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free worldwide shipping @ society6 promo going on right now

!!!HOWEVER!!! all day today (on thanksgiving) there will be free shipping PLUS 15% off everything with the code “GIVETHANKS” at checkout. ends tonight at midnight PST.

(it’s time to start shopping for holiday gifts. give your little brother a tote bag with a drooling salamander on it. give your best friend a crying pink blob thing pasted on a sweatshirt. give your grandma a mug that features a cartoon man’s bleeding face. tis the season)

also there’s a new sticker/card on redbubble

Hey hey!

Posting the full image of my piece for the MECH YEAR 2015 calendar!! Preorders are ONLY open until November 30, so hurry and reserve yours now!  Even if I didn’t have art in it, I know I’d definitely want one for myself!

AND ALSO if the physical calendar is too much for your wallet (though $20 is average-ish for a nice calendar, I wanna say, and is a SWEET DEAL for 12 individually awesome art prints, if it helps to think about it that way), there is a $5 wallpaper pack with both plain and with-calendar-grid versions of every month’s artwork!  And the wallpapers come as a free bonus with the physical calendar~~

[Artwork details: graphite rendering, digital postwork.  Was aiming for a cheesy 1970s sci-fi paperback cover high-polish chrome look.  I think I did okay. :D]

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I am selling these three loose pendants. They are made of fused glass, with silver-plated bails attached. The price for each is $15 plus the cost of shipping. I am near Washington, D.C., so you can use that location to estimate what your shipping costs will be. If you would like to purchase one, please send me a message on tumblr or an email to matt.alexander.thompson@gmail.com , and we can work out the details.

Approximate dimensions of pendants (not including bails), from left to right:

- 6.8cm long, 2.6cm wide, 0.8cm thick

- 6.4cm long, 2.5cm wide, 0.8cm thick

- 5.7cm long, 2.0cm wide, 0.6cm thick

I apologize for posting outside of the standard designated time.

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Teepublic is having a sale! July 20-22, all shirts will be $14 (down from $20), with discounts on tons of other stuff all over the site. The designs shown above are only a few of what I have available, and I’ll be adding other stuff throughout the week. Check out my DeviantArt or my graphics blog for previews of what will be going up on Teepublic very shortly!

That’s what paint looks like when it dries up around the rim of a five-gallon bucket. I’ve held on to this one for a few months and I like to show it to people sometimes, it’s kinda neat for me.

*salesman voice* Northern California, Texas and Oklahoma residents! For your next project consider Kelly-Moore Paint’s™ Dura-Poxy+! Available in Eggshell, Satin, Semi-Gloss & Gloss finishes, perfect for children’s rooms, kitchens or bathrooms! Dries hard and meets all local and federal VOC limits!

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Photos taken December 1, 2015

I spent about an hour on the lap grinder working the edges of the black and white octagon and the two blue and green stripe squares. The lap grinder is a very useful machine, but my arms and hands get sore if I use it for too long.

One of the angles on the octagon nearly flattened out, but it is still an octagon and not a heptagon. I added some more white stringers, which will be tack fused on. I may have to cold work the edges again after the tack fuse if the piece rounds out too much. Either way, I expect to have this piece finished relatively soon, which is good, because I’m planning on displaying it at a local event soon.

I decided to cut the blue and green stripe squares into strips. For the piece with the large green stripe, I cut six strips that are each one inch wide. For the piece with the large blue stripe, I cut five strips that are each 1.2 inches wide. My original plan for both was to cut both into small squares, which could be used as components or as individual small pieces. The reason why I decided to go with wider strips for the second piece is because I realized that with one inch squares, I would get six squares along the diagonal that are only the color of the diagonal. I’m not sure how much I like that idea, given that I went to the trouble of making two different colors of stripes in the first place.

Let me know if you want to buy anything.