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Joshua Merrill
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For the Purity of it or for Money?

For the Purity of it or for Money?

Its Journal Time. This time is an oldie but goodie question and its the age old topic of "Doing Art for the Purity of it?" A fan of my work just out of curiosity asks me: Do you do it simply for artistic purpose and passion and sell them as a +1 or do you make things simply to sell them? The answer is both. I am not rich nor do I have an investors. I need to recover my materials cost. Don't believe in that "starving artist for the purity of Art crap" Whoever wants you to believe in that are usually rich folks being backed up or some evil jealous person who wants to see you fail with your talent believing the purity lie. In the past I've

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My Bio
im an aspiring leather worker. visit my Etsy page, commission me for something, tell me where i can improve. send me an email (merrillsleather@hotmail.com), hell give me a call 505-385-6878, leave a message i work 60+hr weeks. i want to grow and get out there i want to sell my stuff to movies or travel around the world to ren fairs and the comic cons. but i cant do it without your help.


My etsy shop may be out of stock, but that doesn't mean I cant make you something or sell you what I have already made.

Favourite Visual Artist
anyone who keeps trying
Favourite Movies
too many, the last samurai scott pilgrim
Favourite TV Shows
Hannibal, castle, top shot
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
metallica, a perfect circle,
Favourite Books
dresden files and the codex alera
Favourite Writers
jim butcher
Favourite Games
currently minecraft, asssassins creed
Favourite Gaming Platform
xbox
Tools of the Trade
a knife pencil and sketchbook... and a garage worth of radom tools
Other Interests
art, videogames, blacksmithing, leatherworking, things i can make with my own hands

Commission list just opened up

Commission list just opened up

ive gotten some free time to work on your wonderful projects! send me a message lets see what we can do.

Taking Commissions

Taking Commissions

I will only take on a few commissions at a time. I want to make sure with what little time i have free, not to over book myself. 1. leather bound custom journal 2. 3d printed Pattern Templates 3. Oregon State wallet 4. open 5. open i only really want to have 5 things on my plate at a time. besides trying to get my etsy and ebay up and running for my stock. personal projects 1. ghost rider seat. 2. mold making for designs and custom stamps 3. pip boy progress for molds 4. vambraces 5. Assassins creed Pirate costume... if you are interested in a commission please send me a message. my prices vary based upon the time taken, dif

im not dead... i bought a 3d printer

im not dead... i bought a 3d printer

like it says, im not dead... i know i havent posted much lately. i am still working on some leather projects, im getting a 3D printer, and am working on making some bigger stuff for comicons. key chains and the like. ill take ideas. since im new to the whole world of 3d printing. ill try to post some more soon

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Thanks for checking out my work.
It is beautiful. A pleasure to be inspired by your work. I hope to attain some small measure of your skills. Thank you for sharing.
Your stuff is awesome my friend! I think you should make some tutorials- I recently got in to leather work (so far I feel as though I'm doing pretty good) and could use some insight:) So far I have only made a leather journal cover, and a keychain. I'm working on another cover, though, and plan to make an archery armguard (archery is another hobby of mine, and the guard I have sucketh).
You have some amazing work! :D
Thank you very much, your work is nice. Welcome to DA
:iconsmilieplz: :iconflyingheartsplz: Hi there, thanks for adding me to your watchlist, hopefully you enjoy what art is to come :) If you ever would like my advice on your art or have any critique for mine I'm always happy to chat. Take care and have a great day, Jenna x www.facebook.com/jennasartworks