Saturday, April 30, 2016

April Art Roundup: Twu Wuv, Bookish Mario, and Squee-Worthy Sad Robots

Time again for my favorite geeky art finds of the month!

Starting with the Princess Bride piece, "True Love" by Janna Bock:
Although I'll admit to being a little disappointed she didn't call it, "Twu Wuv." :D

 Bock only has a few pieces listed for sale, but I'm also digging her "French Hair:"
Both prints are $15 in Bock's Etsy shop.

I fell hard for the colors in Jenna Brown's new "Lollipop:"


And over at Brown's brand-spankin' new store, she also has this lovely:

"Bubblegum"

Check out Brown's shop for more!


A super sweet Link & Zelda set by Fort Awesome Studios:

I like how s/he painted the originals on vintage book pages!

There are also some great Mario sets available:



Check out the Fort Awesome Studios Etsy shop for more!


Jessica Robinson of The Sticker Alley has done something quite clever with her art: she's turned her characters into magnetic bookmarks!



You can choose one of these three sets for less than $6.50.

Or get Rey & BB-8 here for just over $3:


Jessica has dozens of character sets to choose from - plus larger version of individual characters - so have fun picking your favorites! 

Head over to The Sticker Alley to see the rest.


Here's another clever use of art: Lisa Penney turns her Disney fan pieces into fabulous lanyard holders and keychains:



The larger ones have clear vinyl pockets on the back to hold your park ticket!


Prices start at $12, so go see the rest!


Now, I know you're all wondering, "Hey, is Jen still obsessed with Songbird from BioShock:Infinite?" The answer is yes. YES I AM.

So here's some more great Songbird art:

And it's less than $7 from the French artist Zellgarm.


This steampunky "Last Train" by Kai Carpenter has a gorgeous, dreamlike quality:

It's $30 for a big 11X17 print here.


And finally, check out my new favorite .gif:

 SQUEEEEEEE

I want to get one of those digital frames and have this playing nonstop for all time.

It's called "To Boldly Go," by Matt Dixon, who has some of the BEST cute robot art:


 Check out Dixon's DeviantArt Gallery to see all of his work, or go order prints here on his website - looks like you just tell him the name of the print you want, so I think all of these are available.

Dixon also has *two* robot art books you should definitely check out - and fingers crossed he does that Robot Calendar again, because I reeeeally want one for next year!

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Give-away time! As always, comment below for a chance to win your choice of free art from my Pinterest Give-Away Board. In addition to one "wildcard" winner, I'll also be picking two more of you to win these sets by Jessica Grundy:




So be sure to tell me in your comment if you like either/both of these sets, so I can enter you in those drawings, too. As always, internationals welcome; I'll ship anywhere! I'll announce the randomly selected winners in my next post, so stay tuned.

UPDATE: The give-away has ended!


The winner of the Peppermint & Pop set of ACEOs is Amanda Helms
The winner of the Amalthea set is HilyBee
And my wild card winner is Lim!
Congrats, you three, and please e-mail me your mailing addresses!

312 comments:

  1. I love the bookmarks.

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  2. Any and all art would be amazing for my dorm! Thanks for sharing and always being such a positive inspiration to me.

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  3. A always, lovely art! Thanks Jen :)

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  4. I LOVE the robot prints they are really cute. Thanks for sharing all the awesome art every month Jen.

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  5. I love everything in today's post, including the wildcard sets!

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  6. Such beautiful art! Please enter me in for the Jessica Grundy sets, too!

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  7. I love that the Rey and BB-8 bookmarks are on a page from the Martian. Cute stuff this week, but ROBOTS FTW.

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  8. These look fantastic! I would love a pinterest one or the Merida looking beauty

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  10. Ohhhhh my gosh I NEED those bookmarks! The French hair one is delightful also :)

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    1. Just went to look at the site - I'm surprised you didn't include the Harry Potter ones ;)

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  11. Even though my reigning favorite art on your board is gone, there are still so many nifty things there!

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  12. Drooling over some of the art on the giveaway board....

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  13. Oh man. You have to stop showing me Songbird stuff.

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  14. Book marks...so tempted to buy ALL of them! Ack!

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  15. There have been several roundups when I've added pieces to my wishlist. This is definitely one of them. So tempting to go and buy all the art! Thank you again and again for sharing the talents of others. I do artwork enough, but it is not geeky, just portraits. Maybe someday.

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  16. Amalthea/Merida is just lovely - I like the white/orange contrast. Reminds me a little bit of a daytime/nighttime pairing.

    Also that "Last Train" is just dreamy, you're right!

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  17. The Last Train is stunning, and I love True Love too!!
    Please enter me for the wildcard.

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  18. I love the art roundup! I'm especially liking the Stitch with a ducklet on the Pinterest board right now. =)

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  19. Glorious and beautiful. Thank you.

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  20. Still hoping to win the Enterprise for my hubby... 12th anniversary is in a few weeks and this would be an awesome gift!

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  21. Please enter me for all 3 drawings. These are so awesome!

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  22. So pretty! Any would be awesome.

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  23. Another great round up! These are all so cute.

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  24. All of these art works are great! Jenna Bock's style is closer to my heart and Matt Dixon's robots make my heart explode! I agree with you, I would want that gif to be playing continuously! How does he get such emotion from robots who are just sitting? Such great artistry :). I really enjoy the Amalthea in the bonus art. Thank you for sharing!

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  25. I like the bookmarks! Plus her pictures let me participate in one my favorite hobbies--figure out the background book!

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  26. As always, I read your art roundups and want all the things. So much pretty!

    Please enter me for all three. Thanks!

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  27. Those bookmarks are going to be great presents! And I love both the Grundy works

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  28. Those bookmarks are going to be great presents! And I love both the Grundy works

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  29. Makes me want to watch the Princess Bride again!

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  30. I love those bookmarks!

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  31. Whoa, the colors in Lollipop are super cool! :-)

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  32. I'd love to be entered into anything at this point!

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  33. Those bookmarks are just the cutest!

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  34. I always look forward to your art round-ups. I love seeing all theamazing art you find and, of course, appreciate the chance to win some of it :)

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  35. SQUEEEE!!!!!! they're both gorgeous!!!!

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  36. Ok, that "Last Train" is amazing. I'm actually thisclose to buying it, and normally I just drool and say "nope" to all the lovely things you post.

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  37. I need new art! We just bought a house with so many blank walls!!

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  38. Those bookmarks are incredible.

    And I need that gif to be on every webpage.

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  39. I'm so buying some of those bookmarks, too cute! I love the art roundups :)

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  40. I freakin love Matt Dixon's work. If I could wallpaper my office with his prints, I would.

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  41. I love seeing your art picks each month! Those princess bookmarks are adorable!!

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  42. I always love the monthly art round-up. I need those book marks! Please enter me in all drawings! I would be happy with anything.

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  43. I need more money so I can buy all the arts! Also, I would be thrilled with the wild card, or either of the two Jessica Grundy sets. Fingers crossed!

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  44. I need more money so I can buy all the arts! Also, I would be thrilled with the wild card, or either of the two Jessica Grundy sets. Fingers crossed!

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  45. Wow! Those bookmarks and lanyard holders are so cool!

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  46. The bookmarks and robots are awesome!

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  47. Beautiful art, as always, and please enter me for the giveaway!

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  48. I think I need some new bookmarks now. :)

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  49. I love all of it! Enter me in all the drawings!! -Liz Sie

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  50. I think I might have to get that Songbird for my son!

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  51. Those bookmarks are going to be stocking stuffers for everyone I know this year! Please enter me in all of the drawings, I love it all :)

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  52. I love the bookmarks. It is such a great idea to put nerd art on usable items!!

    Enter me for everything!! Someday I will win something!!

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  53. Loving everything this month. Great picks.

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  54. The bookmarks and the badge/pass/ticket holders are so clever!

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  55. As usual winning anything from you would be amazing

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  56. Wow! Kudos to the designers for making more ways to enjoy their art when our walls fill up!

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  57. You find such neat things. Love the bookmarks and the little robots!

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  58. I will always adore your taste in art! Sign me up. :-)

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  59. I love these! The Princess Bride art and the little roots especially - adorable!

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  60. Everything this month is brilliant, but faves are the Princess Bride one (it is my favorite movie), and the ones painted on book pages. I especially love how she paired the titles of the Mario ones with the subject of the painting.

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  61. That Princess Bride piece and the "Last Train" piece are amazing!!

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  62. "Last Train" by Kai Carpenter is beautiful! Thank you for sharing such wonderful artwork every month. Um, just wildcard drawing for me, tho. Keep up the awesomeness, Jen!

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  63. *gasp* Those keychains! I needed a way to identify my lunchbag at my new job, and those are perfect. I would love to win me some print, I like both of the ACEO sets if you'll be kind enough to enter me!

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  64. I love the art, as always! I'd love either of the sets this time, or the wildcard. They're all so awesome!

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  65. I love the art, as always! I'd love either of the sets this time, or the wildcard. They're all so awesome!

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  66. I love the "Last Train" piece!

    Love "Amalthea", I'm a HUGE last unicorn fan!!! We won't discuss the fact that I have every DVD reissue! And the book, and the illustrated book!

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  67. OMG the robot and the bookmarks are adorable!

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  68. Love the bookmarks and both of the sets for the giveaway!

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  69. AH! the robot gif! It's going to replace the panda eating popcorn one that was my favorite!

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  70. I love the bookmarks! Please enter me in the wildcard.

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  71. Ooh, Last Train is lovely! You find the best stuff!

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  72. I quite like Last Train. Ok, I like everything in this post. I'm stealing the electronic frame idea though.

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  73. I love that you put this together every month! It's always such a varied and fun collection!

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  74. Well I know where I'm getting my next bookmarks!

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  75. ohhh the robots!! I'd like to be in the draw but i am in Australia! <3

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  76. That lollipop girl! And the robot gif

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  77. I love your round ups, it's a great way to discover artists!

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  78. Those disney bookmarks! And Rey and BB-8! Wow, great round up as usual :) would love either of the sets of ACEOs.

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  79. Those bookmarks are SO cute!!

    That robot gif.... Squeeeee!

    And I love both of the sets by Jessica Gundy!

    Thank you for sharing such great art work!!

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  80. That little BB-8! Love it. Please enter me for wildcard!

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  81. I love everything! Especially those bookmarks though. Those are super cute

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  82. I would be overjoyed with any of those gorgeous pieces! You have such an eye for good ones!

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  83. Even if I'm not a big bookmark user, I could definitely turn into one for that Rey and BB-8 bookmark set.

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  84. The bookmarks are adorable. For a constant reader, these are the best!

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  85. Oh I love those bookmarks. Now I have some ideas for Christmas :D

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  86. I'm dying over Jessica Robinson's bookmarks -- I have a feeling the Harry Potter collection will be calling my house home pretty soon!

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  87. Those bookmarks are AMAZING. I'm going to have to pick some up for my nieces and I to enjoy. I also love Peppermint and Pop!

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  88. Great selection this month!!! We love Jessica's art! Would love any of the pieces!!

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  89. I love ALL the art! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–. Please add me to ALL the drawings!

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  90. So I just stared at the robot GIF for ten minutes and not even ashamed. Something that sqee-worthy makes life just that much better!
    PS- Please add me to all drawings. Thanks!!

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  91. I want to win from the art give away board! Anything Disney would be amazing, love the blog as always :)

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  92. I love that Merida print, it's so cute. Magnetic bookmarks are genius.

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  93. I love that Merida print, it's so cute. Magnetic bookmarks are genius.

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  94. Oh man, I love Janna Bock's style! That French Hair picture is gorgeous.

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  95. Omg, those robots are so cute! And I think I need that train print. or something like it.

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  96. I love the bookmarks and the gif!!! I want to be entered into all the drawings this month please!!!! The two extras are really quite lovely! Especially the batgirl type one!!!

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  97. Bookmarks and robots for the win! AND Peppermint, AND Pop! Yummy choices, as always.

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  98. The bookmarks are great, I see a crafting project happening in the future!

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  99. The book marks are adorable. I also love the Amalthea and Merida prints :)

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  100. I think I just found perfect gifts for all my DizGeek friends! So much adorable!!

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  101. Yes, please, any or all of the above!

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  102. I love the bookmarks and robots but ohmygosh those lanyard holders!! I wonder if they would fit my work ID??

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  103. You always find the cutest things. I have had my eye on those Lisa Penny ticket holders for a while. So fun and unique. I know someone who would adore that Peppermint and Pop set from Jessica Grundy :)

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  104. Visions of turning the bookmarks into hair clips... Love both wildcards! My daughter is redecorating her room, because apparently pink with green and white stripes is not appropriate when you're 13. Either of these would be a fantastic addition.

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  105. Those bookmarks are definitely squee-worthy!!

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  106. Love, love, love those bookmarks but saving the nintendo etsy for potential Christmas gifts :)

    Still have my eye on one of those doctor who prints ;)

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  107. You always find the best things! I love that gif robot! Pretty sure I'm going to be buying some artwork soon. Thank you for always showing me the best stuff around.

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  108. I need one of those disney clips.

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  109. I love the robots and the bookmarks! I also like both sets. :)

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  110. Cute robot gifs and rey bookmarks make this one of my favorite art roundups yet! Thanks as always for sharing :)

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  111. The Matt Dixon robots are so very cute. I`ve had a longing eye on one of your art giveaways for ages now, fingers crossed I get picked.

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  112. You're right, "Twu Wuv" would've been a better name, but I still love that print!

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  113. Those bookmarks! That gif!!! My heart is full. Thanks for another month of awesome artwork!

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  114. Love peppermint and pop, but sexy Ursala is my favorite piece in the post. So sassy! -Natalie from Facebook.

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  115. Those bookmarks are adorable!! :-)

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  116. Everything is so much fun! Thank you for the monthly drawings!

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  117. Once again, you find the adorable-est things! Need to win the lottery, and buy then all...

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  118. Loving the bookmarks! And I love Jessica Grundy's art and have three of them framed on my wall.

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  119. Those bookmarks are so cute! Hmm, maybe being magnetic would help me reduce my chance of losing them - I've somehow lost every nice bookmark I've ever owned and always end up using scraps of paper by the time I finish any given book...

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  120. I am so going to have to get me some of those bookmarks! I collect bookmarks. <3 So many awesome finds as usual. :)

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  121. I think I need to start collecting those bookmarks! And I love your idea off the digital frame for the robot gif <3

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  122. Love, love, Love ALL the ART! You actually inspired me at the SC Greenville Con last month to pick up some great art, thank you!

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  123. Oh those bookmarks are going to make a perfect gift for a friend of mine! I love that you do this art giveaway.

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  124. That robot art! Those bookmarks! Link and Zelda! Wonderful choices again!

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  125. Yet another great monthly art roundup! Count me in for the extra drawings please!

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  126. Ohmygosh...those robots! All so adorable!

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  127. I really need my own little geeky art gallery.

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  128. Love the bookmarks! I'd take either of the Jessica Grundy sets...to match some prints of hers I already own. :)

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  129. Love the "Last Train".

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  130. I might actually use magnetic bookmarks...

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  131. I'll keep hoping for that wildcard. I may resort to randomly crossing my fingers.

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  132. As usual I'm delighted to see what you found

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  133. I love your Art Roundups! Always so inspiring :)

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  134. Twu wuv... I love those little bookmarks too!

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  135. Love The ROBOTS!!!! soo cute and i especially love the link and zelda! my daughter would looovvee those in her room! soo cool!

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  136. Janna's work is adorable; apparently Marie Antoinette actually had a wig with a small ship in it! Also, totally wouldn't mind winning either piece by Grundy :)) Thanks for sharing, jen!

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  137. As always I love all your art finds
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  138. I am seriously digging the bookmarks, so cute! That covers just about everything this month, though.

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  139. Thought of you when I walked through Ravencon's artist alley yesterday. I love the steampunk last train and the book marks!

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  140. I am kind of obsessed with those magnetic bookmarks... They are WAY too freaking cute!

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  141. Those bookmarks are really cute! I am going to be buying something from that shop.

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  142. I'll have to check out those bookmarks too!

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  143. My home library (AKA me) wants those bookmarks! I also love the Travel by Tardis poster in the Pinterest board.

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  144. Love it all, please enter me in any/ all drawings!!

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  145. Love them both! Thanks again for sharing all of the nifty things!

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  146. I love the bookmarks! I like the idea of a piece of art you can carry with you :)

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  147. I love the bookmarks! I love the gif! And I think how the artists are repurposing their art is a great idea!

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  148. The "Last Train" piece is fabulous, the robot gif is adorable and the bookmarks are truly squee worthy! Plus the Merida piece of Jessica Grundy is beautiful. But OMG - the "Tiki Birds" piece brings back so many wonderful memories of trips to Disney with the family. Thanks so much for sharing these!

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  149. Brilliant post! I love the "Last Train" by Kai Carpenter painting & I really like the Amalthea & Untitled set by Jessica Grundy =)

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  150. I love Matt Dixons robot!And either of the bonus sets would be great!

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  151. Mario and Luigi!! Oh and I love all the bookmarks, I constantly am grabbing whatever random piece of paper is laying nearby as a bookmark.

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  152. The staypuft print on your giveaway board is amazing!!

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  153. Those bookmarks are so cute! Also, the art as keychains is stunning as well. Brilliant idea!

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  154. Oh my gosh, those robots at the end are too perfect! I just want to cuddle them all!

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  155. Well, I had to buy some bookmarks. Thanks Jen. :)

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  156. Princess bride for Ever! Extra draws too please!

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  157. The Rey and BB8 bookmarks are adorable!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  158. OMG, that steampunk print is amazing! And the Mario sets are so cute!

    I'd love to be entered for all the draws, those sets are lovely.

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  159. AHhh such cute robots!!! And those bookmarks.

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  160. Ahhh I love the bookmarks! I'd never use them, though. I am a devoted member of the "lay this open over the corner of a table and hope it doesn't fall off" club. It's not a perfect method. I'd love to win either of the bonus ACEOS! also, sorry if this posts twice. My computer has a love hate relationship with Blogger. Emphasis on the hate.

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  161. For a long time I've been eyeing:
    - Doctor Who Silhouette by Alex Asfour
    - Wedge on the Ledge
    Thanks! :)

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  162. I need some of those bookmarks. My daughter does too.

    Also, that gift is the greatest!

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  163. I LOVE the Amalthea print the last unicorn is my favorite book/movie,and I love the other prints as well! As always all of the art is Gorgeous, I particularly like the Bubblegum print! Thanks for being awsome!

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  164. Wow, another great roundup!! Love the Link/Zelda art and those super cute bookmarks. I'd love to win either of the 'bonus' art sets :D

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  165. I need some of those bookmarks. My daughter does too.

    Also, that gift is the greatest!

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  166. Jessy StrohmeyerMay 1, 2016 at 11:55 PM

    Love the Princess Bride and steam punk prints. Both so pretty.

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  167. Too many awesome choices! I would be humbled to receive any of them. I could spend hours perusing all the artists' sites!

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  168. Your art round ups always make my day!!! I love everything on your Pinterest board, too!

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  169. Robot rocket ship! OMG that's adorable!!! Loving the peppermint and pop pics :)

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  170. Love those lanyard holders/keychains!

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  171. To boldly go, sniff :´)
    I'm in all the drawings, thanks Jen for the opportunity!

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  172. I love the "peppermint" and "pop" set. They are just too cute! I would love a chance to win the drawing.

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  173. These are all so pretty! And I love the Merida-ish picture!

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  174. Those bookmarks are lovely! :-D

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  175. Those magnetic bookmarks are awesome! :D

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  176. Again, loving it all. Thanks again for sharing!

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