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I am totally not convinced I am using it right, but please check out my tumblr, comment and share and whatnot! Love!
felixeddy.tumblr.com/
Thanks!
Felix
So this year is off to a... start! I have some more health ailments, I won't bore you with, suffice it to say I can no longer eat anything I really love.. but I am losing weight and going to be healthier this year than ever.  That eye surgery last year went as well as you could have hoped, so  I am not blind, and so far haven't had to declare bankruptcy! yay!
I have been trying to do some kind of art every day. This has resulted in a boom of small teacup paintings, and hopefully will continue into a more productive art year than ever! Positive!
I have a bunch of events in 2013, starting with the Wicked Faire!
wickedfaire.com/
then the Twisted World Event!
thetwistedworld.com/
Then the Steampunk World's Faire
steampunkworldsfair.com/
then a bunch of art festivals all over New York State, starting with the East Aurora Art Society Outdoor Exhibition (what a mouthful!) in June and ending in Norwich NY in September with the Chenango Colorscape Arts Festival. there are like 7 in between those. I can't remember. hopefully it will all be up on my website soon, so the internet will remember for me.

I have been painting almost every day, and wondered if anyone out there has advice on a blog site.. Tumblr was suggested to me, but I don't really understand Tumblr yet. If you have advice I would love to hear it!
Thanks all,
happy new year!
-Felix
Hey peeps, I know I havent been around much but this year has been a heck of a trial for me!
Right now the big deal is that I need eye surgery. Every fine artist's nightmare, right? I have a partially torn retina on the right and the beginning of the same on the left.  The danger with the right side is that it could fully detatch and i could be permanently imaired. What's worse is that I do not have insurance. The surgery is going to cost me close to $9k. Frankly, if I had any part of that money sitting around I would have insurance, so pretty much this situation is terrifying and upsetting. Since I work two jobs and rent half my house I am not qualified for medicaid or financial assistance, I am negotiating with the hospital for anything I can get, but right now it looks bleak.

Frankly I need all the help I can get.

So! I am offering a discount in my etsy store for my DA friends and followers.  If there is something you have seen in my gallery you want, message me and if it's reasonable and I still have it, I will list it for sale, just for you. (sorry, the Queen bee, Mr. frog, and the water horses arealready sold!) i have artworkupthere now, and will be listing more soon. i also have a lot of sewn goodies, purses, pouches, supplies, lots of good stuff! Soon to be posted are some lovely steampunk vests.

Anyway, i would really appreciate any help you can give me, so he is the coupon code: DAPEEPS12
And my store is www.etsy.com/shop/Zzephyrsphin…
And yes!you can share the code and link to the store anywhere you want.
Thanks!
Felix

Bestiary Alphabet on Etsy

Sat Apr 16, 2011, 4:26 PM
 



www.etsy.com/listing/69159455/…

Order your copy through my Etsy store and I will sign it for yah.:)

 
  • Listening to: OK Go

The Bestiary Alphabet Is IN Stock

Sun Feb 27, 2011, 12:47 PM
 



If you go to www.felixeddy.com you can order the Bestiary Alphabet book through me. I will even sign your copy. $15/ each, plus shipping. Head over to my website and shoot me an email order.  
Thanks!

 
  • Listening to: OK Go

The BEstiary Alphabet

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 26, 2010, 3:42 PM
Anyone who enjoyed my series of black & white creatures... The published book should be out at the end of January or early February. There were some serious setbacks in the process, including having to change publishers, so my initial elation over the project was much diminished, and it appears I may not be able to sell them on Amazon or through Barnes & Noble as the first publisher promised. The book will still happen, though, and I plan to do what I can to have it carried in Barnes & Noble at least.
I will be opening up pre-orders soon, so if you want to be included on the pre-order mailing list, please send me a private note with your email or snail-mail address! I plan to have the book cost around $20, it will have all 26 full-page alphabet creatures as well as about 30 more pictures, and research  and information about each mythical beastie. It will be an 8x10 softcover.

Hope everyone had a great holiday and has an even better New Year!
-Felix

  • Listening to: OK Go
I will have a small display and some original artwork at the Anachronism show in NYC this sunday (Nov 21st)... theanachronismnyc.com/
Come by and see me!
  • Listening to: OK Go
Is it weird that there only seem to be photographers and digital artists on the Daily Dev's anymore? You only get traditional artists like once a week or so. And all the DD's of photographed "Nudes"... Really? Aren't we past that yet? I admit, some are great and deserve the feature! that's not my complaint. I just feel like we get a different nude girl every damn day. Aren't there some photographers taking great pictures of something OTHER than pretty naked girls? I mean, just because we LOOOOVE to objectify women and oggle their titties, do we HAVE to feature a nudie **every** day? Isn't this an all-ages show here on DA? Today, for example, there was a lovely photo of a nude, I liked it even!! but then I scrolled through the DD's and every other picture is a photograph, vector, or digital piece and at least half of them featured some sexy semi-clad excessively-boobied image of a "woman".... Can we not, as a society, as a community, find some more interest in less sexualized and objectified versions of women? How about some DD's that don't feature sexy females posing sexily? There MUST be some people painting landscapes, drawing animals, or maybe painting MEN. I would like to see some sexier men featured. How about we objectify some dudes now, to make it even, hmm?

I paint some sexy women, I admit. And I don't think there is anything wrong with it, in itself, though I TRY to involve more intellectual content over straight up physical beauty... I have just observed, recently, that there seems to be a bias towards a very specific subject matter... If you want a DD feature, take a photograph as follows: "young, conventionally attractive, skinny girls-- showing their boobies." Further meaning and content not required (in fact, probably discouraged).
  • Listening to: The Knife
Hey all!
I'm the visual arts editor of the Broome Review literary magazine (www.thebroomereview.com)
we are now accepting submissions for the 2011 year! Usually we host 3-5 visual artists for one calendar year on the Broome Review website gallery, with credits and links to your pages. One artist will be selected to be featured on the cover of the printed literary magazine, and that artist will get a complementary copy of the printed journal.

To submit your work, please send 3-5 jpeg images to thebroomereview@aol.com along with your name, and the titles/medium/dimensions of your work. All media are accepted, but keep in mind that they will be displayed on an internet gallery, so if you have 3D work the quality of your pictures will make all the difference!

Accepting submissions until the end of December, 2010. Notifications will go out in January to all participants.



Thanks so much, and I look forward to seeing your submissions!

-Felix
  • Listening to: The Knife
I will be vending at Wicked Ithaca Friday Oct 1st and Saturday Oct 2nd!
Ithaca's Premiere Steampunk Coolfest! Come see me and fantastic Masquerade Artisan E L Downey!

www.wickedithaca.com
  • Listening to: The Knife

I have an Etsy Shop!!!

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 9, 2010, 7:48 PM
So I have an online store now at www.etsy.com/shop/Zzephyrsphin…
I will be posting all the good stuff there that I can't sell here, like originals and sewn projects and calendars and such! I encourage you to check it out! it's still new to me, so keep checking back and I will keep adding new things!

www.etsy.com/shop/Zzephyrsphin…

  • Listening to: Abney Park
  • Reading: Kim Harrison
  • Drinking: Iced Tea

Print madness... or why change is a mixed bag

Journal Entry: Wed May 12, 2010, 12:08 AM
Soooo... DA changed their print program to give artists 100% of the profit....
sounds great, right?
except they marked up the base prices so they are no longer a competitive source of prints for the artist to buy their own prints from. which is to be expected I guess, since they are trying to snag their profits mainly from teenagers who really want a poster of their anime drawings I suppose.  
The really irritating part is that they actually CHANGED ALL OUR PRINT PRICES! they used your chosen price as a basis of markup percentage, and then adjusted all of your print prices so that you would receive the same PERCENTAGE MARKUP but your print prices all dropped.... A LOT.

This probably is meaningless to a lot of people, but I actually have contracts with some stores that carry my work, so I am not supposed to offer my prints elsewhere for less than I sell them at the stores or in person. It makes me look bad, and it undercuts my retailers, which is just unprofessional.

So yeah, I changed them all back, which has taken me a ridiculously long time because they haven't got a simple button that says "all the 8x10's I offer should be $XX" or whatever, you have to open each print and edit the prices for every size manually. So if I have 100 prints and I offer them all at 3 or 4 different sizes, that's me opening 100 pages and entering 350-400 little numbers manually...AAARGH! So to the few people who realized what was happening and got some really great sale prices on prints-- you won a lottery of sorts! I don't offer sale prices like that! Congrats, and I don't blame you, but I am ticked at DA. Why the heck would they assume that everyone would want to lower their prices just because the print sales royalties division changed?

Why wouldn't I just want to offer my artwork to the world at the cheapest possible rate? well, cause I like to eat. you see it free on the web, but it takes time and effort and -yes- money, to make art, and I spend even more money buying print packaging materials, advertising, and paying booth and vendor fees to do shows and travel expenses all over the place... I have to offer prints at a certain markup or else I am just frittering away all my time and passion on a pleasant hobby.  I love art, and I would do it anyway, but I am also trying to run a business. Selling your work for a profit is not selling out, by the way... selling out is when you sacrifice your personal ideals and morals for a price. My morals are still in place when someone buys a print from me... and then I get to buy more art supplies. :)

Needless to say, I disabled a bunch of prints, rather than adjust everything. Some were not worth keeping up there anyway, but still... I am peeved, and now I have to find a new printer for my regular prints! It's no longer a real deal to buy 5 or 10 prints here and sell them myself. I'll still offer them here, but probably not going to use DA as my primary provider anymore, which is a real shame. I hate it when I have talked up a company to a lot of colleagues and then it gets all crappy!

  • Reading: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

So art and life...

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 14, 2010, 4:00 PM
It's been almost seven months now since my marriage collapsed.  I've barely updated here, and truthfully it's because I've been in a black depression. I haven't done much art at all, though I started a few things, I never finished them. Sometimes emotions fuel art, but too much just crushes your will to do anything. To avoid being alone with myself I took on ridiculous overtime hours, buried myself in books and tried to go out and "meet new people" with varying degrees of success. It kept me from laying in bed all day and being a self-pitying blob of goo, but it also kept me from being very creatively productive. That may be a good thing, as I seem inclined to make melodramatic overwrought torturous things when I am so miserable.

I feel that I'm coming out of it, so I'm trying to move ahead with some art projects. I took on a number of things in collaboration with other artists, but that almost stalled me out again, being too ambitious in time frame and too far from where my head is at these days. I've gotten involved in a public/community arts project as well, which is not exactly making me happy, because it's really really... cheerful. LOL... maybe more cheerful than I was ready for.  But you have to start somewhere! And maybe handling paint again is really the best place to start, even if it's not in line with my mood. Hopefully I'll be coming up with something worth posting here sooner or later. I still need to finish WRITING the Bestiary book, so that should be out eventually, as well.

Thanks to anyone who checks back here, and I appreciate all of the support you guys have given me.  :)

  • Listening to: Placebo
  • Reading: Skin Trade -Laurel K. Hamilton

Some real life drama.

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 23, 2009, 8:09 PM
Hello, to those of you who know me, or just watch me... Happy holidays.

I've been struggling along, trying to get my book together, and still involved in a number of groups and interests. . .

In the meantime, back in October, My husband had a huge identity crisis, and left. For good. Never to look back, apparently. It was very abrupt, there was practically no warning. I was devastated. After trying everything I could think of, from counselling to a small fortune in self-help books and hours of internet scouring, there's only one conclusion I've been able to come to...

There's not a damn thing I can do. The love of my life just threw away nine years of trust and devotion, and there's nothing I can do about it.

So I am working on my art, and working on my life, and just working a lot, lately. I've picked up a lot of new projects, and it looks like my Bestiary is only a few weeks away at this point.

What does this mean for anyone reading this journal? Well, not a whole lot, except that I appreciate all the people who have supported me online and in real life, and a few of you are on here. Also, I am going to go the shameless route and ask people who may have been considering buying a print if they would help me out and make that choice now... I am facing a divorce, and I will have to take over our house and all the bills that we used to split, which is putting me in a very tight financial situation. I don't want charity, I don't want donations, But if you had in mind a particular print of mine that you had always thought of getting, or were considering a commission for the new year... Now's the time it would really help me out. I'd like to send a big Thank-you to the people who've already bought some prints, and thanks to anyone who does decide to buy some art from me! Thanks for those who just watch and fav, too, I appreciate all of your support.

Have a great New Year!
-F

  • Listening to: Fever Ray
It's that time of year again, I am looking for talented artists!


I am the Visual Arts Editor for The Broome Review, a published literary Journal sold in Barnes & Noble, Waldenbooks and other fine bookstores all over the country. Each year they put out the call for artists in various literary journals and writers magazines, and each year I am horrified by what writers think is great art. so I turn to you, my DA friends, to fill the gap and pick up the slack!

WHAT I WANT: Jpegs of artwork in any media no larger than 800x800 pixels at 72 DPI, suitable for internet viewing. I will be judging your work based on creativity, professionalism, and aesthetics. This is an all-ages venue so please no blatant nudity, or graphically violent or sexual images. Use your head. Deadline is December 28 2009.

WHAT YOU GET: You get your artwork hosted on [link] for one year with links to your website or DA gallery and your contact information, AND one lucky artist will be selected to be published on the cover of the printed journal, and recieve a free copy of the finished journal (to be printed in the spring of 2010) as well as all the free interwebs publicity.

If you are interested, send up to 4 jpegs to thebroomereview@aol.com with the subject line "art sumbissions 2010 by YOUR NAME HERE"



By submitting your work you are agreeing that you are the artist and that you have the right to use the images, and that you are giving The Broome Review the right to use your images only for the promotion of The Brooome Review and [link]; and for the promotion of you, the artist.

CALL FOR ARTISTS!!

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 5, 2009, 2:49 PM
It's that time of year again, I am looking for talented artists!


I am the Visual Arts Editor for The Broome Review, a published literary Journal sold in Barnes & Noble, Waldenbooks and other fine bookstores all over the country. Each year they put out the call for artists in various literary journals and writers magazines, and each year I am horrified by what writers think is great art. so I turn to you, my DA friends, to fill the gap and pick up the slack!

WHAT I WANT: Jpegs of artwork in any media no larger than 800x800 pixels at 72 DPI, suitable for internet viewing. I will be judging your work based on creativity, professionalism, and aesthetics. This is an all-ages venue so please no blatant nudity, or graphically violent or sexual images. Use your head. Deadline is December 28 2009.

WHAT YOU GET: You get your artwork hosted on www.thebroomereview.com for one year with links to your website or DA gallery and your contact information, AND one lucky artist will be selected to be published on the cover of the printed journal, and recieve a free copy of the finished journal (to be printed in the spring of 2010) as well as all the free interwebs publicity.

If you are interested, send up to 4 jpegs to thebroomereview@aol.com with the subject line "art sumbissions 2010 by YOUR NAME HERE"



By submitting your work you are agreeing that you are the artist and that you have the right to use the images, and that you are giving The Broome Review the right to use your images only for the promotion of The Brooome Review  and www.thebroomereview.com; and for the promotion of you, the artist.

  • Listening to: TV On the Radio
  • Reading: Final Exits
  • Drinking: Chocolate Soy Milk

New shows for September and Commission info!

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 23, 2009, 7:23 PM
I'll be showing at the Vestal, NY Barnes & Noble for September, on the Vestal Parkway.

I'll be at Binghamton Communiversity Fest Sept 11 4-9 Washington Street, Binghamton, NY, selling art & Prints.

I'll be at the Windsor Window On the Arts Fest Sept 26th all day long with my whole booth set-up, Windsor, NY.

And I'm accepting Commissions for the holidays. Get 'em in now!

8x10 B&W starting @ $100
Uncomfortable Fish by felixxkatt H is for Harpy by felixxkatt

8x10 watercolors starting @ $200- Portraits & Pets are great gifts!
Christopher's Present by felixxkatt In Honor of a Friend by felixxkatt

Original Digital collage (great presents! Let me make your family photos into art!) Starting at $120 for 8x10-11x14 (you can get any size for a little more).
Grandma Genevieve by felixxkatt Lovingly, Dods by felixxkatt


Also I still have a number of 2010 Calendars of the Celtic Animals and the Masquerade Ladies for sale $20

And I have some Tote Bags left with the green celtic kitty on them.
Green Celtic Cat by felixxkatt

Note me for information, I accept Paypal.

  • Listening to: TV On the Radio
  • Reading: Final Exits
  • Drinking: Chocolate Soy Milk

Meet me LIVE and In PERson!

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 14, 2009, 2:46 PM
The EA fest is done, and Julyfest Binghamton is over!

Coming up I will be at Pennsic- not selling work, but I will be there nonetheless, from DAY 1! Find me at Camp Siver Stag if you are so inclined, space B12 and say Hi!

After that, I will be at Binghamton University Communty Fest! First weekend in September, downtown Binghamton, NY.

I will also have an art show in Barnes & Nobles on the Vestal Pwky, Vestal NY for the month of Sept.

At the END of Sept, the last weeked,(saturday 9/26/09 from 10-5) I will be at the Windsor Window on the Arts Festival and Exhibit in Windsor, NY.


In GENERAL:

I have new eco-tote bags for sale with the green celtic kitty on them, in large and small sizes, for $25 and $15 respectively, while supplies last. You can order them from me directly if you note me here, I take paypal. I will include 5 postcards of your choice with every order.

Green Celtic Cat by felixxkatt

  • Listening to: Lady Gaga
  • Reading: From Dead To Worse by Charlaine Harris
  • Drinking: Water

East Aurora NY Art Fest

Fri Jun 26, 2009, 9:44 AM
Celtic Raven by felixxkatt Celtic Boar by felixxkatt Celtic Stag by felixxkatt
www.felixeddy.com

felixxkatt(at)yahoo.com

I will be at the East Aurora Art Society Outdoor Exhibition this Saturday & Sunday from 10-6ish. I have a booth near the school. If you are in the area, stop by and say hi! Great opportunity to pick up calendars & post cards & prints without paying shipping!
-felix

Celtic Horses by felixxkatt Celtic Ram by felixxkatt Celtic Rabbit by felixxkatt
Sunny Celtic Cat by felixxkatt Celtic Owl by felixxkatt Celtic Scottie Dog by felixxkatt
  • Listening to: Lady Gaga
  • Reading: Fables
  • Drinking: Water

Calendars are here!

Fri May 1, 2009, 1:13 PM
Celtic Raven by felixxkatt Celtic Boar by felixxkatt Celtic Stag by felixxkatt
www.felixeddy.com

felixxkatt(at)yahoo.com

Celtic animal calendars are here! Twelve months of glossy bright celtic critters!
$20 each (plus $2 shipping in US)

Collection of all 12 celtic animals in oversixe (6x9) postcards
$20 each (plus $2 shipping in US)

Collection of all 12 Celtic animals in standard postcards
$10 each (plus $2 shipping US)

Paypal accepted. felixxkatt(at)yahoo.com

Celtic Horses by felixxkatt Celtic Ram by felixxkatt Celtic Rabbit by felixxkatt
Sunny Celtic Cat by felixxkatt Celtic Owl by felixxkatt Celtic Scottie Dog by felixxkatt
  • Listening to: Lady Gaga
  • Reading: Fables
  • Drinking: Water