For Christmas we're also selling hand-painted greeting cards and Christmas cards feauting his watercolor paintings. He likes painting birds especially but has also done horses, cats and dogs:
want to collaborate with me on the first ever animal performance poetry zine? all you have to do is
a) leave your computer open on microsoft word
b) encourage your animal of choice to walk across the computer keyboard
c) do this as many times as you please
d) submit it to me, along with a photo of the animal!
cats are always encouraged, but a variety of animals, like dogs, birds, ferrets, guinea pigs, snakes, lizards, rabbits, etc would be awesome too!
p.s. if it is any incentive, i am going to do drawings along with each submission- here is the drawing that is going along with my cat's poetry!:
There's been an utter and complete lack of art on my part for a very, very long time. The simple reason being that when I upgraded my computer, I lost Photoshop, and my tablet doesn't work with Windows 7.
I need a copy of photoshop - which, thanks to my being a college student, I can get for about $250 through journeyed.com. That's about an $800 savings off the list price. I also need a new tablet - the one that I want is around $100, depending on where I get it - and no, it isn't a high end model; just something that will do what I need it to do.
For over a year, I've been unable to even offer commissions, and I am in a place in my life right now where I really need to be able to do that - both to have an artistic outlet, and to help bring money in to keep bills paid.
Long story short, I'm asking for donations to be made to my paypal - BUT! For donating, you automatically recieve a spot on my commissions list for a commission of equal (or greater, if inspiration strikes me) value to your donation!
I want to raise about $400, so that I can get Photoshop, my tablet, and have a little extra to cover any expenses that may come up with the commissions. Anyone who donates will be kept up to date on how much I've raised and how far I have to go to reach my goal.
If you donate more than once, you have a choice of getting one commission per donation, or having you donations tallied together into a lump sum for one high detail commission.
I don't know how long it will take to raise this money, so I can't offer any concrete deadlines on when the commissions will be completed, but once I have Photoshop and the tablet, the commissions will be completed in the order that the donations were recieved - and again, everyone will be kept abreast of the situation and where I am in the commission list.
To give you an idea:
$1-$3: Quick sketch or simple head-shot icon commission.
$4-$6: Simple head-shot icon commission (500x500, 100x100, 50x50 included)
$7-$10: Detailed head-shot icon commission (all 3 sizes included).
$11-$15: Your choice of previous levels up to value of amount total or 1 low detail full-body painting.
$16-$20: Your choice of previous levels up to value of amount total or medium detail full body painting.
$21-$25: Your choice of previous levels up to value of amount total, or a high detail full-body painting.
$26-$30: Your choice of previous levels up to value of amount total or a high detail full body painting with simple background.
$31-$40: Your choice of previous levels up to value of amount total or high detail full body painting with medium to high detail background.
$41-$55: Your choice of previous levels up to value of amount total or high detail full body painting with high detail background.
$56-up: Your choice of previous levels up to value of amount total, with option to have an 8x10 print of the original(s) shipped to you as well.
Thank you all for reading this and taking the time to donate if you can. This is one starving artist who greatly appreciates any help she can get. Thank you!