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Hello I am Cat. These are things I want to show you. Some of them I drew. If I did I will say so.

July 25, 2014 at 1:58pm
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dootsie said: Because I'm the slowest--I was going to reorder We Are Only Children and it asked me about shipping. What do I choose!? It has $0.88 and $5. I didn't know if there was a difference? THANKS.

.88! <3!

1:12pm
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This bone is approximately 10 inches long, gathered in central Iowa in 2013, and decorated with the finest bone magicks. Good for home decor. (via Folk Art Deer Tibia Talisman by squelettedebois on Etsy)

This bone is approximately 10 inches long, gathered in central Iowa in 2013, and decorated with the finest bone magicks. Good for home decor. (via Folk Art Deer Tibia Talisman by squelettedebois on Etsy)

9:36am
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Many Hands Make Light Work | Art Print by Ooomami | $20.00 on Society6

Many Hands Make Light Work | Art Print by Ooomami | $20.00 on Society6

July 24, 2014 at 8:24pm
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Just one hunk of the backbone of a deer who died in a wood in Iowa in 2013. It is painted green and pink and highlighted with talismans to encourage a wealth of activity in your household. (via Green Deer Vertebra by squelettedebois on Etsy)

Just one hunk of the backbone of a deer who died in a wood in Iowa in 2013. It is painted green and pink and highlighted with talismans to encourage a wealth of activity in your household. (via Green Deer Vertebra by squelettedebois on Etsy)

4:48pm
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This hand helps focus earning and saving. May protect owner from various malefactors. 3.5x4.25” original illustration in a frame (via Hand with a Golden Coin by CatRocketship on Etsy)

This hand helps focus earning and saving. May protect owner from various malefactors. 3.5x4.25” original illustration in a frame (via Hand with a Golden Coin by CatRocketship on Etsy)

1:12pm
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Yellow and blue raccoon skull with gold markings. A complete skull, containing most teeth, no major breakage. A talisman for a strong family home. Found in a wood near Des Moines, Iowa in 2014. (via Real Raccoon Skull by squelettedebois on Etsy)

Yellow and blue raccoon skull with gold markings. A complete skull, containing most teeth, no major breakage. A talisman for a strong family home. Found in a wood near Des Moines, Iowa in 2014. (via Real Raccoon Skull by squelettedebois on Etsy)

9:36am
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Yellow Hand with Treasure Art Print by Ooomami | $30 on Society6
This hand talisman attracts balanced abundance.

Yellow Hand with Treasure Art Print by Ooomami | $30 on Society6

This hand talisman attracts balanced abundance.

6:50am
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Reblogged from themassivist

themassivist:

One of Marvel’s Avengers Turns to Sign Language

The story builds on past adventures, including one where Hawkeye inflicted ear damage on himself to defeat a foe. (The hero’s reluctance to let on that he relied on a hearing aid once led him to demand interview questions in advance of an appearance on “Late Night with David Letterman.”)

http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/artsbeat/2014/07/24/one-of-marvels-avengers-turns-to-sign-language/

6:00am
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I have been painting almost every day since May, drawing lots of hands and animals. This is what I’ve produced lately. 

I am thinking of drawing as casting a spell. Drawing a thing takes figuring out how it works. The first time drawing a novel object is like learning a recipe or a magic spell. The first time combining different elements is an experiment. 

This is what I’m thinking about when I make these paintings. 

I will be at Market Day’s Summer Spectacular on August 2 with works like these. 

Mostly I am drawing and painting on watercolor paper. The last few nights I’ve been moving back to oil painting — brushier, looser work.

4:49am
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Old/new

Old/new

2:22am
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shop squelette

1:33am
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ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) - I would tell you to stop being so competitive all the time but you’re so good at winning games that if it were Silent Chairs instead of Musical, with a few well-placed elbows you’d still be the last one sitting in that motherfvcker. I can’t tell you to do shit cause one day you’ll be a captain of industry, and you’ll email me and be like “look Pandora I’m a captain of industry, I succeeded, screw you.” And all I will have to say from the depths of my witchy lair will be whispered ever so softly at my croneputer and heard by no one: more like captain of my butthole.

— The Media

July 23, 2014 at 8:24pm
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This hand helps focus wishes, friendship, and long term relationships. May protect owner from various malefactors. 3.5x4.25” original illustration (via Faithful Green Hand by CatRocketship on Etsy)

This hand helps focus wishes, friendship, and long term relationships. May protect owner from various malefactors. 3.5x4.25” original illustration (via Faithful Green Hand by CatRocketship on Etsy)

4:48pm
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Pink bat with bloom and star Art Print by Ooomami | $30 on Society6
A talisman of a pink bat, to help with growth in gardens and promote green thumbs. 

Pink bat with bloom and star Art Print by Ooomami | $30 on Society6

A talisman of a pink bat, to help with growth in gardens and promote green thumbs. 

4:09pm
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How to Promote New Work on Facebook

I’m working on promotion for the craft fair I run right now. The best way to promote it has always been sharing our crafter’s work — people love to see the imaginative stuff that will be at the market. It gives shoppers something to expect, connect with, think about, and come shopping for on the day of the event. For these reasons, the fair’s regular Vendor Preview Facebook album is always popular.

On Market Day’s Twitter and Facebook walls, we share as many posts from our vendors as we can. We have some superstar vendors like The Sara Initiative who share frequent interesting updates. Still, I would always take more. It’s the absolute best content we can share if our goal is to get people to our event.

I need to promote my own work, as well. And, hey, I’m a Market Day vendor! There’s a simple way to use tools you’re probably already familiar with to show your work to many eyes.

Making A New Work Album

  1. On Facebook, visit the Photos tab on your page. There, select, “Create Album.”
  2. Select a few photos, 3-12, that exemplify your work and make it look good. They should read well as thumbnails, too, so make most of them closeups of the work.
  3. Caption all or most of the pieces. Describe them, or the materials in them, or how you made them, or where you found them. People looking at your album will be curious about your work. 
  4. Write a short, descriptive title. “New Work” or “Show Preview” or “Skull Paintings”. 
  5. Write a description about the photo set. What are you showing us? What should I notice? What are you thinking of as you make these pieces? What problems are you solving? Which is your favorite one? Where can people see your work (this is the place to promote an upcoming show!)
  6. Check the privacy settings on the album. Would you like it to be public? Semi-public? You could set it as visible to a few select buyers and send them a special sneak peek! 
  7. Share the album.
  8. Make sure any event organizers are aware of the set. They’ll probably want to share it, too. 

Here is the album I made:

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Looks great, right? Facebook’s come a long way in prettying itself up.

The most successful online content is heavy on photos. Cute cats, great art, sexy people. Artists and crafters have an advantage over many online retailers: we have loads of visually interesting content to share. It’s actually what we make. Convenient!