Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A quick blurb

I have temporarily reduced the price of my art post cards for a limited time so save $5 on your art postcards from TheRichAnt.com Just type in promo code "ARTCARDS" at check out and the price will be automatically reduced!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Man o man was this a busy week

The event at Layla was....well eventful... however I am grateful for the experience.

The good thing is the painting is now SOLD! I created is from my 5x5 drawing I showed in last weeks blog. I did say I wanted to recreate them on larger 24x24 canvases. Below are some of the pictures from the event.

If you'd like to view all the photos from this event in it's entirety click here.
As for the live painting I just got home from I have to wait to be tagged on Facebook but here is a picture of the winner and the painting from The Encounter

The next few days I will be busy putting together some larger pieces so I can have a showing. The reason I want to do a few extra larger pieces is because the clientèle that will be at this event are new home buyers and their homes are humongous. So huge homes with huge walls need larger bodies of art. Hopefully..... 

Anywho I had fun drawing those 5x5's so of course I will be creating more and of course I'll keep you posted.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

To do list....

to do list that never stop growing....

but this particular list I don't mind checking things off so much lol. Most of this is preparing for the event I am in next month but I decided at the last minute to do a pre-mixer fundraiser event as well.

I sure do hope live painting at these events pay off. You know commissions and fans. People who will buy RichAnt artwork.

Anyway the list is looking a little something like this...
*price sheets with art info & faq's
*labels for hand written invoices
*prints in 3.5x5, 5x7, 8x10
*a prepped 24x36 canvas preferably two of them
* some aceo's most likely on wood

not to mention making sure I remember to tag everything with my website info, fanpage, & twitter so they can follow and stay updated.

All this and I want to start on more ideas as far as my paintings go. I want to recreate on large square canvases the smaller 5x5 arts I created.

Here they are closer up

Two are now available as postcards in my store TheRichAnt.com 

I will be introducing the rest of the series soon.

Okay I'm off to run errands and check off this list
peace & blessings


Friday, April 16, 2010

Creative goodness

The creative juices are just flowing. I hope it pays off. But while it was slow at work I was pleasantly distracted with my doodling which actually was more calculated than a doodle but I did get the inspiration from old doodles I had drawn previously.

You know I have a thing for making works of art out of small mediums. Well awhile back I bought some illustration board and had the intention of cutting it. At first I had 5x7 or 4x6 in mind but I decided on 5x5 instead. Some came out a little off. Next time I'll measure my lines with a doohicky that has the water bubble in it since my brain went blank with the proper name. Anywoo this is what I drew on them and more will follow.

Aren't they lovely! I did them sitting right at the front desk at the salon while answering the phones. I was hoping to get all the new clients that called in. LOL.
Now as for the canvas I drew on and blogged about previously I got those all finished up and ready as well.
The commissioned cartoon portrait is now completed and will be picked up today.

Any of you want one please feel free to contact me or comment down below. 

Also finished Dalilah DaeDreamer and she is available for sale at TheRichAnt.com just click on her to be linked to the online store.

She is even more beautiful in person I think I'm going to take her outside and give her a photo shoot. Lol
Well I'm off to work to make the ladies and gents beautiful one hair-do at a time.

Monday, April 12, 2010

New stuff

I have created a Facebook Fanpage so if your not already a fan please join. The personal page was too personal to continue accepting friend request from strangers. Besides the fact it was long overdue.
I changed my website again I decided that right now isn't a good time for me to play hostess on a online community. My plate is just too full. But TheRichAnt.com is still up and running it just has a new face-lift. So go and check it out. I'm still ironing out a few kinks but you will get the jist of it. 
As I'm becoming more of an established artist my goal is to completely direct all traffic to my website for buying art and getting updates. But still utilizing all my free social media networking sites, yet eliminating online shop hosting websites all together for various reasons. I just want to be independent at some point. 

Anywho building websites and stuff is not easy. Well it can be if your happy with basic templates and such. however I wanted more freedom to express my creative control. So my mom and I spent our lovely Sunday afternoon giving RichAnt a face-lift. I am learning soooo much about HTML and CSS and code that I see symbols in my sleep. Yet I still have so much more to learn.  The crazy thing is I only want to learn because I want to be able to design my own stuff without restraints or obstacles. 
Not to mention it would be one more thing I could add to my reputoire of "I CAN DO IT MY DAMN SELF" 
I don't know why but I like knowing how to do things. I still want to learn how to change my own car oil. However when the day comes that my success is great, money is flowing, and I'm so busy with art that I don't have time for certain DIY's then I will glad to pay someone else to do certain things. I say certain because some things I get great pleasure out of doing them myself.

Well folks the day is quickly getting away from me so I'm off.
But before I go Here are a few pics of some WIP's I have going on.
She is another figment of my imagination I can't wait to get started on her.

Here is one I'm doing for another artist its something like a characture.

laying the under painting...
This is somewhat why I don't like to do commissions especially portraits because it's hard to paint people the way they see themselves. Even in a cartoon version. I see things through my eye which also happens to somewhat jaded by art & creativity.
Oh well I'm dashing off to enjoy the rest of my day.
Peace & Blessings

Monday, April 5, 2010

100 subscribers on youtube!

I don't know why but it is more important for me to have subscribers to my You Tube and Blogspot than anywhere else. I guess because these are the two places I really pour myself into the world. I mean don't get me wrong Twitter is great and I have formed a few friendships there but 140 can't put into words my thoughts or what I create.
So today I am celebrating a small milestone over on my You Tube channel. I have 100 subscribers and even though its not a whole lot it means a whole lot to me. It feels good to know your voice is being heard. Especially when they leave comments, opinions, or words of encouragement.
Yes ultimately I do it all for my nerves and pleasure but its natural to want to be noticed. Heck even better when being noticed starts paying off.
So to show my appreciation for all my subscribers I am doing another give away except this time its the painting I actually just got finished painting in the You Tube video. If your interested in having a chance to win you have to be a subscriber and leave the comment "I want it". The winner will be announced next Monday.

Again thank you guys so much and here's to 100 more!
peace and blessings

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