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.

inside the tentacle-made studios (the ARTgarage edition)

So, yeah, before I do anything else, y’all have got to go check out the dance sequence in last week’s episode of Bunheads.  Just, go to minute mark 39 and watch.

I’ll wait.

So.  What’d y’all think?

Leave your thoughts in the comments, and we can all have a nice chat about it.

Okay, yes, real art-blog business.  Right.  A real post.

*tra lala la la la la la*

The ADHD is bad today.  Sorry about that.

*insert segue here*

So, my studio at the ARTgarage is the size of a sneeze.  Totally.  Like, if I take Vincent (my spinning wheel) in there with me, there’s about a foot to a foot-and-a-half of space in front and behind me with maybe 8 inches on either side.*

*I don’t know how accurate those measurements are since I have never actually measured when I was in my studio spinning.  That’d be weird.

This is the view into my studio coming through another Ahliah Zia Shashonah’s studio.  We actually confuse people because our aesthetics are similar enough that it looks like one big studio.  It’s not, though.

Most of the work that I do in this studio is pastel work, spinning, ink, bookmaking, sewing, or the occasionally layer media over monoprint (this is still a developing thing for me).  I get a lot done in a small space and have some lovely display space.

…it also means that I actually have to talk to people on occasion.  If I only worked in the tentacle-made studio at Hemlock House, then I’d probably never speak to anyone other than you lovely people.

Introvert=me.

My work desk with some of my as-yet-photographed Nothing(s) hanging about and some of my hides series.

I like used atlases too, if anyone has any that they’d like to send my way.  Or old books.  Or sheet music.  Or, ya know, stuff.

Panning to the right, you can see my Ur-bag taking up valuable floor space, my craptastic storage (that’s gotten a bit better, admittedly, since I got a little storage cart that goes underneath the work table), and art displayed from the unnamed friends series, the taxonomy series, the impression portraits, and spindle’s work, Zellandine’s denouement series.

Further to the right is more of my storage, my ARTgarage pastel box (I have one in the tentacle-made studios too), and more of my art:  the scrump series, the chimera series, the unnamed friends series, more of the spindle’s work series, and some random book arts stuff.

And, lastly, my easel, which I have had since I was a teenager, with the first piece in the beast series still on it.

So, yeah, that’s my sneeze-sized studio.  Come by the ARTgarage, and you might see me in it.

And, since we’re on the ARTgarage and me haunting the place on a semi-regular basis, I’m teaching some classes for them this fall:  3 drop spindle workshops (Sept. 13th, Oct, 13th, and Nov. 13th) and a 6 books in 6 hours bookmaking class (Sept. 29th and 30th).  So, if any of those are interesting to you, let me know or check out the classes section of the ARTgarage website.

Mine are not currently listed because they were just turned in last week, but yeah, they’ll be there soon.  I hope.

Courage.