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Happenings in My World


Hello Everyone!

Things have been busy. Sadly, not on the art front.

I had to be a responsible adult and get a full time job for a few months. In addition to a full time job I have been spending my weekends doing other income generating activites (other jobs.) The past two weeks I have worked... a lot.

It does not look like I will have much time to create art until my full time temp job is complete, hopefully that is in February.

The good thing about this is that I will have money to do more events in 2019. I might invest in some help pushing my brand, I am not sure it is going to be worth it, but you never know.

ART NEWS

In art news I have a new tool! A XP-Pen tablet. It is pretty neat. It acts as a secondary monitor for any computer it is attached to. The cool thing is that it connects to all kinds of software and you can draw with it. I have been using GIMP (my laptop is not butch enough to run Adobe products.) I hope I can create some cool things with it and move into digital art.

You can check out some of my doodle on my Instagram @bycarissac.

I am currently working on a commission, which I am trying not to share to much, since the recipient follows my feed. It is taking much longer than usual. I have restarted several times, but I am really liking this third iteration. Also the job is sucking a lot of my time. I am averaging 2 hours a day, though most of the work happens on my nights off.

REBRANDING

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In 2019 I will be moving from the *oh so creative* Art by Carissa C to Happy Goth Art. My art will still be the same mix of pretty and creepy / weird, just under a name that, I feel, is more accurate and says what kind of art I do.

My website will route from artbycarissac.com to happygothart.com. I will be updating all my social media outlets and email address (one of the reasons I needed to get the job. Rebranding is expensive!)

*COMMISSIONS ARE OPEN*

Yes, I am open to doing, and willing, commissions. I enjoy creating art for others. I love to get out of my comfort zone and draw new and challenging things.

8x10 and smaller, especially in gouache or acyrlic can be done pretty quickly, about a week with my current schedule. Base price for these are $40 and lower.

After my temp job I will be able to take more elaborate and larger works.

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Help me be able to avoid getting another full time job by commissioning me to create art for you, your friends, family, even your enemies! It really is a great way to show that you care about a person. You can show how much they mean to you with a painting of your inside jokes, or a collage of things that are important. Remember a loved one or pet with a portrait, or just get something weird and fun because you like it.

I might judge you a little, but I will paint it and it will be awesome.

Check out my commissions page to see what I have done recently.

The above image is a memoir of a person who took their own life. The collage style shows things that he loved and talked about on a regular basis, things that brought him joy. A positive way to remember a father, son, and friend. This was done on watercolor paper in gouache.

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You may be familiar with this set of sugar skulls. I have shared them several times. This was done for a couple that enjoys the darker side of life and the colors of the tradition of mexican sugar skulls. Embracing death as a part of living is something they do daily. An awesome couple. These are ink wash painting on bristol paper.

With every commission I get better. This is because I have to try new things and get better. Creating connections with people through art is what I love doing.

I would love to make a connection with you or for you and the person you are giving the art to. We can make the world better together.

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That is all for this post. It is quite long.

Please keep checking my social media and see what is going on and when I will be doing my next big projects.

Thank you for your support!

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