Day 135 is a 1 inch circle magnet. All glazed and glued and ready to go.
Well I was to this point in the blog post when I feel asleep on the couch sitting up last night, so I'm posting this before something happens and it doesn't go up for another day. I'll do my best to answer any questions you have about any piece I don't discuss well.
Yes, Creatures 141 and on are using Acrylic paint. These are the first creatures to include Acrylic paint to date. Black boarders are for photographic representation only and are not part of the artwork itself.
*Day 148 is a large banner taller than my son. I have to measure it and post the results. Every year there is project at Nye Beach here in Newport Oregon for local artists to decorate banners that are subsequently hung around nye beach from approximately June to November. In November the banners will be auctioned off and the proceeds will go to support arts in the community. Since the creature has already been donated to the project you can't win the actual banner (unless you want to talk to me about bidding on it at the auction); however, if you want to join with me in this donation I will dedicate the piece to you (or anyone you choose) and you will receive a program from the project in November that includes images of all the banners made and your dedication. If no one enters on this piece I'll just leave the dedication out. I believe the goal of the Nye Beach Banner project is very similar to my Creature Card goals, in supporting viewing and ownership of art as well as funding classes to help those interested in the creative process.
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Day 135 - 148 creature drawings are open to anyone who hasn't yet won a total of three creatures since the start of May. The deadline to enter is 12 am pst, June 9th. Don't forget the last card will be Day 182.
Congratulations to all the winners. Thank you for entering and for all your kind words and comments you send. Winners are warmly encouraged, but not required, to collaborate with the artist by giving their creatures a name and possibly a story.
For the creatures that did not receive any entries you have a second chance to get them. Second chance creature drawings are open to anyone who hasn't yet won a total of three creatures since the start of May. The deadline to enter is 12 am pst, May 31st. Don't forget the last card will be Day 182.
Day 126 winner Erin ( from 8 entries)
Second chance for Day 128
I had this card as shown at the last creature postings but felt the background and possibly a neck needed to be finished in some way. After talking to my mom she suggested that it was finished. What do you think?
I'm trying to finish off all the usable splotch cards Kaleb made last fall for this project. These three came from the save 5 x 7 cut into 4 parts. I just found the last piece so I'll work on that next. Unfortunately it won't come until later and I didn't create these planning for them to be shown together. If you put the puzzle together the underlying paint connects, but that's it.
The white ink is wonderful, but it is hard to draw on top of it. Sorta like drawing on white out. It works wonderfully as an after thought. Perhaps I could have painted on her face, but it was a learning experience and I liked her sans expression. I think she is contemplating getting a manicure :)
It has been requested, since things have shifted during the project, that creatures who receive no entries be given 3 extra days on this site for people to enter. It's not visibly available for you to know how many entries each drawing is getting. Perhaps your looking for something with a little more guarantee and these creatures will be nearly begging for a home, or maybe you think you have received many creatures and hadn't entered to give others the chance. I will post winners and second chance 3 day drawings tomorrow!
I will make a number of creature domino pendants soon. They will, most likely, be the last creature jewelry for the project. Just so you know :)
Day 130 - 134 creature drawings are open to anyone who hasn't yet won a total of three creatures since the start of May. The deadline to enter is 12 am pst, May 30th. Don't forget the last card will be Day 182.
While communicating with my online artist trading group I was introduced to a new fabulous white pen, the Uniball Signo. These six cards represent my experimentation and incorporation of the new ink into my creatures. I love my new pen!
Day 124 - 129 creature drawings are open to anyone who hasn't yet won three creatures since the start of May. The deadline to enter is 12 am pst, May 22nd.
Day 113 creature drawing is open to anyone who hasn't won for the month of April yet. The deadline to enter is 12 am pst, May 18th.
Day 121 - 123 creature drawings are open to anyone who hasn't won for the month of May yet. The deadline to enter is 12 am pst, May 18th.
These past few weeks have been rough headache / migraine wise. I haven't had a day without a headache in some portion of the day, and some of those days being so full that I can't manage to accomplish anything. I have spoken to a few different people concerning this. I believe the best course of action, in order to complete the project is to make a slight adjustment. Instead of the drawings being one each day I will have to finish the same amount of drawings as before, but will be able to make multiple creatures on days where my health allows an art marathon. I will still try to make a card every day but will be able to rest when I need to most. Watching my health get progressively worse over time is difficult. It is hard when knowing how much I could accomplish before to be faced with the question of how one goes about being content with considerably less functionality. I used a page from my recycled antique Bible defining contentment to make Day 124 creature, while contemplating the position I've been placed.
Half a year equals 182 days. Even though I will not be able to keep the daily portion of the goal because of my health I will still complete 182 creatures. Since this shifts the days a couple others details will be shifting as well. These should reduce a bit of the work load for me (I do this all myself.) First off how will you be entering based on time when the creatures aren't day based correctly. Here is how I will handle it. May June and July would allow everyone THREE more opportunities to win creatures. Starting in May everyone will have three chances to win any creature that remains (Less than 60 more to come.) When your three are up you're done.
If you are a Free Art Friday recipient I would like to offer you any creature downloads that you are interested in limited to the amount of friday's in the project. If you see something you like you can contact me with the numbers and I will email you the files.
If anyone has any creature ideas they would like to see, colors or any other suggestions please comment below and you may see your creature idea brought to life! Time is running out. Share the chance to win art while you still can!
He forgetteth not the cry of the humble.
So I haven't had much to write lately. Partially, I believe, because I've been unable to get to the blogs directly after creating the creatures. I have a hard time remembering the state of mind and days events after the fact. I'm going to try something a little different for these delayed posts and just talk about what is going on atm when I'm posting. Hard to forget what's happening right now.
Today is the first day where I've allowed the kids dad and girlfriend to take them around for a visit in their own car. They come up to visit once a year. They will only be here for two days and I have to start to learn to trust them. I was really hoping I could take the time I had free today and get some spring cleaning done that really needs to happen. Once I got home it has been hard to keep the anxiety of the moment under control and getting a lot accomplished just isn't reasonable yet. Hopefully I'll get better at this and can really make the most out of my time. For now I'm just trying to stay calm and get this posted. One day at a time.
Day 119 & 120 creature drawings are open to anyone who hasn't won for the month of May yet. The deadline to enter is 12 am pst, May 11th.
Well my head still hurts but I have to get these posted while it's waining. My hope is that I can find them all for photographing and remember what order I created them in. I'm also going to be working on stamping cards and preparing for mailings. I will post the winners once I am at that stage. I have a number of winners from here and Listia to send out. Thanks for your patience.
This one is an inchie that I was going to make into a magnet. Not sure where it got off to. This one will be available with seven days to enter, as soon as I find it.
Day 113 - 117 creature drawings are open to anyone who hasn't won for the month of April yet. The deadline to enter is 12 am pst, May 8th.
Day 118 creature drawing is open to anyone. The deadline to enter is 12 am pst, May 8th.
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