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So I gotta write another bio.

I have a fairly standard mode that I go into writing bios--I've done enough of them that my brain shorts out, and I just regurgitate a few standard phrases, blah blah, freelance illustrator blah blah husband blah cat blah current residence blah.

This is not very interesting stuff.

Casting my mind back to Facinating Bios I Have Read, I recall very few. I remember a few amusing raised-by-wolves ones, and I always liked Lemony Snicket's "Has been gathering information and is now consider something of an authority" bio, but for the most part, they don't stick in my memory. When I read them, my brain just oozes past the words and somewhere in the back of my skull, a lone harmonica starts up. I can't imagine any random stranger cares where I was born or where I'm currently living or how many cats I have.

So, O readers, I appeal to you--what's a good bio? What do people want to know? What interests them? If you were gonna name one thing I should absolutely, positively, include in a two paragraph bio for a guest spot at a furry convention, what would it be?

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ursulav

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So I gotta write another bio.

I have a fairly standard mode that I go into writing bios–I’ve done enough of them that my brain shorts out, and I just regurgitate a few standard phrases, blah blah, freelance illustrator blah blah husband blah cat blah current residence blah.

This is not very interesting stuff.

Casting my mind back to Facinating Bios I Have Read, I recall very few. I remember a few amusing raised-by-wolves ones, and I always liked Lemony Snicket’s “Has been gathering information and is now consider something of an authority” bio, but for the most part, they don’t stick in my memory. When I read them, my brain just oozes past the words and somewhere in the back of my skull, a lone harmonica starts up. I can’t imagine any random stranger cares where I was born or where I’m currently living or how many cats I have.

So, O readers, I appeal to you–what’s a good bio? What do people want to know? What interests them? If you were gonna name one thing I should absolutely, positively, include in a two paragraph bio for a guest spot at a furry convention, what would it be?

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


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ursulav

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I've spent this weekend mostly finishing old paintings--I think it's a guilt thing. If I can finish X old paintings, and work on some older projects, like the Wombat Tarot, then I am allowed to pursue a new project, like the Happy Capybara.

So expect an influx of new art. This is the first of the lot...
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/6490572/

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ursulav

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I’ve spent this weekend mostly finishing old paintings–I think it’s a guilt thing. If I can finish X old paintings, and work on some older projects, like the Wombat Tarot, then I am allowed to pursue a new project, like the Happy Capybara.

So expect an influx of new art. This is the first of the lot…
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/6490572/

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


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ursulav

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And more art! Damn, I had a productive weekend, finished a bunch of half-done stuff...

Another piece of the Wombat Tarot--this time the Strength card, wherein the virginal wombat maiden tames the ferocious echidna, mighty king of monotremes, through purity of heart, force of character, and a handy daisy leash.
http://yerf.com/vernursu/wombatstrength.jpg

And a piece that's been kicking around for awhile--I've been wanting to paint a warthog since seeing them at the Pheonix zoo. They have the most magnificent faces. And eyelashes! Where is it written that otherwise hideous creatures will often have gorgeous eyelashes?
http://yerf.com/vernursu/warthog.jpg

In other news, chocolate IS obviously a fabulous mouse bait, and we took another fuzzy little intruder down to the field at the end of the block and released it. James didn't believe there was a mouse in the trap at first, so he was rattling it going "Are you sure there's a mouse in there?" "Yes! A very seasick mouse, now!"

Also, I am the squirrel's bitch. I lay in wait with a squirt gun and nailed him as he chomped my finch bar...and he looked at me. I squirted him again. Repeatedly. He didn't even flinch. Water? What did he care? James, at this point, was snickering wildly, and thoroughly defeated, I slunk away, leaving the squirrel swinging happily on the birdfeeder, soggy but victorious.

Oh! And before I forget, there's an interview up over at Woodworks interviewing me, and discussing such burning questions as "What's the weirdest thing you've ever drawn?"
http://www.woodworksezine.com

breeden
ursulav

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And more art! Damn, I had a productive weekend, finished a bunch of half-done stuff…

Another piece of the Wombat Tarot–this time the Strength card, wherein the virginal wombat maiden tames the ferocious echidna, mighty king of monotremes, through purity of heart, force of character, and a handy daisy leash.
http://yerf.com/vernursu/wombatstrength.jpg

And a piece that’s been kicking around for awhile–I’ve been wanting to paint a warthog since seeing them at the Pheonix zoo. They have the most magnificent faces. And eyelashes! Where is it written that otherwise hideous creatures will often have gorgeous eyelashes?
http://yerf.com/vernursu/warthog.jpg

In other news, chocolate IS obviously a fabulous mouse bait, and we took another fuzzy little intruder down to the field at the end of the block and released it. James didn’t believe there was a mouse in the trap at first, so he was rattling it going “Are you sure there’s a mouse in there?” “Yes! A very seasick mouse, now!”

Also, I am the squirrel’s bitch. I lay in wait with a squirt gun and nailed him as he chomped my finch bar…and he looked at me. I squirted him again. Repeatedly. He didn’t even flinch. Water? What did he care? James, at this point, was snickering wildly, and thoroughly defeated, I slunk away, leaving the squirrel swinging happily on the birdfeeder, soggy but victorious.

Oh! And before I forget, there’s an interview up over at Woodworks interviewing me, and discussing such burning questions as “What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever drawn?”
http://www.woodworksezine.com

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