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Okay, not really. Well, kinda. But sans the khakis, chambray shirts and jail time.

My shop Papyrusaurus is nominated this year for the Martha Stewart American Made Awards. It's to honor the best of the best in small businesses offering crafts, food, design and clothing. It would be a HUGE honor to even make the final 1000, let alone receive one of the ten...
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The dude and I had date night last night. And not only did we consume delicious chicken and waffles, cajun grilled shrimp, crab cakes and perfect cocktails at my favorite local bistro (Pineapple Eddie Southern Bistro, if you're interested) but we had tattoo adventures afterwards! The dude ended up making an appointment for a later date, but I got something I've been waiting...
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lord_renob:
Kick ass ink!
billpowerssr:
LOVE IT !!!
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Well, I suppose it's time once again for one of those update thingies I'm so awful at.

Sooooo, things have been busy. I've continued to bust my butt with my business Papyrusaurus, trying to kick my usually slow summer season's ass. And with the launch of a new venue in Pittsburgh, and starting to venture into refurbishing vintage things with my...
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johnnysniper:
Oh I see. Well, I'm still going to pretend that the bar gives them to you to draw while you have a drink, that's way more fun. Maybe I'll start a bar that does that (and also serves wine slushies, which I assume are as excellent as they sound!)
harshrocker:
That's cool things are going well for you. Looks like you are quite busy with craft life.
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Which you can probably hear all the way around the globe at this point.

I just got a call from the gallery that hosted the paper arts show I made a piece for and apparently I won 2nd place, which equals a $200 prize. I seriously screamed at the top of my lungs after I hung up. I went to the opening last week, and...
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iso:
Considering it's also going to be covered in flowers, I don't think it will read as violence.  They'll take it as whimsical or fantastical.  They're more concerned with blood and gore.
nikonphoto80:
congratulations!!!  getting recognized for your art is one of the best feelings.  
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What's the world coming to?

Actually I just finished photographing my piece for a paper arts show at a local gallery and I'm so in love with the damn thing that I had to share it.

Behold my thing!

It's made from a children's book I've had since second grade (so..22 years or so.) The pages are tucked and
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nikonphoto80:
it looks amazing!!!  good job.  
mrwaverly:
That's really lovely. Being without an artistic atom in my body, I both envy, and appreciate it. Great work!
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So, hey yinz guys! I'm not dead. I swear. Look...typing...words. Not dead.

I made the big move to the Erie and truthfully, it's gone so much better than I ever could have imagined. With a little help from my mom we had the place all set up and feeling cozy in just a few days. And now that I've gotten...
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nikonphoto80:
i'm glad to hear the move went so well, and i'm glad to hear you are doing so well with your art, i hope you continue's to grow, and get more business, living in a city with great food and intertwinement is wonderful, Lexington is great for all of that.  on a side note, you are ridiculously good looking.  take care.  
minimalist666:
I am grateful to follow you.
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So, that was an interesting few months.

I had a whirlwind season of sales for the holidays. Between two of the biggest shows in the area, online sales, private sales and my kickin' deal with Mental_Floss I barely had time to breathe. I got accepted to the Redditgifts Marketplace at the tail end of their fall exchanges and hence was there for the utter MADNESS...
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nikonphoto80:
i'm really happy to hear that sales have went so well, i hope it keeps going and you make a lot of money.  i'm sorry to hear about the divorce, i have had about 7 or  so friends in the last a little over a year get divorced, so i know how it is, i'm sure you have plenty of people to talk to, but if you need some one else to unload on i would be more then happy to message with you about it, i hope the move goes well and everything works out.  
r3x:
I can't truly relate with your experiences, but I sympathize with the difficulties of turning a new leaf. Seems like things are going a bit all right since you posted. So... huzzah and stuff!
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First off, new rule: If you repeatedly try to follow me even though I keep denying you, I will just block you entirely. Problem solved.

Secondly, my first show of the season is a little less than two weeks away. Eeek! So stoked/panicked. It's a venue that I did extremely well at in the spring, and my stuff isn't even spring-oriented. So...
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letranger:
good luck with the show. im for certain you will be great success. i'd drop by and say hi but you know me...creepy.
endowdly:
Look at all those wicked little creations. Why buy it when you can build it!? 
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With the new site re-launch and the subtraction of the option to turn off friend requests, let me take a moment to say that I will not allow follows from people I don't know. And by "know" I mean interacted with via comments or messages. Or perhaps if we have a group in common and I've seen you post interesting/intelligent/humorous things...
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davidqueen:
I know how you feel about NOT having the friend option now. Not liking the new sg at all. I have about 6 months left on my subscription and either they will change a lot of the features here or I am able to figure out this messed up site or probably won't renew. all I get is headaches with the new site. I will not be a follower here. too creepy. much prefer friends not stalkers. Wish I would of known of you before the change.
tmacimaging:
I completely understand.  I sure don't wanna be one of those creepy stalkers...
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rhody:
I just spent the past 20 minutes going through your Etsy threads... so much beautiful stuff! I cannot wait to have some cash to spend.
rojner:
that's cute