Art Ramblings

Various posts and blogs about art and arty stuff.

You Can Now Buy My Art on Etsy

I've been using this Web site as a place to show and sell my art for nearly twenty years. In that time I have sold exactly zero prints. I know I haven't exactly been P.T. Barnum when it comes to self-promotion, but seriously, zero? I have even offered prints for free with no takers.

Well, today is the day that all changes. I am now selling my prints on Etsy.com! This means they'll handle the billing and shipping calculations and you can sit back, relax and send me all your money!

You can still browse my work on this site and if the art happens to be for sale there will be a big old link in the sidebar for you to click. Impulse buying is allowed.

Scarecrow Contest Entry

Medusa ScarecrowThis weekend the family dragged me to a scarecrow building contest. This is a contest intended to allow kids to be creative and show off their stuff as budding young artists. Of course, my wife decided it would be a great opportunity to kick some underaged-art-noob butt. Pictured here is her winning entry in the category "most likely to scare a crow."

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Buy My Art!

After more than a dozen years of maintaining a personal Web site, I have finally decided to monetize this thing (well, okay, that doesn't count the Google ads in the sidebar, but those barely earn any money anyways). I have gone through my gallery and enabled a PayPal shopping cart system to take orders for my art. Currently, there are about twelve prints for sale. So, start shopping now!

What Is a Print?

The majority of these works for sale are limited edition prints. Each of these works, although they exist in multiple, is considered an original work of art in and of itself. Each print signed, numbered and hand-printed by the artist himself. The editions are usually limited to no more than 25 prints. In other words, these aren't mass-produced posters, they are each the result of days, sometimes months, of hard work.

Roller Skating in LaGrange

Clicketh Here to bask in the glory

My family and I just spent a weekend in LaGrange, Georgia visiting with relatives. Among the highlights of the trip, aside from the obligatory breakfasts at Waffle House, was an evening spent roller skating at Red's Roller Rink. When we walked in the place they were blasting "Ice Ice Baby" so I knew this was going to be a fun time. I hadn't been roller skating since the late eighties and it took quite some time to get my roller disco legs back in action, but once I got going, it was hard to stop... literally. Anyhow, I also enjoyed the Jesus mural at the far end of the hall. Click the image above for a full view!

An Art-Related Quote for You...

"For decades, the liberals have pretended that they can be anti-big-business, anti-commerce, and anti-marketing -- while still being staunch defenders of free speech. But in a free society -- where art and literature are not monopolies of the state -- the private sale and marketing of books, movies, music, etc., is the indispensable means by which artists and intellectuals express their ideas. The phrase 'a free marketplace of ideas' is not just a figure of speech -- and it's no coincidence that the Federal Trade Commission, created to impose sweeping controls on business, is now being used to spearhead controls on art."

"As a last ditch attempt to hide the truth from the public (and, I suspect, from themselves), the censors have claimed that they prefer to have the industry accept new…

Web Design

I've been making web pages since 1995. At first it started merely as a practical way to get the work we were doing for MoonRock Software available to the masses. For over ten years I have been working in web development at Ajenda Interactive Media. At Ajenda I have help build and design sites like The Madison Museum of Modern Art and ComEd.com.

Check out some of the previous encarnations of my personal site:

The Ajenda Creativity Engine

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