Hello again. I hope you are well. Yes, YOU. I hope your January is a good one, so far. And that you have hope. Even if it’s a spark. Can’t lose that!
Here’s what’s new in the art department:
Title: Mr. Gatz IV. See if he’s in my shop. I caught him in a rare New Year’s Resolution, mode lol. He has sworn to mend his ways and be better 😉
Title: A Tale Of Llorona, 8×10, framed painting. Find it in my shop.
Here’s a full version, unframed.
Title: My Tears Are Prayers, 11×14. See if it’s in my shop.
This is a very personal piece. I tried to capture how when someone is just exhausted from the pummeling of life… sitting for a second, thinking about things. Kind of in a brief reprieve between things, thinking about what they are thankful for, amidst the chaos. Finding beauty in a moment. Some of you will understand.
I did some drawings late last month, that I never posted. So here they are. I’m going to frame one of them today, and stick it in my shop. Probably the owls. But if anyone’s interested in these, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Been playing around with making keychains. I made one for myself a few months ago (the big red heart) and I just love it. Of course they can be hung and not used for keys. If I ever get my car fixed, I want to make something like this to hang from the rear view mirror. I still have the black heart one, if anyone’s interested.
I will be doing some stuff for Valentine’s…
If you’d like something personal for a special someone, contact me: email@example.com
I also have new BunnyHeads coming. Keep an eye on my instagram @BTLAND
I have some ATC’s (artist trading cards) available. 2 I had put away, from 2017, and 2 new ones. These can make a really cool way to collect original art and make an even cooler coffee table book. Just get a regular notebook and buy the plastic card holders. You can get them in sheets of 9 slots, that fit right into a 3-ring folder. I love it.
These are the 2 from 2017. They are standard trading card size, 2.5×3.75. I’ll probably put them in my shop today.
Here’s the 2 new ones from this month:
I barely started these when I did the other two, above… but never finished until recently. So they really match with the others. Anyways, they’re all going in my shop. Lots of fun to collect and create a folder full of original art. But one thing to be aware of if you decide to start collecting ATC’s… a lot of people sell prints, not originals. All of mine are one of a kind originals. Those will be a little more, for obvious reasons. Mine are usually 20 or 25.
Last little thing… I found this article and it is so spot on and interesting. I have struggled with not being able to work unless I have peace, quiet and calm in my surroundings. I get super distracted by random sounds and especially a hostile vibe. I’ll have to stop everything and reset / refocus (number 8 in the list), so I can get back to a right mindset to create. When this is being constantly challenged, it’s mentally and emotionally exhausting. Other things, too, but I’ll leave it at that. HERE’S THE ARTICLE.
I lowered the prices of almost everything in my shop, recently. I hadn’t had a sale out of my shop, in over a month. Just recently got one, thankfully. But lowered prices from 5-25 dollars on most items in there. And in addition to the lowered prices, I have a coupon code running from today, until the 24th, for 13% off. No minimums. The code is 13OFF. You can use that on one or more items. Just enter the code at checkout.
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Note – if using a mobile app for etsy, make sure the app is up to date or the code might not work.
Also, if you’re interested in supporting my art, you can do so, via MY PATREON. I have 2 tiers, but you can do any amount if you want to subscribe. If you do tier 2, you will receive an art gift every month, of equal or greater (usually greater) value for your generosity. And all subscribers will get early access to art and news, coupon codes, etc.
That’s all for now. I’ll have more new art coming today and in the next days as well.
So, until next time, take care. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.
Sunset from January 16, 2019