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.
Just an update that art is being made but I'm working through a migraine and the posts will be delayed. You will still have the chance to win as you would before with seven days to enter each piece when I can get them up. Hopefully sooner than later. Until then...
I found my colored pencils today and decided to try them out. I think I need to use a smoother paper. It's hard to write a blog when your tired. I woke up this morning and cut some atc's hoping to get an early start but my head had other plans and kept me on the couch until the afternoon when I needed to take my rat into the vet. Turns out he has a breed specific form of lice. It won't transfer to anyone or any other animal in the house. It may have come from the pine bedding we had been using a while back and they signs are only now prevalent enough to notice. He will get medicine once a week and a nice cage cleaning/sanitizing at the same time. Hopefully after a month he will be free of them. It hurts to see anything you love in such a state. Tomorrow the kitty gets his allergy shot... and Ash has a fever so she is staying home from school. Not enough hours in the day.
Both of these fabulous creature's drawings are open to anyone who hasn't won in April yet. The deadline to enter is 12am pst, May 2.
I'm glad to have new homes for these creatures and to know it must be destiny since each creature had only one entry. :)
I ran out of time on this one so It's a card that you can choose to color yourself or not. :) Just like the card earlier this month you can choose to frame this as a 5 x 7 and have me write a note in the card for you or use it as a gift/greeting card and receive it blank inside. The back of the card has a wonderful bonus drawing done by Ashley of a vampire and werewolf. I forgot to mention that the day I made the Vinyl toy was Ashley's Birthday. She just turned 7. How fast they grow.
Both of these fabulous creature's drawings are open to anyone who hasn't won in April yet. The deadline to enter is 12am pst, April 30th.
I've been having trouble with my time management. Balancing the kids, health and this has trickier moments. Today I'm attempting to get my blog all filled out and saved before I create the art. Perhaps I'll tuck in a little about it once the photograph is done. Hopefully this way, when the day draws to a close I will still have the energy to photograph the art and get it posted.
I have no idea what to make. This is biggest problem with making whatever I want every day instead of keeping to a series like I did the first six months. I spend a lot of time trying to focus well enough to decide what to do. Inspiration can not strike every day, and on those were it is absent, I probably spend more time deciding what to do then actually doing it... Well maybe not more, but more than I should for sure. I just want to do something different and then at the same time I don't. I'm curious to see what will happen.
(Later on...) So inspiration did strike today. I finally glazed the goodies that needed glaze and decided to try to fit one of Ungala's paintings I won on Listia in the frame I used for the creature today. It didn't quite fit. After putting the frame back together I saw the little circle wholes left by the hangers on the back and the metal shiny spots coming through from the stand. I thought it would be fun to use them as eyes. If the piece was sitting you could see right through the eyes to open space. The drawing is DIRECTLY on the back part of the frame. The inside drawing area is about 4 x 6.
I got all the way to editing the pictures when I fell asleep. Even with the head start I still passed out as things loaded.
Remember both of these fabulous creature's drawings are open to anyone who hasn't won in April yet. The deadline to enter is 12am pst, April 30th.
I thought it was Sunday on Saturday and Sunday is Ashely's 7th birthday... so when "Sunday" started I was confused and called my mom. My parents had a good laugh at me and let me know it was actually Saturday. I was looking forward to my daughters birthday and didn't know what to do with the extra day.
It wasn't too long after that corrective call that Kaleb gave my day purpose by using a spongebob plastic toy and poop to decorate himself, his walls and his WICKER dresser. Needless to say the wicker was wasted having no practical means or desire to clean the feces from the crevasses.
Needless to say it has been an interesting weekend. Apologies for the blog delay. It comes as a combination of internet troubles, headaches and lack of focus.
Day 108 Vinyl toy is sprayed with an acrylic glaze coating to keep the ink from smudging. Macron pens are not so great on these. Hard to draw on something three D when you're having trouble holding it.
All three of these fabulous creature's drawings are open to anyone who hasn't won in April yet. The deadline to enter is 12am pst, April 29th.
This is one of those 5 x 7 splotches Kaleb made a while back and I cut up for ATC use. I like to think the character is simple yet holds a deep emotional moment. Is it just me? What emotion do you feel the character holds and why?
This drawing is open to anyone who hasn't won in April yet. The deadline to enter is 12am pst, April 25th.
I'm glad that I did this before finalizing my mailings. I thought that I had already listed Day 85 but, upon further inspection, this seemed to not be the case. Here is your chance to win these fabulous creations before they are gone. Some have gone for less than 300 credits. You receive 600 credits for signing up with the link below! (limited time offer) Here is a link for your bonus credits for those new to the system. Good luck!
Winning bid 202 credits.
The winner receive this one 5 x 7 Greeting card. This could be made into a 5 x 7 framed piece or used as a card. If you would like to frame it I can write a message in the card just for the winner. That will be up to the winner.
This drawing is open to anyone who hasn't won in April yet. The deadline to enter is 12am pst, April 24th
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