A Few Things to Mention

I’ve started a tumblr. If you’ve seen all my blog posts, my tumblr will not offer you anything new. Mainly, I am posting paintings that I feel are worth revisiting. In blog format, a lot of my work gets buried. I understand my tumblr will eventually face the same problem. But for now, consider it a highlight reel for pieces that I am particularly fond of.

Also, I still participate in The Etsy Gamer’s Game of the Month. Prints and originals of my Game of the Month entries are available in my Etsy shop. Below are my entries for Little Big Planet and Minecraft.

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It Takes Two to Tango

There are two main components to being an artist. The first is obviously creating art. The second is the one that I, and many other artists, struggle with. The second is promoting your art.

I’ve been spending the past month focusing on the promotion of my work. It certainly has been paying off. I have my first solo exhibition at the Ocean City Arts Center March 2012. My drawings are now on sale at the Noyes Museum of Art’s gift shop. Currently, my work is showing in three group shows. People are posting my works in their tumblrs and pinterests. It feels good to be appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to look at my work. Thank you for taking the time to tell others about my work. It means the world to me.

Unfortunately, as I’ve been promoting my work, the time for creation of work has diminished. Illustrations like the one above are all I’ve had time to paint. Hopefully within the next week or so I’ll be able to make a serious painting.

Business Time

The hardest part about being as artist is promotion. Creating art is easy. Getting people to look at it is another story. I finally got around to making business cards, which is something that should have happened a long time ago.

I’ve been leaving them everywhere and giving them to everyone. There’s no way of knowing if they’re succeeding. If you found this site due to business card, please leave a comment.

There are five hundred. I am hand drawing an individual piece of art on every one.

It is turning out to be quite the endeavor.

Two More Mermaids

I finished two more mermaids today. October and February. I know I’m doing June and another month next. I’ll take suggestions if you want to leave them.

October.  Watercolor, pen, and ink on paper. 5″x7″.

Print: $10.00

Original: NFS

February. Watercolor and pen on paper. 5″x7″

Print: $10.00

Original: NFS