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Speaking of market research...

A temporary poverty looms on the horizon for James and Ursula, as the taxes for moving expenses finally get yoinked from the paycheck, causing it to wither and shrivel like a salted slug. Que sera sera, these things happen, money always comes from somewhere and we aren't going to starve, we're just down in the red for a month and forced to dip into funds that I was hoping to put towards paying off the rather hefty taxes we're owin' this year.(Ironically, I'm plenty busy--even got a waiting list built up again!--but they're mostly things that won't pay until publication and so forth. Isn't that always the way?)

However, I'm devoting today (and possibly part of tomorrow) to doing some quick little watercolor pieces, which I'll be putting up for auction in the $15-to-$50 range. I don't expect to make a killing or anything, but I figure they're in a price range low enough to appeal to people who might like to buy art but can't afford the heftier price tags on the bigger stuff.

So, hey, anything you guys have always wanted to see? I can't promise I'll get to 'em, but since I'm just noodling around anyway, I'd be glad to hear anything that you liked in a past sketch or think might be a cute/neat quicky piece or whatever. So far I've got wombat beefcake, a chicken doomsayer, a My Little Slug, and a peculiar donkey in the works...and god knows, what *I* think people want is often wildly at odds with the reality...

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ursulav

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Speaking of market research…

A temporary poverty looms on the horizon for James and Ursula, as the taxes for moving expenses finally get yoinked from the paycheck, causing it to wither and shrivel like a salted slug. Que sera sera, these things happen, money always comes from somewhere and we aren’t going to starve, we’re just down in the red for a month and forced to dip into funds that I was hoping to put towards paying off the rather hefty taxes we’re owin’ this year.(Ironically, I’m plenty busy–even got a waiting list built up again!–but they’re mostly things that won’t pay until publication and so forth. Isn’t that always the way?)

However, I’m devoting today (and possibly part of tomorrow) to doing some quick little watercolor pieces, which I’ll be putting up for auction in the $15-to-$50 range. I don’t expect to make a killing or anything, but I figure they’re in a price range low enough to appeal to people who might like to buy art but can’t afford the heftier price tags on the bigger stuff.

So, hey, anything you guys have always wanted to see? I can’t promise I’ll get to ‘em, but since I’m just noodling around anyway, I’d be glad to hear anything that you liked in a past sketch or think might be a cute/neat quicky piece or whatever. So far I’ve got wombat beefcake, a chicken doomsayer, a My Little Slug, and a peculiar donkey in the works…and god knows, what *I* think people want is often wildly at odds with the reality…

Originally published at Tea with the Squash God. You can comment here or there.


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ursulav

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Finally say "28 Days Later."

Hmm. Not bad. About as good as a zombie movie gets, I suppose. Not that scary, although the fast, rasping zombies were rather more alarming than shambling "Braaaaaiins..." types. Although, as with many horror movies, I found myself saying, over and over, "Stupid, stupid people." "I know there are zombies in dark rooms, and I know this place is chock full 'o bodies, but I'm going to go poking around alone, with only a baseball bat, because I'm bored!"

If I am ever in a zombie movie, I anticipate dying off-screen in the inital wave of carnage, because I will be busy thinking about painting wombats and will thus answer the door with a paintbrush in my teeth, and my dying thought will probably be "Hey, these don't look like Jehovah's Witnesses." Thus I will never get a chance to demonstrate my amazing intellect by not poking around in dark cellars, staying with the group, sitting quietly when people who know more about it than I do tell me not to turn on any lights, and never, NEVER, going back for the cat (I love the cat dearly, but I'd have let the alien eat it) etc, but I assure you, it would've been inspiring.

No blooper reel, though. Guess it just wasn't that kind of flick.

A big thanks to everyone who suggest t-shirt and sketch ideas! I'll be working on those--expect the auctions to start up near the end of the week. Y'all rock.

breeden
ursulav

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Finally say “28 Days Later.”

Hmm. Not bad. About as good as a zombie movie gets, I suppose. Not that scary, although the fast, rasping zombies were rather more alarming than shambling “Braaaaaiins…” types. Although, as with many horror movies, I found myself saying, over and over, “Stupid, stupid people.” “I know there are zombies in dark rooms, and I know this place is chock full ‘o bodies, but I’m going to go poking around alone, with only a baseball bat, because I’m bored!”

If I am ever in a zombie movie, I anticipate dying off-screen in the inital wave of carnage, because I will be busy thinking about painting wombats and will thus answer the door with a paintbrush in my teeth, and my dying thought will probably be “Hey, these don’t look like Jehovah’s Witnesses.” Thus I will never get a chance to demonstrate my amazing intellect by not poking around in dark cellars, staying with the group, sitting quietly when people who know more about it than I do tell me not to turn on any lights, and never, NEVER, going back for the cat (I love the cat dearly, but I’d have let the alien eat it) etc, but I assure you, it would’ve been inspiring.

No blooper reel, though. Guess it just wasn’t that kind of flick.

A big thanks to everyone who suggest t-shirt and sketch ideas! I’ll be working on those–expect the auctions to start up near the end of the week. Y’all rock.

Originally published at Tea with the Squash God. You can comment here or there.