Not Cyber Mon. but Cyber MONTH

This isn’t a Cyber Monday sale…it’s a 20% off sale on all my original artwork photography & digital photo collages (INCLUDING the X-RAYted series as seen on Oddities!)!!  And this sale runs thru 12/20!!!  Unique, creative gifts with small, signed prints starting at just $20!  Paypal accepted to forestwalker333@hotmail.com!  So, don’t rush to buy mass produced gifts anyone can get everywhere due to the Cyber Monday frenzy…relax & peruse my websites (listed below) & select unique, creative, affordable gifts!  And you’ll be supporting small business/local artists!

HeartRoots (c)Nov.2013 NEW digital photo collage

HeartRoots (c)Nov.2013 NEW digital photo collage

My Business Postcard

My Business Postcard

Also available; original T-shirts, greeting cards & 1-of-a-kind jewelry!!  Cards only $3-$4 ea. + s/h, shirts start at just $20 (includes s/h!), jewelry starts at just $15 + s/h!!  Please allow 1-2 weeks for shipping within the continental US…

T-shirt/card design Flyer

T-shirt/card design Flyer

Unique Necklaces

Unique Necklaces

For more images:   http://laurencurtisart.weebly.com

http://laurencurtis.imagekind.com

http://www.facebook.com/LaurenCurtisArtTalonArt

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!

Mixed Media Frenzy

As an artist, I’ve always been somewhat of a creative schizophrenic…or maybe the proper term is artistic multi-personality??  Anyway, I work with a wide variety of media…started with pencil and charcoal drawings, moved to oils and acrylics, branched to photography and pen & ink with watercolors, finally digital art and collage…and now they’re all kind of merging together in a mixed media frenzy (like the tie in to the blog title??)

In this day and age of things going by so quickly & fads coming and going in seconds…and of me striving to earn a full time living as a freelance artist… I’ve found that having this wide selection of modes to work with can come in handy although I also admit that it can get a bit distracting.   So I have to find ways to achieve balance and focus.  Also, being diverse helps when earning income as I can translate my artwork to t-shirts, greeting cards, reproduction prints, jewelry, etc., which offers options for collectors and clients in a varied price range, making my art more accessible to more people!

My Business Postcard

My Business Postcard

Lately, my personal artwork has leaned much more to mixed media, especially combining collage, either digital or hand-cut, with photography or watercolors.  This allows me to use several of my preferred media all at once and create a new look while expressing my cohesive themes.  I really love utilizing (c)-free Victorian woodcut imagery, as I’ve always loved this era, and combining this element with my painting or photography work adds a vintage feel to modern pieces.  Here’s my latest creation, “Reminisce”.

Reminisce (c)2013, watercolor and collage

Reminisce (c)2013, watercolor and collage  (repro. prints available)

And, while creating fine artwork to submit to exhibits and galleries, I also continue working on my commercial art;  in honor of my favorite up-coming holiday of Halloween, I’m having a pre-All Hallow’s T-shirt sale!  Anyone who orders TWO or MORE T-shirts will get 20% off!  Prices go from $20-$37 each, which includes s/h!  Shirts are 100% pre-shrunk cotton, come in white, gray or black, short or long sleeve, women’s cut in white, all sizes, including kids thru XXL!  Price depends on size, color & shirt type.  PAYPAL accepted to me at forestwalker333@hotmail.com  Here are a few samples…more can be seen on http://laurencurtis.imagekind.com

T-shirt Flyers; Lauren Curtis T's

T-shirt Flyers; Lauren Curtis T’s

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OK, promo portion of this blog is over…but it serves as an example of various ways to use your artwork to reach many types of people!

So, that’s just a small sampling of how I’ve incorporated my obsession with mixed media into my fine art and commercial work.  Feel free to post any questions about this post or comments about how you use mixed media in your creative endeavors.  Thanks for reading!!

Original Goth Girls

My 1st introduction to the seductive, dark, yet sometimes humorous, world of goth was from watching two of the Queens of the Scene way back when, Morticia Addams on The Addams Family & Lily Munster on The Munsters TV shows .  Even as a “baby bat” I was fascinated by these oddly beautiful woman and wanted to be just like them (& have somewhat achieved that goal although they, to me & many other admiring fans, are still the epitome of Gothic Gorgeousness!)

So, as many of you know, I design & sell my own original arT-shirts and in homage to my fave Dark Duo, I’ve designed the “You Spoke French” shirt honoring the eternal, romantic love between Tish & Gomez, and “Don’t Mess with Munsters!” because, well, you just don’t piss Lily off!  These 100% pre-shrunk cotton T’s are available in all kids & adult sizes, white, gray & black and start at just $20 each, shipping INCLUDED!  If you’d like to sport one of these beauties just drop me an email at forestwalker333@hotmail.com (PAYPAL accepted!) or reply to this blog.

*snap, snap*

Original Goth Girls T-shirts (C)2013

Original Goth Girls T-shirts (C)2013

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Close-ups!

Close-ups!

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T(shirt) Time!

Would you like some T?  Not the beverage but unique artistic T-shirts and just in time for Spring/Summer!  Now that it’s FINALLY warming up it’s time to refresh your wardrobe with these cool shirts featuring original artwork by, who else?…me!

These 100% pre-shrunk cotton shirts come in all sizes, kids and adults!  Available colors are white, gray and black (white only for women’s cut T’s).  And they start at only $20 ea. (INCLUDING s/h)!!  Add +$5 each for XXL.  Add +$5 ea. for gray shirt,  +$7 ea. black shirt.   Add +$6 ea. for women’s cut.  Here’s a sampling of my designs:

T-shirt Designs (c)Lauren Curtis

T-shirt Designs (c)Lauren Curtis

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You can see more samples on:

http://www.facebook.com/LaurenCurtisArtTalonArt

http://www.laurencurtis.imagekind.com

Custom design orders welcome!  Reply to this blog or email me at forestwalker333@hotmail.com with any questions!

PAYPAL accepted to me at forestwalker333@hotmail.com  (please use GIFT payment option if possible).  Checks/$ Orders mailed to:

Lauren Curtis

P.O. Box 193

Franklin Park, NJ  08823

Happy T-time!

Shameless art plug

Happy March, everyone…Spring is almost here and people will be coming out of hibernation so I thought it was time for a little shameless self-promo! I’m a full-time freelance artist who creates unique logos, promo/marketing material designs, book & CD covers, illustrations for publications (including children’s books) & more! So if you need to hire an artist for these services, I have reasonable rates, keep in regular communication w/ clients & always meet deadlines! You can see work samples here:
http://www.LaurenCurtisArt.com/ (commercial & fine art)
http://www.laurencurtis.imagekind.com/ (cards, T-shirts, photography, illustration)

That’s all for now but I’ll be posting a BIG art announcement next week!

Have a fun weekend.

A few design samples:

Design & Art Samples (c)Lauren Curtis

Design & Art Samples (c)Lauren Curtis

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Check it out; I’m the featured artist!

I’d like to thank Richard over at Artybuzz, the cool new website for artists that want to easily reproduce and sell their work in a variety of formats, for having me as the current featured artist! I offer some of my illustrations as greeting cards, T-shirts, etc. on this site. Here’s the link: http://artybuzz.com/blog/features/featured-artists/lauren-curtis/

Artybuzz News:

My friends at Artybuzz have some cool news about art contests on their site, so read on…and vote for my tee-shirt designs on their site & check out my available art products as well (just search for Lauren Curtis on their website!). Here’s their news:
ISSUE DATE:10//2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Artybuzz.com launches New Contests Zone
This week sees the launch of a brand new interactive ‘contests zone ’ on
artists community.The new feature on Artybuzz.com allows artists,photographers and designers of
all kinds to enter a variety of interactive contests and competitions with different themes and
challenges.The contests also give the opportunity for entrants to win a range of prizes,gift
vouchers,and also exposure on the Artybuzz website itself and other partner websites.
Anyone can enter the Artybuzz.com contests,which will be running regularly from now on.Once a
piece of work is entered,it can then be voted on,and these votes help to decide the winner of the
contests.Richard Wilde,the owner of Artybuzz said “As well as having this new contests zone,the
voting system twinned with our comments system allows creative
constructive criticism on their work as well,allowing them to improve it if needed ”.In most contests
there will also be a wildcard winner chosen by a special guest judge.So even if there is a runaway
winner on the voting,if the guest judge likes a particular entry,there is still a good chance of getting
chosen as a winner,adding a further element of surprise and excitement.
The first two contests are now open for submissions
The first of the contests is a t shirt design contest,of which two winners will be chosen who will win
a variety of free gifts and also some promotional and opportunities for public exposure which.The
second contest is an art contest open to all kinds of art
will also receive free gift vouchers and will also have their work put into a large print run of posters.
For more information,or to enter a piece of work into the contests,people simply need to visit
http://www.artybuzz.com/contests-zone.php
Artybuzz.com launches New Contests Zone
a brand new interactive ‘contests zone ’ on Artybuzz.com
.The new feature on Artybuzz.com allows artists,photographers and designers of
all kinds to enter a variety of interactive contests and competitions with different themes and
lso give the opportunity for entrants to win a range of prizes,gift
vouchers,and also exposure on the Artybuzz website itself and other partner websites.
Anyone can enter the Artybuzz.com contests,which will be running regularly from now on.Once a
piece of work is entered,it can then be voted on,and these votes help to decide the winner of the
contests.Richard Wilde,the owner of Artybuzz said “As well as having this new contests zone,the
voting system twinned with our comments system allows creative ’s to gain feedback and
constructive criticism on their work as well,allowing them to improve it if needed ”.In most contests
there will also be a wildcard winner chosen by a special guest judge.So even if there is a runaway
e guest judge likes a particular entry,there is still a good chance of getting
chosen as a winner,adding a further element of surprise and excitement.
open for submissions,and are completely free for anyone
first of the contests is a t shirt design contest,of which two winners will be chosen who will win
a variety of free gifts and also some promotional and opportunities for public exposure which.The
second contest is an art contest open to all kinds of artists and photographers.The winners of this
will also receive free gift vouchers and will also have their work put into a large print run of posters.
information,or to enter a piece of work into the contests,people simply need to visit
zone.php and follow the simple steps.
Artybuzz.com,the online
.The new feature on Artybuzz.com allows artists,photographers and designers of
all kinds to enter a variety of interactive contests and competitions with different themes and
also give the opportunity for entrants to win a range of prizes,gift
vouchers,and also exposure on the Artybuzz website itself and other partner websites.
Anyone can enter the Artybuzz.com contests,which will be running regularly from now on.Once a
piece of work is entered,it can then be voted on,and these votes help to decide the winner of the
contests.Richard Wilde,the owner of Artybuzz said “As well as having this new contests zone,the
ve ’s to gain feedback and
constructive criticism on their work as well,allowing them to improve it if needed ”.In most contests
there will also be a wildcard winner chosen by a special guest judge.So even if there is a runaway
e guest judge likes a particular entry,there is still a good chance of getting
for anyone to enter.
first of the contests is a t shirt design contest,of which two winners will be chosen who will win
a variety of free gifts and also some promotional and opportunities for public exposure which.The
artists and photographers.The winners of this
will also receive free gift vouchers and will also have their work put into a large print run of posters.
information,or to enter a piece of work into the contests,people simply need to visit http://www.artybuzz.com/contests-zone.php