Monday, April 22, 2019

April Art Roundup: Disney's Mother of Dragons, Space Dinos, & Hilarious Faux Taxidermy!


Brace yourselves and your bank accounts, my friends, because do I have some fabulous art finds this month.

Starting with Chi Boyd, aka Tiny Snails:

How cute is this??

That one isn't in her Etsy shop (yet?) but the rest of these are:


 Robin Hood & Maid Marian! Aww, I never see art of these two.

Who here doesn't love space AND dinosaurs?

Yassssss.



 I had to include this one because Donald is my boi.
(Even if I'm too old to use the word "boi.")

Head to Chie's Etsy to browse the rest or her prints (and pins!), then follow her on IG for lots more fan art and sweetness.


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Bored Panda did a whole feature and interview with Monokubo, a Japanese artist who - gasp! - is only on Tumblr. So even though she doesn't have an online shop that I can find, you HAVE to see what she paints:

Ermergersh.

CURRENT MOOD, amirite?

Monokubo does paint more than cats - she also has giant owls, foxes, and more. I just love her cats the most:



Hang on, here's a non-cat one:


Talk about magical. I want to go to there.

Check out Bored Panda's feature for over 20 more gorgeous paintings and Monokubo's interview, then be sure to follow her on Tumblr!

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Bill Robinson of Flimflammery has a whimsical watercolor style I can't get enough of:


Dragon tea time! Look at all the fun details, like the teapot on his head and his itty bitty wings!

Speaking of dragons, here's Bill's take on the "Mother of Dragons":

He calls it "Game of Thorns." Ha!

(I'm kind of relieved Figment isn't in there. That could be... traumatizing.)

But we all know which one stole my heart, right?
Well, NOW we all know. C'mon, he has Junk Lady carrying everyone! EEEEEEE

And one more from Bill, because this owl with a tuba hits all the right notes:



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Annie Stegg Gerard is one of those rare master painters that honestly defies description, so I'll just show you:


I KNOW RIGHT?

Even when Annie posts clips of herself painting these on IG, and I watch her do it, I still can't believe anyone can paint like this. Her work is just so vivid and dreamlike.

 

Check out this card set she sells:


Follow Annie on IG here, then check out this Etsy shop for more of her prints - or her webstore, which also carries original paintings, ooOOooooh.

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 Scott Mills is another fine artist who caught my eye with his sweetly surreal bears:

Move over, Discworld; now we need stories about people living on giant bear heads.


Scott paints lots of other creatures, too, but his bears are my favorite:

It took me 5 times going through this post to notice the crayons.

Check out the colors in this panda!
 Swoony swoon.

Go browse Scott's Etsy shop to see what else he paints, then give him a follow on IG to see even more.


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And finally, here comes the artist who single-handedly turned me around on faux taxidermy: Valency Genis. Her work is so fabulous, so funny, so... well... just look:

Tell me you didn't giggle.


This one has a Tim Burton/Dr. Suess vibe, right?

 A bunch more from her Instagram account:


And this guy makes me think of a Skeksis dancing around in a boa while no one is watching:

Hee!
You can browse Valency's available pieces here, then give her a follow on IG for more fabulousness.


I hope these made you smile, peeps, and gave you some new artists to follow!

But wait, before you go, THERE'S MORE. 

I still have free art to give away! 

So comment below and tell me which of these next three prints you like best, and I'll pick three of you at random to win! Which reminds me: you know how I'm always saying John & I'll ship anywhere? Well, last month John spent $60 at the post office shipping out art. So yeah, I DO MEAN ANYWHERE. 

Now without further ado, here are your choices this month:

  "Mario Princesses" by Megan Fisher, 8x10 signed print.

(This is printed on a velvety matte paper that is a pure joy to look at it IRL, the colors are so vivid. So whoever wins this has to promise you won't frame it under glass, K?)

 

"Star Wars Doodlez" by Kate Carleton, 11X17 signed print


"Belle" by Bri Pi Art, 8X10 signed print

Happy commenting, everyone! And remember to check back, since I'll be announcing all 3 winners in my very next post. 


UPDATE: The give-away has ended!

The winner of the Mario Princesses is Rabidbun
The winner of the Star Wars Doodlez is Susan Anderson
And the winner of Belle is Jessica Layman
Congrats, you three, and please e-mail me your mailing addresses!


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138 comments:

  1. I would take any of those three, but that Belle is just gorgeous!

    And oh my goodness, Annie Stegg Gerard's work is just magical! And Bill Robinson's is so cute!

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  2. I love the Belle and the Mario princesses! Annnd I just opened up three Etsy shop pages to go look at pretties!

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  3. Star Wars Doodlez!!!!! SO cute, I love the noses!

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  4. I am all in on the princess trilogy. Mario princesses, Leia, and Belle? They're ALL amazing. (What do you mean there were other characters in the SW one?)

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  5. I love all three but my favorite is Star Wars Doodlez :D

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  6. Oh I'd love to have Bri's Belle painting! I commissioned her to do two paintings of our Mermaid Parade groups!

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  7. OOOH! the Star Wars Doodlez! Though the Belle painting is also lovely!

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  8. Living for the Mario Princesses!

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  9. the star wars and belle prints are awesome and I would love to hang them in my house. also that space dino is adorable!!

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  10. Oh I would love the Star Wars Doodlez. I have a friend who would love this!

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  11. As always, I love your taste in art! I'd take any of the three - my daughter is a huge Chewy fan!

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  12. Oh my, I'd like to put my name in for any of the 3 prints. Thanks!

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  13. I love the Star Wars and the Belle picture, they are sooo beautiful!

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  14. I would love any of those 3 prints. My favorite is Belle, but I love the Star Wars one and my daughter would love the Princesses.

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  15. I'm all into for the Star Wars one. Thank you, you generous soul!

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  16. I love all 3, but I really adore the Mario Princesses.

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  17. Loving Mario princesses. All the art is wonderful. I just added Tiny Snails to my instant feed. ❤️❤️

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  18. Would love to win Mario princesses.

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  19. OMG I can't pick a favorite; I love all three! And my mind has also been changed about taxidermy! <3

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  20. The Star War Doodles are adorable!

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  21. Star Wars Doodlez is adorable. I love it, and my five year old son would love it!

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  22. The Star Wars doodlez! AUGH THE CUTENESS!

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  23. Star Wars Doodlez, the best of the three!

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  24. Leah in WilliamsburgApril 23, 2019 at 10:13 AM

    I love the Belle print. So pretty!

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  25. Star Wars Doodlez please, that is SO CUTE :)

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  26. Omg! LOVE! I love the Mario Princesses <3 <3 <3

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  27. Thanks for sharing such great art again.
    The Mario princesses are super cute!

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  28. Hey Jen, I found this book on Amazon. Monokubo Art Works ~ Megalophilia もの久保作品集 (KITORA) (Japanese) Paperback – 2018 by MonoKubo (Author) https://www.amazon.com/Monokubo-Works-Megalophilia-%E3%82%82%E3%81%AE%E4%B9%85%E4%BF%9D%E4%BD%9C%E5%93%81%E9%9B%86-KITORA/dp/4046024321

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  29. Oh my gosh, the Star War Doodlez are amazing! But I have always had a soft spot for Belle. Thanks for sharing these tidbits. I still can't wrap my head around the faux taxidermy, but I do like these more than others I've seen.

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  30. Mario Princesses on a velvety paper? Yes please! :)

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  31. All of those are fantastic but the Star Wars one is especially adorable!

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  32. OMG I love that Belle! <3

    Your art posts are so much fun. I love them.

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  33. Ooo, love the Mario Princesses one! 😍

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  34. Yet another art post win! You find the coolest stuff!
    I'd love to be considered for the Star Wars Doodlez!

    --Piper P from Washington State--

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  35. Regular entry, please! And oh man, I have got to get a print of those axolotls!

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  36. Dr. Suess actually did his own collection of fake taxidermy: https://www.drseussart.com/taxidermy

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  37. Gosh, I hope I'm not too late! I love, love the Star Wars Doodlez. Soooo cute. I love your blog. I want to see more of your furbabies though!

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  38. The Star Wars Doodlez is adorable! Do Want!

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  39. All three truly are wonderful, but that Belle! Oh! She is, and always will be, my favorite princess.

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  40. Star Wars Doodlez!!! I need it. I want it. I must have it! My son is graduating from high school, and their prom is on May the 4th. Since they school didn't take advantage of the appropriate theme (Big Mistake. Big. Huge!), the senior boys (and one girl!) are all adding subtle Star Wars touches to their outfits for the night. This would be AH-Mazing to give my son. When you randomly choose, PICK ME! ;-)
    Love you guys so much. You literally make my day happier every time I see a post. Especially a kitty one!

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  41. I love the Star Wars one! The noses are adorable.

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  42. WAIT. Is that owl with the tuba the host to Disney's Sing-a-long Songs?? I think it is!!

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  43. OMG I luuuurve Chi’s rare Disney character art!

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  44. As usual you picked some amazing artists to share this month.
    As for the three you are giving away, Belle has always been my princess.

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  45. I would love the Belle print and the Star wars gang one. Also, I never knew how much I nddden bear art until today.

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  46. I love the Belle piece!

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  47. Oh, wow. That Belle is stunning! I'd like any of them, but there's something magical about her!

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  48. I cant even handle this months roundup!! I would love the Mario Princesses print!

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  49. I'd like to be entered for the Star Wars Doodles and the Belle. Thank you!

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  50. We're a Star Wars family, so we'd all love the Star Wars one over here.

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  51. Oh, I'd love the Belle print!

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  52. I'd love the Star Wars Doodles or the Belle.

    I love Bills take on Mother of Dragons! So cute!

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  53. Oh my gosh, I love the Mario Princesses! They are so lovely :D

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  54. Ooh, I would love the Belle art!

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  55. I love the Belle and Star Wars ones. Especially the Belle one; she's my favorite Princess! I've been looking for some new art, so now I'm eyeing the space dinosaurs pretty hard. So cute! Love the roundups every month.

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  56. SO. MUCH. BEAUTIFUL. STUFF!!!! I agree, the Labyrinth print is my favorite.

    My daughter likes the Mario Princess print, if we happen to win.

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  57. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Star Wars Doodles! Way cool! Thanks for featuring all these cool artists! Their work is swoon worthy!

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  58. Oh Oh Oh!!! Mario princesses that actually include Rosalina!!! My favorite! I have such a hard time finding art of her!!! Ok, enough exclamation points, but I do like the star wars doodle as well :)

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  59. Oh my gosh I love both Belle and the Princesses! I wish I could share pictures here, I dressed as Peach and Belle for Halloween a few years ago. I love looking at all this art!

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  60. Oh Belle is my spirit animal - I love her!

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  61. I love the Mario Princesses print, and I promise I would never put it under glass

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  62. I love the Mario Princesses print! So colorful.

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  63. Please enter me for the Star Wars print and the Belle print! I love your art round ups... so many incredible artists! Thank you for all the time you spend curating these posts.
    ~Natalie (QSOgirl)

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  64. Star Wars. It would match my son's room.

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  65. I love the star wars one! Thanks for finding amazing art as always!

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  66. The colours! <3 And SPACE DRAGONS! And that phoenix. Lovely finds again!

    I would love to be in the drawing for the Star Wars Doodlez and Belle, please!

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  67. I agree the giant cats are lovely.

    The princesses look gorgeous, and you made me want to see the texture up close.

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  68. Maybe the tea party with Bill Robinson is actually a Jabberwock not a dragon...maybe? At least that's what popped in my head as soon as I saw it.

    "Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
    Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
    All mimsy were the borogoves,
    And the mome raths outgrabe."

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  69. Ermagersh! I don't even know where to begin! Robin Hood! Cats! Bears! Squeeeee!

    Erm, don't want any of the three art pieces, just had to show my appreciation. :D

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  70. I love the Marrio princesses and Belle. I would love to win either.

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  71. I love the Belle and the Star Wars Doodlez, so cute!

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  72. What a great round up, thanks for sharing. The Belle or Star Wars Doodlez are both amazing.

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  73. So much gorgeous art! The colours in that Mario Princesses piece are incredible!

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  74. I love this round up so much! Also I’d love that belle!

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  75. I love all three, but my son is super into Mario right now, so I’d have to pick that one!

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  76. I love Robin Hood and Maid Marian!!! Also, love the Mario princesses

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  77. Love those Mario princesses! They would be perfect for my new niece, Daisy. :-)

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  78. I would love any of those (but the Star Wars one makes me melt!). And thanks for all of the gift ideas--I just bookmarked a bunch for when Birthdays roll around!

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  79. I bought SO MUCH Flimflammery art at SDCC two years ago. I LOVE his Alice in Wonderland stuff.

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  80. Star Wars or Belle for me too!

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  81. I love the star wars doodle. Annie's stuff is amazing, she has a pin club now! Thanks for the round ups.

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  82. Today's art is full of dreamy whimsy! Love it!

    You know what else I'd love? That Star Wars Doodlez or Belle art. (And sorry if I win. you'd be shipping to Australia!)

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  83. I'd love to be entered for the Star Wars Doodlez and for Belle! Thanks!

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  84. So many cuties today!!
    Would love to be entered for Star Wars Doodlez and Belle. Thanks!

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  85. My kids would love the Mario Princesses!

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  86. I love the Nintendo princesses but Belle is also perfect .

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  87. Oh, please enter me for Belle! Thank you!

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  88. Has to be the Staqr Wars doodles for me!

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  89. If you ever find a shop for Monokubo, please let us know. I would love to get one of her fox or wolf pictures for my daughter. A Bill Robinson print might be a birthday gift to myself. He's got some really cool stuff. As for the give away, Sir Alec Guiness with a round, boopy nose amuses me to no end. So the Star Wars Doodlez is the one I would love to have.

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  90. Oooh I love that Belle!
    It would be absolutely perfect for a friend of mine :D
    As always - amazing art. My heart thanks you and my wallet is cursing you ;)

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  91. Oh I love that Belle Print!!!

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  92. Beautiful pieces and i did giggle �� ( which i needed lol). Thanks! As for the art giveaway i love the starwars and yhe Belle. If i were to be chosen to win one fo these, id give them to my daugter. Shes getting married THIS. May4th wearing a Belle inspired gown and a starwars theme “ gamer after party” lol. As always, thanks for sharing!

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  93. Belle! She just has my heart!!!!!!

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  94. I love all the new artists you show me with these posts! I'm so in love with so many of these art styles. Saving for some prints for sure! <3

    I looove that adorable Mario Princesses print. ^_^ I'm gonna have to hunt down that artist too.

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  95. I adore those dragons, but not a GoT fan so I'd prefer them on their lonesome. That Labyrinth piece is one I gave to a FoE Secret Santa once. I almost bought two ;-)

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  96. My daughter would just adore those Mario princesses!

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  97. Oh man, either the Mario Princesses or Belle, they're so good!

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  98. The princesses! So adorable!
    -Nikki T

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  99. I love when you do the art roundups. So many artists out there, so little time. I love the Star Wars Doodlez -- even 3P0 has a big nose!!
    Susan Anderson

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  100. Ooo, Star Wars or Belle.... Probably Star Wars. You are so kind to share your love of art with your adoring fans. Thank you!

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  101. Put me in the hat for Star Wars, please. Too cute. - Jamie S

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  102. My daughter would LOVE the mario princess painting!

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  103. Would love to have Star Wars or Belle for the kiddos' rooms! You are so kind to support small business owners and then share the wealth with us!

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  104. Ooooo, Belle has always been my favorite princess.

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  105. OMG that Star Wars doodle! Alllllllllllllll the heart eyez!!!!!

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  106. Oh, man, I love all three of those! But I have a friend who would absolutely drool over the Belle one, so I'll pick that. :)

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  107. Entry for all three please! Such amazing art as usual!

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  108. Annie's work is just unreal! I love it so much!

    I think I like "Star Wars Doodlez" the most, but that may be because Star Wars Celebration was just the other weekend! XD

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  109. Those Mario Princesses are amazing! I love the vivid colors!

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  110. My daughters would love the Mario princesses! Thanks for the giveaway and for showing off all these artists' amazing talents!

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  111. My 4 and 6 yr old girls would just die to have their Mario princesses on their wall.

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  112. In love with Monokubo's work! I would like to win the Star Wars Doodlez :)

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  113. The mario princess are sweet. I absolutely need the mother of dragons asap.

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  114. Oh my word, there are so many awesome new artists! Thank you so much for sharing! I would love to be entered in all of the print giveaways this month - I can't choose my favorite!

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  115. I LOVE them all! But especially Belle and Star Wars.

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  116. it's tough-I love the Star Wars one and Belle, but I have to say Star Wars narrowly wins, as I know the DH would get the biggest kick out it! they are all lovely, and thanks for adding to my list of people I have to stalk now, there is some amazing art on this post!!!!!!

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  117. I love them all! So hard to choose. I think I’d rank them Belle, Star Wars, Princesses. Maybe. Ah! They are all so great. Extra cute post as a whole this month.

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  118. Please enter me in all of the giveaways! They are all so lovely! <3 Thank you for sharing!

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  119. Ooh the star wars doodle... so cute!

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  120. So much eye candy! And still more Etsy tabs to go!

    The Star Wars Doodlez are adorable, but Belle always has my heart. <3

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  121. I think I love the Belle one best :-)

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  122. Wow! That's some awesome art! I know the most amazing little girl named Belle who would love that Belle print for her new bedroom!

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  123. I love all 3 of those!! I'd love to be entered in all 3.

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  124. Ohhhh! They're all lovely! I'd definitely take Belle, if given the option (though the other two are amazing, too!!) Not that I ever win anything, haha!

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