I did make this (Little Mouse, Big Habit)

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…before Sketchfest. And you probably already saw it. But hey.  Even small rodents can have obsessions. Perhaps this one is working towards a Big Year!

Graphite on smooth piccadilly paper, about 4″ x 7 ” (I didn’t measure it).

I actually scanned this and tweaked it a bit but it was the GodAwful Scanner Of Doom, so …

Insanely optimistic as well, I put it on Stuff at metasilk prints plus at deviantArt, at metasilk at RedBubble, Critters with Gear Zazzle, and Critters with Gear CafePress. Not society6, though, I guess because I am thinking that’s for watercolors. (Like redbuble is sketches maybe with a touch of color.)

If you notice something looks odd on one of those items, do please tell me so I can fix it! It’s entirely likely…

more shops than you can shake a stick at!

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I started shaking out my online shops by collection, where art that’s kinda thematically linked goes into its own “shop”. Here’s where I am at present; several shops need more within-shop consistency (of items), all need more sales (oh, wait, that’s me), and not all art is available on all things. Email me if you’d like a particular something! I’ll make it so if the image original or scan is suitable.

Enjoy! Shop when you can, share when you can’t!…or something. I’m always embarassed to say that kind of thing….

the way a Saturday should be

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Rather productive day. Made blueberry bread and mini banana breads for tomorrow’s Early Birders. Bathed. Fiddled some sketch images, put ’em on RedBubble and Goblin Dreams at Zazzle. Cleaned the car with Mo. Did scads of dishes. Fussed at kids for watching too much anything. Vacuumed a tiny bit inside. Might have a potential art collaboration—a new thing for me!

Idle thoughts: many online “shops” means more exposure, more hope, more work to deal with. So making limited sets of stuff in the new ones. RedBubble has loveliest interface, simple, not too clunky, fewest products (so easier to make images for). Cafepress lets you tweak for-sale products (price and image changes) but you can’t position an image on the thing there—have to do it in the image before uploadign. Zazzle lets you position things when you’re putting the image on a product, but you can’t edit it once posted. Cafepress lets you make your store look like how you want it. So everyone’s different, each has pluses/minuses. Not sure which works best for me yet, if indeed the answer is only one (might not be).

Daydreaming of next Sketchfest already.

Now: I’m going dancing. !!!

The rest of them if I recall correctly… might be forgetting something, somewhere…
Goblin Dreams C   Z |  Storm Women Dancing C   Z |  Whimsical Dreams C   Z | deviantPrints | RedBubble

how do you know who did it?

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Am in some process of conversing with CafePress about including the names of designers/artists when they feed listings to Amazon.
On the one hand, it’s cool to have more listings (example: the Dragon Reader / Ex Libris design) . On the other, I’d like my name attached to my art.
So.
Emails.
Will post here when I have a chance; have the first two up in facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhimsicalDreamsArt/notes
A couple more replies have occurred of the “we’ll look into it” sort, but in very nice ways.