welcome to a new year at tentacle-made studios!

for those of you just joining the show, i’m your host ‘trie (sounds like “tree”), and i’m a mixed media, conceptual artist and writer who has recently become a con-kid/exhibitor, doesn’t like capitalization, and lives in the backwoods of wisconsin.

which makes being a con-kid and an artist a little bit difficult.

at least the trees recognize me as one of their own.

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the winter doldrums~

pearl polytych

i dunno about y’all, but i have the worst worst winter doldrums usually and this year in particular.

but–okay–before i really get into things and THINGS (bs there’s always things), can we just talk about how increasingly traumatic and upsetting (in an educational way) steven universe is becoming?  while still being an amazing show?  like, especially in regards to pearls, the expansion of the homeworld’s purview, and trans-gem fusion (otherwise known as slavery, colonialism, and miscegenation)?

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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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new year, POP! Comic, Manga, Grafitti exhibit at the ARTgarage (Green Bay), and new projects

or–more of the same.  who knows.

BUT!  happy new year (day 2), y’all.  we made it, which is something i wasn’t sure was going to happen.

*cues mountain goats*

(nb:  that video is way creepier than i was expecting.)

the POP! Comic, Manga, Grafitti exhibit goes up on Tuesday, January 6th, and the opening reception is January 9th from 5-8pm.  me and my art shall be in attendance.  (go here if you’d like a preview.)

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