*tra lala la la*

so–the first depere art walk is coming up in a week, but because xo fitness is kinda awesome, my work is going to be there for the next week–like a pop-up show–starting tomorrow afternoon.

also, i finally sorted out my storenvy and etsy so that there are actual things in them, and my spoonflower has fabric, et al. in it now too.

as always, my redbubble exists.

courage.

february catch-up & a myriad of squishy

okay, not super-literally.  it’s more of a question before i start nuts-and-bolts-ing things:  would y’all be interested in being able to obtain your own squishy?

’cause, i thought i might have for sale on my storenvy, etsy, or at cons if that were a thing people would be interested in?

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time to play catch-up

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).

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catching up: illinois trip, projecTransparency, and–other things

my trip to illinois totally wiped me out, and i came back sick and sunburnt and behind on a million and four things.

so–that was fun.

i have not finished the special video that i am touting about in the vids; it will be completed soon.  <–it’s at least started now, which is more than i can say at the time of filming.

i am also bungling about in adobe premiere for video editing because movie maker makes me angry and my mac is old so no imovie, and i’m not importing all the video onto my ipad just to edit it in imovie.

I AM AN ADULT; I WILL LEARN ACTUAL PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS.

or, at least, poke at them and swear creatively.  *hands*

i’m also thinking that this week i might projecTransparency about influential-for-me artists since they’re not necessarily the same as my favorite artists?  <–this directly relates to the projecTransparency supplimental down at the bottom of the post.

opinions?  is that something that’s interesting?

remember, definitely depere is next friday–july 18th!–and i’ll be at great harvest bread company in depere, wi, which i think is funny because i keep getting places that are severely bread-heavy and i have a gluten-intolerance.

(re:  it’s not funny.)

but, chief bread-head brent was super-cool, and yeah, i think i’ll like it there for the july and september definitely deperes.

i will also be premiering one of my redbubble shirts because OMG IT’S SO COOL.

and, related (because art) but not connected to definitely depere–can i write “definitely depere” a few more times?–i am leaving my studio at the ARTgarage.

that doesn’t mean that i won’t be teaching for them or participating in gallery nite or participating in shows or just generally showing there anymore, because i will; it just means that i’m not going to have a studio there anymore.  there are many, many reasons why this is happening–first and foremost, that i just don’t get in as often as i’d like–but a lot of it has to do with the ARTgarage and its board not fulfilling (or taking more steps) to fulfill its mission.

i also think that i’ve largely outgrown them, and that there are other, better venues for me to focus my time–like entering shows and making prints to sell on etsy and, potentially, conventions–on than at a place whose patronage comes from people who thing thomas kinkade and pretty pictures of ducks are the epitome of art.

which sounds incredibly elitist of me–and probably is.  there’s nothing wrong with this, but it’s not what i do, and being at the ARTgarage isn’t doing anything that i need it to do for me. (which also sounds selfish.)

ffs, WE’RE JUST NOT COMPATIBLE AT THE MOMENT.  that sounds nicer, yeah?

*HANDS*

and, i’m busy like whoa with The Rainbow Hub, so there’s that too.

i’ve also started a Patreon for those of you who might like to donate to the cause of keeping tentacle-made studios up and running.  <–i do not currently have the goals and perks up yet; they will appear soon.

please excuse the particular ridiculousness of this video.  like i said earlier, i’m learning adobe premiere, and it apparently doesn’t like videos of different sizes.  (and, i have figured out how to fix that yet.)

*hands*

artists mentioned:

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*tentacle-made studios and projecTransparency’s Patreon

*remember that shirts and things are available over on tentacle-made studios’ redbubble.

*and, that tentacle-made studios has commission page!

tentacle-made studios everywhere:

and, in case y’all are really curious about what i write for The Rainbow Hub, y’all should check out my tag there.

okay.  i’m done blathering at y’all.

courage.

busy-ness, definitely depere, and projecTransparency installments

Because I keep forgetting to post them here.

I swear, I’m only, like, eight in.  They’re new!  I’m not used to it yet!

So, I just fail at the entire thing.

I need a minion.

*hard segue*

But, the sketch-a-day project is continuing apace.  (It’s potentially more fun to see them on my Instagram.  Contextualization, ya know?)

I’ve gotten really into Vyacheslav Mishchenko’s photographs of snails because–OMG!–they’re like tiny little fairytales.

With snails.

I really like snails.

But, I’ve also gotten really into Steve Axford’s photographs of mushrooms.

I really like mushrooms too.

*HANDS*

But, combine those, and we end up with the last, like, week of my sketch-a-day project:

 

     

 

So, there are more, but these are the ones that I’ve uploaded to my Flickr; although, they all are uploaded to my Instagram because, well, Instagram.

Thing High Atop The Thing, when did this all happen?

On a related-not-related note, these are how pretty the postcard-prints came out:

 

Aren’t they nice?  And, waterless printing!

I also picked up a sticker-making machine so–STICKERS!

 

They’re kinda craptastic?  Because the tops aren’t sealed but, still, stickers.

I CAN MAKE STICKERS ANY TIME I WANT TO!

The POWER!

MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Idek.  But, I like that I can make stickers of my drawings/illustrations and digital paintings.

I can also (re:  still) make buttons.

     

 

Which, also, tickles me.  And, yes, I did, in fact, design and make Winter Soldier and Captain America buttons and stickers.

I may or may not (re:  may, definitely, absolutely may) have a Marvel-problem.

And, further corollary to everything, the first Definitely DePere was last week and was–okay?  May’s always really slow, and this one was no different.  But!  There are three more:

  • June 13th
  • July 18th
  • September 12th

All of them are from 5-8, and there’s a list of places that participate.  For June, I’ll be at Polito’s Pizza again–which they have really good pizza (I thew gluten-caution aside and had my first real piece of pizza in a longtime, and it was good.)–but July and September I’ll be at Great Harvest Bread Co.

I still don’t understand why any of us are in restaurants; I don’t make the decisions.  *hands*

There’s also a Meet the Artist/New Quarter Opening at the ARTgarage coming up on May 22nd so–yay?  I’m supposed to demo, so I have to sort something out for it.

I’m–also going to be putting up a commissions page/information soon?  (And, a PayPal button for donations or whatever.  And, theoretically, adding things to my Etsy so it’s–has things in it.  Again.)

*THIS IS THE SOUND MY ANXIETY MAKES*

So, yeah.

Now, have the most recent projecTransparency videos (with increasingly more refined production value!):

Okay, y’all, I’m gonna go do other things (like sleep, jfc, I’m tired).

Remember that I have all sorts of articles being published over at The Rainbow Hub (and while y’all are there, you should read everything else because we have some incredibly talented, dedicated writers), if that’s something that y’all are interested in.

Courage.

just in time for the winter holiday buying season

IDEK, y’all.

But, I have gotten my act (sorta-ish) together(-ish), and I have put a number of translates-well-to-image pieces up on my Society6 and Redbubble stores as well as having some of my sculptures up on my Etsy store.

And, sorry for the inconveinienc, but my Etsy’s only taking Paypal right now because Etsy is being problematic today.  Hopefully, I’ll be able to take credit cards in the next couple of days.

As always, if there’s a piece of mine that you’re interested in, just shoot me an email.  I’m willing to negotiate and do payment plants.

tentacle-made studios, you stop for weird shit for the holidays.

Seriously, I’m trying.  If y’all have suggestions for things that you’d like to see up in the shops, let me know, and I will endeavor to do my little squid best.

What do people even want to see in these things?  IDK.  I know what I like, but it doesn’t seem to be the same things that anyone else really likes unless I’m in the land of fanart. *hands*

Courage, lovies.  There’s turkey this week.