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December 11th, 2008
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PITCH YOUR ART AND SEE WHO CATCHES IT!

Ladies and gentlemen and internauts of all sizes...

Welcome to...


 
 
It's the "Holiday Season" and everybody needs gifts for their friends and family.
It's the "Holiday Season" and starving artists are extra-starving because they need gifts for friends and family.

HERE'S WHERE THE TWAIN SHALL MEET!

PIMP YOUR MONEY-MAKER!


THE RULES OF THE GAME

 
1) PIMP ART THAT YOU HAVE FOR SALE - Doesn't matter what kind of art you make. I don't care if you've got a novel or mini-comics or original art or t-shirts or poop-sculptures or whatever. Doesn't matter if you already make money off of your art. I want to hear about it and so does the public, whether they know it or not,

2) PIMP ONLY ART THAT IS FOR SALE - I make frequent pimpings in my LJ about art and writing and so on that I think you should know about, so I'll cover that another time. This day is for people to--WITH LUCK--make a little cash or get some awesome shit. By shit I mean art...unless your art is poop-sculpture (see above), in which case I mean both,

3) PIMP YOUR ART IN THE COMMENTS SECTION - Make sure that you make an individual comment to the entry itself! This way people skimming the comments can see your stuff. If you make a response to somebody else's comment with your art, it will probably get compressed as the day goes on and will no longer be visible. A good comment will, ideally, have a photo of your art, a link to your website, how much people can expect to pay for your art, how people can pay for your art, and whether or not you will accept other art in trade, i.e. a minicomic for a minicomic,

4) PIMP YOUR ART ONLY ONCE - Multiple comments will be probably deleted, unless you've got a correction to make to an earlier comment. If you positively horribly must have something in the comments that you totally forgot the first time, let me know and we'll try to get it in if it's not just more photos of more stuff but rather a real update that people need to know. I'd prefer that people take a little time crafting their comment to having to allow tons of comments from single individuals,

5) PIMP THIS ENTRY TO YOUR FRIENDS - The more that people hear about this, the more likely your art is to sell, the more likely art of others is to sell, the more likely that penguins will strike ice fish from bel--no, that was the special I watched last night on PBS. But, yeah, tell people about this whether you have art in it or not,

6) COME BACK TO THIS ENTRY TODAY AND TOMORROW AND SO ON - Since this entry will be constantly updated, there will be more stuff to see all the time. I'll have a few reminders, including at least one tomorrow, one over the weekend and one on Monday. If you get tired of the reminders, the Sit-n-Spin is in the corner, as is the raggedy butt-plug,

7) ANONYMOUS COMMENTS ARE ENABLED - This is for anybody who swings by but doesn't have an LJ...which will happen if you obey Rule 5. If you're commenting anonymously, simply follow the instructions in Rule 3, just add who you are and be very specific about contact information, et cetera,

Possibly the most important of all...

8) 
BUY SHIT!!! - Obviously not everybody is going to be able to buy shit. I'm cool with that. But if you see something that's reasonable and you have a little extra cash from that trick you turned at 3 a.m. then consider using it for a good cause. If you see a good book or a good poop sculpture, buy it. You'll probably not regret it.

My monkeys, the event begins now!

Get to work, give us your art, come back frequently, have a drink for lunch today, and happy-motherfucking-hunting!

Smooches,

Your Internet Monkey King

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From:wulfsbane
Date:December 11th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
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I think I'll pass this time, since a: I don't have much to sell right now, and b: I don't have a solid pricing system - it changes with my costs. But this is an awesome idea. :)
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From:benchilada
Date:December 11th, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
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If you have ANYTHING for sale at ANY price, make a new comment, I'll delete this one, and maybe you'll make a few bucks.
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From:pesky33
Date:December 11th, 2008 03:15 pm (UTC)
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this is a brilliant idea. can i repost this link?
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From:papa_donna
Date:December 11th, 2008 03:19 pm (UTC)
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that's what step #5 is telling you to do!
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From:zimfusion
Date:December 11th, 2008 03:19 pm (UTC)
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I still have one print left of "Stella" from an edition of 10.

It's this original hand drawn image


Screen printed in three colors on 14x17 Windpower Smooth Bristol


$35 through Paypal includes shipping. Ciao
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From:valree
Date:December 12th, 2008 02:54 am (UTC)
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That's freakin' adorable!
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From:farawaypoints
Date:December 11th, 2008 03:56 pm (UTC)

I MAKE SOAP

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soaps



All soaps are handmade by me in small batches and all of them smell wonderfully. I have honey or goatsmilk based soap, as well solid shaving soaps (good for airplane travel!!) and whipped body washes that are to die for. Items are reasonably priced, varying from $3.50-$6.00. Shipping is quick (within one week of order, via Priority Mail) and all profit goes towards funding my education, so it's kind of like a charity! ;)

http://www.bluehipposoaps.com
bluehipposoaps

If you mention "Ben sent you" at checkout, YOU CAN GET A FREE SOAP WITH YOUR ORDER!
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From:pure_doxyk
Date:December 11th, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC)

Re: I MAKE SOAP

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SCORE, stocking stuffers! ...Hopefully I left enough for other people, heh. ;)
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From:jediwonderboy
Date:December 11th, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC)

it's drawing on demand!

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for sale, are my services, to draw what anyone would like to see, on a sketch card, or otherwise.

1) Example of sketch card art:

From Creations Infinite


2) Prices

Sketch cards are $20 for pencils, $30 for greyscale, and $40 for full color cards.

3) examples of non-sketch card art

From Misc
From Creations Infinite


3) art blog site (with contact info): http://ckinfinite.blogspot.com/
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From:littlegirltoast
Date:December 11th, 2008 06:57 pm (UTC)

Re: it's drawing on demand!

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looks as though that sketch card wasn't "artist proof" after all!
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From:jl_williams
Date:December 11th, 2008 04:05 pm (UTC)
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http://hurfadurf.com/comic

(on brief hiatus, until my computer is fixed.)
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From:nedroidcomics
Date:December 11th, 2008 04:07 pm (UTC)
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Hooray! I want in on this.

I have a variety of colorful prints for sale, featuring robots and dinosaurs and fun and joy and sometimes whimsy. Some of them look like this (click to see the full selection):


Almost all of the prints are 8" x 10" high-quality glossy photographic prints and are priced at $15, shipping included (even internationally, though it's doubtful if international orders will arrive before Christmas). They make a fun gift for someone you love, or even someone you hate!
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From:pure_doxyk
Date:December 11th, 2008 04:32 pm (UTC)
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Oo, those are awesome! Screw everybody else; they go on my "MY BIRTHDAY'S COMING UP YOU KNOW" list. ;)
From:seph_hunter
Date:December 11th, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC)
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This isn't going to end well but here goes...

HOLY SHIT SKETCH CARDS FOR $2



GURL Heads

shit's cheap and I need the extra moneys.


From:seph_hunter
Date:December 11th, 2008 04:47 pm (UTC)
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I should probably add that it can be anything you want as long as its not furry, nekkid fanarts of power girl, or other obscene/creepy fetish shit. Being asked to draw Faye Valentine of Cowboy Bebop pissing into a mug made me want to jab my thumbs into my eyes.
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From:scorpionis
Date:December 11th, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)

henna art

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Firstly, Ben, you rock.

Secondly, I'm Antares Pacheco, a henna artist in Austin Texas. Not only do I put henna on bodies,
flowers & leaves, paste off

I put henna on things:
henna box henna candle

The boxes range from $20-40 depending on size and how much art I put on them; the candles range from $10-30, also depending on the same things. I also put henna on drums and on paper. If you want me for body art, the hourly charge is $75, though I'm flexible with that in these dark economic times.

My website is Bodhi Body Art and you can see the rest of my art by clicking on "Gallery" on my home page, which will take you to the rest of my Flickr collection of henna photos. You can also find my email and phone number there. Soon I will have an Etsy page up to display my things but for now if you would like something just email me and we'll work something out. Trades welcome!

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From:yellowcardigan
Date:December 11th, 2008 04:22 pm (UTC)

Hey Pais comics

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Ben, you are so smart! What an idea!

I'm here to shill Hey Pais, journal comics by a cat. In my Etsy store, I have mini-comics for sale, priced between $2 and $4. Here's the cover of a recent issue:



All of the comics are available for free on the internet, at my website HeyPais.com. Here's a recent comic to give you an idea of what they're like:



I am interested in trading, email me ( pais[at]heypais.com ) about it. If you don't have an Etsy account, email me and we can work straight through PayPal.

Mention Benchilada sent you and I'll throw in a free one inch button!
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From:littlegirltoast
Date:December 11th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)

Re: Hey Pais comics

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Big Kochalka fan, eh?
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From:pure_doxyk
Date:December 11th, 2008 04:26 pm (UTC)

But it's not poop!

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I don't know if it's art, but if Ben's allowing poop then he'll probably allow this: I wrote a book on polyphasic sleep (all-powernap sleep schedules). I've been sleeping polyphasically for several years myself, and this is my records, research, and semi-sagely advice for how to do it and how to calculate if you're batshit enough to try. ;) Both print and online editions are available, and while the realworld-copy is a bit more expensive, I make about the same in royalties from both, so go with what you like!

Crazy and/or workaholic people can be hard to shop for, so why not get them something that *supports* their crazy workaholicness, right? Right!

You can buy the book here: http://www.lulu.com/puredoxyk



...Also there is my fledgling attempt at a poetry chapbook, which you can have for as little as $2.50 if you'd like. It's not Whitman, and it may in fact be better for a laugh than anything, but who knows? Makes a great grab-bag item!



Thanks, and keep the good stuff coming!
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From:pure_doxyk
Date:December 11th, 2008 04:28 pm (UTC)

Re: But it's not poop!

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Oo, also, sure yes I will trade.

Also also, Ben you are ACTUALLY Santa Claus in his youthful, time-machine-experimenting years, aren't you? I KNEW IT!
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From:coppervale
Date:December 11th, 2008 04:28 pm (UTC)
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I'm promoting the pre-Christmas sales of my books via my family's bookstore, Crossroads Books, and the limited edition prints from the Coppervale Studio.


1) THE BOOKS

It's possible to buy HERE, THERE BE DRAGONS, THE SEARCH FOR THE RED DRAGON, and THE INDIGO KING at a discount from one of the online vendors - but short of going to a signing, it's much harder to buy one (or all three) signed, and even harder to get one with an original dragon drawing under the signature!

Any orders placed through Crossroads Books can have books personalized, and ALL of the books will be signed with a sketch. (Green Dragon in Book One; Red Dragon in Book Two; and Indigo Dragon in Book Three.) All orders will ship before December 10, so they'll arrive in time for Christmas. Just click on the book covers below to go to the website's order page. Audiobooks, paperbacks, and combined hardcover deals are also available.

The Crossroads Books website is here: http://www.crossroads-books.com

2) THE PRINTS

We had a great gallery show at Every Picture Tells a Story in Santa Monica recently, and currently, they're the only place where you can buy any original art I've done. They have some of the Pirate illos from LOST TREASURES; my designs and pages for a LAST UNICORN graphic novel; the pages of my adaptation of F. Paul Wilson's PELTS; and more.

But more prominently, they're about to become the primary venue for my art prints. And the prices are about to go up in a dramatic way, especially on the oversized FOOL'S HOLLOW prints and all prints from the IMAGINARIUM GEOGRAPHICA series.

Until December 15, however, those prints on my online store will stay at their current prices. Other prints will be available, but those may not be, except through the gallery. So if you're a lover of fine illustration and great value, please browse the print gallery and make a purchase. You'll be happy you did.

The Print Gallery is here: http://coppervaleinternational.com/?page_id=30&wpshop_category=5

And thank you to everyone who's already been so supportive!
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From:fenmere
Date:December 11th, 2008 04:48 pm (UTC)
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Hey! Nedroid sent me.

I do two kinds of things that are for sale:

Posters and commissioned art through Grass Dog Studio


And Harmless Free Radicals, which has a book


The comic book has over 250 pages of comic in it. I'm very proud of it, too. It has a story in the beginning, but it's mostly a gag a week strip that ran in the Whatcom Independent Newspaper (and online).

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From:nykki
Date:December 11th, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
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I do raw photography. Everything from pretty nature shots to rather questionable kink to attempted/successful suicide/murder shots. In other words, pretty flowers and morbid death scenes, with corsets and penises thrown in there somewhere too.

You can see things at: http://niccoleweinberg.wordpress.com/ or http://www.flickr.com/photos/41269585@N00/ for my older shit. If you see something you like, I'll get it printed in the requested size and frame it for you. Just email me. I have no clue for the amount, so I guess that'll be up for discussion. Thanks!
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From:nykki
Date:December 11th, 2008 09:15 pm (UTC)
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Oh! I also do Latin. Have something you want written correctly in Latin? Have something in Latin that you need/want to read? I'm your bitch! I also have some relatively good handwriting skills/calligraphy, so I can make some pretty good props for things!
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From:aerospace
Date:December 11th, 2008 05:47 pm (UTC)

Re: OWLTOBER

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I wish the owl on the cover came in bean bag form - it would sit on my desk and make me giggle every time I looked at it.
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From:natrlobsessions
Date:December 11th, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC)

Sent here by scorpionis

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Hi! My name is Andrea with Natural Obsessions at http://www.NaturalObsessionsFiber.com where I sell hand dyed fiber for spinners (those who make yarn) as well as hand dyed and hand spun yarn for people who like to do things with yarn. Today all of my stock will be headed to a fiber festival here in Austin, but I'll be back Monday with stuff available on the website. Please take a look and let me know if there is anything you want for the spinners/knitters/crocheters/other yarn freaks in your life!
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From:valeriana
Date:December 12th, 2008 07:04 pm (UTC)

Re: Sent here by scorpionis

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I will totally vouch for the awesomeness of Andrea's fibers! They are amazing and beautiful and full of win!

The prices are reasonable and the colorways are breathtaking:)
From:unknownbinaries
Date:December 11th, 2008 04:58 pm (UTC)

Thanks for this!

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Etsy
Buy Handmade
serpentandangel


I do custom work on commission as well, and it has ranged from 15-20$ silly little paintings, to 500$ triptychs, and while I'm mostly strapped for cash, if you've got something really shiny (see my favourites on Etsy, sellers or items) I'll consider trading.

My artblog is here, and I've got a DeviantArt as well, for more examples of custom work possibilities.
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From:winneganfake
Date:December 11th, 2008 05:01 pm (UTC)
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 Most of which is available though my site,  Tormented Artifacts , or over on my DeviantArt account. What kind of stuff? This kind:

Masks

 

   
 

And there's even some new designs still available for sale that aren't on the site yet (if you want any of these, just drop me a message via LJ, or a note on DeviantArt):
 

 
Accessories
    

Prints (and other bits of graphic art on stuff)

 

And thanks for making this post! I'll make sure to pass the word along about it (least I can do after the image overload there)
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From:pure_doxyk
Date:December 11th, 2008 06:39 pm (UTC)
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o.m.G "League of Extraordinary Bastards" ... If that's not pure unadulterated genius, THEN I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS!
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From:mistresschewtoy
Date:December 11th, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
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From:mildsevens
Date:December 12th, 2008 07:34 am (UTC)
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that is REALLY cool.
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From:_grimtales_
Date:December 11th, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
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I write roleplaying games. The tabletop kind that you play with dice while drinking and going off on wild and comedic tangents. I also do card games of a... dubious nature.

Like 'Hentacle', the card game of tentacle sex.

You can get my stuff from www.rpgnow.com in PDF form, or from Lulu, there's links on my business blog over on www.postmort.demon.co.uk

Since selling sex to gamers is like shooting fish in a barrel, here's a preview image for Cthentacle, coming out soon!

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From:luvcraft
Date:December 11th, 2008 10:01 pm (UTC)
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FYI, neither of the links here go to the right page on rpgnow. :|
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From:kaytilake
Date:December 11th, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
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I make buttons. 2 1/4 inch round buttons. I can and will make them for any image that you send me.

I also have also altered images, and made hundreds of customs.

Small orders, large orders. Done them.

I ask $1 each for a standard image, and $2 for one I modify. plus first class shipping.


kaytilake(AT)gmail.com

Best thing for a lonely jean jacket or backpack!

not one of mine, just an example of what kind of button I am talking about :)

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From:wormulus
Date:December 11th, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC)
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I have comics, note cards, prints, and 1" buttons for sale at my etsy store.

god comic display rack
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From:yellowcardigan
Date:December 11th, 2008 08:18 pm (UTC)
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Your stuff is very cute!
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From:ericfmyers
Date:December 11th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
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I'm looking for good homes for a few pieces of original art. Various sizes and prices. Click below for more information:



And if you want something custom there's still a few spots available for:

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From:mahariel
Date:December 11th, 2008 07:25 pm (UTC)
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Pointed in this direction by another arty friend of mine. I'm a jewelry artist mainly, although I do also embellish accessories. I've got a store on Etsy.com, and here's some examples of my work:





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-Victoria
Designs by Victoria
www.designsbyvictoria.com

Edited at 2008-12-11 07:30 pm (UTC)
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From:songbird72884
Date:December 11th, 2008 05:47 pm (UTC)
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This makes me wish I was an artist instead of a tarotist, I'd have so many more publicity options :(

However, well done for doing this! It's nice to see other people's work, even if I can't afford it lol
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From:inaurolillium
Date:December 11th, 2008 05:59 pm (UTC)
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I make steampunk jewelry, including watch chains and fobs:


Etsy
Buy Handmade
clockworkegg


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