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This is the Old Blog – Link Below for New Stuff

So, the nature of the blog needs to change. I don’t have time to post on my blog AND Facebook AND Twitter AND Instagram AND Pinterest – instead I am going to direct my social media efforts here and that way everything will be updated all in one place. You can see it all HERE

ACEOs : Great Way to Start Collecting Art!

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I love painting ACEOs!

I also collect them from other artists. I especially enjoy collecting totally collaged-out ACEOs. Mine are usually painted with acrylics because I love how the colors just pop. Sometimes I use ink and watercolor. Have to be careful with those though, if you get the surface too wet with ink or watercolors – guess what turns pulpy and yucky and peels up? No fun!

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Organizing Where I Sell

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Time has become quite the commodity. I’ve been experimenting the past year with various outlets to sell art and decided to have just two main avenues. (Obviously you can always contact me directly if you want talk commission or something.)

Original Artworks

– will be sold on Ebay

Fine Art Prints

– along with prints, greeting cards and pretty much anything you can put an image on will be available at Fine Art America.

I dismantled the store on my site – it was just too much to keep up with – plus collectors know Ebay, they know Fine Art America – and are much more familiar with those big name venues – they don’t know me, don’t trust doing biz in a place they don’t know. So, I think I found a happy medium that works for art buyers and me. ūüôā

So far, so good.

Ebay has been steady selling and I only just started selling prints at Fine Art America. At the time of this writing I have 25 different prints up, over the next week I should have closer to 125 different prints to choose from! Plus you can add a mat and frame.
I’ve sold some and the feedback has been great!

If you love to read and prefer books with images. I can hook you up! Available for reading on any device OR in print if you like to hold a book in your hands.
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I need coffee. I’ll post more later.

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Sketchbook from 2010 What the Moon Sees

Ran across something fun today. I did a project through a Brooklyn library back in 2010 and they digitized the sketchbook. Here you go!

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New Artcar Being Born!

Well, it’s beginning. Another artcar being born – the working title is #AllStarCoCarand you can follow us on social media by putting in that hashtag OR just follow us for regular updates. It is going to be a fun journey. We are collaborating with the fine folks at the AllStarCo for the gems and let me tell you – the gems are so much better quality than we used on Plan B. We had a huge issue with the gems on Plan B scratching as soon as they were out of the package and many got scratched within their own packaging so the shine was diminished from the get-go. I’m so stoked!

Here is the yucky, dull, boring exterior of our 2003 Ford Taurus.
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Here’s how to lay the jewels ….

 

Look at the sparkle in those jewels! These jewels are a triangle-cut and they reflect so much more light than the square cut jewels we used on our other car, Plan B.


Here is a closeup of some of the progress made so far. It’s going pretty fast today.
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And here is the finished back end so far – a LOT left to do but I feel confident we can get this done in 3 weeks or less (weather permitting).

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I Didn’t Think 500 Lumens was THAT Bright!


If you keep up with me, I’m always going on about how much I hate going down to the basement where my art studio is because it’s dark. I took a spill down the basement stairs (there are 14 of them – metal stairs that end on a concrete floor – but who is counting?) so, I always make sure I have a flashlight.

Then the flashlights turned into a hassle because: batteries. OMG they don’t last and I went the rechargeable¬†route but that started getting expensive too. They’d hold a charge a few times then no. We wind up using a flashlight a lot in this house because it’s 100+ years old and there are zero overhead lights in any room and only a few standing lamps in the rooms we’re in the most. The rest work great for light in the day just having the windows open, but after dark you do indeed need a light source, like a flashlight. I was given the opportunity to try out this Night Provsion¬†GMetal-5 flashlight at a discount and I said, “Count me in!”

The flashlight arrived quickly and was very well packed.
What struck me first was the compact size of this flashlight. It is barely large than my hand! FOTE855
That square white place on the flashlight there is a lantern. If you don’t want to use it as a flashlight, it will be a great lantern for you and the lanyard holder makes it convenient to hold no matter which mode you have it in. I just plugged the USB cable that comes with it into my computer and the flashlight charged up pretty quickly.

I’ve been using it about a week now, on the first charge still. Let me tell you, I read this light was 500 Lumens, it makes my¬†other flashlights look like they are so dim. This light is super bright.

If you need a handy flashlight, I highly recommend this one as a great asset to have around when the lights go out! (or if you live in a house that was built by people who apparently hated lighting).

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Holding onto a relationship much longer than I should…

I have this favorite pair of jeans. I’ve had 3 ¬†kids, I like pie, I work out sporadically, and try to watch my carbs, sugars, and portions. Then I found these jeans like 10 years ago, they fit me fantastically. I don’t wear jeans too often but these are my go-to pair when I do.

So, I was working the basement and caught my leg on a piece of metal and ri-i-i-i-i-p! Tore a well-done one-inch rip in the leg – can’t sew it up. Then and there, I decided to make some denim cat patches from an old pair of jeans my youngest spawn outgrew and they were a too worn to donate.¬†Jo Potocki (@jopotocki) - Instagram photos and videos.clipular (1)FOT2653

I have about 10 patches cut out, I have painted 2 so far with another 4 in the works. After painting, I treated the edges with a fray-stopping product and I’m going to hem them up so they won’t unravel (you know how denim can be).

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Pssst…. Our Book Will Be Free March 4th and 5th :)

We’ve had a good January and February with the hard copies of the book.
Thank you for that.

And to celebrate we are letting anyone that wants a copy of our book, “Tales from Nebrahoma” for free on Amazon.com.

Just go here to get your copy :
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Donald Trump Art Pieces

Someone sent this to me today.
Apparently I got a mention in Bustle for a piece I did a while back. They did a collection of Donald Trump inspired art pieces. The Donald done in menstrual blood is cracking me up big-time.
Check it out here : http://www.bustle.com/articles/113754-18-masterful-donald-trump-art-pieces-we-need-in-our-lives-more-than-the-donald-himself
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“Tales from Nebrahoma” is available in PRINT woohoo!

It was taking a while to save up for either a YourKarma.com or FreedomPop.com 3G/4G internet, FreedomPop has a sale and I got it on the cheap!

The thing holding up creating a print copy of the Tales from Nebrahoma book was that my DSL kept timing out about halfway through the upload process of the print-ready copy.

SO with FreedomPop plugged in, it went zoooooooooooooooooooooooom and was done quick as a wink.

You can get it here  Remember Рif one copy is good РSIX COPIES IS BETTER!

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