My art licensed for tubes at PSP Tubes Stop!

11 12 2011

Hi there!

Some time ago I told to myself that I was not going to license my art for tubes. Why do that? Why put your art at risk when it is perfectly safe with the copyright label screaming “don’t reuse me!!”?  Well, yeah… I am doing that right now :) Soon you should be able to find my art in Lisa Cree’s PSP Tubes Stop page. Thing is, I really trust Lisa. She is a friend and she is a very hard-working woman. I trust she will not take my work and rape me with commission prices or redistribute it illegally… or unethically. There are other great artist friends there now, as Jenny Heidewald and Katerina Koukiotis, and I will be happy to share that space with them.

For some time now I have been wanting to diversify a bit and make some income from items not as expensive as commissions but with a more constant flow, and when Lisa contacted me and sent me the contract to review it made sense to give it a try. So, soon my art will be available as a resource for people who feel that they cannot draw themselves but that want to do the right thing and reward the artist for their work instead of ripping it off of the internet, and I respect that so much!

I also wanted to let you all know that Lisa will have two new and unpublished pieces in PSP Tubes Stop, I will publish them later here, but for right now, I am giving her that privilege! If you are curious, go take a look!

I miss you all, I am working hard in some commissions that I cannot show yet, but I am dying to showcase. Till then not much around here!

Take care!!!

Some Christmas Spirit: When artists come together, part two.

1 12 2011

Regardless of how you like to call this season: Christmas, Yule, Kwanzaa, just Holidays, you have to admit that we all get a little fuzzy and expect some sort of “Christmas Spirit” in our lives. Today I would like to bring you just  a bit of that, some nice, old-fashioned good Christmas Spirit.

Remember that post about Pixie, the chihuahua? Nora Blansett found that Pixie had tumors and heart problems and she needed to bring her dog to surgery, Pixie is more than just a dog for her, so she was heart-broken thinking that she could not afford the expensive surgery plus medications to save Pixie. She started an auction on her Facebook page, but because artists are a very nice community with a great sense of camaraderie, soon Lisa Cree had opened another Facebook Page and artists started to pour donating their work for auctions.

The response was fantastic, people were buying pieces so fast that in less than a week the money was gathered for Pixie’s surgery and during the next subsequent days more money was gathered for medications and vet bills. There was such a sense of love and companionship that people spontaneously started to send more that what the buyers bid for! I sent two cards when one was purchased, and was gladly surprised when I bought one bracelet and received two! Somehow we all were feeling that we just wanted to give more to those that were pushing together for Pixie to live and Nora be happy. I sent a thank you note to the artisan that sent me the bracelets (one is going to my sister, she is going to love it!) and a few days later I got a thank you card from another person that got art cards from me.

I am happy to conclude this little story saying that Pixie got her surgery and is recovering really well. I hope she continues to do so and that both Pixie and Nora know now how much they mean for a bunch of friends, colleagues and strangers, that pulled together in times of adversity to make a little miracle happen.