Saturday, December 12, 2009

Craft Show stuff!

I have been meaning to do this update for about a week now. I let things get away from me and lose track of time because my weeks get so crazy with three kids and my new part time job.

I was part of a craft show at my mom's place of business. It was their annual Christmas Craft Show. I tried it last year but was not that successful.
It gave me a year to think about what to do next. I clearly
am not a jewelry maker. Frankly, I hate making it. I do however love to sew things by hand. I spent time at the library pouring over all kinds of books about sewing bags, hats, clothes, you name it, but nothing was really making me feel passionate about making it. That was until I went digging into my grandmothers old craft folders. She has patterns in there from the 1950s! It made me remember how much I loved making dolls with her when I was a kid. So I sat down and sketched some ideas out and then made the patterns for them. I also read a few plush toy books to get some ideas on sewing and materials. Then, I got down to business. I made dolls like crazy. I had to hide them from my kids. They kept trying to steal them, especially the youngest one. I made them out of felt, fuzzy fake fur, velvet, and canvas. I dug up my embroidery thread and my buttons and just had a great time. I also painted a few with acrylics. I worked like crazy to get my stuff done for the show. Day of the show and I can say I did much better this time. So now I am sharing my little creations with you. I still have some left over and they are going to go up for sale in the Etsy store.

I have a few more ideas, I know definitely the big dolls are getting made in more colors and in a bigger quantity next time. I sold all but one of them! I am also going to work on more screenprinting and block print note cards. My plan is to enter more shows this year and have fun meeting new people. I have to get out of my cave some time! Here are the rest of the pics. Make sure to check out the Etsy store some time in the next day or two because I will be posting the rest of my stock there.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

I am such a procrastinator

I updated the Zazzle store again. About 8 new cute kids designs. I made dolls with them too that I will be putting up in the Etsy store once the weather here decides to clear up. No good taking pictures on a cloudy day! Especially when you do not have a light box to take pictures in, I really need to make one of those, or be lazy and buy one.

I plan to be more active with the blog. I am just a huge airhead and forget about it. Plus once I get my domain paid for, all this loveliness here will be moving to the new site. Monetary issues and all, sucks to be a grown up some times lol! I also need to start tagging things. I forget about that too.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Zazzle store updated!

Bubble Print print
Bubble Print by LuksiCreations
See the other art on

this is available in posters, shoes, mousepads, skateboards, and in my brand spaking new binder section. Check it out! Huge update coming soon, I need to do some photo editing before I post my new line of plushies.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Paintings for OKC Indian Clinic Fundraiser

I participated in making some paintings for the Oklahoma City Indian Clinic's annual fundraiser this year. It was great painting again, I don't get to do it as often as I like because of the kids running everywhere, lol. I created two pieces, they are both 10in x 10in and are acrylic on canvas.

The first one is called "Earth and Sky" and was made using the arabic paper folding technique I learned in a workshop a few years ago. I like how symmetrical it makes everything when you use it. The second painting is called "Cookie Cutter Creation" and is based off a creation story my grandmother used to tell me. She would tell me we as people were cooked in an oven like cookies and that is why we have different skin colors. Some are overdone, some underdone, and then some are perfect, lol. She was a funny lady.

Don't forget to get your Halloween merchandise! 10.31% off when you use the code TRICKORTREAT at the Zazzle store!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Halloween is coming!!

I have to say it is my favorite holiday of the year, which is why I have a plethora of Halloween merchandise in my Zazzle store! So check it out, I have a teaser panel here for your viewing pleasure. Go to the store to see more. Thanks!

buy unique gifts at Zazzle

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Happy September! Long time no see.

So I have been a bit neglectful to my poor site. I feel bad, Twitter is just so much easier to use as far as updating goes I kind of forget I have a blog O_O. I have also been a bit busy. I beaded a new stethoscope and painted some journals, the journals are for sale in the Etsy store. You can see them in the little mini Etsy widget over on the left. I think that came out pretty good, they were also a lot of fun to do. I am going to try my hand at making journals from scratch now. Keep your fingers crossed that I don't poke a hole in my hand! I have some more projects I am working on. I am painting some more things and getting ready to make some doll patterns. I like making dolls and plushes, I sew them by hand. Not a big fan of using the sewing machine for things like that. I also am wanting to do some block printing. I just have this huge creative surge going on now so I am going to take full advantage of it! Here is a pic of the stethoscope:
I am still working on the Weebly site for portfolio purposes. I just want it to look a certain way and I want to pay for the domain. It will happen eventually, I am taking my time with it.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Building a site there. Maybe I can link the blog area up to where it leads here, otherwise I am going to have to start over with the whole blog thing. Oh well, you have to do what you have to do. I like it though. I can have everything all in one spot. It does for me what Wordpress wouldn't. Needless to say I am a happy happy person. I don't think I will mind having to redo the blog, not that my blog is highly exciting in the first place. I think twittering is more fun because I just can not seem to get in the mood to say much. Not much of a blogger. If anything I think I would be a photo blogger being snarky about stuff because it requires minimal typing and more pictures. I am digressing but it happens. Anyway, new site should be up soon. Maybe in about a month once I get it all prettyfied and what not. I also will wait until I can pay for the domain, which is really cheap thank goodness. Then I can start advertising again. Oh the things you have to do to make money and be able to stay home with your kids!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Uh, NO

No new site, staying right here. As much as I like the way WordPress has all these neat gadgets, I hate how you can't customize your layout unless you buy the software off So the free version is kind of stagnant. I will just make a portfolio site and link it up here and find a contact form I can use. I am going to pay for the domain service here so I can have it as instead of having at the end of it. Look more professional to me. As you can see though, I have changed the layout here, at Zazzle, and on Twitter. It looks so much brighter and more me.

Friday, July 17, 2009

New site?

Seriously thinking about moving everything over to Wordpress. I like how you can make pages over there and I can put my portfolio on it and it would all be in one space. I think I will do this soon. I just need to finish up a few designs so I can have a nice header and maybe background as well. I really need to get some money so I can take that web design class I need. It was the one class I needed to take and did not get the chance to do. So look for me to be moving soon. I like blogger, but I need to be more practical , I feel like I am all over the place right now.

Monday, July 13, 2009

I went on a crazy drawing binge!

I did so many things today, I made two designs for potential clients, I drew three new designs for my Zazzle shop, I also just finished up a project for another client earlier this week. I like being busy, I have a lot of other things I am getting ready to do too. I am going to make a new banner, I kind of don't like this one and I now have a better idea of what I want as a total package. So I am going to work on that, plus use it for a new twitter background as well. I am also slowly working on a website where I can have everything together and more professional. I like having a DA account and all but it really is not the most professional way for me to showcase my portfolio. I will keep it, but I want a seperate professional portfolio to use when people ask for work samples. Ok, it is late and I think I am beginning to ramble (I am prone to do that when half asleep!) so I will get on with posting the new designs at Zazzle. Remember, I have them on more than just the item I posted.

Dance Biscuit Shirt shirt
Dance Biscuit Shirt by LuksiCreations
Many more tshirt designs available on

Ok, will post some more later. I am off to sleep!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Some recent crafts

I just made these beaded stethoscopes. I was asked to make them for some graduating surgeons. I think they came out pretty nice. Took me about a week for the blue one and about 4 days for the yellow one. It takes a bit because it is done one bead at a time. I think I may make some more things like this, it was nice to be doing it again. It has been a while since I have made anything with a peyote stitch.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

I think I am going to go back to my old colors and red and yellow. It fits my personality more. Been staying busy. Mainly sewing because Pow-Wow season is getting ready to start and we are coming back to it after so many years the kids all out grew everything.

Have a new painting almost finished, it is all drawn and everything. Just need painted. I have one done that I need to put up in Etsy. I was playing with tape and painting so it is kind of weird. I like it though.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Update for Zazzle

Here are a few new things on Zazzle. Mainly posters, I did make some stamps but I am waiting on approval for them. They have to approve all the stamps since it is federal and all. Plus I have a ton of art posted up in the gallery on Deviant Art. I finally got around to taking pics of things I still have with me. I sold a lot of stuff a while ago and never got decent pics of them. Still kicking myself for that.

Here are the new posters from Zazzle:

Skull Poster print
Skull Poster by LuksiCreations
See other poster Designs on Zazzle
Browse other Internal Posters

I need to finish uploading to Etsy and getting back to making things. Life has been a bit busy lately though. It happens!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Etsy store is open

I have only a few items in there at the moment. I am still uploading and it is taking me longer than I expected. Plus my daughter has dance competitions this weekend so it has slowed me down a bit. Most of it now are things my mom has made. She likes to make jewelry. I made the picture frames and am going to do some journals and dolls to go in there as well. I also have some coin purses and other beadwork to finish so I can sell them as well. This should be interesting. I have never done this before!

Monday, March 23, 2009

New layouts and banners

Change is good. I think I finally have settled on a layout and a banner. I like the black because the artwork stands out better against it. Plus I like my little bear, it is cute and whimsical like my artwork. So I have gone and changed the banners on all the stores. I am still taking photos to upload to Etsy, hopefully by the end of the week I can have it all finished. Plus this is new up on DA and Zazzle:

Friday, March 20, 2009

Etsy again

Me being new to certain things, like selling stuff online, was under the presumption that I had to pay immediately to post things to Etsy. Happily this is not true. They bill you once a month for your postings. If I had known this I would have been selling stuff in there months ago. Sometimes the slowness of my mind astounds me. Needless to say, I am getting everything together and my store will be open in the next few days. At the time being I will only have some picture frames, magnets, paper weights, and some jewelry up. I need to take pictures of it all and separate it all from everything else I have in my stash. I am really happy about this because my money situation is abysmal. Now I have to finish up all the technical stuff and make some new banners. I am tired of looking at the one I have been using for the last few months.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

previous post

The image needs to be disregarded. Zazzle took it down because they think it infringes on a celebrity image. It is ok. I still like it. I still have it in my gallery on DA.

Zazzle Update and DA Update

I put this up on Zazzle as a poster and a magnet:

I made it a while ago in Adobe Illustrator. I really like it. I need to do more like this.
I also have it up for sale as a print on my Deviant Art site. I have several pieces for sale there that I do not have up on Zazzle. More of my traditional art pieces. I am in the process of taking photos and scanning others in, it is just taking a while.

Also, I have been twittering so check me out:

I made an account back in 2007 and then forgot about it because I seriously did not understand why it was so boring. Now it isn't because it seems like everyone is doing it, it is quite addicting really.

Monday, March 9, 2009

New items!

These are the two new illustrations I have up for sale on Zazzle:

The Zombie Nurse is also for sale on shirts, stickers, magnets, mousepads, keychains, and hopefully postage. The bride is just being sold as a print and postage.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

The new page

I deleted it. It was kind of pointless. I have a gallery on DA and everything else is linked up through here and all the other pages so, I think this can be my main page. I think I was trying to make everything to complicated.

I have new artwork up on the DA site, and I also finally figured out how to organize everything into folders. It makes everything so much easier to deal with.

I also remembered I have a Twitter account so I added it to the links. I may play around with it a bit, but seeing as that I have had it since 2007 and I only have updated it 10 times since then, I do not know how well I will do at it. The new artwork will be up on the Zazzle site soon for sale. I also opened up the Etsy store, but it is empty at the moment.

Basically that is it for now. Will update again soon.

Friday, February 27, 2009

The Book is for Sale!!

Here is the book I did the illustrations for. It is for sale on

The Quilt That Wouldn't Quit

Please check it out, buy it for your kids or grandkids, or any other kids in your life. It really is a wonderful story.

Monday, February 23, 2009

New page!

I finally got around to setting up my professional page. It basically has my info and my gallery on it. Since I am able to do illustrating full time now I decided to get a website. It isn't finished yet. I still need to add my gallery and tweak a few things. I think it is too dark. I need to find a better background. I like the one I chose, it just doesn't suit the site. SO the whole thing is in a temporary state of construction, but it is there. I need to learn how to do HTML so I can make me a nice one when I can afford it. Right now I am using Geocities because it is free. When I can afford it I am going to upgrade and pay for my domain and try and get it all streamlined. Until then, this is what I have to do.

I saw the book. It looks really nice, but I haven't heard anything on when it is going to be available or where.

I also think I got a gig doing greeting cards for a while, so YAY me! I hope things start falling into place. I would really like to keep doing this for as long as I can.

I put a link to my site over to the right, Kiamichi Goodbear is my name, so check it out. It will look better soon, I promise.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Why Hey There!

It has been a while since I have updated. I missed the new year completely and now it is almost Valentine's Day! I have been pretty busy though. I am done with school. I got an illustration job and was working on that for a while. I was doing illustrations for a childrens book. When it becomes available I will link it up here, hopefully that should be within the next month. I am really excited about it. I also have 2 new graffiti designs that I just got posted today. I have other things, but I need to finish coloring them. I have more time now that I don't have all that school work to do. It feels great.

Here are the new designs:


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