Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Giving Thanks

While we're not huge fans of the traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner (Monkey's vegan and Seal's vegetarian), we do appreciate the holiday as a chance to reflect on all the things that we have to be thankful for.

Whether it's a nice and cozy (although sometimes cluttered) Monkey + Seal cave to live/paint in, or the fact that we get paid to be creative, Monkey + Seal both have a lot to be thankful for. We're definitely thankful that we have the privilege of being able to keep up this blog, and that we have a super group of readers out there who support us. Thus, as a little thank you, we're going to offer 20% off everything in our Etsy store from today (Wednesday, 12am PST) to Friday the 26th, 11:59 PST. When you check out, use the coupon code: "tofurkey" to get your discount!

While Thanksgiving is a great time to reflect on all the things in life that we generally take for granted, we believe that there should be more Thanksgivings - maybe one every month! We find it's always a good idea to reflect once and a while to put things in perspective, especially when things are looking tough. Sure, we might not have that "perfect" art job, or we might be having a creative block where weren't not even making art, but at least we have a roof over our heads, food in our tummies, and the privilege of being able to connect to others via the internet.

So take the time to give thanks for all the awesomeness in your life, and we'd like to thank you, our readers, our customers, and our friends and family for supporting our creative endeavors and helping us thrive!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Let loose

Sometimes you just need to go ahead and draw whatever comes to mind. In our case, we decided to do some collaborative drawings one night and this came out. We were both drawing on the same sheet of bristol at the same time, and somehow this managed to come out. Monkey then digitally colored it, and here you go.

More importantly, we often hold these rigid rules in our head that dictate how/what/when we should draw, or paint, or do anything. Sometimes you need to just throw it all to the wind and let something weird come out.

If anything, you can tell that we had a lot of fun doing this piece, and we hope to do many more like this. We're not going to worry how the art comes out - as long as we're creating and having fun doing it, that's what it's all about. Keep loose and who knows, something awesome could come out!