Sunday, October 31, 2010

Art Sale presented by Eastfield College Students

It's the annual Student Art Sale at Eastfield College. November 1 and 2, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm in Room C 135. The reception is November 1, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. The raffle drawing will be November 2 at 3:00 pm. Items for the raffle are artworks donated by the nationally recognized art faculty. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Eastfield College Fine Arts Scholarship Fund.

Eastfield College link...

Eastfield College on Facebook

Come on by! There are some bargains. I know a couple students were selling off works that were a couple years old and they really under-priced the items.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Uptown Dallas sketch group

Yeah! A sketch group close to my area. Most sketch groups are in Plano (which is at least a 45 minute drive away, and probably close to 50 miles from me.) But Uptown is pretty close. First meetup is this Thursday. Hope we get more folks.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Cool deal at Dick Blick

If you like Derwent Inktense pencils or you've been wanting to try them check out this listing.

The pack of 24 is only $26.32, plus it comes with a four pack of Winsor & Newton brushes. They are the smaller brushes, but they're not eeny little ones only a miniaturist could use. There was a size 1 rigger, a short flat, and two rounds, a 1 and a 5. Plus the Inktense set came with a small 4 1/2 by 6 inch sketchbook attached. All that for about $30.00!

*gives high sqee*

Sorry, it's just that I've been wanting the 24 set of Inktense pencils and they've been going for almost $20 on eBay. So I figured at that price I might as well buy from Dick Blick and pay a little extra for shipping to get the free gift. I didn't expect to get a sketchbook as well.

Anyway if y'all know any art supply addicts pass the word. I'm thinking of ordering another set for a friend's daughter. I got her a set of 24 watercolor pencils for 5.88 (eBay) and a set of 24 Graphitint (Michael's clearance; was 54.99, priced down to 7.99)

Now I don't know what to do with my gently used Inktense pencils. Maybe sell them on Etsy for shipping cost only?

Actually Etsy won't let you do that, you have to charge for what it would cost to ship, and put shipping down as 'free'.

Found that out from someone who sells off her scrap watercolor paper. (I think her shop does graphics and scrap booking printed stuff.) She ends up with these rectangular scraps after cutting down her 22x30 sheets so she 'sells' them for shipping only on Etsy.

They actually sell too. A lot faster than other supplies.

Anyway if y'all know any other arty types let them know about the Inktense pencils in case they want some.

Edit: The person selling the watercolor cutting blanks is Orange Art Cat. Orange Art Cat does art photography and prints on the watercolor paper.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Call for art show entries in Saratosa Florida

Eye for Art hosted by Art & Frame of Saratosa Florida. (I'm on Art & Frame's emailing list so I get notices of sales and such.)

Scroll down about 1/3 of the page.

If you live nearby it might be worthwhile to enter this.

Good luck to all who enter. And if your piece doesn't get chosen, don't take it personally. You never know what the Juror (judge who judges the entries) is looking for. I've seen shows where everything looked the same and ones where everything looked wildly different.