are officially CLOSED.
I know I had mentioned keeping commissions open till Sept 7th. I just don’t think I’ll be able to do it, so I’m just going to go ahead and close now.
I will not be taking on any new commission for the foreseeable future, and I’ll probably be super picky about the projects I accept.
I start my new day job tomorrow. I will need some time to get my brain out of the ‘art for money’ mode, and find my creative voice again, right now she’s MIA.
First paycheck will go toward getting me a new pair of glasses, paying for my website at wix, and getting the cats to the vet for their annual check-ups.
My last show is October 20th – The Wheaton Halloween All Night Flea Market. I’m not sure at this point how many shows I’ll be able to do, or if I’ll even want to do shows anymore once I get sorted with the new job. I’d like to keep doing them, but it all depends on how much new original work I can create while also working 40 hrs/wk.
I created this for a client’s business card because I thought it needed a pop of color over the standard black/white clip art.
I have it up on TeePublic and Society 6.
Before Closing – I want to give a special thanks to all of my patrons and clients for their support over the years, it’s been rough, I really appreciate it all.
Mighty Con Dupage has come and gone. I really thought that there would have been a better turn out with the weather being as hot as it was, I think people opted to stay home where it was cool. While I didn’t do great, it wasn’t terrible. I had great neighbors on both sides, I got to chat with young artists, and a few friends I haven’t seen since last year (or maybe the year before). I’ll most likely do it again next time it rolls around.
Lately I feel like the internet has become a black hole, while people may like your work they wont necessarily give it a like or comment leaving you to wonder if anyone likes your work at all. And with every site and it’s algorithm, getting your work to your followers is next to impossible. So getting out to these small local shows is so refreshing.
I’m still working on my Chibi Self Portrait, I really like how it’s turning out, I’m thinking of using it to rebrand my website.
First & Second Draft:
Second Draft Edited in Photoshop:
And the finished line work on watercolor paper:
Hoping to have it finished today, I have a portrait commission to start.
I’m also thinking of offering this type of portrait as a commission with an option to put it on merchandise for the client. I can’t remember if Zazzle lets you make private product pages, I know you can’t at Society6. Would anyone be interested in something like this?
Ok, gotta get back to work, I hope everyone has a great week.
Welcome to my new blog – I finally made the jump to WordPress from the rickety old google/blogspot. In a month or so I’ll be deleting my blogspot blog. I really do wish that WordPress was compatible with Wix so I could just use a widget there to display my posts. I’m sure I can find a work-around.
I need to get back into the habit of posting, this micro-blogging trend is to A.D.D. for me.
I have a show on Saturday, and I have some new sketches I’m working on for hopefully new work for that show, and products at my society6 shop.
Prints & Other Merch from Society6: https://society6.com/product/lilg_print
Shirts & Other Stuff from TeePublic: https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/2758383-lilg?store_id=44359