Well...looks like my Disney Series has come to a close...but again, like my two previous themes (Miss Matchy Matchy and The BEE Mine Gals) I reserve the right the revisit and create more pieces at any given time...cause, well...they're #mineZ ...and I can do that if I want.
Figuring out how I would 'number/label' them...that would be another thing...just got a migraine thinking about that...eeek!
I had hoped that I could end the series with a big bang- a trip to Disney- yay! But...I don't think that will be happening, so my trip to the Disney Store will have to suffice...and all my hours watching Disney movies this month...and all the ugly crying. (Seriously, have you seen Tangled?! Sobfest!)
Special thank you to Giselle, Sofie and Mr. Jason for all of your help with this series...you were my 'Resident Disney Experts' and I thank you for all of your feedback! And also my student, Alyssa, who can basically name ever princess and villianess
villainessfrom every Disney movie....wow! Ya'll were SO helpful! -JLG
Art teacher friends, if you have stumbled upon my blog and would like these memes, here are PDF versions for ya!
'WIN' Kid- In Kiln
Kevin Hart- On deck
Still hard at work on my Disney series...still focusing on the 'bad girls' and creating two a day since this since my last post;
Wait....what's up with that asterisk on the 25, yo?
Okay, in Muse Land, that strange land filled with daily art, cats and sparkle...there are very strict 'rules' for creating said daily art. Who made up these rules? Muah. Who drives herself insane enforcing them? Yup.
So here's the problem...sometimes LIFE happens...and that happened this week. A friend lost his brother...someone that we never had the honor to meet, but we knew it was important to show respect for such an amazing person passing...a fire fighter that was diagnosed with brain cancer and died within two weeks...survived by a stunning wife, and unborn child. If you have a minute, please read about this extraordinary life that had passed,
One thing that I know from experience, life is short, family, friendship are important, and if I don't do anything else in this lifetime I will show and give love whenever I can.
So Wednesday we headed down south for the wake. And I am glad we did. But we got back late, I had already talked myself into only completing one piece, the 'Noir' piece, since I made those Alice in Wonderland-themed pieces mid-February...after all, those were the whole inspiration for the series.
Long story short, I made peace with just making the one piece and posting my 'Queen of Hearts' piece since I had already made it...but I guess my heart and hands weren't in sync...and I didn't like the 'Noir' piece that I started...so I ended up scrapping it and re-doing in on Thursday.
And this kind of stuff doesn't matter to anyone but me, I suppose. But I wanted to document the discrepancy.
And I wanted to post about Andy's brother, and share the story of his life, because it is important to do that.
I am OFFICIALLY selling heART.
Funny thing is...I have been selling art...but...I guess I didn't really put that out there, or make it super easy to make a purchase. I have been making the art, posting it to my web and to social media...folks contact me, I contact them back and sometimes...sometimes I make a sale.
But my current series has really gotten a positive response, so rather than keep on with business as usual...and since my husband, the MARKETING PROFESSOR was seriously giving me side eye when I explained my selling strategy...I took some time over spring break to scan the first part of my current series (the images below EXCEPT the 'bad girl' pieces...ya gotta wait for those!) and I checked into a few print on demand services...and...well...here are the ways to get to my work...in case you want to buy prints...or notecard sets...or canvas prints...or throw pillows...or phone cases!
So...first up, I set up a formal space to sell my work via Fine Art America.
To find me, just search 'Jennifer Love Gironda' and select 'Artist' in the search area...and low and behold, 'me and the girls' will pop up!
Click here to go directly to my FAA page!
I checked into a few different POD (Print on Demand) platforms and after narrowing it down to three when I actually started to sit and upload work, create my account this one seemed to work best for me. I may or may not use additional platforms, I did set up two other accounts elsewhere...but I am hoping that this one will work.
Then I added a SHOP page to my web site here.
It links directly to the pieces I have for sale in FAA...but you can get to it right from my site...kinda crazy!
Click here to go directly to my SHOP page right here my site...'cause who wants to spend time scrolling back up, right?
OMG...is this really happening?!
Lastly... I added a SHOP tab to my Facebook page.
Again, everything is linked to FAA but it's still kinda cool that you can get to my work from my FB page....eeek! (These kind of things make me excited!)
Click here to go directly to the link via my FB Artist page.
Artist friends...I will be posting in the blog later about this POD experience, this is new for me so I have much to learn!
Aside from setting up shop (literally...I set up SHOP!) ...I took a turn to the dark side...DISNEY VILLAINS! Why should the good girls have all the fun, right? So far I am about three villains in...starting my fourth right after I finish this here post...
BUT...there's a catch. See...all month I knew I was going to make this switch, and I have been really looking forward to it...but...but I wasn't sure about the media. I had planned all along to switch from watercolor and acrylic on white paper to just acrylic on some black paper that I bought.
I wasn't convinced, so for the first piece, the Evil Queen from Snow White, I did..ummmm...both.
And I still couldn't decide...so I did two versions again for Maleficent and again for my (female) version of Captain Hook.
Okay, so here's the plan for right now. Each day I will be making villains (for the majority of the rest of the series...not sure how I want to 'end it' yet.) I will also give myself to option to make a piece on black paper in the sub-series I have titled my 'Noir' series. These pieces will NOT count as separate numbers in my 'Creative Every Day (CED)' numbering...they will just be...like...another piece per day.
And that is just a little bit OCPD of me, I am aware but this is what I have to do to sleep at night.
DISCLAIMER: By the way, you might have been wondering to yourself, 'Captain Hook is a dude, yo.' Why, yes. Captain Hook IS a dude. However...he is also a pirate. And I am an ECU Pirate...so whenever possible I MUST include Pirates in my art...so...see my reasoning?
Okay, good. Time to make some more art. Stop by and SHOP my work! Yay!
So...for the past 48 hours I have been searching for some on-line formats for selling my work, and I think I have narrowed it down....so wish me LUCK...I need it!
...and Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Many people have shared my excitement about my latest series, inspired by the lovely ladies of Disney, thank you so much for the great response! I usually just sell originals, but I am working on some prints and other gift items and hope to be posting info/links about this soon (yay for Spring Break!) In the meantime, I made an additional album in my gallery for all of the lil' squared off versions of my work with quotes and also created a seperate folder on my FB Art page. Feel free to share, but if you would be so kind as to link it back to either my web site, or FB artist page... or even my Instagram. Here are the links below;
Link to my web site, www.jenniferlovegironda.com
Here are a few pics from past square shows as well as this one. Get on down there to see it!!!
Artist and Art Teacher