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[personal profile] ariestess is holding her monthly one card draw (DW link) until 2200PST! Get a free one card reading from the Gypsy Fortunetelling Deck and donate for a chance to win a more in-depth reading.

Sketchfest!

Friday, June 22nd, 2012 01:18 pm
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I'm taking a break from working on meeksmas art to go play at Sketch Fest this weekend! My fellow artists and I will be taking prompts until noon (Alaska time) on Sunday, so come join the fun! As usual, I will be posting individual pictures to Facebook and twitter and the whole set here when they're all done. You can also keep an eye on my artist page for new additions. :)
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[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith is doing an extra poetry fishbowl today, featuring her poetic series Hart's Farm! Existing poems from this series can be found on her serial poetry page.

Meanwhile...

Saturday, June 16th, 2012 01:01 pm
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The [community profile] crowdfunding communities on Dreamwidth and LiveJournal are hosting the eighth Crowdfunding Creative Jam this weekend! The theme this time is "outer space," and creators of all kinds are invited to participate.

Linky!

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 07:54 pm
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I missed linking to [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith's Poetry Fishbowl yesterday, but she's posted a few of the poems she wrote for it, as well as the list of poems yet to be sponsored!

signal boost!

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 10:56 am
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[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith is hosting her monthly Poetry Fishbowl today! This months theme is "anti-heroes and anti-villains".

[livejournal.com profile] haikujaguar has launched an indiegogo fundraising campaign to publish an art business book based on her Three Micahs series of blog posts. I want to read this book, so I really hope she reaches her goal!

Signal boost!

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 12:49 pm
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I've had a post in-progress for several days now, that I'm struggling to get done amidst all the distractions (planets! pie! IRL people!) but here's some stuff to check out in the meantime!

It's Muse Fusion weekend at [livejournal.com profile] torn_world.

[personal profile] ariestess is hosting a free one-card draw until 1800 PDT.

The sixth Crowdfunding Creative Jam is open on LiveJournal and Dreamwidth, with a theme of "blood".
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[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith is doing a Poetry Fishbowl today, with the theme of "commoner heroes and second fiddles"!
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My good friend [personal profile] reymonkey recently adopted a new kitten, who has sadly fallen ill. The kitty has been taken to the vet and put on antibiotics, which should have her feeling better in a few days, but Rey could use some help with paying the bill. Please check out her Etsy shop for art prints, wrist warmers, and hand-made jewelry, or consider commissioning some artwork!
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Looks like a lot of prompt calls were announced while I've been busy with my ebook formatting!

[personal profile] aldersprig has issued her monthly Giraffe Call, this time with the theme of "wine and/or roses".

[livejournal.com profile] ankewehner is hosting a Flash Fiction Fishbowl with the theme of "law and order".

[personal profile] clare_dragonfly's Garden of Prose is open, and she's seeking prompts with the theme of "fountains, statues, & gazing balls".

The [community profile] crowdfunding communities here and on LiveJournal are having a Crowdfunding Creative Jam and members are taking prompts related to alternative sexualities / QUILTBAG.
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[livejournal.com profile] djinni is taking requests for free icons again! Tipping is optional, but gets you perks like additional or larger sized icons depending on the amount.

[livejournal.com profile] flutterbychild is taking one word prompts for sketches with the theme of "black gold". Tips go toward funding her travel expenses for school, and get you entered into a draw for a print of her art.

[livejournal.com profile] shadows_gallery is offering character portraits at a discounted price of $5! She's also followed my example and posted her backlog of art projects. I'm particularly looking forward to seeing how the waterfall turns out. :)

Signal boost!

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 03:39 pm
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[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith is hosting a Poetry Fishbowl today! This month's theme is "wild animals".

There's also a new Path of the Paladins poem being posted one verse at a time at [livejournal.com profile] minor_architect's LJ as a linkback perk!

February already?

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 01:26 pm
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The number of new pictures I have to add to my database (not to mention the state of my sent mail folder) would seem to indicate that I've been far from idle over the past month...but I've failed miserably at tracking and delivering perks for StorySketches. Urk. I must fix that!

I posted an update to Teddy's Travels yesterday (which no one has commented on *sadface*), and I should have an update to Mother-Tongue sometime tomorrow. The next new sketch will be from Karen Wehrstein's Philosopher in Arms. Next icon draw will be held...er, actually, I might as well just do it now. Congrats to [personal profile] alee_grrl and [livejournal.com profile] wyld_dandelyon! I'll PM you after I post this in case you don't see it.

Something else I'm far behind on is reading the entries on my reading/friends page, but I notice that voting has started for several categories of this year's Rose and Bay awards. I also notice that one of you[personal profile] aldersprig nominated me for the art category. *blushes* Thank you!

Go vote for your favourite crowdfunded projects in the categories of:
Fiction
Art
Poetry
Webcomic

Linky time!

Saturday, January 14th, 2012 01:47 am
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Lots of crowdfunding stuff going on this weekend!

[personal profile] aldersprig is holding her monthly Giraffe Call and taking prompts with the theme of "In the City". She has written The Origins of Smokey Knoll to my first prompt, and several donation targets have already been met, so now I have to think of another one!

It's Muse Fusion time at [livejournal.com profile] torn_world. You don't have to be a Torn World member to participate! Suggested themes for prompts this month include "Fashions and Fads" and "Critters of Land and Sea", but any Torn World related questions or ideas are welcome!

The third Crowdfunding Creative Jam is this weekend, with members of the crowdfunding communities on livejournal and dreamwidth taking prompts with the theme of "Disabled People (visibly and invisibly disabled)"! [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith has posted the poem Why Autistics Make Good Friends in response to one of my prompts, and she has written a Monster House poem related to another one, which can be sponsored for $10.

Update: The kickstarter campaign for Lorelei has a Dream is doing well, and has already reached 19% of its $9000 goal, after less than two days! Thanks to all who have participated so far!
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I will be boarding a plane later tonight to go visit my family, and will be returning on Jan 18. As usual, I will be bringing my laptop, but I may be a bit slower to respond to messages due to the presence of live people.

The 48-hour SketchFest was quite a success! I did 12 paintings for it — enough to make up for missing last month. Coat of Arms has already sold, so I'll be cleaning it up to print, and copies of all the others are available through the SketchFest site.

lots of pictures under cut )

In case you missed it, I did a guest post at [community profile] poetree On Illustrating Poetry on Friday last week, with some commentary on each of the poem-based Story Sketches I've done so far. Comments on this post will be counted toward this week's icon draw! (Which I'm postponing for a couple of days since I didn't give you any art to comment on until now. :P)

Signal boost!

The [community profile] crowdfunding community is seeking nominations in six categories for this year's Rose & Bay awards. If you know of any great crowdfunding projects, feel free to suggest them! Personally, I'd love to see more people and projects from outside lj/dreamwidth get involved in this!

Speaking of crowdfunding, [personal profile] aldersprig has a new idea for a project involving mini-stories on postcards!

[personal profile] ariestess 's monthly one-card-draw is open for a couple more hours (until 8PM PST). She's got a few decks to choose from, and donors are entered into a draw for a more in-depth reading.

Updates from my own projects:

My Inkling fundraiser is now at 40%! Thanks to all who have contributed so far! :)


Story Sketches tips: $10
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Night is day and....I'm too sleepy to think of a rhyme :P

Go read my post over at [community profile] poetree, and I'll see you later for Sketch Fest!
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[livejournal.com profile] shadows_gallery just started a new crowdfunding project, and is now offering greyscale character portraits for $5 each! She's also posted the images from yesterday's free sketch day.

[livejournal.com profile] ankewehner is still taking requests for small-format artwork. These are free, but there are perks for tipping!

Signal boost!

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 04:54 pm
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[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith is hosting a Poetry Fishbowl (LJ) today with the theme of "heras and villainesses"! She's also written a helpful essay on the topic.
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[personal profile] jjhunter has released an album of recordings from her Hallelujah Dreaming: Improvised Singing project as a holiday gift! She has a lovely voice, so do check it out. :)

linkies!

Saturday, December 17th, 2011 05:39 pm
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[personal profile] aldersprig is taking prompts for this month's Giraffe Call! The theme this time is "Gifts, gifts, and the gifted".

[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith has posted a list of newly sponsored poetry that's now available to read. I think the Monster House poem Lurking is my favourite from this set. I love how accepting the family is of all the oddities that share their home.

[personal profile] alexandraerin started Book 3 of Tales of MU volume 2 with the return of Some kind of ridiculous owl-turtle thing. I'm hoping that means we'll be seeing more of Dee and Two in this book.

[livejournal.com profile] chaoticidealism is wondering how to participate in a conversation without interrupting. This is something I've struggled with, myself, so any advice from the more socially capable among you will be appreciated!

And, finally: I have learned that there is a recording of David Tennant and Catherine Tate in Much Ado About Nothing. Let the *squee*-ing commence!

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