Legal Pinch on the CheekThe things I learned this week
you can not have "inspired by LOTRS" in an item you are selling on Etsy title, even if it is NOT a direct copy of anything in the movies, or Warner Brothers will send you a little legal letter. Can't have LOTRS in keywords either. Or hobbit. no idea on elf. Guess I'm just that good, huh?
Help with Resin! Color tint and type, please help!So I'm sure the whole internet by now has seen this, but this guy wonderful glowy shelve has inspired me to do something similar for a picture frame for a Hellboy poster I have. Now, I am a fairly experienced woodworking, I work in a furniture shop, so building the frame doesn't intimidate me at all. But I know NOTHING about the filler resin. I have some really knotty gnarly cedar wood I'd love to use, and have the cracks and knot hole all filled in with red resin. The resin part is what intimidating me, as there seems to be a lot of types and pigment options to choose from, and it looks like I could spend a lot of money and royally screw up. I know what I need, I need it to sand to a fine grit well. I'd like to have it a nice deep crystal like red (glow in the dark is nice, but I'm happy with just UV reactive if that is all I can get) I'm going to use an oil finish, so and to highlight the wood grain. So, anyone w
Dragon Con bust.SO, and update... :iconInkibus: and I are NOT going to Dragon Con this year. Due to an unfortunate turn of events which had both our main plans of travel and our backup plans imploding, and being hit financial, we just couldn't put a plan together in time that had us not mooching off friends, feeling safe, or a way back if things got bad for some reason..... Not even mentioning trying to transport costume or food or anything. To say were bummed out would be the understatement of the year. A it is, we're going to try again next year, and hopefully things will be more secure. SO if we're kinda scares for the next two seek, we're just avoiding the internet.
OPEN FOR COMMISIONJust wanted to shout out, FrockTarts is Open for commissions right now! I can just barely make a Dragoncon deadline, or better yet, have ideas for Halloween already? Drop me a line! Not sure what I can do? Samples of my work below.
10% off sale, and a word about prices.Hey guy, I'm having a sale in BOTH my Etsy stores! Currently all IN STOCK items are 10% off.. The sale runs to Apr 25. The coupon code is EASTER2014 This is ONLY for INSTOCK items, not custom listing or made to order listings.
FrockTarts on Etsy
Bits And Pisces on Etsy
And on a side note.... after April 30th, I will be raising the prices on EVERYTHING to better reflect the rising of materials. I've held off as long as i could, but now i have to, or go out of selling this stuff. So, yeah, this is a really sweet deal, take advantage of it while you can.
Find Frocky!Yo. Hiya, howdy, what ever.
So, yeah, I haven't been around much. I'm gonna try and change that, but anyway, if you wanna see were I've been lately here is a list of links
FrockTarts on Facebook My publice sewing page.
Gwen Grimm on FaceBook My private page. I tend to keep everything here friends locked, but just message me as to who you are and I'll gladly add ya.
Blogger Yes, I have a blog. Sometime I update it.
Instagram All the cool kids are doing it.
Tumbler I gotta be honest, I STILL haven't figured tumbler out.
2014. Dragon Con ahead!Hey, long time. So... How you all doing? Happy new year! I for one and fecking Happy to see 2013 go, it wasn't that great a year for me, so I'm hoping this new year is better.
One high point. As of right now, InKibus and I will be going to Dragon Con! It's still coming together, and shaky as heck, but.... TO say I'm not supper excited would be a lie. Anyone else here going? Wanna do a meet up or somthing?
I'm also drawing a blank as to what costume to make/take. I don't have a lot of time, nor money right now, but I want some nice con worthy costumes. :-/ Open to suggestion, if anyone has got them.
So, yeah, Happy New Year, See you at the big top!
EDIT: SALE AT MY ETSY PAGES. The Master CoatI'm in DESPERATE need of a new Laptop battery, so I'm running a sale on both my etsy pages FrockTarts and Bits And Pisces . 10% off any hand made item currently listed in my stores (coupon dose NOT apply to custom made items) Use the Coupon code "LBATTERY" in ether store to get the 10% off. Please share if you can, spread the word.
It appears I will be doing another version of "The Masters" coat. If anyone one is interested in getting one done, now is a good time (if you're not in a rush!) since I'll be ordering fabric and supplies for one anyway. Email me at Jennifer AT FrockTarts DOT com
Watermarks and credit due.First off... THANK you everyone who's gotten back to me on my last post! I' will get back to you ASP, but first, I have to address somthing that's taken my crappy week and made it crappier. Today I was informed by a friend on Facebook that one of my piece of work was posted on a Facebook page, and miscredited to another Devant (Note, I am not link to that Devants page... as far as I can tell, they have no knowledge of the miscredit, nor are they claiming my work as theirs. I don't know why they are link to my work, but I don't want them to get any negative blowback for no reason).
The post in question is here And the piece that was miscredited is this one
I commented with links to my DA and FB page, asking them to fix it. So far, this has not been anything
Collection: In The Shadow of Dragon
In The Shadow of Dragons
"Is the time of daring deeds forgotten, and spent the fire of men? The bravery sheathed, the proud hearts withered? In the scorched trails of our foes’ fury, even wizards’ spells knelt and warriors’ will bent; yet Dawn’s struggle beneath the burning clouds, within the shadow of dragons, has won her the eastern sky. Shall battle drums thunder once more, and mithril–clad soldiers brave again the terrors of the skies?"
— HtBlack of theWrittenRevolution
Collection: Alternative Universe
The “alternative universe” has long been a sci–fi trope, usually simply a good–guy bad–guy heroes and villains reversal. Like the Star Trek episode (“Mirror, Mirror”) in which a transporter glitch lands Kirk on an evil pirate “parallel universe” Enterprise where Spock is a goateed murderer with mutiny on his agenda. But real scientists have complicated things considerably, with “string theory” positing at least eleven (and possibly an infinite number) of “alternative/parallel universes.”
Once upon a time, we pondered our relative insignificance as sin
Paul Tobin's Scavenger Hunt Part 2
Paul Tobin’s Scavenger Hunt PART 2
Neytiri by PaulTobin
Avatar & Narnia: Inspirational Tutorials
Masterful Resources on DeviantArt
PaulTobin is a conceptual designer, illustrator and graphic designer who has worked at Weta Workshop of New Zealand since 2003.
He has worked on films such as Andrew Adamson’s The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, Peter Jackson’s King Kong and James Cameron’s Avatar and most recentl
Animals Within, Spirit Animals
Animals Within Spirit Animals
Hanuman by molee
There has always been this obsession with the others we share this planet with.
We communicate with them on certain basic levels and yet they inhabit a plane so different from ours: savage, instinctive, a life of sheer survival. At the same time they can do things beyond human abilities: fly through the skies, swim the oceans, apply t
Project Porkchop Vol. 300
About Project Porkchop
The DeviantArt Experience can sometimes quickly become the quintessential example of that most frustrating problem: too much of a good thing. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to peruse the thousands of submissions and postings of artistic innovation, creativity and sheer beauty that are generated everyday.
So thank you for ProjectPorkchop!
Astralseed, an Icelandic deviant artist with a penchant for equines, including Quirlicorns (a breed of unicorns), has made our busy lives so much easier with ProjectPorkchop, a feature she started on her DeviantArt page. Project Porkchop’s fine eye for the best of the newly submitted artworks of virtually unknown artists, the incredible art tha
Jane Austen's Prevailing and Perpetual Prose
Forever Austen Jane Austen’s Prevailing and Perpetual Prose
Becoming Jane by discret
First Edition of
Pride and Prejudice (1813)
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
—Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
The opening line of Jane Austen’s
Collection: The Steampunk Menagerie
The Steampunk Menagerie
The magic of thousands of years of natural selection and other evolutionary factors has created in all living creatures pretty much the optimal version of each for where each fits in the world. But never tell a human being, especially a steampunk, that there’s no need to fix what isn’t broken.
Here’s a collection of interesting imaginings of mechanical steampunk replacements for the somewhat mundane denizens of the actual natural world. For some people, especially some artists, until there’s been an upgrade or enhancement to anything, there just isn’t any “there” there.
Hayao Miyazaki: The Castle of Cagliostro
LUPIN by yocco
Foreword by techgnotic
The Today Page welcomes Sylwia Telari with a review of the one of the most beloved animated feature films of Hayao Miyazaki, “The Castle Of Cagliostro.” A DeviantArt community member for over six years, Sylwia is a traditional artist, working mostly within the mediums of ink, graphite and water color, as well as a wonderful storyteller and concept artist. Sylwia is also a Community Volunteer for Traditional Art, so please let her know if you see an artistic work that you feel is worth
Collection: Good Luck Charms
The first “lucky charms” may have been items like personal rosaries and crucifixes blessed by priests. Over time, the blessing became less important than the object itself. It seems there are lucky charms endemic to all peoples in all places on Earth, from four-leaf clovers to a rabbit's paw. One such talisman would be the lucky horseshoe, nailed above thresholds with points up – to catch good luck floating by. If you have any coin, button, medallion or other trinket in your pocket when you experience good luck, then voila! – you have a lucky charm as good as any!
Feature Time!BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE IT.
(and, I had, like, 4,480+ deveations to view in me message box... >.> Yeah, that's where I found most of these)
Keeper of the Blood Stone by Christina2202:thumb334286863:Komplet54 02 by AmberSculptureAlchemy by LillyxandraZuekos 2.0 by mocorockANGUISH LANTERN STAFF by Obsidian-AsphodelSTEAM PARASOL by Obsidian-AsphodelBadass Barbarian Bunny by SlerskSunflower ring by Dans-MagicGimli helm with Gloin beard by DrgibbsPetit Picnic Contest by kayanahOwl Book by KnottyCoversThe delusions of Ms. Threnody and Sir Risdel by MissThrenodyA young white rabbit. Alice in Wonderland. by Ynik-nameMomo Plush by NsomniacArtistApollinaria Doroshenko by RyzhervindAmnesia Monster Coin Purse Commission by UraHameshiJewish Bible Commission by BCcreativity[SKYRIM] Staff Of Destruction by Dj3r0mEmpire's diairy : The Lady in Blue by TourneventPaper ART by angelicetherrealityPretty in Paper by dolldelight