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Introducing Vinyl Stickers to Our Shop!

Jeff MitchellComment

Happy Friday! Before you check out for the weekend, check out our new line of vinyl stickers we introduced this week!

Stickers vary in size, but each one is hand cut in the studio and covered in a waterproof, glossy topcoat to protect it from damage.

The sticker section in our shop is "while supplies last". We produce them in short runs and plan on switching them out often. If you see something you like, it may be gone tomorrow!

And if you have an idea, we're all ears.

Giving Up the Sharpie

Jeff MitchellComment
leland palmer

“What pens do you use for your ink drawings?”

I’m not going to knock artists who don’t use “professional” tools to create art. If creating art with crayons or ketchup or pig’s blood gives you what you need, then so be it. However, it’s NOT okay to make excuses for your work based on your lack of knowledge of the options you have. I know this, because I did it for years.

“That’s how I intended it to look.”

“I think it adds to the effect.”

For me, that attitude was rooted in complacency. I spent years blocking in ink drawings with Sharpie pens because they were cheap, and I was used to them. It wasn’t until long after I started getting paid on art jobs that I began to upgrade my rig.

I went through many brands of pens before I settled on Pigma Microns. It’s a matter of personal preference, but take the time and minimal expense to experiment with different brands before you make your final selection. I prefer the Microns because they offer a great variety of pen sizes, and the ink is consistent throughout a whole piece.

You're an artist. Experiment for Christ's sake!

Jeff MitchellComment

"Harry, I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don't plan it. Don't wait for it. Just let it happen. It could be a new shirt at the men's store, a catnap in your office chair, or two cups of good, hot black coffee."

When we're in Arkansas, our present is this place. One hot chocolate, one coffee and an hour of rolling hills on the way home.