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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tentacle-made studios at bilotti’s tomorrow (5-8pm) for definitely depere

yeah, i know, i’ve disappeared again and have only resurfaced to tell y’all where i’ll be for definitely depere, but some of it, this time, is me working on new pieces to premiere at bilotti’s for definitely depere tomorrow, and part of it’s been creating digital pieces to put up on my redbubble (and updating previous pieces for new products–which isn’t completed yet), and some of it has been due to working on a competition piece for brain mill press.

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ugh, failwhale

okay, so, here’s the thing–i’ve been making videos and making (slowly) art and doing things, and because work and brain space and the general suckage which is a body that doesn’t work the way that i want it to, i haven’t been getting things posted the way i really, really want to:  not here, not patreon, not youtube, not redbubble–nowhere.

it’s very frustrating, so this is gonna be a kind big post.

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It’s Gallery Nite! And, I still need prompts.

So, yeah, I’m demo-ing digital painting/digital art tonight at Gallery Nite–I’ll be at the ARTgarage–and I STILL NEED PROMPTS.

*sighs*

Y’all are really letting me down, right now.  I’ve had two–TWO!–prompts, and they were both jellyfish.

We gotta do better on our communication, y’all.

All the information in the video because I’m mean, and because, two weeks in a row my Community Calendar has still be relevant.

I may get a handle of this yet.

Also, I did a lot of talking about my new series:  Paper Towns (Yes, like the John Green novel.) and Midas’ Touch (working title).

But, yeah, I’m going to do the prompts combined with the reduced palette color meme so–extra difficulty!

Did I mention that there’ll be a monitor so that everyone can watch me flounder?  Fun for the whole family!

And, I’ll have an array of nifty things that y’all can buy from me if that is a thing that you desire.

*pokes at capitalism*

Sketch-a-day is still progressing apace.

projecTransparency 1.13: (re: inspiration) 

a continuation of the inspiration conversation in which i babble about Gallery Nite, ‘Lain, my new series…es, and just general squee.

hush, squee happens on occasion.
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*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.

I may have also bought a craptastic video camera that’ll be coming in the mail soon.

*whistles*

Okay, I gotta go do the thing where I post The Rainbow Hub’s social media and get my junk together for Gallery Nite.

See y’all there.

Courage.

*is very excited for The Night Before Our Stars*

I’m wearin’ my Pizza-John shirt and everything.

(Is where a Pizza-John shirt to The Night Before Our Stars like wearing a band’s shirt when you got to see them in concert?  Am I that person?  DO I CARE?!?!)

I have new postcards-prints for my upcoming *handwaves* things.  I’m trying to decide if I want to take them to Gallery Nite on the 19th.

What do y’all think?

Ya know, in addition to the previous set of postcard-prints I had made.

(I wish I had the dosh to get t-shirts made because SHIRTS!)

I have, however, gotten myself a sign; although, awful picture taken by me is awful.

*is punch-pleased*

Idek why the cephalabun is my go-to for everything, but it is.  (It’s probably because the cephalabuns are my nephews favorite.  *hands*)

So, yeah, I’m still having difficulty remembering to post the projecTransparency videos/vlogs over here.  I’ve only done 11; I don’t know what I expect from myself.

(A lot.  Y’all have no clue how much I expect all the time.)

This time I’m talking about where my inspiration comes from and welcoming ‘Lain to the project.  (I’ll have her making vids yet.)

So, yeah, stuff and things and excitement.

I’ve also been converting some of my sketch-a-days into digital paintings for, ya know, shirts and iPhone covers and things that are available on Redbubble, like, this guy:

 

I’ve also taken up the task of social media person for The Rainbow Hub.  I mean, I just schedule posts to happen, but it means that the Boss doesn’t have to worry about it.  Kori worries about to much as it is.

I’m still going on the sketch-a-day, and they keep getting more illustritive and less *blech* so that’s good.

And, because I suck out loud at remembering to do this, here’s last week’s projecTransparency in case y’all didn’t see it.

Courage.

playing catch-up

Which totally seems my default setting of late.

But!  In my defense, I’ve been learning a bunch of new technology and becoming fluent (or, at least, more frequent) in several nerd-verses that I was only casually familiar with before.

And, I’ve taken on 3/4 of the social media for The Rainbow Hub, so that took up a little time since Google+ doesn’t have a scheduling feature.

Seriously, WTAF, Google?  Put in a freakin’ scheduling feature.  It’s, like, basic.

(I have found several options to ensure that I don’t have to babysit The Hub’s Google+ page, which is woefully underpopulated, and if you Google+, you should follow.)

I AM THE BUSIEST SQUID!

But, I’m okay with that.

I have also–in case y’all have missed my freaking out on other social media platforms (of which there are many)–applied for Dashcon.

But, let last week’s projecTransparency tell you more about that (and semiotics because MOTHERFUCKING SEMIOTICS):

My darling Susi approved of it, and there are few people more difficult to please academically than Susi.

But, yeah, Dashcon.

I know that I applied late, and I probably won’t be accepted because of it, but–OMG–I APPLIED FOR THE ARTIST ALLEY AT A DASHCON.

I feel like every moment not spent doing things for The Hub must-needs be spent doing–something.

THINGS!  STUFF AND THINGS!

ALL THE THINGS!

So–I may still be having a meltdown over the hypothetical.  *hands*

I have, due to really good sales going on, ordered more prints and a freakin’ banner.

That’s right.  A banner.

NO ONE CAN DOUBT MY COMMITMENT TO SPARKLE MOTION.

The prints are a little less pop-y and a little more abstract, so we’ll see how that goes.  A PREVIEW!

     

 

     

     

     

 

So–wide variety is wide.

And, I know some people were waiting for that flying fox, so there y’all go.

Also, very exciting, I HAVE FINALLY FIGURED OUT REDBUBBLE IN WAYS THAT DON’T END WITH ME IN TEARS and, that means, SHIRTS and STICKERS and CASES!  Oh, my!

(Seriously, I think I might have, like, 90% of this part of my artistic life sorted out.  I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO DO, YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND.)

I’m also going to start migrating my projecTransparency videos and my stand-and-stir arting videos (with additional cross-posting!) to their relative Youtube channels here soon.  (I finally figured out how to add channels completely by chance.  I suck so hard.)

Last weird bit of tentacle-made studios news.  I know that there are some people who are wanting me to make a book out of my sketch-a-day series, and I’m thinking about Kickstarter-ing a book(let) fund.  So, that’s something to be looking for in the near future.

*THIS IS THE SOUND THAT MY ANXIETY MAKES*

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.