Month: December 2012

Art Giveaway for Lavender Kitchen Sink Collective!


^hope you like the cheesy visuals

Hello, folks who follow my blog (and newcomers!)

I come to y’all tonight jingly with excitement over a new cooperative company that I’ve been building with a couple of my dearest friends.  We’re called Lavender Kitchen Sink Collective, and we have some pretty huge plans for 2013, all centered around building the entrepreneurship of Women of Color and poor Trans* and queer women!  A couple of projects we’re starting include a Speaker’s Bureau as well as an arts and crafts collective to produce and sell items with our own Lavender Kitchen Sink Collective branding…. stay tuned here and at the LKSC website for more details soon 😀

To celebrate the important milestones we’ve already acheived (like getting our LLC and business license,) and to inspire our friends and family to share the news and donate, I’ve decided to do a massive art giveaway contest.  I’m super excited about it so I’ll go ahead and give you the details!

Here are the prizes available:

4th prize– one small original sketch on paper, winner’s choice

3rd prize- one large original drawing on paper, winner’s choice

2nd prize– one mixed-media painting on watercolor paper, winner’s choice

1st prize– mixed-media tryptich on wood that I’m working on right now!

To determine the winners I’m gonna be drawing names from a coffee can.  🙂   How do you get your name in the can? It’s super easy.  To get into the drawing you can:

  1. Make a donation to Lavender Kitchen Sink Collective! OR
  2. Share Lavender Kitchen Collective’s Facebook page!  OR
  3. Share the Lavender Kitchen Sink Collective’s website with your FB pals!  OR
  4. Share the Lavender Kitchen Sink Collective’s donate page with your FB pals!  OR
  5. Share this blog post (and be sure and tag me in it!) on Facebook to let everyone know about the contest! OR
  6. Link to Lavender Kitchen Sink Collective on your blog! OR
  7. Any combination thereof! If, for example, you both share the LKSC fb page and this note, I’ll put your name in the can twice.  Or if you share the LKSC website AND make a donation.  You get the picture (and if not, feel free to ask for clarification :)) There won’t be duplicate winners, but if you’re name’s in there more than once you have a better shot at winning a prize!

Anyone who shares and/or donates between now and midnight, January 3, 2012, will get their name in the can.  I’ll draw the winners on the afternoon of January 4th, 2013. LET ME KNOW IF YOU DON’T WANT YOUR NAME ANNOUNCED ON THE INTERNETS!!! Otherwise, I’ll announce the winners either that night or the following morning here on the blog and on Facebook.

But wait! There’s more….

Super Big Bonus Grand Prize:

Since it’s about to be a new year, and I’m so excited about our new collective, I’ve decided that if this giveaway brings us over the $500 mark in donations, I’ll add another prize: a free portrait commission.  Yup.  If we hit that goal and you’re the big winner, I’ll make a special piece of art all for you, from scratch.  Wouldn’t that be awesome???


Ok, I’m gonna let y’all chew on that since I’ve already written half a book.  Do share with folks, we’re building something really powerful here and we need support to get the motor running!


Some Small New Things, Big News Later

Hi there everyone!  Just wanted to share a couple of new little baby things I been doing lately.


I’ll just do pics first, then talk.  Some lil’ ACEO‘s:

Copyright 2012 Jerris Elaina Gibbs

Copyright 2012 Jerris Elaina Gibbs

Copyright 2012 Jerris Elaina Gibbs

Copyright 2012 Jerris Elaina Gibbs

Copyright 2012 Jerris Elaina Gibbs

Copyright 2012 Jerris Elaina Gibbs

Copyright 2012 Jerris Elaina Gibbs

Copyright 2012 Jerris Elaina Gibbs


Here’s the 4 of ’em all together:

Copyright 2012 Jerris Elaina Gibbs

Copyright 2012 Jerris Elaina Gibbs

And here are some sketch-studies I’ve been working on (a ver si mis panas saben quien es:)



Copyright 2012 Jerris Elaina Gibbs

Copyright 2012 Jerris Elaina Gibbs

Copyright 2012 Jerris Elaina Gibbs

Copyright 2012 Jerris Elaina Gibbs


These are rough but as I said, they’re studies.  I’m working on a more complex piece that I plan to send to a friend.


As I mentioned in the title of this post there is some big news coming up later this afternoon.  In celebration of this big news, I’m gonna be giving away some art.  Keep yer rabbit ears on so you can get in on it!  All the stuff in this post is gonna be given away for free, as well as some other originals.

This past December has been a real hum-dinger on the personal front.  Aside from the negative stuff that happened (robbery, sickness, etc.) in the beginning of the month, I’ve been having an unending flow of those weird coming-of-age revelatory philosophical moments that I reckon are just part of becoming a middle aged person but are still a heavy trip, nonetheless.

These sorts of intellectual/material growing pains are necessary to lead one’s “soul” (for lack of a better word) into new territory, though, and they’ve led to a very original and exciting collaborative effort that I’m taking on with some friends of mine.  I’ll tell you more about it this afternoon, when I tell you how to get the free art. 🙂 See ya then!





We Kinda Had the Week From Hell, But It’s Improving

Hello everyone!  I’m just gonna run down the last week or so for y’all who’ve been looking for updates here:

-Submitted a proposal to a gallery

-Got mad sick

-Got robbed

-Sweetheart/partner got a rabid flu

-Friends helped out so now we have loaner computers to work with

-Worked on some art and hid from the world

-Revamped my art space

Thus my absence this past week from blog life.  It’s really creepy to have your home broken into.  I’m sad about my computer and my sweety’s computer being gone (along with my roomie’s WII).  I’m mainly sad about the pictures and writings that we had that are lost.   But I’m literally creeped out.  The robbery happened between 4AM and 7AM and I haven’t really been able to sleep between those hours for the last few days.

I’m glad that I have a lot of images of my art uploaded to wordpress!  But I am going to have to do re-scanning of lots of things also.

This is the life of a lumpen-class artist.  Now’s a good time to click on the donation button if you’re able to do so!  Also be on the lookout for new announcements here very soon.

I also mentioned that I revamped my workspace… I’m pretty excited about it as now I have room to spread out and a comfy chair to sit in and good light for painting and drawing.  My goal is to begin a youtube art series…. in my cleanings I found my little tripod, I just need a camera to stick on it (all my cameras have died over the past 3 months.  It’s a story for another post, I tell you.) again, a good reason to donate, if you can.  There’s a lot I want to do with video that I can’t right now because of my technological shortcomings, heh.  Anyways, I’m gonna post here the donate button:

Back to life it is!