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My husband and I took a mini vacation to Savannnah, GA last week. On the way home, I convinced him to have have lunch at a Mediterranean fusion sort of place, and as punishment for that, he found some sort of "World of Meats" place in the same complex where he bought a variety of jerkies and a package of sausages of unknown composition.
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 love to experiment with printmaking. Never having been very good at following the rules for making an edition, I have the most fun when I stray from the norm, as I did with these collaged drypoint prints.
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.
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 started to research microstock companies: which ones were the best and how much money could be made. It seemed like an intriguing idea, so I decided to apply to Shutterstock, the largest and most recommended microstock according to all the reviews I had read.
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 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.