Thanks to everyone who voted
Questions for everyone: Should I make more of these mugs? Do you have any suggestions of more of my art that might look cool on mugs?
Raffle time! Let me know which is your favorite for a chance to win one! Winners will be announced Saturday (or possibly Sunday if I don't have time due to the craft show this weekend!). Good luck!
Side note: Fredericksburg (VA) Craft Show this Saturday and Sunday! If you're in the neighborhood and decide to stop by, feel free to come to my booth and say hi!
Raffle winner has been decided - I was stunned by the response to this raffle (90+ votes across various social media, which is huge for me!!!), so thanks to everyone who participated. Sadly, there is only one winner to this raffle, Crystal Wood. Congratulations to Crystal and thank you all for participating! Next one is April 6th!
The other two paintings will be relisted in my Etsy store for any interested (and if you participated in the raffle, send me a message and I'll give you a discount code for either of the other two paintings).
Hooray, it's time for the monthly raffle! This time I'm giving away one of my large (18x24"!!!) older paintings, so let me know which is your favorite for a chance to win! Good luck!!!
Thank you all for participating; I really enjoy these raffles and I hope everyone gets to win at least one The top choice was #7 (The purple one with the Milky Way), and to my surprise, the next two top choices were a tie between #3 and #4 (the cat skull and the robot skull)! I really value this input, so thank you all so much for entering the raffle
And for any interested - these framed prints are also now available in my Etsy store.
Just leave a comment (preferably with your top 2 favorites - for science!) for a chance to win a framed mini-print of your choice. The prints are 4x4" inside 6x6" frames. They look really great in person in these frames, and I can post pictures of each individually if you would like to see any of these in better detail
I've made a few 12-month calendars I'd like to give away for this raffle, so for a chance to win one, comment with your new year's resolution! Winners decided tomorrow - good luck!
Raffle winners have been notified! Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone for participating
A few quick things:
(1) I am having a sale on all skull paintings for TODAY ONLY on my Etsy site!
(2) In celebration of this crazy skull project, I'm "hosting an event" on my Facebook page, which is basically a place for me to ramble about silly things and show pictures all day because I don't usually update social media that often, so if you'd like to see what I'm up to today, I'll be posting there
(3) I was not able to start Skull 50 last night, so I'll be working on that tonight (and probably still updating that Facebook event while I work on it, if you want to see some in-progress stuff)
(4) Have a wonderfully spooky day
Etsy store: www.etsy.com/shop/ScenesbyColl…
I had previously planned to auction them off, but I had to change that due to technical difficulties, plus Etsy has seemed to be a good place to sell my art so far. Since I had to change last minute and can't do auctions on Etsy, I thought I'd offer a discounted price for one day (even though I never have sales and might not ever again).
When I'm done with all the paintings (probably sometime on the 30th), I'll make a video (and post the link on my page) so everyone can see all of them together and see how I've done!
Also, thanks to everyone who's been watching, liking, commenting, sharing, etc. It's been difficult for me to keep this up when I never seem to have enough time, and it's really nice to hear that people are watching to see what I come up with next - even if you don't like all of them - heck, even if you don't like any of them! I always appreciate advice, too, since I'm still growing and experimenting with my art.
The 50-Skull-Project is almost over! Let me know if you have any ideas for what I should do next!!! In the meantime, I just wanted to let everyone know about the sale of all the skulls on the 31st on my Etsy site. Thanks again, and have a lovely (spooooky?) day
Thank you all for entering and all the great ideas too; it looks like I may have to look into getting my skulls put on some merchandise! Fun!
For this raffle, I'd like to put some of my art on merchandise - stickers, magnets, mugs, cards, shirts, phones, whatever! Have other ideas? Let me know! So to enter the raffle, let me know (1) which item you think I should make and (2) which skull you'd like to see on it! The winner(s) will be decided on Saturday. Now I have to get back to painting more skulls so I can catch back up (there WILL be a skull painting posted later today), so good luck and thanks for watching!! 🙂
Raffle winners have been decided! Thanks to everyone who participated; I truly appreciate the input!!! Congratulations to Robert Hudnall (first choice was B), Robert Donovan (first choice was D), and Daniel Barcelon (first choice was Q)!
The other minis will be up in my Etsy shop soon (probably by tomorrow or Monday), and the next raffle will be October 4th
The time has come for the monthly Raffle!!! Let me know your top THREE favorites (by comment or message) for a chance to win one! I know that there are so many here, but you can go to my photos to see closeups of all of them. Also, you don't *have* to tell me your top three, but it helps me figure out what I should make more of, so at least put your favorite if you want to enter the raffle. Winners will be announced some time tomorrow. Best of luck!!!
[Update: the other two paintings have also been claimed]
I pulled out a few old forest paintings where I was still learning to paint with Bob Ross (one is a little newer but still in the Bob Ross style), and I thought people might like to help free up my walls for new paintings So let me know which is your favorite for a chance to win one of these for your wall!
The forest set was very popular, so I think I'll be ordering extras and putting some sets in my Etsy store
Monthly Raffle! Let me know which is your favorite set (Forests, Mountains, Nebulae, or Animals) for a chance to win a set of notecards! The winner(s) will receive a set of 12 cards in the set of their choice. All you need to do to enter is to comment or send me a message before Saturday. And if you're really keen on a different picture being included in a set, let me know that too! (I couldn't decide which ones either, so I wouldn't mind changing or adding to a set!) Good luck and thanks for watching!
And in case anyone is curious for some more info:
1 = Witch Head Nebula (faint reflection nebula in the constellation Orion)
2 = Thor's Helmet (emission nebula in constellation Canis Major)
3 = Helix Nebula (planetary nebula in Aquarius constellation)
4 = Rosette Nebula (emission nebula in Monoceros region of Milky Way)
5 = Crab Nebula (supernova remnant in Taurus constellation)
6 = Horsehead Nebula (dark nebula in constellation Orion)
7 = War and Peace Nebula or Lobster Nebula (diffuse nebula in constellation Scorpius)
8 = Butterfly Nebula or Bug Nebula (bipolar planetary nebula in constellation Scorpius)
9 = NGC 6188 (emission nebula in Ara constellation)
Yes, there are a few errors (I do not live in NC, and it was my monthly raffle which they found out about because the teacher looked me up after watching my Art-o-Mat video, not an "Art-o-Mat contest"); I forgot to include info about myself with the package I sent so there are a few assumptions based on what they did know... but it is adorable nonetheless.
You can see what I'm talking about here:
I can't stop blushing; their reactions are so cute!
Also, I've recently listed a ton of the mini-spacescapes (just like the ones the kids won!) in my Etsy store, so now you can grab your favorite one if you want
Just thought I'd let anyone know who might be interested
Have a great weekend, everyone