|My lovechild. When I die, I wish for it to be in a mangled wreck in this car. |
..err, granted I keep it at least another half a century. >__>
Please Read: Artists Unite for a FamilySome of you may know that I've been working on a new feather painting of a butterfly and a ladybug. This was a special trade I was doing with a family who raises pet birds. They asked to send me some feathers in exchange for a feather painting. I don't normally take trades like this, but this one was special. I'd like to share with you the story behind this painting.Please Read: Artists Unite for a Family by dittin03
However, the story does not have a happy ending. Please read what I have to say and if you would like to help with a card project I'll explain at the end, I would greatly appreciate your contribution.
Allow me to share some excerpts from my emails with Kimberly Sturman, who found my website when searching for an artist to help inspire her little girl, Kayla, seen below:
These are the emails from Kimberly:
"First off I found your site and you are an amazing artist!! With that said I wish I could afford some of your pieces. So I have a question for you.... I breed parrots. If I was to send
Thanksgiving Note Project 2009The Thanksgiving Note ProjectThanksgiving Note Project 2009 by GaioumonBatou
Last year, I held the Thanksgiving Note Project as a means of seeing what people were thankful for, and to spread a bit of happiness around because it's nice to remember what it is we have to be thankful for in the first place. After receiving notes from all sorts of people, and two very pleasant (very VERY pleasant) sets of notes, we have what I think was a great project to bring a smile to people's faces.
This year...well you know what they say. Second verse, same as the first, a whole lot louder and a whole lot worse.
A few clarifications:
No, this contest is not only for Americans. I live in California, and as such the dates for this project fall close to the US Thanksgiving; however, anyone and everyone is welcome to take part, regardless of location.
To show my thanks to the
Photographing your artwork - Technique and ApproSometimes, artwork can be too big or too oddly shaped to fit into a flatbed scanner. Scanning an artwork in sections and piecing it together afterward is always an option, but it can be difficult if the piece can't sit flush against the scanners recessed glass at all edges. Scanners have an incredibly short focal range. If the image is raised even one millimeter off of the surface, it will become terribly out of focus. Piecing together an image, without it being time consuming, can typically produce inaccurate results compared to the real work.Photographing your artwork - Technique and Appro by fox-orian
For this reason, it can typically be recommended that you photograph larger artworks to get the WHOLE image, faithfully, in one go. Photographing artwork isn't like scanning an image, though. There are a lot of conditions that can greatly affect the quality result of your shot. Scanners generate their own light in a closed space. This gives you a uniform result every time. Photography, however, relies heavily on the lighting within the room, or
Virus Alert!"If someone by the name of Alfred Hundana (dragon_heart620) wants to add you to their buddy list, don't accept it. It's a virus. Please tell everyone on your lists, because if someone on your list adds them, you may get the virus too. This virus is a hard-drive killer. We need to find out who is using this account.Virus Alert! by Abfc
Very sorry for the inconvenience.
(To send to everyone on your list, just click the drop-down menu in the Recipient field and click 'Unsorted' or whatever the group name for you buddy list is.
if anyone can confirm this message's validity with safety, that'd be great, thank you"
If you receive this note, please don't re-send it. It's fake; it's just a very effective method of creating mass spam.