okay, not literally, but hyperbole is a salve to my soul, so just–go with me on this one
hi, y’all, it’s been forever and ever and ever, but it has not all be for naught! because i’ve been doing things like restructuring my patreon, formalizing my commissions, preparing for cons, and doing the writing thing (with potential ‘zines in the offing) bc i WILL have a completed a glittering venery novel-thing at some point, i swear.
(if you’re interested in reading some of what i’ve already written with deeply questionable editing, check the writing & books menu, or y’all could just click here.)
so–FIRST THING THE FIRST!
kitsune kon is this weekend in green bay, and i will be there, my intrepid cephalopods. so, if you’re gonna be there, come by and see me!
because there needs to be some consolation this week.
thing the first: MY PROFILE IS UP ON THE MINNEAPOLIS COMIC CON SITE!!!
(i’ve honestly given up on anyone spelling my anything correctly–even when it’s in print in front of them. c’est la vie.)
and, thing the second: THE ARTGARAGE IS GOING TO BE IN A COMMERCIAL!!!
so, american express (and nbc? i’m kinda hazy on the specifics of how everything happened) wanted to use a local business for the thanksgiving day/game day commercial about small business, and the artgarage was chosen.
evidently, they also took shots of the gallery in addition to the holiday shop, so there is a chance that my art is going to be in this commercial?!?!?!?!
so, for those of you who watch football and have, ya know, a tv that y’all watch things live (unlike me), the commercial is set to air during the third quarter of the packers/bears game.
and, that is our excitement.
(both will be updated throughout the holiday shopping so check back, and if you’ve seen something from my sketch-a-day 2015 or on my instagram, let me know, and i’ll do everything that i can do to make it available.)
(totally a slideshow. there’s a way to put slideshows into wordpress now sans plug-ins!)
and, of course, there’s always the option of a commission (or two).
just things to consider.
first thing the first: check out my shiny phone case that i designed. *shines badge* y’all can get one of your own on my redbubble.
second thing the second: i am officially going to be at minnesota comic con.
how’s that for awesome? (i’m not listed on the site yet, but this only happened a few days ago, so who knows how quickly they update? especially right before federal holidays.)
and, i just applied for CONvergence (also in minnesota–is this a theme?)
other con applications i have out right now are c2e2 (?!?!?!?!?), anime milwaukee, and kitsune kon (in green bay so, ya know, home).
yep, that’s right. i started a kickstarter campaign for an illustration chapbook: tentacle-made: the illustrations of ‘trie blasingame. Continue reading
there are so many things are going on, so this is going to be super random?
miles of art in shawano county is coming up on saturday and sunday, and i’m severely freaking out. if y’all would like to come and see me and my art, i’m going to be at woodland studio in downtown shawano–probably sewing eyes on little plush friends.
so–that’s not creepy at all.
and, if miles of art isn’t enough, i have nerdcon: stories the next weekend in minneapolis. (hence, the sewing of eyes on little plush friends.) i have my exclusive nerdcon art piece (and related swag) done and ready, and it’s going to be my little plague doctor.
the plague doctor has also become a painting that will be available to purchase too. (assuming that no one buys him this weekend?)
but, because i realize that miles of art and nerdcon are not in everyone’s neighborhood who might want some plague doctor swag, i’ve uploaded two versions of the plague doctor to my redbubble until the end of october as a limited edition–thingie.
related to all of this, i’m waiting for a new print shipment. special, new prints that have never before been prints for nerdcon and, possibly, miles of art. (yep, i’m gonna have bits and bobs to buy. DEMOCRATIZE ART THROUGH BUTTONS.)
(i’m totally not the only person who thinks like this. jessica joslin, a mixed media artist from chicago who utilizes taxidermy in her work, is part of a vending machine-based button show in chicago right now. bless.)
i’m also working on pieces for the artgarage’s quirky show. (i haven’t been accepted yet, but these were pieces that i wanted to work on anyway, so we do the work and worry about being accepted later.)
i’m still trying to decide if i’m going to apply for the artgarage’s holiday shop. i probably should. (i need to ask when the application fee is due.)
i purchased a new/another stylus. the 53 pencil, which i really like the shape and feel and slide of the thing, but i also think the firmware hasn’t been updated to reflect the newest iOS updates, so it’s not quite working the way that it should in procreate yet.
i’ve also been asked to design a shingle for a lamp shop and to potentially consign work with them. this is exciting, yeah?
so, that’s the completely disconnected update. i’m not sure it’s much of one, but in the meantime, feel free to check out tentacle-made studios (and me, ‘trie) in our various and sundry social media, internet homes:
- quixotism and curiosity: from tentacle-made studios
- tentacle-made studios on twitter
- online portfolio (housed on flickr)
- tentacle-made studios on tumblr
- tentacle-made studios’ facebook fan page
- tentacle-made studios and projecTransparency on youtube
- tentacle-made studios on redbubble
- tentacle-made studios on storenvy
- tentacle-made studios on patreon
okay! time for more work!
this blog (which is a lot of word and not a lot of image) comes in four parts–mostly because it’s tidy, and i’m ridiculously tired.
part the first: meet the artist at the ARTgarage in Green Bay is tonight from 5-8pm.
be there; be the geometric shape of your choosing; watch me demo things; talk to all of us artists.
it’s a thing.