Thursday, 25 November 2010

Well here goes time for the Giveaway!

Hello everyone!

Ive been really nervous and excited but ive decided to try out this giveaway to celebrate the opening of my Etsy online shop. Ive found many little treasures that need love and attention in my home to giveaway plus some prints of my art work for free.

This will include


~A print of 'The Watcher'  10 x 15~



~A print of  ' Possessive' 10x15~

You may pick which print you would prefer!





~If your Male and win the giveaway you will get this bracelet and silly zombie keyring! ~



~ If your Female and win the giveaway you will get a decorative keyring, hairclip and cute erasers! ~

Other goodies will be included!


                                                                            
                                                                             
Some other nice surprises will also be included, plus depending on which Print you want their poem/story will also be included with everything.

To enter the giveaway please comment on my  Blog or DA Journal Entries with this subject.
In the comment please write

Your name/username :
Gender:
Your favourite song:

I will then write them all down and put them into a hat and which one i pick will be the winner!
I may also do a second giveaway aswell!

Good luck everyone!!!

Closing date for the giveaway will be
January the 10th!

*UPDATE*
*Closing date had to change because of heavey snow here which has caused to many problems for everyone especially post!
And because im having doubts about opening my shop and this giveaway cause not really anyone seems to be interested in FREE art and goodies.

If you have any questions please let me know and ill be happy to help.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Preparing for Online shop and giveaway

Ive been working away to prepare for the opening of my Esty online shop. Im very excited to do this because ive wanted to do it for quite some time. Im trying to take my career as an artist a lot more seriously. Reviewing my past work and my skills ive found that im very capable of making so many things in all sorts of media. Im more computer savy aswell now to be able to run a small bussiness.

Im still debating on prices for pieces and because of cost on what it takes to make it. But im getting there slowly but surely.

Im also working on the giveway aswell and what to exactly giveaway lol but ill figure it out.

Also in other news ive made an appointment to start seeing a councilor, it was very hard for me to even ask for help. I could barely speak which i think made my doctor very uncomfortable, i do beleave art is what will help me the most tho, but im not sure of this time.

With hope i beleave that my small bussiness will help me through things and keep my mind busy.

I also don't know whats happening with my pay at this time still.

Thank you all for the support and advice it means so much to me. <3




Outsider Art

While i have been working away late at night in the silence and warmth of my bed, i decided to have a look at art for a while. Art outside of deviantart and the blogs and websites i usually visit as beautiful as they are. Art that i would usually learn about in a classroom. It refreshes our minds and hearts even if its not art we may not fancy or understand completely.

So i started reading up on outsider artists and Art Brut, once i begin to learn about an art movement, person, or style i will read and research it on my own till my eyes can no longer see straight. I learned so much of Outsider artists and Art Brut and the fact that a lot of it has to do with mental health intrigued me further.

I have been interested in art and mental health issues for as long as i can remember it just fascinates me. And the fact that outsider art is of the artists own value and labour not for money, fame or reconition appeals to me in so many ways.
It is what art should be, it shouldnt be the worrying thought, the cost of it, or a voice telling you its wrong to a certain standard, or because of the dislike of a loud person.

It is yours and it was yours and you did that to express yourself purely for that fact and that's what it should be. This is something that should never be forgotten as hard as it can be to remember.

Outsider art



(Want to thank S.Jin for introducing me to this wonderful man.)









These are just some of the artists ive been looking at and their work, simply incredible!

Was meaning to post this a while ago

ART

Why do we sacrifice so much energy to our art? Not in order to teach others but to 
learn with them what our existence, our organism, our personal and unrepeatable 
experience have to give us; to learn to break down the barriers which surround us 
…and to free ourselves from the breaks which hold us back, from the lies about 
ourselves which we manufacture daily for ourselves and for others; to destroy the 
limitations caused by our ignorance and lack of courage; in short, to fill the 
emptiness in us: to fulfil ourselves. Art is neither a state of the soul (in the sense 
of some extraordinary, unpredictable moment of inspiration) nor a state of man 
(in the sense of a profession or social function). Art is a ripening, an evolution, an 
uplifting which enables us to emerge from darkness into a blaze of light. 

- Grotowski


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Oh my i shed a tear the first i read this, no matter how much we struggle with anything in life its our art that saves us and connects us.


Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Leeking some misery

Ive been very uphappy for a quite a while, it has been a bad year. I quit my job last week as a catering assistant.
This was because I was mistreated again and because i didnt get paid and any questions i asked about my pay or help i wanted has been ignored.

I cried the night i found out i wasnt getting paid after a month of work but i did 89 hours with only two breaks through that time. I was only susposed to do 16 hours per week.

Im very capable of the job and can take the stress of a workload and i did my work propperly. But because of events that happened this year that are still to painful to discuss i couldnt take that.

Ive been keeping alot in and its finally taking its toil, i almost feel like a broken person and im only 21.
Many of you might think im being childish or wanting pity.
But this isnt the case, im just letting stuff out because no one will listen outside of the internet or probably on it.
It just helps me, ive been crying for days and i get teary if subjects come up with what happened.

Ive been considering seeing a talking doctor to maybe help me if i dont get any better.

I do know that i still have my art and want to make it and i finally want to try and make a living or bussiness out of that like ive always wanted to do.

Maybe this will make me happier again so ive decided to try this because i really dont know what else will help me.

Im going to open a esty shop finally because i have many prints and crafts of my work that need a home and love.
If it was up to me i would not ask for money because i know money is bad for nearly everyone.
So instead ill make things that are of value to me more than money and made with the love and emotion i have left in me.
This is why if someone paid for anything its not like their getting nothing in return, their getting the fruit of my labour and soul.

Hopefully would like to do this soon and im also going to have a giveaway to celebrate its opening for anyone thats interested. But i will post another journal/blog about this in the near future.

Im also avaible for comissions, hey maybe someone will read this or someone they know might want art or a craft as christmas present.

All i can do is try, its all ive got left.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Halloween and some silly troubles

I spent Halloween with friends in Dundee which is a student town, its very nice up there and i love the architecture very much. I visited an Art Gallery also which was nice not did that for a while.

It was also a sad visit aswell because i found out my job didnt bother paying me even tho ive already worked 89 hours for them instead of 50 something this month. Money has been a really big problem for me since June and because of really bad family matters has made me loose my faith in Job seeking and getting money for a living.

I feel like ill never get money ever again for anything i do. 

The Exhibition my work was in has ended aswell on Halloween and Monday. It was a great experience, i didnt sell any work. But a very nice man showed great intrest in it and i talked to him about art and computers. It was a little ray of hope and hes considered comissioning me was very surprising and exciting.

Here is nice pictures tho to make the post nicer.

  
  

Walked through the tiny graveyard a day before halloween was very beautiful.


 This was an Art installation at a Museum in Dundee i sadly do not know the artist but it was pretty magical.

Lets be Peguins together!


This was my Costume for halloween i went as a deer! : D I wanted to make it myself and to see if i could do it, it was a lot of trouble but i hope it looks pretty good. Im thinking of submitting a tutorial of how i made the whole thing especially the antlers. I tried winning real antlers from Ebay for the costume but some bum won them a few seconds before me :cry:








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