That’s a hard question to answer. It really is the challenge of making something your career: Can I do this every single day? So in a sense, yes, I’m often very tired of it. That’s just because it’s my job. And no matter how much you love your job, sometimes you’d just rather read a book and eat a box of girl scout cookies. But out of all the possible things in the world to do, this is my very favorite. And even though I’m essentially doing the same thing every time I sit down to make one, they do change and evolve and that helps keep it from being so tedious that I want to give it up. I also really treasure the opportunities I have to make the art pieces that aren’t Beastlies, because they’re a chance to try something new and challenge myself. I can’t say for sure that I’ll NEVER get tired of making Beastlies, but I feel like as long as I can keep them evolving, they’ll hold my interest.
I think it helps that they’re each a sort of tiny sliver of a self portrait. If you took each Beastlie I’d ever made and smushed them all together, you’d basically have my true spirit animal. That makes me sound bananas, but there it is.
OOHH my gosh is that a sea manatee in the middle, and if so is it going to be for sale! I LOVE Sea Manatees so much!
It’s certainly inspired by manatees, though it has some other features inspired by various other things. But it will be for sale a few months in the future! All the things in that photo are destined for an art show in Oregon (The Traveling Museum of Dubious Beasts Presents: Symbiosis!)
New Beastlies will be up in the shop at 2:30 PST. And now you know.
Hey, remember when I posted those first two amazing skull art pieces by Lauren Wong? Not only has she made a new one, but now she has a Tumblr. I advise checking it out.
I got two more done before it was time to go home and work on other aspects of the bizzwizz. Six is the minimum number of Beastlies I call a reasonably productive day. So I didn’t do fantastically today, but I also didn’t fail utterly.
So are those going to be for sale or are they for the people who signed up for list?
Both, most likely.
Hiya! I’m going to direct you to my FAQ, because you’re not the only one asking this. :)