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misc. [Feb. 11th, 2007=03:46 pm]
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Hola!



Drew these mousey's last week on a road trip to see Sam's mom.

And this is what I do whilst procrastinating.

These drawings are from 6-8 yrs ago. When I was in school getting my BFa. Took pictures of a bunch of them a while ago and never did anything with them:







This is my current drawing/computer room. I always love looking at where people work, I hope you do to!

Shelves, with lots of stuff.



More stuff, that's my Roving that I bought a couple weekends ago at a craft fair. Felting is so fun!
I made these guys with it, do you think people would buy these if I had a store full of them?!




This is currently where I keep all my journal pages/drawings. I need to pick out good ones for my portfolio to start showing a few galleries. (scary)



And this is my desk. Over to the right is another tall desk with my computer and a big window looking out to the backyard. I love it when the suns just right, it shines on the pool and makes reflections on my ceiling in here.

And this is our living room.







This is my grandma's mirror, with two collages I made last week beside it!





And this is who I spent a lot of weekends hanging out with in Parker, AZ the last month or two.
(l-r) Cody the dog, Archie, Tommy, Mom, Nan, Dad, Me, MaryEllen, Brenda, Barbara, Oren, Tuckey, Donald

Archie taught me how to play rumy, and it's FUN. I even beat him a few times, but I did best when Oren was sitting next to me telling him not to be rotten. He was anyways.



Look how cute and short my mom is. =]

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[User Picture]From: buttons_zips
2007-02-11 11:47 pm (UTC)
totally cute. xoxox
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From: oh_ah
2007-02-12 12:01 am (UTC)
thanks. =]
you always comment so fast, I love it!
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[User Picture]From: _bexy
2007-02-11 11:54 pm (UTC)
OH
I've been waiting for forEVER to see photos of your place!
and I absolutely lovelovelove it!!

and as always, I love all of your artwork. It's amazing..
good lucky in your gallery pursuits!!! (though, I know you won't need it!)

>>I made these guys with it, do you think people would buy these if I had a store full of them?!

Definitely!! Adorable!!

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From: oh_ah
2007-02-12 12:01 am (UTC)
Ha, I know... it took me long enough right?
We just barely bought furniture, and my drawing room has been a mess. I figured I should take pictures while it was clean for once!

And thanks so much!
Seriously, felting is so amazing. I think everyone should try it!
I'm just thinking now that I definitely need to figure out how to start making money with all this, hahah

Then I'll quit my job and just draw and felt all day, what a life!

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[User Picture]From: _bexy
2007-02-12 12:11 am (UTC)
yesyesyes.
Seriously, I was WAITING. haha. I'm such a nerd..
but I love seeing pictures of people's places -
and I knew yours would be great.

and felting, I've never even heard of it!
I should look it up and read something about it.

>>I'm just thinking now that I definitely need to figure out how to start making money with all this, hahah

Definitely, I don't blame you.
I think even opening up a little shop with several other artists would be amazing (and totally possible) and much easier in terms of funds, time, ect. But imagine a little shop showcasing 3-5 local artists work..and not just artwork, EVERYthing. I think you should definitely consider it and do some research into it.

I've been thinking lately, about taking advantage of the fact that I work for a newspaper in terms of advertising for myself. Advertising for what though? I don't know. Photography services, selling my photography/artwork/ect. I've just been procrastinating and I'm afraid to make any giant leaps. ;)
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From: oh_ah
2007-02-12 12:19 am (UTC)
a store would be awesome.
things like felt animals, if I made enough of them (which... who knows really, haha) I could take them around to little shops that sell things for people? If I could just get one or two stores to pick them up?

i think you should definitely advertise your photography though, I mean... look at how many requests you get already- just from people you meet on the internet?!

Would you like photographing families for xmas and weddings and traditional type things? I think it could be really cool with your style.
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[User Picture]From: _bexy
2007-02-12 12:55 am (UTC)
For sure.
I really think you should go for it!
Maybe try selling them through a website like Etsy first..
to see how much and what kind of response you get.

But then again, internet shoppers, and walk-around-downtown shoppers are sometimes 2 very different demographics.

>>Would you like photographing families for xmas and weddings and traditional type things? I think it could be really cool with your style.

See, I don't know. I think that's why I'm reluctant to to advertise for myself..I'm afraid of attracting "that audience" and I'm not sure if that's something I want to do. I'm such a typical snobby "artist" and only want to do what I want to do. ;)

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[User Picture]From: jackwhitegirl
2007-02-12 12:19 am (UTC)
wow. your place is so clean. damn, i suck.
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From: oh_ah
2007-02-12 12:20 am (UTC)
it's just clean cause I spent a whole weekend cleaning before taking the pics. 30 minutes later it's a mess again- you should see our kitchen. haha

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[User Picture]From: mostverbose
2007-02-12 02:37 am (UTC)
i really enjoy your artwork, i hope you don't mind if i add you.
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From: oh_ah
2007-02-12 03:55 am (UTC)
thank you very much, of course I don't mind. =]
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[User Picture]From: femmzele
2007-02-12 03:48 am (UTC)
i love your place and desk

do you have a bigger picture of the collage you made
- the two close to you grandmas's mirror?

its look beautiful
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From: oh_ah
2007-02-12 03:56 am (UTC)
thank you! I love your zebra socks!

i was planning on scanning those in
i'll do it and post them. =]
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[User Picture]From: addsubtract
2007-02-12 04:12 am (UTC)
i looove your desk area. i was going to comment about the collages too--i'm excited to see them.

the mouse you made is adorable. i definitely think people would buy things like that. i was also going to suggest etsy or some sort of website, but sometimes shop owners will buy things like that and be able to sell them for more. good luck!
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From: oh_ah
2007-02-12 05:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think i'm going to try etsy for sure. Just cause that'll be easiest at first.
And thank you, i love my desk area too!
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[User Picture]From: systematiccalm
2007-02-12 06:32 am (UTC)
I'm new, hope you don't mind that I added you...
I love your style.
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From: oh_ah
2007-02-12 05:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, I don't mind at all.
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[User Picture]From: silentarual
2007-02-12 03:25 pm (UTC)
i enjoyed reading this post :)
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From: oh_ah
2007-02-12 05:39 pm (UTC)
Yay! I enjoy reading your posts as well!
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[User Picture]From: velleitypie
2007-02-12 03:41 pm (UTC)
those mice make me smile.
both drawn and felted!
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From: oh_ah
2007-02-12 05:39 pm (UTC)
awe, I'm glad!
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[User Picture]From: carrieish
2007-02-12 05:28 pm (UTC)
felt me a birdy!
I get it for free because I'm your sista!
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From: oh_ah
2007-02-12 05:39 pm (UTC)
fwee?! are u kittin' wit me?
haha
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[User Picture]From: carrieish
2007-02-12 06:02 pm (UTC)
even if I say 'pwease make me a wittle biwdy out of fewt?'
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From: oh_ah
2007-02-12 06:30 pm (UTC)
mmmmmmm, yeah, maybe. haha
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[User Picture]From: lucyinthe__sky
2007-02-12 09:26 pm (UTC)
that mouse, ah! i'd buy one!
i really love all your work.
http://www.ahhh-design.com/lj-ect/journal/s_drawing5.jpg
that especially!
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From: oh_ah
2007-02-14 03:24 am (UTC)
awe, thank you!
you'll be the first person I contact when I start my online store, haha. =]
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