Critter Micropaintings for Sale!

Child and I sat at the kitchen table to make art, and I did another batch of micro-critters! These are for sale because we went on an expedition today to find a Halloween costume for Child and I was appalled at the selection for young girls. All of them were girly, sexy (for kids her age!) or trashy. Plus, all the girl costumes were annoyingly princessy. The boys had superheros, monsters that looked properly monstrous, career options (doctor, FBI agent, etc), pirates, adventurey sort of things… and the girls had… various kinds of winged things in skirts. Even the scary options (like vampires) were sexy.

Child was bored by this. She wanted to be a shark; there were no shark costumes for anyone her age. Animal costumes are for toddlers or infants. If they survive into her age range, they once again become sexy versions, with skirts and wink-wink-nudge-nudge ears and face make-up.

Um. No. So I found a shark costume online that looks like a SHARK and bought it for her. Sales of microcritters will help heal my bank account of my moment of rage-induced lack of discipline. -_-

All critters are $15, and postage is free in the US (unless you want to toss in a little to cover it–thank you to those of you who have!). Postage outside the US, though, I have to calculate and charge.

Here they are:

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Quasi-hippocampus 1: Part horse, part shrimp! ON HOLD

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Quasi-hippocampus 2: Part horse, part eel!

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Dragon! SOLD

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Sea-dragon! (Rainbow at child’s request, muted at mommmy’s discretion.) SOLD

Before people ask, the vague letters you see on some of them are the stamp of the paper-maker’s mark. It’s an authenticity thing, telling you I used super-expensive paper (by the manufacturer who made paper used by Michelangelo!). :)

  1. I’d like the bottom one.

    Thank you for being a great mom.

  2. MCAH: And I have the effrontery to wonder where the girl nerds are! Clearly, I am totally out of touch with marketing and what they think little girls should be getting into.

    Yes, I have the effrontery, and am proud to have it. We are entering a period when Nerdalism is the dominant fact in the economy, and there is a dearth of girl nerds so wide, deep and long it is heart breaking. That girls do not have roll models that are attuned to the critical shortage of skills our society is facing is nothing less than totally disgusting!

    Pardon my venting.

    Good luck on your sales.

  3. I’ll take the dragon if someone else hasn’t beaten me to it. Soon as I know it’s still available, I’ll paypal ya. (Afraid someone over on LJ has beat me to it, but in case I’m lucky… dibs!)

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