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I recently picked up a couple of Prismacolor pens in the brush tip and the super fine .005 tip in Brown. I used them to do this drawing on a page from an old ham radio log book.
I needed some art therapy recently, so I embarked on a little self portrait. I had found an old ledger from a general store whilst perusing eBay last year. Miraculously, I won the auction for it.
I have been visiting churches in the area, and happened to visit a congregation of slightly radical Episcopalians on the Sunday before the Families Belong Together Rally. They were already carpooling, so I asked if I could just tag along.
I recently took a Letterpress class over at the Atlanta Printmakers Studio. I had never had an opportunity to do any letterpress work, and it was interesting to try out setting type. Let me say, that's incredibly tedious work! I have a much greater appreciation for those old books I cut up so often when making my mixed media work.
Have you ever seen an icon of a woman holding a red egg? In the language of iconography, that's St. Mary Magdalene.
Bees were kept for the making of honey which was both eaten and used in the production of mead, which was important since there was no Netflix yet. Various writings say that Modomnoc planted all sorts of flowers in the garden that he knew the bees would enjoy, and when he came to the garden, the bees would swarm around him but never sting him.
I ran across these beautiful celeriac roots [AKA celery root] at the grocery store the other day, with their tops still intact. I picked up a couple to do some food photography for my microstock sites.
I have been a photographer/illustrator with Shutterstock for a year now, and I've learned a lot. I've done some things well, and some things I am still learning, but overall it's been a good experience.
I have had this sort of love/hate relationship with Etsy for many years. I was never very successful at selling original art there, and years ago when they started selling other things besides just art, I felt like my work just kind of got lost in it all. I would get fed up and cancel all my listings, and six months later give it another try, only to get my heart broken once more.
However, I am rethinking my Etsy relationship once again in a new light.
When people ask you what you do, do you say, "I'm a professional artist," or do you say something more watered down like "I draw a lot?" Maybe you say something that identifies you by your day job, if you have one. All of this is OK.