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UPDATE 10/30/12

The commission sale is a go. I'll begin accepting slot reservations on the first of November. The opening of these slots will be announced in my next journal entry (on 11/1, obviously), which will contain the full "rules" of the sale. Slot reservations will be made in the comments of that journal entry (NOT in this journal's comments, through the note system, on my homepage comments, etc).

Also, a large volume of commissions seems to have come to fruition at almost the exact same time. So expect a lot of commission painting uploads today and this week.

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•Commission Sale

I was thinking recently about how I would really like to hold a holiday contest with nice, shiny prizes as well as that there are possibly some people who would like to commission a painting from me who can't afford the fee.  For these two reasons, I'm thinking of holding a POINT commission sale in November.

For this event only, I'd be offering greyscale portraits like these…

Abby by ThreshTheSky Francois by ThreshTheSky Gema Starlight by ThreshTheSky

...that usually cost ten dollars (or 800 dA points) for as low as 200 dA points each. Does this proposition interest anyone? If so, please let me know in the comments below so that I can ponder how many slots I'm going to make available.

Points raised from this sale will go to funding another one of my "no artistic abilities required" contests for which I plan to have one first-place winner and some runners-up (depending on how successful this "fund-raiser" is). I currently have enough points to fund the largest prize myself but would really like to have some spare points so that I can offer extra prizes in order to spread the holiday cheer a little further this December.

In short, if you're looking for a place to get a ridiculously affordable holiday gift commission, if you've thought about commissioning me in the past but couldn't afford it, or if you just have a measly 200 points lying around that you'd be willing to give to a fun "cause," then let me know now and keep an eye out for a journal entry next month announcing whether or not the commission sale is going down. Also, I haven't really been too keen on using the donation widget in the past, but I'll be putting one up specifically for the contest until it's over.

•dA Search Bug

None of my deviations posted after September 5th show up regardless of the search terms used. I know it sounds like a really narcissistic problem, but I know that as a deviant who produces a lot of fan art that this is a major way that I get traffic on my page. I went to open a support ticket on this issue, but it appears that it's a problem that's already posted in the Status Forum. support.deviantart.com/entries… It's been there since July. Is anyone else having a problem with any of their deviations not appearing in search results?

•Brief PSAs

1) Election day is coming up on Tuesday, November 6. If you're an adult living in the United States, please remember to vote!
2) Now that cold weather has set in for most of the northern hemisphere, remember to bang on the hood of your car or honk the horn before starting your vehicle. Cats who are attracted to the warmth of the engine may fall asleep inside it and be seriously injured or killed if they don't leave before you turn your ignition key. An action that literally takes you a second to perform could save a life.

Thanks everyone!

•Quick features

Les Mis Poster by Starlene Enigma by WhiteSirin :thumb302683196:
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:iconfoxipaws:
OMG ME ME ME!
But I only have 140 points.
NOOOO T.T
-sobs-
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ThreshTheSky Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There's still time. :) Sale doesn't start until next month anyway.
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:iconfoxipaws:
Ooooh okay :3 Yay!
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Living-In-Whimsy Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!
I had NO idea about doing that for kitties (probably because I can't drive) but will definitely pass the message along!
Those furry felines have a special spot in my heart. : ) Nice to see a fellow deviant looking out for em too!

Interested in this sale so I will have to see if I can scrounge up some points before then. @_@
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ThreshTheSky Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. The more people who know, the better. :)

Thanks for the expressed interest! Keep an eye out for future updates about the sale if you find the points in the coming weeks.
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V-o-L-T-a-i-C Oct 17, 2012  Professional Writer
I don't buy stuff on dA sadly. I just have too much stuff to take care of at the moment in terms of finances. Just as long as you're posting art, I'm happy :meow:
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ThreshTheSky Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"I don't buy stuff on dA sadly."

Haha. That makes two of us. :XD: As much as I love dA, I just don't have the resources right now to put money into it. The only reason I have a premium account is because I've been lucky enough to have won a contest and met some awesome and generous people here on the site. That's also why I'm throwing this "fundraiser" for my contest. :)

And you're too kind. :)
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SymphonicLolita Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If I had points I would ;_____;
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ThreshTheSky Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries. :) And there's still time, of course. It's not too tough to scrape together 200 points here and there around the site if you feel like it.
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SymphonicLolita Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I suppose so. I'll try my best~
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