ECCC can't stop you from buying Meescha's beautiful watercolor prints! She doesn't have a booth so we are offering you 20% off all prints in the store from March 1st to 4th. Use coupon code "ECCC".
Hello Meescha Mouse art lovers, its Webmaster Dan. Thank you for helping me test the new store. The store has many more features and I just used it to upload 30 pieces of original art. These are one of a kind so when one is sold it is gone for good.
We appreciate your business and I created the coupon code "Originals" for 10% any original piece. The sale ends on March 2nd.
Oz is pulling back the curtain for this sale. I'm Dan and I help Meescha with the website. I have spent the last couple of days upgrading her store. We need your help to beta-test the store. Meescha can't give away her prints but she agreed to help me by offering you a 20% discount on all purchases if you use the coupon code TESTER . In addition, for all orders over $20 she will throw in a 5x7 print from her backstock. If you have been waiting to get your hands on Meesha's, wait no longer. Thank you for your help. If you get lost, just click on the ugly red box and it will bring your right back to the new shop main page.
The sale ends Thursday at midnight.
I am loving the new start!
I’m going to Japan later this month for the first time and I am so excited!
My new years resolutions never really change. I mainly just want to do 800% sales ( I did 600% sales in 2017 from 2016 so I want to do it again!) and also I want to maintain more things. Like this blog, and I want to do more outfit posts as well because I am a fashion nerd. Also I want to double my Patreon reach!! So lets hope for that!
With that I am having so much inspiration it’s crazy. Mostly Japanese inspired but that’s not a surprise!.
I’m also doing some geisha prints right now too so I think I may have them available as a set.
What do you use for inspiration? What are your New Years resolutions?
Lately, I’ve been going through an art slump.
Usually when these happen I wait it out and at the end of it I come up with something amazing and POOF! Art slump gone. However, this time, we are on week 2 of the slump with no end in sight. Bleh. This week hasn’t had the best reasons to be inspired either.
My new Patreon is up. Go see it here if you’d like to see some of the behind the scenes stuff! Here.
I’ll be updating more regularly as well. I can feel the inspiration right about the corner, I know it’s there!
Use the coupon code "presents" for 20% off your entire order from December 1st to the 14th. All orders over $20 will receive a special gift. Meescha will send you a free mini-print from her collection. Buy some #AdorableDarkness for a loved one and get a mini-print for yourself.
These days it mostly consists of me chugging along. Unlike before, I now have CONSTANT things that need my attention, which you know, is a plus haha. I wouldn’t change it, but I also can’t hire anyone to draw for me so there are pluses and minuses.
This will be a shorter post today, I have some originals that I will be posting soon that are available. So get them while they are hot! I’ll be posting more here about progress and what I’m working on , so stay tuned 🙂
The busy season for me is finally over. The last 6 months have been a whirl wind really. I went from “trying to make it as an artist” to “What is happening, I can’t keep up” in about 2.5 seconds! I’m happy, so extraordinarily happy. But holy cow am I tired!
I went ahead and scheduled myself for 4 different events. That’s right, 4 places to show my work in public, I’ve never done that before, so I can honestly say, I was nervous. Very nervous. For two and a half years, I’ve been kept in my little office, chugging along, interaction with people that I mostly new in real life that support my work, but going from that to talking to people face to face really made me anxious.
Everyone has been so kind though. I’m not sure why I was worried. What really got me, was people I DIDN’T know in person were coming up to me and explaining to me how they love my work. So here I am, with what I thought was a tiny little reach, now expanded right before my eyes! It was a weird feelings.
I think what’s odd is the sequence of events. Because if I did anything in any other way, it wouldn’t have turned out the way it did. After doing the first event in Kent, I was approached my several people to have my work displayed in their galleries! You can find my work at The Rusty Raven, Artsy Fartsy Art Lessons, as well as Page Turner Books in Kent! Cool huh?!
Along with all of the good, there was very minimal things that happened that just plain sucked. I’m not going to lie, trusting people is hard to do but when they take advantage of that trust it sucks even more. I’ve learned some hard business lessons in the passed few months that I will never forget. I am thankful it didn’t cost more than it did, but dang, still hurts.
Right now I am working on some cool projects. I am trying to get back into some childrens book runs as well as keeping everything updated. The website looks pretty cool too huh? I didn’t do it myself but man! Looks awesome!
Thanks for reading my little update. I’ll keep this posted a lot more now that it looks absolutely stunning 🙂 Thank you for everything my little monsters!
Meet Meescha at the 2017 Jet City Comic Show at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. The floor is open on Saturday November 4th from 10 am to 6 PM and Sunday November 5th from 10 am to 5 PM. Meescha will be in Artist Alley at booth 106. #adorabledarkness
Finally, after a long wait, we have a new site (meeschamouse.com)! Thank you all for your patience, support, understanding and wisdom. I couldn’t have come this far without each and every one of you!
Through the new and improved site you will be able to place orders, and keep up to date on all of my newest works and findings via my blog! Also you’ll be able to see where and events I will be at in the coming year as well. This is all very exciting!
Thank you all so much for your patience, I’m very excited about where this is all going and where it will take us 🙂
Hey guys! Sorry it’s been so long. I’ve been in the process of revamping my website. STAY TUNED!
In the mean time I entered this contest and I would very much like to win!! SO I MADE A GIVEAWAY!!! 7 lucky people who share and vote will win a PENNYWISE PRINT! You can enter multiple times, just keep getting the word out! Voting ends Saturday so there’s time!
I’m working on things…..it’ll be cool. Just wait 🙂
May is off to a glorious start. The rain is falling, flowers are blooming. It’s so pretty over here in the PNW.
I’ve been working on this post since the beginning of May if you couldn’t tell already.
Life just kind of gets ahead of me, where I try to do a billion things at one time and it doesn’t always end up working out the way you expect. I don’t even think (with good reason) I have many readers for this blog so my motivation to do time lapses, maintain youtube, maintain patreon has been at an all time low.
I’m going to do a bit of an art dump this time and see where I will end up in a day or two. Thank you everyone!
Lately, I’ve been frustrated with a lot of little thing, that shouldn’t really be a huge deal, but I’m one of those people that really stress themselves out over “no big deals”. When someone says “don’t worry about it”, it is more annoying than anything, because I KNOW I shouldn’t worry about it, but I do. It’s in my nature. So you telling me that, only makes me angrier with you.
Anyways, Last week I was fated with the news that I didn’t get the concept art position that I really wanted. Which is fine, I understand that some things you don’t achieve and in all honesty, I would have been white as rain. Sometimes, introverts like me just need a few to get over it. Or wrap us up burrito style in a blanket and call it good. I don’t need pity, and I don’t need pep talks, really, introverts don’t need ‘cheering up’ as much as you think we do.
Along with the rejection notice, I seem to have been going through a period of art blocks. I keep wanting to try new things to get over it, and I’m very accustom to pushing through these times, but right now, more than ever, I really want to make it as an artist. Some say I’ve already made it, I say that is yet to be determined.
I’ve done some new pieces, but I think what I really want to do is start blogging about EVERYTHING that I do. I don’t just draw all the time, a lot of the times I sew my own garments, and I kind of miss blogging about that.
Recently, I purchased some water soluble oil paints, I know, strange. This is my first test run.
Not too bad, definitely need some more practice though. Drawing and painting more Macabre scenes really puts me in a happy place.
Here are some new doodles that I’ve done since my last posting. I really want to start doing this daily, so I know it’ll take some time to get up to that point.
I have some ideas to help me get out of this slump I’m in, so stay tuned 🙂 Cheers!
All month I’ve been preparing my portfolio for a concept art position that I was very much interested in. So it’s been a mad dash to hone my skills enough to get that done! Lately, I’ve been in a new mind set or having a professional art job in a professional industry that inspires me, so here’s to hoping for possibilities!
Here is some art I’ve been working on in the mean time 🙂 Wish me luck everyone!
It’s been busy lately. Got into the swing of things with this whole new business thing, then promptly went into “gotta make a new portfolio” because Bungie has a bunch of art positions open, and boy, would I like one! So I’m going back to digital for a little bit, which will help me as an artist and be more well rounded. I just keep finding myself being a rut.
Anyways, here is an art dump for you lovelies 🙂
I am trying to get this website revamped so that everyone can purchase originals and what not. 🙂
I’m glad to say that everything is open now!
This should explain it all! You can buy my work on Etsy! You can even become my Patron on Patreon! You can even watch all of my super high quality time lapses! This is so exciting!
Secondly, yes, this blog will be maintained now, I do apologize for my once a month shenanigans, but I assure you that it will change!
Thank you everyone for your support so far!
Planning out this whole release day is rather daunting.
I have about 1000000 ideas that I’d like to do but not enough hours in the day, not enough money in the bank, and of course the worries that nothing will work is always there.
I’d love to be the bread winner for once. Take care of myself without worry. One day though, one day.
I’m trying to get better at jotting down my thoughts. What I want this website to be, and where it will go is still kind of up in the air, but we will see.
Lately, I’ve been finding myself becoming more and more of a ‘professional’ in some sense of the word. I’ve always drove myself to be better at art, and to want to appeal to people so that they buy my art, but up until this point, I’ve been unsuccessful at making a living wage. I keep asking myself why until recently, and it’s because, and I’m being blunt, I just wasn’t good enough. There are so many artists out there that are amazing and have worked hard for what they have and have the talent to back it up. However, I believe that NOW…..now is the moment where I am finally able to stand apart from the crowd and show the world what I can do. It’s funny to think that this year and a half since I quick my job and have been working full time on just art, how far I’ve come. When I started, I thought I was good enough, and now, I look back and laugh at myself.
Art isn’t about being ‘good enough’. Art is about what makes you happy.
I want to have fun with what I do, and if I’m not, then I’m not doing it.
So, as of December 1st, I will be launching my revamped Youtube Channel, my Patreon page, my Etsy shop where you’ll be able to buy prints of multiple sizes, as well as this blog, which is getting a redo. In the shopping section you’ll be able to find and purchase some of the Originals that I will have to offer.
I’m going to push myself to maintain this. At least once a week to show you all what I’ve been working on and have a lot more product photos as well.
Thank you all for sticking with me through my discovery process. It means a lot.
Now for the Announcement!
As of December 1st, I will be launching ALL of the things! New Youtube Channel, New website for originals that will be for sale, launching my Patreon page AND last but not least I’m opening up an Etsy store for print selling and some other knick knacks!
This is just in time for Christmas as well! Thank you all for sticking with me on my journey of becoming an artist. Let he count down begin!!
I am very excited to share this with you!
Things are steadily changing around here. I finally got the studio nice and tidy, so now I am working on my dreams. Which is 100% amazing. I apologize about my absence, I WILL do better. There is no if’s and’s or buts about that. I will probably leave this blog as an art blog. I will be sewing still, however, it takes a lot of time and energy to maintain that level, so I’ll share what I make, just not a step by step. For now, here is an art dump 🙂
Most of these are watercolor, which is a new medium that I’m liking. I’ll keep this blog up and more active. I intend to start my youtube channel again as well so please stay tuned!
With this new studio, the possibilities are endless! I can’t tell you how excited I am to get the ball rolling on all of these amazing projects. I have a lot in store, and I have a lot to write about.
I can’t thank everyone enough for being so patient with me for so long. It’s been a trip to get everything moving, but the finish line is so close!
My new goal this time around is to have fun. My mind has been clouded by instant success that I think I’ve lost track of why I became an artist. So, this time around it will be for FUN!
Can’t wait to show you all some exciting things!
Sorry that I’ve been so busy. I’ve been packing up everything for the move over to the studio! I can’t wait to show photos!
I think that this site will only be dedicated to my artwork alone, so stay tuned on where to go for daily posts!
Here is some artwork that I’ve done recently, thanks for staying with me until I get the move done!
Well, first off, my studio is being built AS WE SPEAK. It’s about halfway done and I am so excited!
Also there are a lot of things in the making over here at (what should I call my little abode?) I want to call it The Rusty Mouse HQ but that seems like a handful.
Anyways, lots and lots in store for you all! Please be patient with me!
So, after a long process, I am finally moving into my very own STUDIO here soon! If you’ve ever been self employed, you can understand how awesome this is.
Please excuse the somewhat prolonged intermission between posts 🙂 It’s all for a reason!!
Here is some art to keep you all occupied!
I promise new and glorious things are on the horizon!
Please check out my new Youtube page!
It’ll be full of awesomeness soon! Every Tuesday I plan to upload a new video so please check it out!
Hello all. I will admit, I have been running on half cylinders for a little bit. Crypticon was this passed weekend and it was SO MUCH FUN! Every year I go it is just a blast. I got to meet so many great people and everytime I leave I am just awe struck.
I got to meet Tony Todd, Kane Hodder AND Cassandra Peterson! I mean WOW!! What a line up!
And everyone was just so nice. I can’t even begin to explain how grateful I am to everyone. I feel so full now 🙂
Lately I’ve been a little overwhelmed. It’s completely self induced let me assure you, but I’ve never been one to handle stress all that well. Usually what I end up doing is sitting and staring in to nothingness for a good long while. Or I just want alone time. But my fish is sick, I feel for all the lonely animals in the world, I feel too much.
Shortly, I will be getting a studio and I can’t tell you how excited I am for that. It’s been a long time coming. I need silence to be productive and lately with everyone in the house, my brain has been like a traffic jam.
Anyways, I always feel behind. Like I can never catch up and when I set my own schedule that’s not really all that healthy. I want to do 2 marvin pages a week, but I know that’s way over shooting myself. And all this other stuff and I of all people need to stop and small the roses.
This weeks art has been slim. I ended up taking a majority of the time to draw an Overwatch piece which I hope you enjoy.
Just nearly finished with the beading on this. Hopefully with the new studio I’ll be able to crank this one out in no time at all 🙂 That’s the plan anyways.
This week has been kind of tough. Meaning everything is breaking around me and it’s incredibly frustrating. I’ve lost timelapses, my keyboard went kaput. So I’m had to take a step back on some of this stuff.
Anyways, I have been working more and more on the beading and sewing but I’m going to save those for another post. Next month I get my very own studio so hopefully, fingers crossed, I’ll be 10 times more productive! YAY!
Please expect that this site will be updated soon for your art buying convenience as well!
Anyways, thank you for checking in. I promise to continue doing a better job from here on out! I hope everyone has a great weekend! Happy Memorial Day!
I can’t be more happy with the weather lately. I love the humid rains that come this time of year, it really just gives everything new life! I’m a Washington gal so the more rain the better!
This week has been really busy but in good ways. Lots of things to come and I’m super excited about them 🙂
I’ve been slacking on the progress for sure on this gown. My main goal was to do 2 Amidala dresses per year. And in all honesty I’m right on track. So nothing is too far gone.
Here you can see that I’ve started on the top.
Because I lined all the bits and pieces with interfacing, it’s coming along quite finely.
Then I’ve been doing some more progress on the beading as well and I’m really liking where it’s going! I’ll have to go back over the whole thing and add those little clusters in the lines but all in all it’s coming along great! Plus I like those tedious things. 😛
Lastly I wanted to do my weekly art dump. These are some warmup pieces that I usually do at the beginning of each day. Do you all like seeing these? Would you rather them be in a different post like say, Tuesdays and separate from the sewing posts? Please let me know!
Well that’s it for me today. I’ve got a long day in store for me so wish me luck!
So lately I’ve been getting a lot of emails sent my way about commissions and I get a lot of questions from other artists about what they charge and how they should go about it. Every artist is different, and no two do things exactly the same way. Basically, if someone emails me a request, I give them a quote. This is for how long I think said project will take me. Even if I charged myself $10 an hour, I don’t break even. Commissions take me at LEAST 20 hours if you are asking for a portrait, or photo realism, so when I quote someone a certain amount, I’m actually under cutting myself. Please remember this when you ask other artists to spend time of something that you want to spend time on because saying something is too expensive is literally like saying “Your time isn’t as important as mine”. Art takes time. It takes materials. It takes years of practice.
Anyways, I had to get that off my chest. People can just be really rude sometimes and not understand WHY they are being so rude!
This week was a bit of an undertaking. I’ve spent a lot of time scheduling things our and although I regret not spending as much time on certain things as I like, I’m happy to say that my business is going in a strong direction 🙂
After seeing the dress last week I decided that I HATE the 3/8″ inch ribbon. Far too think. So I went ahead and tore off the ribbon and purchased 1/8″ ribbon and put that on. And I am now a fan of it again 🙂
I’m glad that I did this. The only small suck about the whole thing is that I made a small pen mark on where to put the 3/8″ ribbon and now it is totally smack dab right in the middle of everything. Granted, you can’t see it until you get closer, but it still bothers me. And there is no way around that either! Oh well.
Here are some of the art pieces I did this week as well 🙂
I’m really trying to put forth more effort in practicing what I am not good at. So lots of life sketching and what not. I will probably start doing some landscapes, and then some video game stuff but yeah. I’m on a roll I think!
Anyways, thank you all for tuning in! Lots of stuff is in the works on this end so I can’t wait to start showing you all!
Hope you all have a great day!
Hello all! I do apologize. I have been laxing on my sewing duties lately. It’s all good problems to have though, lots of commissions to do, lots of art to create. Usually what I like to do is work four 10 hour days: Monday, Tuesday, then Thursday, Friday and reserve Wednesdays for sewing days. However, that just seems to be tougher and tougher these days.
So all I managed to do this week was add the stripes to the front apron with 3/8″ black velvet ribbon. I thought 3/8″ would be sufficient. But I think I probably should have gone to 1/4″. But I can’t really go back now. There was no navy blue velvet trim out there that was 1/4″ anyways, so I don’t feel ‘too’ bad about it. But as you can see, it is done. You can’t really tell too much that the ribbon is black instead of navy blue either so it’s not the end of the world.
I finished the beading on the top as you can see as well 🙂 I’m pretty proud of that. Now All I have to do is bead the ribbons and we are golden!
Furthermore, I also wanted to share with you some of the art I’m working on as well.
I have a lot of plans for the coming future. One of which is starting a youtube channel this month. So hopefully I can keep on time with that as well.
Working for yourself is quite challenging. I keep getting emails from people asking me “how I made it as an artist” and to all honesty, I haven’t made it yet. It’s very hard to make it. There are hurdles that every artist faces. It shows true colors when an artist overcomes hardships. So always keep your chin up 🙂
This weekend will be a busy one. I’m helping out at my local comic shop on saturday for Free Comic Book day and then sunday is mothers day! Then the best part is that tonight is CIVIL WAR! I’m so stoked!
Alrighty, I’ll leave everyone for now with promises doing more in the future. I really want to get this gown done but the end of next month so that I can start on my next one. Don’t want to lose momentum!
Hope you all have a great day!