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#kitsunekon, #artour, character creation, & other suspects

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!

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*finally emerges from post-con convalescing*

it’s being extremely long and lacking in productivity–okay, not really, i’m mostly unpacked and reorganized now, and my redbubble’s been being updated.

but, minnesota wizard world was kinda disappointing, but then again, it was mother’s day weekend, free comics day, and there was another con going on in the city.

*tra lala la la*

and, hopefully, in the next week, i’ll have things back up in my storenvy and etsy.  (unpacking and reorganization were kinda important to these eventualities.)

and, if that’s not enough excitement, i have the beginnings of my summer/fall art walk/con schedule:

  • affair of art at the ARTgarage–TONIGHT from 5-8 (i’m going to paint and draw)
  • depere art walk, june 10th at xo fitness
  • downtown green bay farmers market, june 25th (pending)
  • downtown green bay farmers market, july 2 (pending)
  • depere art walk, july 8th at balance in bloom
  • kitsune kon green bay, july 22nd-24th
  • depere art walk, august 12th at selah theraputic wellness, reavive
  • chicago wizard world, august 19th-22nd (pending)
  • st. cloud lion con, august 27th (pending)
  • st. norbert art and craft show, august 17th (pending)
  • downtown green bay farmers market, september 24th (pending)
  • nerdcon:  stories minneapolis, october 14th-16th (pending)

and, then, we’re back into holiday shows.  and, there are some gallery nites in there too somewhere and, probably, miles of art.

*boggles*

okay, i need to get ready for the shindig at the ARTgarage tonight.

courage.

so–things

and, yeah, i realize that the first post i’ve done in forever being at almost 3(-ish)am my time is peculiar, but insomnia and depression do strange things to your brain.  *hands*

this post comes in five parts.

first part the first:  definitely depere starts this week, and I have been remiss in saying anything about it.

(my brain is/has been an unhappy, tumultuous place, and for some reason, art-related anything has been difficult for me to talk about?  idek.)

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lootcrate, gallery nite, pretty deadly, and wicdiv

so–i’ve been busy again, especially since i just picked up reviewing several comic series for The Rainbow Hub:  Pretty Deadly by Kelly Sue DeConnickThe Wicked + The Divine by Kieron GillenSex Criminals by Matt Fraction (who wrote Hawkeye), and Saga by Brain K. Vaughn (who wrote Runaways).

my Sex Criminals and Saga recap reviews come out later this week, but DECONNICK AND GILLEN BOTH REBLOGGED MY REVIEWS ON TUMBLR.

is this real life?!?!

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I HAVE BEEN INCREDIBLY BUSY; I’M SO SORRY.

i’m not even kidding.  between moving out of my studio at the ARTgarage, The Hub shenanigans (including a podcast–WE DID OUR FIRST PODCAST!), a really important commission (more below), and my own projects like projecTransparency and the sketch-a-day project–ears, y’all, up to my pointed little ears.

it’s kind of a nice change of pace.

now, if i could only manage to do things like go to the grocer or, ya know, other adulting-type things.

I AM ADULT DEFICIENT.

so–commission.  i just sent off the variety of sizes of the file this morning after wonder why did i become so adept at photoshop?  (protip:  i’m not.  i just like to pretend that i am.)  but, it’s for geonn cannon’s the rise and fall of radiation canary, and the novel is amazing.

and, i think my design is pretty amazing too.

Radiation Canary - Rainmakers for Wizards Summer Tour '06

 

and, it’s available as a shirt–and other goods–over here on redbubble.

y’all should buy shirts.  i’ve already been paid, so i say this as someone who just REALLY WANTS ONE FOR THEMSELVES.

…i didn’t think to put I GET A FREAKIN’ SHIRT in the contract.  oh, well.  live and learn.

i’ve also been sketch-a-day-ing it up with cecaelia and–my little pony.

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i also updated the cephalabun and did a funko-inspired yona from snowpiercer sketch, which i kind of adore.

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i’m actually thinking about making my piece for the ARTgarage’s pop culture show in january be a polyptych of  the core group from my little pony:  friendship is magic.  *hands*

i have also set up my patreon completely.  there are perks and milestones, and i’m even remembering to post patron-only content.

sooooooooooooooo, if you’d like to support me and my endeavor, there ya go, and here’s my intro video to it (as well as the other videos i’ve been forgetting to post because i suck):

there might be more?  maybe?  i don’t really know.

i did say that i have been horribly remiss.

okay.  things to do; art to make; lootcrate toys to play with.

courage.

 

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.

jellyfish, sketch-a-day, dominion, and teen wolf

I swear, these subject lines just keep getting longer and weirder and longer.

So–if you’ve somehow missed this because it was really only decided on, like, Friday–I’m going to be doing video reviews of Teen Wolf for The Rainbow Hub.

(Video of me talking about it and testing out my new, incredibly craptastic camera is below.  And, if you’ve seen me blathering about it already, sorry?)

Also, Dominion just started on Thursday, and I’m reviewing that too, so y’all should check The Rainbow Hub for all the reviews.

Sketch-a-day is still going.  I drew some particularly bamf things, so here they are.

 

So, Toothless and The Blue Caterpillar from The Looking Glass Wars.  I’m pretty pleased.

I won’t go all the way to punch-pleased, but pretty-pleased I can do.

And–the jellyfish I finished at Gallery Night.

Yeah, I just kinda wanted to share the things with y’all early because nervous and excited.  Nervcited?  Exvous?

NERVCITED.

Best of both worlds.

And, video:

I’ll be doing vid reviews of the first four three seasons also.  Just, ya know, summations.

Remember, I’m taking commissions now and that there are shirts and things on my Redbubble.

Courage.