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January Art Roundup!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

John came down with a head cold at exactly 4:30 Friday afternoon, which I tried to tell him was against every law of nature and, like, totally not cool, but to no avail.

So, I spent the weekend playing sick with my actually-sick husband, meaning we spent it on adjoining couches mainlining the last season of The Office on Netflix. :) Playing sick when you're not actually sick is pretty awesome, btw. I highly recommend it.

Anyhoo, so far I've managed to dodge the germy bullet, and John's feeling a lot better tonight, so... LET'S LOOK AT SOME COOL ART, PEOPLE!

First up, these adorable ACEO prints by Craig Michael Scott are only $4 each:



FOUR DOLLARS. I mean, c'mon.




He also has larger sizes and more geekery galore over at his Etsy shop, so hit one of the links up there to see the rest.

I've been a fan of Hannah Lynn (formally Hannah Disney) for years, but I don't think I've ever featured her work here on Epbot. Fixing that riiiight.... NOW:

"Mermaid Pirate" 8X10 print, $11.99


Hannah has hundreds and hundreds of prints to choose from, so good luck picking just a few favorites. Her 8X10s are all $11.99,  and her open edition ACEOs sell for just $3. (She also has LE edition versions that are hand-embellished, and bidding over at Ebay starts at $10. Pretty sweet!)

I'm especially loving her Alice in Wonderland set:

Head over to Hannah's Ebay store to see Alice, the White Rabbit, Cheshire, and lots, LOTS more. Or visit Hannah's website; she sells at both places.

(Just remembered I still have one of Hannah's hand-embellished ACEO's on my give-away board, so you can also enter to win that one!)


I'm a sucker for travel posters for fictional places, and these ones by Ali Xenos (aka Teacup Piranha) are awesome:

The Shire, 5X7 print, $8.50 (larger sizes available, too.)

Up Set of Two, starting at $13.60 for 5X7 prints (more sizes available)

I'm going to need someone to base an entire nursery around that UP set, please.


As far as I can tell Jennifer Valano Karp only sells at conventions, which is a shame, because LOOKIE:

"Pirate Ivy & Harley" by Jennifer Valano Karp, aka "NoFlutter" on DeviantArt

 She also has a whole Facebook album of people cosplaying her art, which is so. cool. (Here's Pirate Ivy & Harley!)

In fact, I've even seen her most famous trio cosplayed out at MegaCon in years past:

C'mon. How awesome is this?



I don't know about you guys, but there are days when I think I may scream if I see one more Disney Princesses variation. You know, princesses with beards, princesses wearing college clothes, princesses as robots...  Wait. Actually, I'd like to see that one.

That said, there are still artists out there doing it right, and they make all the rest worth wading through. I saw two fantastic examples last week. First, Sadyna over on DeviantArt did a Warrior Princess series, and it is stunning:

The only problem here is that I see no way to purchase any of Sadyna's work. Sadyna! Open thee an art store, STAT!

Oh, and she made Cinderella a Cyborg, so I guess I get my Robot Princesses wish after all:
:D Now go see the rest!


I especially love it when artists put their own spin on the princesses, instead of making them look exactly like the movies. Sadnya did it perfectly, and so did Heather Theurer, who I hope will be making an entire set of fine oil paintings like this:

Show of hands: who's hearing "See the Light" in their heads and getting a little weepy? Just me? (It's that song, I tell you. THAT SONG. Gah.)

So far Heather has also painted Cinderella, Mulan, and this gorgeous Merida:
 

 Head over to NerdApproved to see the others, or go to Heather's site to see the rest of her work. (Sadly I don't see any more Disney or geeky characters, though, and no prints, either! Boo! Maybe we'll get lucky and she'll paint enough princesses to make a calendar.)

And finally, my favorite from Katie Cook's most recent sketch-posting spree on Twitter:


 LOOKIT JEDI GUMMY!

Katie is one of my favorite artists of all time, and I know most of you love her, too, so you'll be delighted to learn she's FINALLY opened up commissions in her online store again. (A custom ACEO is only $10!) Act fast, though; I doubt those will last long!

And, of course, I still have 3 or 4 original Katie Cook ACEO's on my give-away board, so there's a freebie option for ya. :)

K, guys, you know the drill: comment below to enter to win the art of your choice from my Pinterest Art Give-Away Board! (I was tallying it up today, and it looks like roughly half of the board has been given away by now. So let me apologize in advance for all the goodies you're going to see over there that have a big "NO LONGER AVAILABLE" underneath. Heh.) 

I'll announce the winner in a few days, and yes, I'll ship world-wide!

The give-away has ended, and the winner is ZeaBunny/Michelle! Congrats, Michelle, and please e-mail me your mailing address & choice of prize!

Posted by Jen at 4:28 PM Labels: ,

598 comments:

  1. Those oil paintings, wow!

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  2. Love Steampunk Zatanna and that Merida painting is gorgeous... And Jedi Gummy is great!

    Thanks for making me smile on a sad day.

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  3. These are all so beautiful - I think we need an EPBOT museum, and I think I should be curator. :D

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  4. Aah! That R2! Those turtles! The Up posters! And Merida! I love them all! And I wish I were that talented...

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  5. eep! So many pretties to choose from this month! <3

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  6. Dying to win once!!!!! I love all the geeky art!

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  7. Also, I just purchased something from Ali Xenos. (https://www.etsy.com/listing/119481223/the-hobbit-dwarf-dwarven-song-pair-far) Nothing but awesomeness! Thanks!

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  8. I'm in !

    And I really love those Princesses oil paintings. They are so realistic and well executed.
    Thanks for sharing all this eye candy.

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  9. Especially love this month's Disney princesses!

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  10. What wonderful artists! Thanks for highlighting them!

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  11. Favorite post of the month!! Hope I win this time :)

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  12. Fingers crossed!

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  13. I never get tired of looking through different Disney princess variations because at some point you come across something amazing like the oil paintings. Fingers crossed we'll get to see the rest of the Princesses in the same style, I would buy the whole collection!

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  14. "Godzilla In Love" original ACEO by Katie Cook and "Whistlin' Wash" Firefly/Steamboat Willy mashup by Ian Leino

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  15. i always have to try!!

    and i'm currently in the process of buying a print of that baby R2D2, because OMG TOO CUTE

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  16. I gotta get my name in.

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  17. ALWAYS love the art!! One of these days... ;) I have a friend who's an AMAZING geeky artist by the way! I'd have to talk to her to see if she has an Etsy or anything because I think you'd really enjoy to at least see some of her work! I'll keep ya posted!! Hopefully this earns me a print ^^

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  18. Yeah! Art give away! Sent the link for thr TMNT to a friend of mine. Her bf loves them

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  19. Count me in too! Love the rich oil painting look of the princesses...

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  20. My favorite post of the month. Thanks for sharing them!

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  21. Oh my gosh, those are all sooo pretty! I need them!

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  22. I love so much of it! Would love to start my own wall of awesome.

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  23. Such great art-thanks for sharing these great artists! And thanks for the opportunity!
    mmckee at wi dot rr dot com

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  24. AWWWW! Thank you so much for the feature! :D *hugs*

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  25. I squeed at the Doctor "Who" art and my jaw dropped at the Rapunzel and Merida paintings. Holy. Cow.

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  26. Those oil paintings are absolutely gorgeous! And I love the TMNT set and Jedi Gummy and Pinkie. Perfection!

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  27. Love love love the vintage travel LOTR posters!

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  28. Wow! Love the disney princesses! Truly amazing!

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  29. I would love to add some new art to my new home...

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  30. I try every month to win. Haven't won yet so I am trying again. And I soooooooooooo want the Harley and Ivy pirate pic. I am going to be looking extra hard at the conventions I go to now to see if she is there. As always, have a wonderful day and keep the crafts coming.

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  31. Tea Time with Wampa is adorable! I'm planning a forest-themed nursery for our first baby, and that print would be the perfect nerdy touch for our baby geekling.

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  32. Am I late to the game realizing that the Up plateau (especially as depicted here) looks an awful lot like a watering can? Oh and haven't clicked over there yet but am really, really, really, really, really, really hoping that Katie Cook piece is available for acquisition somehow.

    Also, thanks for introducing me to Bianca's Puff Monsters. Got a little one in my bedroom keeping me company and plans to get a few more.

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  33. Eee, loving all these art pieces.

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  34. I love the art give-aways! You always feature the best of geek art and it makes me very happy!

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  35. Oh no! So glad John is feeling better, and I hope you continue to stay well!

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  36. Shelley in So. IllinoisJanuary 21, 2014 at 6:17 PM

    You know you are my favorite, right?

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  37. That Batman one. Actually, all of them!!

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  38. Yay! Bring on the geeky art. There are still some on the give-away board that woul look nice on my wall.

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  39. OMG I love that pinky pie Jedi that is too cool. I love all of the awesome art you post.

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  40. I love them all! This is such a cool feature on your blog

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  41. if i was pregnant i would totally make a nursery based on those Up posters... however i am not so i can't! would love to win something from your giveaway board still!

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  42. cute stuff! that little chewy!! love it. :)

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  43. That Merida piece is simply gorgeous! Hope I win I think I'll pick a piece to gift to my soon to be born (friday ahhhh!) niece or nephew. Infact girl or boy I think they may end up with that avengers piece, too cute!

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  44. some lovely art in the mix :) my dd and I are working on little art pieces right now (for an open gallery at our local art museum) so I can really appreciate the artwork this week :)

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  45. So many new artists to follow. Love your Art Roundups!

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  46. Those turtles are so cute!! My husband loves TMNT. I'll have to go check that out. Thanks for sharing!

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  47. Love love love the travel posters!!

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  48. Ack, I LOVE the R2-D2 and The Shire travel poster! Would be tons of fun to win!

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  49. Owl Who and travel posters and...basically I want it all!

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  50. My favorite is the original water color by Elaine Cox. Just beautiful!

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  51. I am absolutely IN LOVE with the Harley and Poison Ivy print!!!

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  52. The Disney Princess art pieces are beautiful! I'd love to have them!

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  53. Pinky Pie as a jedi is AWESOME!!! I think it's really super of you to offer these art give aways and I am a hugh fan of your blog!!! THANK YOU JEN!!!

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  54. So much awesome! Love these roundups!!

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  55. Katie Cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooook :DDDDDDD (my entire thought process right now ahahaha...)

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  56. I love travel posters for fictional places! When the day comes that I have my own place, or a geeky roommate (because my current roommate is more Cosmo than Browncoat), I want to have lots of them framed and along with maps of Narnia and Middle Earth. I love the ones for Firefly! The one for Bellerophone is probably my favorite although the Miranda one is pretty great...and awful.

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  57. First of all, great roundup! Second, I would love to have a MLP piece to give my nine year old nephew - he would be thrilled! Thank you for encouraging people to find new artists to love and for offering us the chance to win something great :)

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  58. Katie Crook is awesome! and her Gronk comic!! Gah!!

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  59. I swear, the art just keeps getting better & better!! I love all of Hannah's work. It's so gorgeous!! I wish I could draw like that, cause I can seriously NOT DRAW. P.S. My birthday is on the 31st, so.....just sayin'. ;)

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  60. I'm such a sucker for R2-D2, especially adorable SD ones!

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  61. Please please please pick me!!! I am totally digging all of the artwork you posted about this month! I love that you are getting me interested in art!

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  62. Those oil paintings. I've seen them before but they are just so gorgeous.

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  63. Man, I'd love to have some awesome nerd art for my daughter's room when we upgrade her to a big girl room.

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  64. little girl will be here soon and I need some art for her nursery nook. Poor thing doesn't even get a whole room.

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  65. Love those fake travel posters. Makes me wish real destination posters were that cool, I might want to travel more. Also love the paintings by Heather, so pretty!

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  66. OMG. Those warrior princesses? BEST THING EVAR. And so many other cool pretties, too! Makes me wish I could paint, sometimes....

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  67. I love the Dr. Who owl. And 4 dollars? OMG i might break the bank.

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  68. LOVE the Batman and Doctor Who ones :)

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  69. Pick me please. Hoping for the Elizabeth poster.

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  70. I love the Tea Time with Wampa! All of the artwork on the giveaway board is great, but that one really speaks to me. The textures are fantastic and it looks like you can just walk into the scene.

    Also, I want to cuddle all of Craig Scott's ACEOs. They're too adorable!

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  71. I hate having to choose just one. I'm still hoping for the Whistlin' Wash one, though!

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  72. Love love love these posts!! They always give me such amazing artists to covet =o)

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  73. Thanks for ruining any chance I have of saving money this month!! :-)

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  74. The Up prints are adorable. I would totally consider that for a nursery when the time comes.

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  75. It's time for my monthly foray into nonlurking.

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  76. You always find the most beautiful fanart on the internet.

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  77. Ninja Turtle SQUEEE! So cute!

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  78. love the art and you have gotten me into buying ACEO's of all types

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  79. love that Rapunzel painting! so amazingly done. love these give aways cant wait to maybe win one!!!

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  80. Those first ACEOs...take me back to the days of being a kid! I loved Batman and TMNT, still do actually :) Going to need to go check his work out!

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  81. You're welcome to come Up-ify the nursery! It's already a lovely lavender.

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  82. I love those paintings! Sandra O.

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  83. Those oil paintings are to die for. Sigh. Also, I may need to take a second job so I can afford all the fun and beautiful art you splatter all over this page every month. Hmph.

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  84. The Hobbit poster is great--I love retro travel posters.

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  85. Your art roundups always make my day. I'm supposed to be studying for exams right now, and instead I'm staring at all of this gorgeousness. Math isn't that important, right?

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  86. That Merida is gorgeous! I love the travel posters too!

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  87. As always- so many awesome pieces that I wish I had the room for. ~ ADH

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  88. I really love the alternate Disney Princess art, especially the ones in more classical style. Simply gorgeous!

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  89. I'd happily design a room around any of that art... Just not a nursery. Got quite a while until I'm a grandma....

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  90. Still looking to fill my boring cubicle.

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  91. Love the Merida! Great roundup this month!

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  92. Pick me! Pick meeee! (said in a tiny bug voice)

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  93. I'm sacrificing my toenail clippings to whatever deity is most interested in toenail clippings in hopes of winning "Tea Time With Wampa." As always, lady, thanks for doing these giveaways!

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  94. Thank you for showing Craig's prints. I hadnt seen his stuff before and it is awesome, there are several prints I'm going to buy!
    -Melissa Madden

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  95. I covet Heather's Rapunzel and Milan so much. I'm feeling distinctly avaricious and must immediately win the lottery so I can afford to commission a set.

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  96. Once again I am just amazed by these amazing artists!! I need to start collecting some of these amazing princess spinoffs :)

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  97. I love this opportunity to grow my collection. I'd love to own the Monsters University print!

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  98. Hello! I love this blog and thanks for everything.

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  99. Thanks for another chance to own such coolness Jen! I would love "Tea Time With Wampa". Cheers.

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  100. I covet that Katie Cook ACEO so hard!

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  101. I could totally do an UP nursery. Apparently I took a quiz and if I were a Pixar movie, that would be me. I also LOVE the Shire!

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  102. oh my goodness, that Merida painting is beyond gorgeous, I absolutely love it!

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  103. I have a huge need for more geeky art in my life!! :D

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  104. Oh that Merida. Wow. Still loving that little robot on the board. Such a cutie.

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  105. I love 'The Shire' poster. I really enjoy the fun you have with your art.

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  106. Love the Art Roundups! Can we start having them twice a month or is that too greedy??? :)

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  107. Jedi Gummy! How cute!
    (Mary G. fb)

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  108. I think I might have to get that shire one for my hubby! Love it!

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  109. I love these art posts! Everything is always so amazing, and I am so jealous of the artists' talents!

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  110. Crafting Batman is adorable !! and Merida and Rapunzel are super super beautiful ! My daughters 3 favourite characters in one art roundup =)

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  111. Put my name in! :)

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  112. Cute little Dr. Who owl!! ::faints from cute overload::

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  113. I see some neat stuff up there. Consider me entered!

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  114. OMG, Doctor Hoo. I love when artists draw the Doctor as an owl.. me, me please! Pick me! :)

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  115. "I See the Light" makes me weepy too. :')

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  116. As alllllways awesome stuff and fingers crossed!

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  117. I need some pretty in my life. Enter me please!

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  118. I would love to win something!

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  119. Yes please! I would be so excited.

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  120. Wow. Thanks for the art roundup. I love seeing all the cool stuff you find!

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  121. Love those oil paintings. What's an ACEO, though?

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  122. Since I failed at finding any good art at the first con I went to this weekend, maybe my odds will be better here : )
    As always thanks for showcasing these amazing artists and for all you do making epbot amazing!

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  123. Always love seeing the art roundup, thanks for sharing!

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  124. Cuteness and geekery. Could there be a better combination?
    I just love that R2D2!!

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  125. I love, love, *love* the TMNT prints. Do want! :D

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  126. Those are all really beautiful! Thank you for showcasing these wonderfully talented people.

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  127. Today, I started yet ANOTHER semester of grad school. Instead of getting a head start on the mass amounts of homework headed my way, I bought myself a geeky t-shirt (complete with the Starship Enterprise, TARDIS, X-wing, Serenity, plus other ships on it), and of course, read your blog. Much more "informative" than my textbooks. Pick me, please! I need something happy to look at on my walls this semester!

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  128. TMNT cuteness overload!!! So adorable!

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  129. Captain's log: comment number 5 million in attempts to finally win an awesome art prize. Hopefully this time will be a winner. One day we shall decorate the entire star ship.
    :)

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  130. Recently found out we are expecting baby #2..maybe looking for some art to base a nursery around.... :-)

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  131. I'm still in love with the Katie Cook ACEOs! Yes please!

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  132. Hello, Jen! I always look forward to these round-ups. Because of your blog, I got my creative mojo back. I hope to see you at a convention again someday, but next time from the other side of an Artist Alley table!

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  133. This stuff is amazing! I need so much of it.

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  134. I'd love to design a whole boy's bedroom around those ninja turtles.

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  135. As always, I love all the Disney geekery!

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  136. Sherri Evans RobinsonJanuary 21, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    I so loved your blog. I would love to win the Avengers. Maybe one day you will pick me :)

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  137. Thanks for the art appreciation! Heather Theurer's paintings are amazing!

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  138. *fingers crossed!* I love these art round ups. It's very cool to see a favorite artist featured and to find new artists and their shops to stalk...I mean, love :)

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  139. so much beautiful and unique art!

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  140. Excellent picks! I can tell my rooms are going to be acquiring some new pieces soon.

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  141. You always find the greatest stuff!

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  142. The Heather Theurer pieces are phenomenal! Seriously think they would be perfect for a "den/library" setting. In love.

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  143. These are all so awesome! It really is such an injustice when artists this fabulous don't sell prints or anything!

    Ohpleaseohpleaseohplease pick me! I am in serious, desperate need or some wonderful art and I promise to give it a good home!

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  144. Much art love!! zinger_17 (@) hotmail (dot) com

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  145. So many artists I already love and follow this week. Cannot wait for Artist Alley at MegaCon

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  146. You are destroying my pocket book!

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  147. Pinky Pie jedi is awesome. The rest was pretty cool too.

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  148. Another gorgeous selection :-) Claudine

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  149. Another great round-up! Loving the TMNT!

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  150. I'm glad John is on the mend. Also, oh pretties!

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  151. Thanks for showing us the art. :) Laurie

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  152. Must. Obtain. Adorable. Turtles!

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  153. Wow those oil paintings are great!

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  154. One of these days I'll see the light!

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  155. love the princesses and the tmnt.

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  156. I don't think there is one thing you've ever posted that I haven't loved... but I'm particularly fond of the Disney stuff!

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  157. Those are so cute! I wish I was that great of an artist!

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  158. These are beautiful! Please toss me into the mix!

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  159. You always find the best stuff!

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  160. I need more wall space, but I could always use more art! I'll start in on the ceilings next...

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