I am the proud new owner of jellyfishstation.com! Rejoice! I also added a new page for my web series Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Summaries. Unfortunately I can’t yet embed the videos here, because it involves an upgrade to the site I can’t yet afford. Speaking of affording things! I’m working on making my own memo pads to sell at my store. If I master this feat I will post a tutorial here. Here’s an example of some of my stationary- because science is rad.
I felt like drawing something ridiculously girly, but then again, what else is new?
Whoever said “money can’t buy happiness” didn’t live during a recession. No, money can’t buy happiness. But it can buy peace of mind. And I don’t know about you, but peace of mind makes me pretty damn happy. At 26, many people my age are unemployed or desperately underemployed. Others are hiding out in school, living off their student loans and waiting for the economy to improve. The idea of the American Dream has become a joke to our generation, as well it should be. Flocks of highly educated youth with nowhere to go, nowhere to work. Waiting for our lives to begin, American Nightmare is more like it.
Many try to sell things online: art, crafts, clothing, anything. Just trying to supplement our income. But it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that trying to sell things online is quite like pissing into the ocean. No one is going to notice. You’ve got a million people trying to sell macrame crafts they themselves would never buy. And the more people who are trying to sell online, the fewer people can afford it.
On places like DeviantArt I see artists selling their wares for “points”. Usless fake money that can only be redeemed for stuff sold by DeviantArt. Selling their work for literally pennies on the dollar. The forums are flooded with job postings. The second someone posts an offer, even as low as 10 dollars, the place is crammed full of artists striving for a job. Any job. They post their portfolios and list off their previous satisfied customers. But all I hear is:
Help me. I need this. Help me, I need to buy textbooks, I need to pay my power bill I need to put gas in my car, please, I need this, I need that, please help me.
And it makes me sad. To think so many of us are raging against mediocrity. Wanting to be more, wanting to recognized for being talented. The American Dream is no longer Suburbia and white picket fences, it’s being able to make living doing something you love. Working a job that doesn’t demean you. And so many of us will fail.
Okay ladies and gents, whichever answer gets the most votes at the end of a week, so next Sunday, I will draw a picture of the winning choice. This week- ANIMALS! Click the link below to choose which type of animal I draw next!
THIS POLL IS CLOSED. The winner is OTHER by a landslide victory of 41%, because you’re all bad people. Facebook winner, Kenna Warsinske, has chosen “ROBOT CAREBEAR PHOENIX”. So stay tuned for that! <3
Hello all! I’ve created this blog to document my artwork and post news about upcoming shows. Eventually I’ll be posting photos from my collections and various tidbits of my daily life… which I assure you is a fast-paced thrill ride of epic proportion. Or not, whatever. I
promise to post photos of my traditional pieces as they come, but before that I must do battle with my camera. It’s on some sort of strike. I don’t know, something about unions. What a dick.
In more important news to me, I’m donating a piece to the Benton County Skateboarding Alliance Art & Music Benefit. Proceeds go to the Corvallis skate park. Which in all seriousness I think is a cool idea, anywhere that gives teens a destination instead of just screwing around is good for everyone.
“The benefit will be from 6:00 PM to Midnight on Saturday March 26th at the Corvallis Elks Lodge (1400 NW 9th St. Corvallis). The benefit will include a silent art auction, food, drinks, cash bar, Pro-Tec Helmet Give-a-Away and much more. Admission $5.00 at the door.”
Check out there website for more info!