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September 20, 2012


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Starving Artist

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 20, 2012, 7:15 PM
Gallery l Bluecanvas l Watch Me l Note Me

Morning and evening
Maids heard the goblins cry:
"Come buy our orchard fruits,
Come buy, come buy..."

Christina Rossetti, Goblin Market


Ah, it's been a such a long, long time since I last prefaced a journal entry with a quotation. Does anyone remember those days? Are there even any watchers remaining from then?

I shall come to the point directly. I'm afraid to report that I am presently in dire financial straits. I have almost nothing to live on and am overdrawn on the bank by a sum which will leave me in anticipation of yet more debt in the coming months once it is paid off.

If I could appeal to anyone's generosity in visiting my print shop and making what little purchase you can from it, I shall thank you humbly and gratefully for your support. I know the selection is poor, but I hope there might be something that might suit you. Cards, mugs and magnets are also available on most of the images as alternatives to prints.

My Redbubble store has a similar selection, in case anyone prefers making a purchase from there instead. Though I should like to point out that I have set my cut here on dA a little higher, as the base prices are lower (you won't be making a greater loss thereby).

Alternatively, you may prefer to show your support by purchasing some of my available books, three of which HouseofChabrier has so kindly reviewed over on Amazon. For the moment, print earnings will be of more immediate aid, but I am truly grateful in the longer term if you do indeed choose the books. They are, of course, the real heart of my output and profession.

Thank you so much.


ETA: Prints of two illustrations from Myths and Legends of Russia are also available from my agent's website: The Frog Princess and Right and Wrong. Plus a selection of prints from some of my Folio Society books which have not been enabled here are available from their website.

Thank you

Thank You... by jennyleigh:: Liek thanks you :: by Liek
Thank you so much to new watchers, to everyone for all your favourites, for your continued interest, and quite simply for your general tolerance.

I am not always able to reply to every comment and have had to choose not to thank everyone individually for favourites and watches, for which I do apologise. Please be assured, however, that I appreciate them all very much.

What is an Artist? by Neikoish


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EarthHart Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wish I could help Squire, but on a pension it's a bit hard. A thought though. Do you have enough work to put on an exhibition? If so, let me know, I'll note you my details.
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Not to worry at all. I understand. :hug: I don't think I can manage an exhibition at the moment. I'm still busy in spite of having no cash (in between projects and exhausted balance). But it's something to think about one day.

(I'll reply to your note shortly. ^_^)
EarthHart Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's OK :nod: The offer's there for another day :D
Stay well :hug:
Fiofiorina Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Dear Natee,
We are currently on very hard times too (my husband is still without work), but I allowed myself to advertise your books among my friends and among the contacts I have on Facebook. I know, it's not much, but I hope it helps. :-(

I am thinking of you. *gentle hugs*
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, Alessandra. You have always been so kind. I hope things improve very soon for you and your husband, too.

Fiofiorina Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
You are welcome. I just wish I could help you more!
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Any "light at the end of the tunnel" yet? Perhaps a new project?
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I do indeed have work lined up and am still busy as we speak. I just don't have any cash as I'm in between projects and am taking so long with the current one. ^^; I'll explain further later.
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent. I hope you can pull through!
Veronica-Art Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Niroot, I hope spreading out the word helps a little. Keep strong and keep creating beauty. Try to stay positive and optimistic. You are in my thoughts and prayers :heart::love:
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