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Newest SnackHack: CottonCandy Cow!

Everyone, Meet Dr. CottonCandy Cow!

by Daric Gill

Every group needs a leader. CottonCandy Cow is this for the SnackHacks. Acting as the reluctantly appointed patriarch of the group, CottonCandy Cow tends to stand as the voice of reason for the rest of the SnackHacks. Though he’s not always the most personable soul in the bunch, he’s somehow always leaned on when the going gets tough.

Part Holstein dairy cow, part cotton candy maker, this guy would rather be left alone in his science lab rather than be bothered by other’s issues. And yet, Dr. Cow (Ph.D not M.D.) seems to always be trying to keep the SnackHack’s world from tipping into chaos.

Full name: Dr. Eugene Holstein CottonCandy Cow

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ToeHeads + SnackHacks Get An All New Storefront!

Stop In To The New Virtual Store!

by Daric Gill

The 1st ToeHead Ever! "Me and Tea"
The 1st ToeHead Ever! “Me and Tea”

Thanks to the continued support of my clients and their positive things to say about my work, the ToeHeads went from being just an idea in a sketchbook to a globally sold set of illustrations.

At the time of this post, the ToeHeads have more than 600 illustrations in their family and have since branched into a second division called the SnackHacks. There are over 300 illustrations that are drawn out and have yet to be made! Until this year, all of this has been done from the simple use of auxiliary spaces, galleries, and strangely enough… Facebook. Read on for more.

http://mkt.com/toeheads

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NEW “Absolute: Privilege”, Painting On Cherry Wood

“Absolute: Privilege”

By Daric Gill

Today I’m introducing my latest fine art painting. It’s called “Absolute: Privilege” and features an antique scratch awl, two pieces of ripped paper, and a leaf from a blooming cherry blossom. The piece is painted on reclaimed cherry wood and is mounted into a frame from the 1800’s.  All of the hardware on the back is hand-made specifically for this piece. Totaling around 17″ tall by 15 1/4″ wide (framed), the piece is actually a rounded rectangle recessed into a the carved out rectangle in the back of the frame. This space was where the original photograph and glass were mounted.

Image gallery following the article

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Selling Art & Separation Anxiety

Giving Up The Goods

Many artists feel a certain amount of separation anxiety when it comes to selling off their most precious work. After talking in-depth with a group of artists who feel this way, I’ve put together a list of the most common anxieties and the roots that make them so darn frustrating. If you’re that artist who wants to overcome this anxiousness, this blog is for you.

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