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Art Prints at Endgame Cafe in July

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

fine art prints at Endgame Cafe, prints by Amy Crook

fine art prints at Endgame Cafe, prints by Amy Crook

The prints are up and ready to go!

abstract art prints at Endgame Cafe by Amy Crook

abstract art prints

The lovely people at Endgame have extras of everything, including some without the giant mats in case you’re hoping for a smaller print experience, heh. They’re all 8″x10″ — some of them are on spiffy shiny paper, and some of them are on a bright white matte art paper. $50 each, including good karma for supporting a local artist and a local cafe. Take home a favorite or three!

Endgame Cafe
917 Washington St
Oakland, CA 94607

the artist hanging prints at Endgame Cafe

Come by on Friday, July 7th from 6-8pm to hang out, get a sketch, and peruse the art for the First Friday celebration.

fan art at Endgame Cafe by Amy Crook

fan art at Endgame Cafe by Amy Crook

The show comes down the next day, so don’t delay!

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Showing in July at Endgame Cafe

Friday, June 30th, 2017

The Endgame Cafe

Over a dozen prints of mine will be on display — and for sale — at the Endgame Cafe in Oakland, attached to my favorite Friendly Local Game Store, Endgame Oakland.

Come by on Friday, July 7th from 6-8pm to hang out, get a sketch, and peruse the art for the First Friday celebration.

All of my 8″x10″ prints will be $50 each and include a nifty mat and backing board — there’s even a few that haven’t yet made it up onto Etsy yet.

Endgame Cafe
917 Washington St
Oakland, CA 94607

See you there!

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Art Prints are Heeeere!

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

fine art prints by Amy Crook at Etsy

fine art prints by Amy Crook at Etsy

If you’ve been wanting my art, but haven’t got the budget for an original, I have good news!

After much trial and deliberation (and surgery/recovery), nine art prints are here to launch the new line! Five of them are on spiffing metallic pearl paper, and the other four are on a beautiful bright white archival stock. They’re all 8″x10″ (a standard frame size for easy display), and you can get yours for $49 plus shipping.

If these do well, I’ll bring in more designs and even other sizes! So don’t delay, get your gorgeous new art print today.

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Your Artist Needs a Nap

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Belladonna cuddling her tail, aww.

Yeah, kitty, I know how you feel.

I’ve been having some health issues for a while, but in the last 6 months or so it’s really affected my ability to keep myself going. I’m having surgery next month that should help, so please bear with the erratic posting and cat photos until recovery and, hopefully, something resembling wellness happens.

You Can Help!

My Support Your Artist page has ALL the links, but right now Patreon and Etsy are the most helpful. Even Tweeting out a link to your favorite birthday card or public Patreon post could help keep the internets on and the cats fed.

And in the end, isn’t it the ability to upload cat photos that matters most?

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State of the Kitties: 2017

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Belladonna in a Master-level catnap yoga pose

Belladonna in a Master-level catnap yoga pose

As we move out of the trash year that was 2016, I know there is one important question on everyone’s minds: how are the cats of the world?

Belladonna is going to be 15 (!!) this spring, and while she’s thin and arthritic and grumpy, she’s still pretty spry and loves her heated cat bed. I need to take her in for an old lady vet checkup pretty soon, and we’ve installed cat stairs around to avoid too much leaping, but all in all she does pretty well. Also, since she’s so old, she is constantly spoiled rotten by both myself and roomie — she gets lots of extra treats and has graduated to yelling at us until someone turns on the faucet for her majesty to drink fresh water.

Her other current fave is her catnip dental treats, which you can help provide by supporting her human slave.

BODE

BODE

Pteropodidae (aka Pod), on the other hand, is hitting kitty middle age and getting the spread. He turned 8 this past autumn, and is getting quite the bodacious kitty bod going. I’m making a bit of an effort to give him more murder baby enrichment time with The Great Red Dot and the fuzzy snake, but overall I admit I kind of like his softer, lazier side. Even if he does sometimes make me go ‘oof’ when stepping on my tummy.

Podling definitely has the whole “cats are liquid and control their own gravity” thing going, especially when he doesn’t want to be picked up.

Podzilla would like you to buy something from the Etsy Shop so he can get a new cat tree from which to survey his domain.

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Best of 2016: Artist’s Choice

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Artist's Choice: Best of 2016 from Amy Crook

2016 has been a terrible year for so many reasons, but as I went through my backlist I found that I still like a lot of the art I made, despite everything else that was going on.

I’ve chosen all art that’s unsold this time around, a baker’s dozen with one from each month and an overall favorite that I can’t really explain my devotion to, but really, really love.

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Endgame Mini-Show

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Mini-Show of art by Amy Crook at EndGame in Oakland, CA

Mini-Show of art by Amy Crook at EndGame in Oakland, CA

A half-dozen of my recent works are on display in the upstairs gaming area at EndGame in Oakland. If you’ve wondered what paintings like Inlets or Garnet Fox look like in person, now’s your chance to see them in person!

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