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What type of contest/giveaway do you want to see next? 

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There used to be two Staples stores fairly near me - this is a stationery shop that also offers scanning, printing etc. However, they both mysteriously closed (as far as I can tell) some time ago and now Staples isn't covered in the north east of the UK at all. :grump:

I needed some A3 documents scanning, so I found a pokey little shop today offering such a service. It was a little place with a covered window and a door with no outside handle - you had to buzz to be let in. Upon entering, you ended up in a building with documents, printers and other equipment piled literally to the ceiling. I felt like I was going to set off an avalanche.

Anyway... I got my documents scanned (the people inside weren't as scary as the ceiling-height documents, but they did act like they hadn't been outside for months). And they're just... not very good. I was scanning some drawings and I have a feeling that these people are equipped for black and white legal/statement document scanning, even though they advertise high fidelity colour drawing scanning. My drawings look really washed out and it's taking a lot of tinkering and recolouring by hand in Photoshop to sort them out. :doh: I can't be arsed to complain about it, but seriously... what's with the lack of decent scanning services in my area all of a sudden? It used to be so easy! It feels like the industry is dying.

On that note, have any of you got any recommendations for scanning documents? I don't even have anything at home suitable for A4 documents right now, because my previous scanner was too crap for my needs. What I really need is something to scan A3 documents (a service for scanning A2 documents and above that isn't terrible would also be nice, but that might be asking for a miracle :doh:)
I've been working on a design project with the hopes of being involved in a campaign - I was invited to submit work to it at a big event in Milan, where I met the co-ordinator of the campaign and we spent a good half hour rambling at each other.

I sent him a preview of the work yesterday, and I know his company is very busy at the moment - he replied to me very quickly to tell me that he would get back to me about the matter later.

And now, as I wait, I'm absolutely bricking it. I have no idea what to do with myself at the moment because I've focused so hard on that work lately. As the days go by, I find myself imagining more and more the horrible scenarios that might result from me not getting this opportunity. I'm no longer sure what is actually a legitimate concern, and what is my brain whisking itself into a yoghurt-like pulp of anxieties. It feels like an 'all my eggs in one basket' situation. Except the eggs are my sanity. And the basket is an abyss.
Foxpaw Purse by ToySkunk
Foxpaw Purse
I kind of want to call it the 'faux pas' purse, because... y'know... fox paw... faux pas. Never mind.

This purse is wool, fox fur (leg pieces, which is what creates that black, white and red pattern) and a printed cotton lining. It's a good way to use up scraps. I don't like to waste anything!
If you're interested in buying it, let me know - but I'll be putting it up on Etsy soon.


Emily Oldroyd
Artist | Professional | Varied
United Kingdom


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CakeUpStudio Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
thank you for adding me to your watchlist a while ago Dance!
may the Llama I offer in return remind you of my gratitude if you ever decide to +fav any of my works in the future since I won't be spaming you with more 'thank you' notes Hug  but I'm always happy to answer comments or questions if you have any :D (Big Grin)
AquarianHorse Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Your artwork is AMAZING! :) Gonna have to keep an eye on your gallery :paranoid: Very beautiful and inspiring! Love looking at other art! I especially love the horse mist one but I guess that's cheating since I love horses :P Great job! :)
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Awwh thank you! I should draw more horses, there are some gorgeous ones around here including some cute foals :D
AquarianHorse Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Welcome! :) Niiiice!
pintostproductions Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday ^^
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!! :D :hug:
Artsouls143 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Professional Filmographer
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ToySkunk Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
That's quite a bank of birthday plz accounts you have there! Thank you!
Artsouls143 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
you are welcome Emily Oldroyd 
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