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Friday, January 14

Seal of Approval!

Seal of Friendship
Originally uploaded by Amz Kelso
Ahoy Mateys and Mate-ettes!

Today has been a long day... and I have some lovely news! But first for the mundane- today was lovely.

I bought the ugliest nail-polish, it's somewhere between lime and mustard... (I love it), and I went to the Melbourne Aquarium and saw baby hammerhead sharks. I will be posting some art of them soon. There were also a couple of giant pacific octopus that I fell in love with. They are so, so beautiful... I stood next to a large, woman yelling 'GOD THAT'S GROSS' in a very bogan voice to her three year old son who was eating something off the floor and paying no attention to the wonderment around him. I'm fairly sure her son's name might have been Jayden, but that's another story. Gotta love this country.

Now for the important news...
I applied for a wonderful project for emerging artist through 'Avantcard'! If you live in Australia I'm sure you've seen their stands...
And if you haven't, and you have no idea what I'm on about, i'll explain. Basically they are a group of postcard manufacturers that print free postcards; they let emerging artists apply and if successful they generously print between 10,000-20,000 copies on eco-friendly paper with vegetable ink & coat it in an eco-safe gloss. It's a wonderful chance to expose yourself nation wide and spread a little bit of love! You can find their stands at places like Melbourne Museum Lobby, Universities, Art Galleries and many other public places etc.

(Here is their website if you're interested:

Anyway, the point being, (blabbity blab blab, do go on, Amz... not) that I have been accepted! And I will have postcards printed with my lovely artwork (humble, I know) nationwide! Mine will come just in time for Valentine's day and features that sweet little Loveasaurus piece that I posted here on Twinkle just recently. Their team is so lovely and so supportive, they are very efficient- even though I was just accepted yesterday I have just approved my proof! They have given me such a wonderous opportunity and I'd just like to shout out and say thank you in advance to them. So here are my seals of approval to the whole Avantcard process & team- you rock.

I am looking forward to all the smiles people will have when they see my pudgy, little dinosaurs smiling at them Australia wide! One of the main reasons I wanted to be an illustrator was to share the stories I create, share my mind, and to put smiles on people's faces. I have always thought that if my artwork can put a smile on just one person's face that it would be worth it. if just one person sees something I create and for a second it makes them happy, then that is enough... money is nice too. Haha. But I would rather have the whole world smile and be happy than all the money in the world... blab. I'm doing it again. Rambling aimlessly. I think that's a hint to get off of this.

Aquariums and Avantcards;
Amz. x