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So, as I await the release of the oracle deck I illustrated, I'm working like mad on some other projects. Trying to redo my ancient website (that thing is a relic to 2003, really), get some prints organised (it's been SO LONG since I've done this) and work on a couple of others projects too...
I thought it'd be all free time once the Chakra Insight oracle deck was done. HAH! Oh, so wrong. So, so wrong.

I'm also trying to step out of the comfy little hermit hole I've made myself during the course of the oracle deck, and step back into the world of the internet. I want to reconnect with old friends and familiar places, explore new things, meet wonderful new folk.
It all takes time. One step at a time, I guess.

Step one might be buying a premium membership here. It really does seem to open up some wonderful things with the site. I haven't been a premium member for so long, but I guess I should just go ahead and do that!
The reason I've been so quiet over the last two years is that I've been working on illustrating an oracle deck.
All the work is done now, and I'm finally allowed to start sharing some of my work!

The deck is called 'Chakra Insight', and will be released later this year by Blue Angel Publishing.
The basic concept of the deck is that it is divided up into seven Chakras, with each Chakra having seven cards.
I'll be releasing images one by one over the coming months. I can't wait to share them with you!

Anyway, that's what's been keeping me busy! What have you been up to?
Well, I'll still alive. Despite not being active here (or anywhere else) for a while, I still exist!

And I'm working hard on art too, but since it's for a project due for release sometime next year, I can't upload any of it yet. Hush hush and the like.

But what I HAVE done is start a blog at The Ugly Goat - theuglygoat.com
I talk about a bit of everything as well as art and illustration and the like. So if you're interested in those things, head over there. Fav it. Come back. Read!!!

Also...what? I can't get my mood selector to load. I'm not 'lazy' damnit! I'm caffeinated!
  • Listening to: Ninja Mountain
  • Drinking: coffee
i forget everythng.
i usually forget to update here. i DO keep a journal, just not here...and i update it. pretty often, actually. sometimes too much, even.
see? here-->toeknuckles.livejournal.com here it is! my journal. PROOF that i sometimes remember things.

earlier tonight i really wanted a cup of tea. i was just in the right mood for it, and so i went and put the kettle on, waited for it to boil, and poured it into a cup with a teabag in it.
then i walked away to wait for it to cool and to let the teabag soak. i loathe weak tea.
so about an hour later, i'm thinking "hmm...i'm in the mood for tea again already. ok, i'll have another cup"
i go out to the kitchen, and there's my tea. stone cold, but strong. so i drink it. i prefer strong to hot any day.

in conclusion: there's not really a conclusion....maybe i was dropped on my head as a child?
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want to buy my art? yeah you do. you know you do.
prints and other delightfully thingful items can be 9and often are!) found here:
www.toeknuckles.com
  • Drinking: tea. cold tea.
so, it seems that i've got so much to say that i've had to hog somebody else's journal to get it all said.

check out epicureanpoetry.deviantart.com , where the ever fantaboulishicious Epicurean Poetry has interviewed me in her journal.
she's a smart cookie! : )
  • Listening to: the doors
  • Eating: nothing. but i'm hungry!!!
so, i got tagged. ten things about my art:

1. my art has changed a lot. A LOT. i used to work ONLY in graphite. now i barely ever use it...i actually never wanted to paint.
2. i often think i'm an awful, awful painter, and wonder what the hell i'm doing being an artist.
3. i've done some art just to sell prints. this makes me feel awful and like a total sell out.
4. i worry that i produce meaningless art sometimes, and lose sight of my own direction in my haste to get bills paid, try to rectify it, and feel so overwhelmed by the task of creating a deeply meaningful and moving picture that i get confused and often wind up making overly deep-seeming stuff that is actually just as meaningless.
i empty the recycle bin on my computer often.
5. i hate it when people look to me for insight or artful thoughts. i'm just a person that draws pictures. that does not make anything i might have to say inherently any more worthwhile than anything else. ever.
6. i also hate being asked where my ideas come from. where do ANY ideas come from? my imagination? i don't have a stock room full of them or anything. i don't buy them on ebay.
7. i don't follow proper rules of technique or anything while arting. it's chaotic, goes against all rules, and i don't care. perspective lines and tedious anatomy construction is the pitts. i don't do it. i just go with what feels/looks right to me. so shoot me.
8. i hate artistic wank. i just do.
9. i'm not a huge fairy fan. most of it kinda pisses me off.
10. i don't know who i am or where i am going in this ocean of chaos.

i tag...whoever. go for it, my pretties!
  • Listening to: the doors
  • Eating: nothing. but i'm hungry!!!
well, i'm officially on holidays until the 11th of july!
i'll be visiting the USA during that time, so naturally, orders from my website will not be processed until after july 11. same goes to DA messages.
huzzah!

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i'm still building a new website. for a new project!
what is it? you'll have to wait and see....
but! you can snoop around the dodgy 'coming soon' page here! www.woodurchin.com
so, i'm officially on holidays!
from now until July 11th, i'll be away on holidays in the USA - the SF bay area to be exact.

all purchases from my website will, naturally, be processed when i come back. same goes for DA messages.

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also, i want to say thankyou to everybody leaving me comments or watching or faving me.
i really do appreciate it, however, i can no longer keep up with a personal thankyou for each one. i will read every single one and be thankful, and answer any questions i can, though.
but as for just "thankyou"s, i'll have to do them here- so, THANKYOU! :D

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i don't use this DA journal as my "real" journal. should you want to actually read my real journal (god knows why), please to go here- www.livejournal.com/users/toek…;
So, I'm offering a really special special!
The original of this: www.deviantart.com/deviation/4… is for sale at a hugely discounted price - $45
There's only one, so if you want it, you'll have to jump in quickly!!
To buy it, just go to- www.toeknuckles.com/ratberry.h…

Enjoy!!
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i'm still building a new website. for a new project!
what is it? you'll have to wait and see....
but! you can snoop around the dodgy 'coming soon' page here! www.woodurchin.com
yes oh yes oh yes.


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also, i want to say thankyou to everybody leaving me comments or watching or faving me.
i really do appreciate it, however, i can no longer keep up with a personal thankyou for each one. i will read every single one and be thankful, and answer any questions i can, though.
but as for just "thankyou"s, i'll have to do them here- so, THANKYOU! :D

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i don't use this DA journal as my "real" journal. should you want to actually read my real journal (god knows why), please to go here- www.livejournal.com/users/toek…;
I just spent forever searching around on here for how to edit a journal entry...please tell me that they changed the links or something, and I'm not just a forgetful idiot...

I've uploaded a new picture, after a long, long time of being inactive (hence the name "Atrophy") - prints, magnets, etc available at my website, as usual - www.toeknuckles.com

Anyway, my apologies for not having uploaded in so long. I've got a few things I've been working on though, so hopefully I'll have a few new things up soon.
huzzah!
_______________________
i'm still building a new website. for a new project!
what is it? you'll have to wait and see....
but! you can snoop around the dodgy 'coming soon' page here! www.woodurchin.com
yes oh yes oh yes.


________


also, i want to say thankyou to everybody leaving me comments or watching or faving me.
i really do appreciate it, however, i can no longer keep up with a personal thankyou for each one. i will read every single one and be thankful, and answer any questions i can, though.
but as for just "thankyou"s, i'll have to do them here- so, THANKYOU! :D

________



i don't use this DA journal as my "real" journal. should you want to actually read my real journal (god knows why), please to go here- www.livejournal.com/users/toek…;
  • Eating: nothing, but i want lollies
My wholesale website, where I sell products and prints featuring my art for retail, has been redone!
Check out the new website at: toeknuckleswholesale.com www.toeknuckleswholesale.com

Enjoy!!

_______________________
i'm still building a new website. for a new project!
what is it? you'll have to wait and see....
but! you can snoop around the dodgy 'coming soon' page here! www.woodurchin.com
yes oh yes oh yes.



and lastly:
i've currently closed (temporarily) my commission list, as it is quite full and i'm trying not to get too far ahead of myself.
if you would really likely something done for you, please do contact me, and i can let you know when my list will be re-opened. :-)



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also, i want to say thankyou to everybody leaving me comments or watching or faving me.
i really do appreciate it, however, i can no longer keep up with a personal thankyou for each one. i will read every single one and be thankful, and answer any questions i can, though.
but as for just "thankyou"s, i'll have to do them here- so, THANKYOU! :D

________



i don't use this DA journal as my "real" journal. should you want to actually read my real journal (god knows why), please to go here- www.livejournal.com/users/toek…
  • Listening to: Led Zeppelin
Well, i'm up and running again! you can order through my website again, and there are some new free downloads there too. help yourselves!

and in other news, i've signed with Spellbound Greetings, meaning you can get some of my images as high quality greeting cards there. check them out! www.spellboundgreetings.com

i had typed a bunch more, but then my browser crashed and ate the entry...and i'm far too tired to retype it...bah.
time to update opera, says i!


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i've been building a new website. for a new project!
what is it? you'll have to wait and see....
but! you can snoop around the dodgy 'coming soon' page here! www.woodurchin.com
yes oh yes oh yes.

in other news:
i have left my art agent for the time being, as a lot of unexpected changes came up, which now means i am agent free. things are working out well, though, to the extent where i actually don't want an agent at this point. stuff's just going too well the way it is. :-) but we'll see what the future holds.

as well as working on projects for other people right now, i've been working on something special for myself.
i'm hoping it'll be ready to share with you all soon. it's something quite different than what you've been seeing from me recently (a full-frontal nude with a much darker feel than anything i have done recently), but i'm very happy with it so far. got my fingers crossed that it'll be done soon. been working on it for months. :-)

and lastly:
i've currently closed (temporarily) my commission list, as it is quite full and i'm trying not to get too far ahead of myself.
if you would really likely something done for you, please do contact me, and i can let you know when my list will be re-opened. :-)



________


also, i want to say thankyou to everybody leaving me comments or watching or faving me.
i really do appreciate it, however, i can no longer keep up with a personal thankyou for each one. i will read every single one and be thankful, and answer any questions i can, though.
but as for just "thankyou"s, i'll have to do them here- so, THANKYOU! :D

________



i don't use this DA journal as my "real" journal. should you want to actually read my real journal (god knows why), please to go here- www.livejournal.com/users/toek…
  • Listening to: Buckethead
  • Eating: Chocolate! I have chocolate!
  • Drinking: Milk
well, i made it to christmas, which means time off for me!!
it's been fantastic - no trips to the post office, no file transfers, no packaging and printing and trimming and sticking and wrapping and...oh god. all that stuff.
NONE OF IT.

i've been playing guitar, knitting, going to the beach and generally just doing whatever the hell i want. it's FANTASTIC.


so, a big thanks to everybody who has supported me this year - leaving comments here or my various other galleries, placing orders, etc etc.
i really appreciate it enormously.
because of you guys, i've had my biggest (by a LONG way) year yet, and experienced more successes than ever before.

and a merry christmas to all of you. may everybody eat far too much, be far too spoiled, and have a thoroughly good time. :-)
see you all next year, eh? ;-)

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i've been building a new website. for a new project!
what is it? you'll have to wait and see....
but! you can snoop around the dodgy 'coming soon' page here! www.woodurchin.com
yes oh yes oh yes.

in other news:
i have left my art agent for the time being, as a lot of unexpected changes came up, which now means i am agent free. things are working out well, though, to the extent where i actually don't want an agent at this point. stuff's just going too well the way it is. :-) but we'll see what the future holds.

as well as working on projects for other people right now, i've been working on something special for myself.
i'm hoping it'll be ready to share with you all soon. it's something quite different than what you've been seeing from me recently (a full-frontal nude with a much darker feel than anything i have done recently), but i'm very happy with it so far. got my fingers crossed that it'll be done soon. been working on it for months. :-)

and lastly:
i've currently closed (temporarily) my commission list, as it is quite full and i'm trying not to get too far ahead of myself.
if you would really likely something done for you, please do contact me, and i can let you know when my list will be re-opened. :-)



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also, i want to say thankyou to everybody leaving me comments or watching or faving me.
i really do appreciate it, however, i can no longer keep up with a personal thankyou for each one. i will read every single one and be thankful, and answer any questions i can, though.
but as for just "thankyou"s, i'll have to do them here- so, THANKYOU! :D

________



i don't use this DA journal as my "real" journal. should you want to actually read my real journal (god knows why), please to go here- www.livejournal.com/users/toek…
  • Listening to: John Butler Trio - Ocean
well! the christmas season has been bigger for me this year than i could have ever expected. and now i'm running out of stock!
i ordered in a whole lot more magnets and so forth, so if you want to nab some for christmas before they all sell out again, i suggest you go to my website asap!
www.toeknuckles.com


i also have a couple of ebay auctions ending today, if you'd rather buy  from there... search.ebay.com.au/_W0QQsassZt…


but get in quick! people are going crazy, and i'm selling out.  


and now i'm off to paint!


__________
i've been building a new website. for a new project!
what is it? you'll have to wait and see....
but! you can snoop around the dodgy 'coming soon' page here! www.woodurchin.com
yes oh yes oh yes.

in other news:
i have left my art agent for the time being, as a lot of unexpected changes came up, which now means i am agent free. things are working out well, though, to the extent where i actually don't want an agent at this point. stuff's just going too well the way it is. :-) but we'll see what the future holds.

as well as working on projects for other people right now, i've been working on something special for myself.
i'm hoping it'll be ready to share with you all soon. it's something quite different than what you've been seeing from me recently (a full-frontal nude with a much darker feel than anything i have done recently), but i'm very happy with it so far. got my fingers crossed that it'll be done soon. been working on it for months. :-)

and lastly:
i've currently closed (temporarily) my commission list, as it is quite full and i'm trying not to get too far ahead of myself.
if you would really likely something done for you, please do contact me, and i can let you know when my list will be re-opened. :-)



________


also, i want to say thankyou to everybody leaving me comments or watching or faving me.
i really do appreciate it, however, i can no longer keep up with a personal thankyou for each one. i will read every single one and be thankful, and answer any questions i can, though.
but as for just "thankyou"s, i'll have to do them here- so, THANKYOU! :D

________



i don't use this DA journal as my "real" journal. should you want to actually read my real journal (god knows why), please to go here- www.livejournal.com/users/toek…
  • Listening to: moriarty bruxing on my shoulder
goddamn it's cold!
just when the warm weather started, winter decided to come up and and surprise me with a good old kick up the arse and a poke in the eye.
yeah, well, up yours, mr winter.

despite being frozen solid, i've been pretty damned busy recently. i've been working on several commissions, filling orders, trying to keep up with website updates etc etc.
PLUS!
i've been building a new website. for a new project!
what is it? you'll have to wait and see....
but! you can snoop around the dodgy 'coming soon' page here! www.woodurchin.com
yes oh yes oh yes.

in other news:
i have left my art agent for the time being, as a lot of unexpected changes came up, which now means i am agent free. things are working out well, though, to the extent where i actually don't want an agent at this point. stuff's just going too well the way it is. :-) but we'll see what the future holds.

as well as working on projects for other people right now, i've been working on something special for myself.
i'm hoping it'll be ready to share with you all soon. it's something quite different than what you've been seeing from me recently (a full-frontal nude with a much darker feel than anything i have done recently), but i'm very happy with it so far. got my fingers crossed that it'll be done soon. been working on it for months. :-)

and lastly:
i've currently closed (temporarily) my commission list, as it is quite full and i'm trying not to get too far ahead of myself.
if you would really likely something done for you, please do contact me, and i can let you know when my list will be re-opened. :-)



________


also, i want to say thankyou to everybody leaving me comments or watching or faving me.
i really do appreciate it, however, i can no longer keep up with a personal thankyou for each one. i will read every single one and be thankful, and answer any questions i can, though.
but as for just "thankyou"s, i'll have to do them here- so, THANKYOU! :D

________



i don't use this DA journal as my "real" journal. should you want to actually read my real journal (god knows why), please to go here- www.livejournal.com/users/toek…
  • Listening to: wind
  • Drinking: dilmah tea (monogamous to mr. dilmah)
man, i really need to make an effort to be here more regularly. and to update more. indeedy.
i appear to have finally overcome my awful art block, which is a relief, and now you'll be seeing more stuff from me.
i'm working on a bunch more of the goat commissions, of which two completed ones can be viewed in my gallery.
BUT! i'm also working on some art for ME (ie: not commissions, but what *I* want to see), so hopefully i'll have some finished artwork like that to upload soon too.


and, i'm making a vow to be more active here. you'll see me around!!

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like my prints? want other items? you can buy a bunch of stuff at my website, which now has a quick, secure shopping cart. :-)
Various other freebies and goodies are available there too!
<a href=www.toeknuckles.com">The Ugly Goat</a>




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PLEASE DON'T TAKE MY IMAGES FROM MY GALLERY. if you want to use my images as avatars or such, they're available for FREE use here
simply click on "toeknuckles" on the main page (in the list of high submitters) to visit my gallery for free downloads.



ALSO!!

if you're looking to buy prints go to
my section at ellen million's store




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COMMISSIONS AND PRINTS:


i do commissions and sell prints.
my commissions are reasonably priced, and should you wish to discuss it further please contact me. email or comment or note is fine, and i'll get back to you right away.

;-)



________


also, i want to say thankyou to everybody leaving me comments or watching or faving me.
i really do appreciate it, however, i can no longer keep up with a personal thankyou for each one. i will read every single one and be thankful, and answer any questions i can, though.
but as for just "thankyou"s, i'll have to do them here- so, THANKYOU! :D

________



i don't use this DA journal as my "real" journal. should you want to actually read my real journal (god knows why), please to go here- www.livejournal.com/users/toek…
  • Listening to: John Butler - Ocean
  • Eating: frozen cake i'm too lazy to thaw...
  • Drinking: milk
yep, i'm still alive. i don't post in this as often as i should, though.
time gets away, you know how it is..

anyways, if you're browsing and like my art, it should be noted that art can be viewed and purchased at my website www.toeknuckles.com which is also recently re-done, with a lot of new stuff available!
check it out, eh? :-)
i'm in an art competition run by the australian government called NOISE.

i really need folks to vote for me just by hittin VOTE next to my name (toeknuckles - When i was a little), entering their email addres then opening the link in the email.

this is the link:

www.noise.net/vote_for_art.asp

if people could spare some time to do that, i'd greatly appreciate it. and if you could even vote once a day, that'd be awesome!!

thanks!
-amy
hi all.
i need to ask you all to vote as often as you can (but no more than once a day) at this website:

www.noise.net/featured-work.as…

you can vote once a day, but you need to enter a real email address and then validate the link inside it for the vote to count. it's an australian government run thing, and if i get the most votes, i win some money, and i could really really use that at the moment.
you're allowed to vote once a day, so if you could even return and vote, i'd hugely appreciate it.

can't tell you how much this means to me...so please give me a hand! :-)

this all starts in 5 DAYS TIME!! so please all get ready to vote and start voting like crazy on april 1st!!

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PLEASE DON'T TAKE MY IMAGES FROM MY GALLERY. if you want to use my images as avatars or such, they're available for FREE use here
simply click on "toeknuckles" on the main page (in the list of high submitters) to visit my gallery for free downloads.



ALSO!!

if you're looking to buy prints go to
my section at ellen million's store




____________

COMMISSIONS AND PRINTS:


i do commissions and sell prints.
my commissions are reasonably priced, and should you wish to discuss it further please contact me. email or comment or note is fine, and i'll get back to you right away.

;-)



________


also, i want to say thankyou to everybody leaving me comments or watching or faving me.
i really do appreciate it, however, i can no longer keep up with a personal thankyou for each one. i will read every single one and be thankful, and answer any questions i can, though.
but as for just "thankyou"s, i'll have to do them here- so, THANKYOU! :D

________



i don't use this DA journal as my "real" journal. should you want to actually read my real journal (god knows why), please to go here- www.livejournal.com/users/toek…
oh no!!

so, when i paint a picture and use somebody else's photos as a reference, i try to follow all their rules right down to the letter.
however, it seems that a few months ago, i was actually using STOLEN stock without knowledge.
i had a woman on my LJ friends list (who hasn't been there for some months now), who posted reference photos she had taken of herself and other family and friends, which were free to use so long as you let her know, and showed her the finished image.

well, i just got a note from another person on DA, who said that i had used their image www.deviantart.com/deviation/1… in kiandra www.deviantart.com/deviation/1…

and indeed, that IS the image i used, but i had NO IDEA it came from there. i don't doubt for a second it is hers, and i feel just awful that i had been using her stolen stock, and would like for everybody who has friended me and watches my journal to be aware that i am now crediting the REAL owner of the photo i used as a reference.


in future, i will try to be much more careful with where i get my reference photos from - it's entirely not fair that the person who put the time into making them doesn't get the credit.
again, my apologies.


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PLEASE DON'T TAKE MY IMAGES FROM MY GALLERY. if you want to use my images as avatars or such, they're available for FREE use here
simply click on "toeknuckles" on the main page (in the list of high submitters) to visit my gallery for free downloads.



ALSO!!

if you're looking to buy prints go to
my section at ellen million's store




____________

COMMISSIONS AND PRINTS:


i do commissions and sell prints.
my commissions are reasonably priced, and should you wish to discuss it further please contact me. email or comment or note is fine, and i'll get back to you right away.

;-)



________


also, i want to say thankyou to everybody leaving me comments or watching or faving me.
i really do appreciate it, however, i can no longer keep up with a personal thankyou for each one. i will read every single one and be thankful, and answer any questions i can, though.
but as for just "thankyou"s, i'll have to do them here- so, THANKYOU! :D

________



i don't use this DA journal as my "real" journal. should you want to actually read my real journal (god knows why), please to go here- www.livejournal.com/users/toek…
so!

i now have big, hand-detailed canvases ready to hang, and A4 size prints on canvas.
interested in either? reply or note me or whatever. just let me know. ;-)

also, my work will be popping up in various online stores soon, and will include things such as t-shirts, art on slate and cross-stitch patterns.
so...uh....watch this space! haha. ;-)

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my artwork is available at ellen million's store, linked to below.
several of my pictures are available there as high quality prints and other merchandise, for VERY reasonable prices. i purchase stuff from her myself, and am always VERY happy with the products.


Click here to buy merchandise from Ellen Million's Store




____________

PLEASE DON'T TAKE MY IMAGES FROM MY GALLERY. if you want to use my images as avatars or such, they're available for FREE use here
simply click on "toeknuckles" on the main page (in the list of high submitters) to visit my gallery for free downloads.



ALSO!!

if you're looking to buy prints go to
my section at ellen million's store




____________

COMMISSIONS AND PRINTS:


i do commissions and sell prints.
my commissions are reasonably priced, and should you wish to discuss it further please contact me. email or comment or note is fine, and i'll get back to you right away.

;-)



________


also, i want to say thankyou to everybody leaving me comments or watching or faving me.
i really do appreciate it, however, i can no longer keep up with a personal thankyou for each one. i will read every single one and be thankful, and answer any questions i can, though.
but as for just "thankyou"s, i'll have to do them here- so, THANKYOU! :D

________



i don't use this DA journal as my "real" journal. should you want to actually read my real journal (god knows why), please to go here- www.livejournal.com/users/toek…