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I made a quick visit to the Pensacola Museum of Art this weekend to see an exhibit from the permanent collection of the Art Students League of New York. The painting above is one by O’Keefe. The collection included some lovely portraits and nice prints. I was fond of this oil by Will Barnet:
Etsy’s Alchemy: A place where buyers can post requests for custom handmade items, and then sellers bid on the opportunity to make the goods.
I have made lots of bids for items, and I was chosen to do 4 so far. I just want to show you some of the commissioned work that I have been doing.
The first Alchemy job was for an Australian crafter:
The custom art was for the scrappindipity website. They sent me some photos, and I used my Wacom tablet to illustrate. One nice thing about this was the method of shipping- no trips to the post office; I just emailed it.
These paintings were also done through Alchemy:
I still have one more Alchemy project to work. I will be painting an ACEO in acrylic. Hopefully that will be finished later this weekend. All of the people I have worked for on etsy have been very kind. I am thankful for that.
Decima sent me an illustration job for a wedding shop in Chicago. That was also done in Photoshop.
The next big thing is a 24×30 oil portrait for an etsy buyer. The deadline is the end of the month, so I need to get to work. If anyone wants to babysit, let me know.
Fun things for free on Youtube:
Check out all the video podcasts by They Might Be Giants. Miles and Henry pretend they are those puppets and act out the skits. They are already in on the YouTube mocking fad.
No need for an imagination with these utensils from flyingpeas.com. I noticed these on BloesemKids. At first I thought they were great, but then I thought about how much trouble I have with keeping Miles focused on eating at meal time with regular silverware. Maybe these would be best for children over 5.
Henry’s birthday is a month away. So I have been keeping an eye out for great presents for a 2 year old boy.
I like this a lot:
Trunki -Its a suitcase to ride on.
Automoblox. -Cool cars that you can take apart like legos and rebuild.
We are also hoping to get a sandbox built in our backyard. Something like the one in the Pottery Barn catalog. I hear it is important to have a lid to keep out the cats.
That’s all the sleep I got last night. I finished the Our Town ads (hopefully), and I worked on 2 oil commissions. Show you those later.