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June 2007

June 2007 - Sun



  • Healthy Green Artists:
    Going Green for Art Show Season
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Yet More Dealing with Art Directors
  • Behind the Art:
    Your Workspace and Work Habits
  • Myths and Symbols:
    Creator and Destroyer
  • EMG News:
    June News


  • So You Want to Take Commissions
  • Painting Sunspot - A Watercolor Tutorial


  • Fiction: The Sun, The Moon, and The Nothing
  • Fiction: Coaxing the Sun
  • Fiction: Globally Dim, or Sultry Afternoon in the Dome
  • Fiction: In The Light of Einstein
  • Comic: Selling to the Sun


  • Book: Sunshine by Robin McKinley

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  • June News
    EMG News
    by Ellen Million

    This evening, after months of effort, I uploaded the finished, finalized anthology files to my server for the printer. It begins with a chicken and an egg and it ends with 'Let There be Light!' - and I am wildly happy with it.

    It is 108 pages, 38 of which are in color, and it is absolutely stuffed with the best and most beautiful of EMG-Zine from all of 2006. It is 8.5 x 11 inches, softcover, and bound to become a dog-eared favorite in your personal library. All this, for only $25! Remember, all included artists and writers may purchase the book at wholesale pricing, please contact me if you haven't received an email from me in the next day or two with this information. Here's the back cover image.

    You can pre-order a copy by clicking on the preview of the cover to the left, and copies should be shipped by July 15. (Hopefully sooner, but I'm learning my lesson with printers... always estimate more time than you think you should. In related news, nope, the new coloring book by Robin Nunez isn't in yet, but Fantasy Isn't Always Pretty has been shipped!)

    Alas, due to my single-minded completion of this project, 2 weeks of flu, and a 6-hour visit to the emergency room just today, I did not complete part two of 'Pricing Stuff.' Next month, I hope! Because I wanted to get you something, you get a re-write of one of my popular older article: "So You Want to Take Commissions," all brushed up with more current links and information - particularly on the subject of payments. Enjoy!

    EMG Giftshop

    We've got new artists! A warm welcome to Nina Bolen, Christy Babrick, Sebastiaan Brakenhoff, Laura J. Mori, E. D. Siffert, C. J. Bloomer, Ora Moon, Valerie Joanne Higgins, Lydia Lopez.

    I have warned previously that window clings are to be discontinued, but last time I mentioned it, I wasn't sure when. Now, we have a definite: no more window clings after July 1. If you are interested in over-sized windowclings, those may also be available, please inquire.

    T-shirts are available in new sizes, and new colors! In black and white, sizes are available to 5X now, and in the smaller sizes, marroon is now an option. Plus, many older designs now have new color options! Enjoy. :)

    Portrait Adoption

    A new teaser gallery has been created for submitted description portraits. Have you been thinking about submitting a description, but you're just not sure who might work on your portrait, or how many options you might get? Check out this new gallery to see what our artists are currently working on for clients! (Of course, it doesn't show the ones that have already been snapped up!) This page is so new, it's not even linked in the menu yet. (Stay tuned for that!)


    I will be in Eagle River on June 30 for the Scottish Highlands festival. I hope to see some of you there!

    PS: In exciting plumbing news - I have a toilet! I have a toilet! We still have a few septic tank problems, and will need to re-plumb a filter, but I have a toilet!!

    Exciting news from Ellen!

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