Blog / 2021 / Artists Sunday = Planet Earth’s Funday

October 24, 2021

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Browse through original artworks that are for sale here and visit Artists Sunday’s site to see what it’s all about. The shirt I’m wearing in the video is this one, with some painted dye magic on top!

chipmunk at the Craters of the Moon cinder cone in Idaho
Gwenn Seemel
Moon Chipmunk (Craters of the Moon, Idaho)
acrylic, colored pencil, and marker on paper
11 x 7 inches

This Craters of the Moon chipmunk is from my COVID cross-country trip and it’s for sale for $140 plus shipping—see all currently available artworks. There are prints and pretty things here in my print shop.

chipmunk painted by wildlife artist Gwenn Seemel
detail of Moon Chipmunk (Craters of the Moon, Idaho)

Generally speaking I’m okay with Christmas—even though I’m not a religious person and, technically speaking, I do live in a country that is supposed to have separation of Church and State, so it’s a little strange that this Christian holiday is also a federal holiday. But I get that Christmas is a happy thing, both for religious people and non-religious people alike, and I like happy things.

What I don’t really like is consumerism and wastefulness, and unfortunately Christmas in the United States of America is basically synonymous with consumerism and wastefulness. And that’s why I don’t generally make a big deal about Christmas on my site or in my studio, but that changes this year!

With paintings like this one and with Artists Sunday! Artists Sunday is the 28th of November, right after Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, and right before Cyber Monday, smack in the middle of the weekend that is the kick-off of the Consumer Season in the US.

Artists Sunday started last year as a way to encourage people to give loved ones something unique and handmade, and I love the whole concept because:

  1. When you buy art, you are making it clear that you value beauty and human connection.
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  3. When you give art, it’s because you want your loved one to receive a gift minus all the toxicity that comes with factory-produced assembly-line items. I’m talking about the massive problem of corporate pollution as well as the poor treatment of workers. The gift of art is one that is guaranteed to be as cruelty-free as possible!

And it doesn’t have to cost thousands of dollars either. This Moon Chipmunk painting is part of a whole series of paintings on paper that I am selling for $140 each. So check out my shop to see what’s available and check out all the delicious creativity that’s going on on!


November 1, 2021

There’s a special Artists Sunday offering on my site through the 11th of December! Check it out here.

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