Category Archives: studio blog

Greeting cards are ready!

Some of the drawings look pretty OK as pictures on greeting cards. I’ve put a few assortments together and listed them in my Etsy shop, etsy.com/shop/Ayespider.

You can also see the assortments in the “greeting card gallery” that I added to the menu above this post. Of course, if there are any other pictures you’d really like to have as a card you can always contact me and say so.

Printing technology these days is so great, I’m amazed at how affordable it is to get really satisfying, pleasing reproductions. It’s also really fun to play with card-sized versions of the pictures and seeing how they go together, and what themes develop. Somehow I can see it better when it’s on paper than on a computer screen.

Anyway, ta-da! that has been done.

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Ayespider on Etsy

I have a few high quality prints of drawings that I liked very much at the time. They’ve become the very first listings on my very own Etsy shop, which is called “Ayespider“. Who could have predicted that?!?

I’m also trying to make it easy to find homes for original drawings, which are currently sitting in tidy, date-sorted stacks in a studio cabinet but would be much happier out where somebody could see them. Plus, the funds will help support my studio expenses and buy my materials.

Original art goes for $50 per drawing. They’re all on 9″x12” archival, heavy weight paper. If a drawing is claimed, it will say so on its post.

Soon I will also have blank greeting cards available for sale. Yikes!

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the Ayespider archives, 2009 to present

 

Digging up old stuff

I find it a little odd that I’m considering this work of sitting on my butt facing a computer screen to be “studio work”, but effectively that’s what it is.

In cleaning up the old blog and trying to restore access to the image archive, I found a whole bunch of posts that I apparently left as unpublished drafts.

Anyhow, rather than put these back in their proper date order just yet I’ll leave them as new posts. It was fun for me looking back and remembering some of the places I’ve been with drawings. Maybe you’ll enjoy it too!

First actual studio blog post

Funny, this post really isn’t about studio work at all, but about making the space to show it on the Eyespider/Ayespider site.

Other stuff goes on besides the daily drawing. Lately it’s mostly involved tying sticks together with twine. This is a space to show some of that work. I want to keep the daily drawings separate and continuous, but add someplace parallel, to bring in more of my odd artsy projects.

So here’s a ‘cat basket’ for your viewing pleasure.

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cat basket

Eyespider/Ayespider

I’ve been working on updating and upgrading Eyespider…to show some of the projects I do aside from the daily drawings. I also want a simple way to sell original art, prints and greeting cards.

For starters, I upgraded my WordPress account to remove the ads you may have been seeing. I found that the domain “Eyespider.com” was not available, so I have claimed “Ayespider.com”.  I’m feeling good about the change, I hope it’s not too jarring! The old address eyespider.wordpress.com should continue to work.I’m adding a “studio blog” category, for posting updates and pictures of projects. I’d like also to add a gallery of some recent projects. Taking my web presence more seriously has been a rather steep learning curve, so some of this might take a while!Meanwhile, here’s a picture of a ‘cat tree’ I’m almost done making.

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