinking about how to make them work. Acrylic paintings and the holiday ink wash paintings.
I have reached a landmark on my Instagram (@bycarissac) account of 200 Followers. So I did a drawing… more of a raffle. I used two of my Inktober paintings as prizes.
I will do another contest when I hit 300 followers.
Tomorrow I will do a similar drawing for my Facebook account that reached 200 the day after Instagram did. The prize will be two other Inktober paintings.
One Day I imagine being able to hold give-away contests on YouTube and even this blog.
Today I started working on an octopus painting I started a few months ago, but set aside to work on commissions and Inktober. I am also in the planning stages for another set of drawings that will be made into a coloring book.
Today another time-lapse video was uploaded to my YouTube Channel today. It was the Flash inkwash drawing.