Friday, June 24, 2011

Time for a Giveaway!

So I said on the facebook page that I'd do a giveaway when we reached 100 sales on etsy. That moment came yesterday afternoon, so here it is!

This giveaway will be for one shirt, any size, any design available in the shop. The majority of our shirts are organic cotton and all of them are Alternative Apparel. These shirts are soft, stretchy and fashionable, not your regular old tee!

To enter:
1. Follow this blog and comment
2. Follow our facebook: and comment *here*
3. Re-blog, tweet, or facebook post this giveaway (one entry for one or all three) and comment here
4. Favorite SpareGus Ink on etsy - and comment here

So, four ways to enter. You've got to leave a new comment for each way you enter so that when I use the random number generator thingie you get as many entries as you made. You can enter until 12am Eastern time on Friday July that's a whole week! Heck yeah!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Wishing for Creepies

So lately I've been wanting a stash of old porcelain doll pieces. I find them to be wonderfully creepy, but, it's not going to happen. I've never looked for this kind of thing before, but it turns out a lot of people want this kind of stuff. Ebay is full of expensive auctions for these things. Ah well, reference photos will have to do. It is of course, all for possible art creation. Like everything.

I finally finished a handspun that I started sometime this winter. I've been putting it off since it is almost the last of my fiber and I just can't bear to think there isn't more. I just can't let myself buy more when I never make anything with the finished yarn. I just pull it out and drool every once in awhile. Yes, I know it's a problem...

Yep, making out with my drop spindle full of yarn. I like it, but not as much as some others I've done. It kind of reminds me of dust bunnies with lint.

And then there's cuteness:

Monday, June 13, 2011

Art once more

Lately I've been trying to make art more regularly. It isn't easy for me these days, but I really do try. A whole lot of it turns out like total junk. The work that turns out half decent doesn't always get photographed. It's just like that with me, I'm unorganized or unmotivated or insecure. I've decided to try to force myself to use my old deviantart gallery once again, hoping that filling it up will maybe help me get back into creating.

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Friday, June 10, 2011


My name is Ferris. I like to climb on things. Can I have a banana?

Thursday, June 9, 2011

giveaway from Poorly Drawn Things

Poorly Drawn Things is having an awesome giveaway:

* Four large Limited Edition giclee prints of the newest paintings: The Scavengers, Masked Mauraders, The Path to Righteousness and The Contortionist
* The Beginning and The End postcard set
* Two sticker sets: The Scavengers sticker set, and retro themed sticker set
* Two surprise gifts from the shop

To Enter: Just reblog this picture, or tweet about it on twitter with the hash tag #poorlydrawnthings. Winner will be announced next Wednesday via tumblr, facebook and twitter.

Check out the blog,too:

Such an amazing, talented artist...making me develop a painting inadequacy complex!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Bear Arms

So, this is the only artwork I've done in a while. I haven 't had much time to spend on artistic endeavors but I'm fairly pleased with this one. I was able to work on it while Ferris napped, which is a rare thing to get to do. It's a woodburning with watercolor tinting on a piece of poplar left over from a project. I'm really starting to enjoy making woodburnings with watercolor over the traditional paintings. It started out as a safety thing, less fumes and toxic things around for Ferris to find/consume/breathe, and now it's kind of growing on me.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


I get a lot of the insomnia. Ambient light is a problem for me, which is funny since I used to regularly fall asleep with the light on, but that just doesn't happen nowadays. At my rescue is this tutorial:
Goodnight Owl
I love it. Here is my version:

So I made mine with fabric instead of felt only because the meowing creatures in the house will find a way to vomit on everything. It was still easy and simple, though, I was able to put it together during a fairly short Ferris nap. I've already used it and found it so helpful. Ferris also thinks it's hilarious to see it on my face so that's another plus!

Also, I've changed the name of the blog again. Like anybody's watching!