Monday, November 19, 2012

Alex Makes Art #99

Oh hey guys. Many things happening IRL right now, most of them not so good, so I haven't done much in the way of movie-viewing or art-making lately. But I will keep on keeping on or whatever they say. Anyway the main art thing I've done lately is this commission for a bibliophile I know from high school. She gave me the Emily Dickinson poem "There is no frigate like a book" and I basically pulled images from different book types, and made them hanging out with actual books and they're covered in text from the books she listed. Soooo I worked pretty hard on it and I hope it looks ok? It was complicated to make. And not movie-related, for once!

In other news I'm getting laid off at the end of December since my store is closing, SO depending on how quickly I can find a job that pays adequately (which is tougher than it sounds since I need a part-time job that pays my rent and can also work around my class schedule), I will possibly have a ton of time for art and movies starting in January. So... that's positive, kind of? Until I can't pay my rent anymore, that is? What this is all leading up to is: I'M HAVING A SALE IN MY SHOP. Neat! If you use the coupon code "WINTER12" when you check out, you'll get 10% off your whole purchase! And my prices are already fairly low anyway, I think! So if you've got gifts to buy for movie-loving people or for yourself, hopefully you'll find something you like amidst my posters and prints and portraits and postcards and p-words. I've also got some t-shirts and hoodies on redbubble, no sale there though, sorry. But remember the money you're spending will go toward helping a hard-working, over-educated lady to, um, feed herself. If that means anything to you.

After my semester ends in mid-December I'll be free for more commissions, if anyone is interested. I'm pretty much open to whatever as long as it's not, like, assholeish. So let me know and we can talk about it at