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Sketch Page #0001

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I’m taking a day or two to relax and kind of just play this week (I’ve got a lot to celebrate) but I’ll be back to the grindstone before too long.  I’ve been making a list of things I want to do for the Con in September and it’s already kind of daunting.  But I’m oh so excited!

-Valentine

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The Bronze Venus

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I put my show up today; I think it looks pretty nifty, but there’s no time to rest!  I plan on attending a local comic-con as a seller in a couple of months, so I’ve got to get back to work!  When I got home from hanging my show I flipped through every drawing I’ve done in the last few months and scanned the ones worth scanning — and that still left me with sixty-four pages to scan.  So, I’m going to be a busy little bee for the next little bit.  Hopefully some exciting things happen!

Meanwhile, here’s Josephine Baker.  Because, hey, why not?

-Valentine

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Giving Thanks

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This past year has given me quite a bit to be thankful for.  To celebrate, I tried my hand at block printing and made prints of this image.

And I still have plenty to be thankful for.  What am I thankful for now?  All of the pieces for my show are done and now all I have to do is everything else before Sunday.  But hey, come Monday I get my life back.

-Valentine

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Little Miss Airman

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Recently my mother jokingly suggested I do a portrait of her.  Well, I think the joke was more that I should make her look thinner and younger, but I took it and ran with it.  Once upon a time she served in the air force of these United States, and wouldn’t you know it?  I have some pictures from those days.  I don’t think this is what she had in mind when she asked me for a portrait, but I am certain she loves it.

Love you, mom.

-Valentine

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We’re All Mad Here

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I’m down to the last three pieces for my show and I have twelve days left.  I’ll have plenty of time to finish them, over-criticize them, make adjustments, print them, mount them, design and make title cards, write and mount an artist statement, and design and print take-aways.  Yep, plenty of time.

To keep me motivated, Ms. Cheshire here is ready to help keep a smile on my face.  Maybe she’ll make you smile too?

-Valentine

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I’m Ready to Roll!

A few weeks back we hosted a game night and I was asked if I would come up with an image for the invitations.  As I see it there are three kinds of player; the rambunctious one, the patient and focused one, and the timid one.  It’s always amusing to see what happens when the three sit down at the same table with one another.

-Valentine

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Sneaky Peeky

I have two weeks to finish the pieces for my show and I may be starting to panic a little.  Getting them done in time isn’t going to be the challenge; getting them done, printed, and mounted will be.  I can do it, though.  I mean, at least, I think I can.

Enjoy this sneak peek!  I’ll be posting the fruits of this series soon.

-Valentine