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Why can’t I be popular?

June 7, 2007

Amoeba and her Friends by Ellen BrooksYes. Why can’t I be popular? I am not asking this for myself, I am asking this for one of my paintings “Amoeba and her Friends.”

Personally, I could not careless about popularity contests but this is not the case for Amoeba and her Friends. They are so put off by the fact that they have received nearly the least views of anything else listed in my ETSY shop. Ever since I’ve created Amoeba, she has griped and groaned about “that hideous acid green” that I’ve set her afloat in. On and on she goes about “why did I finish with gloss varnish here” or “why am I so obsessed with adding texture” to everything. What a crab she is! Perhaps the Etsy world will decide that Amoeba and her friends need to remain hanging on my wall. That would be alright by me because I love that acid green color I mixed up one sunny Sunday and as for Amoeba’s filthy mouth, well at least she cares, right? ūüėõ





June 6, 2007

Oh dear…I’ve been away for too long! Forgive me tiny readership, forgive me please…..Buddies by Ellen Brooks

Sometimes, it is the most innocent, haphazard things that you create which catch someone’s eye. For April’s Fools day, I drew my “Buddies” illustration for my Etsy shop. A group of us nutters decided to proclaim April 1st Avatar Butt day and we’d create butt themed artwork for sale. The funny thing is, out of all of the items that I’ve listed on Etsy, this Buddies illustration was the most viewed/most marked as favorite & sold before anything else since it was listed. It is a cheeky drawing and maybe I should explore my cheeky side more often ūüėõ

I would like to thank my models for the photo which lead to this illustration, Smoky Joe & the Princess Sophia. My darlings, I know that the 3 day journey in the moving van was unpleasant….but it paid off for momma. Treats all around!!!



A Printmaker’s Project

March 17, 2007

In the event that you are a¬†printmaker, or at least someone who wants to give printmaking a whirl, I have come across a sweet project for you.¬†¬†Select an element from the periodic table (about half are yet to be claimed) and create a print.¬† Even better, you have until May31 to ship the print off.¬† This is open for all skill levels (beginner to superhuman), so don’t be shy.¬† I haven’t created a print in over 20 years, but this project just seemed like too much fun.¬†

All the guidelines are at the following links:


Today was a warm, sunny day

March 12, 2007

Questioning Joe in Red

The first 70+ degree day since last sept. or oct.¬† YAY!¬† I came home and my doggy was wagging his tail and crazy to go for a nice long walk…..and so we did.¬† Walked to the library to get Kristin a new book.¬† Awww…happy days.

On the serious side, I need to get more stuff up on my etsy shop and develop this blog page more and develop my myspace page more as well.¬† phew.¬† I am going to list some of the originals of the repro. prints that I already have up.¬† I am just trying to get all the descriptions right.¬† If the snow ever melts away from my back yard so that I can set up out¬†there, I need to photograph my large paintings so that they may be listed too.¬† I’ll offer them as repro. prints 1st and consider selling the originals later….I am kind of attached to them right now.¬† I want to get a few stuffed creatures and mosaic tile pieces ready within the month.¬† This may be a bit ambitious considering how busy I have been and my “real” job is getting very busy (=overtime soon).¬† BUT¬† nothing wrong with goal setting….right?¬†

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