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2022 Drop #01: Some Bitch Stole My Lunch Money, NFT Collection

Kicking off 2022 with a collection of 22 “Some Bitch Stole My Lunch Money” NFT’s!

Each of these NFT’s is a 1/1 minted on the Tezos Blockchain. They are available for 5 TEZ each on OBJKT.

The images in this collection were not created digitally. Each one was created as a one of a kind original art piece. All of these were made on wood panels of various sizes. I’ve used all sorts of media to make these: acrylic paint, spray paint, vinyl cut stickers, stencils, wood stain, and paper cut outs. The original pieces are all coated with a thick layer of epoxy resin. They are now available as 1/1 collectible NFT’s, which means only one of each will ever be minted to the blockchain.

I created this character back in 2004. After I drew it I thought, “this poor little girl looks like she got beat up.” There was something about her that also made me think she was a bit of a badass. Then came the title, “Some Bitch Stole My Lunch Money.” Over the years I’ve used this character for numerous things. She’s been featured on buttons, stickers, keychains, hats, screen printed onto shirts, hoodies, tote bags, pillows and more. She was even printed onto underwear at one point. Around 2019 I started to make new mixed media paintings with her. Some were as small as 5″ x 7″ and some were big 36″ squares. The smaller pieces were vinyl cut stickers over an abstract background and the bigger pieces were paper cut outs adhered to the wood panel the same way a street artist adheres their posters to a wall. Sometimes the paper wrinkles, other times you find a slight rip. Personally, I love this raw and gritty aspect of wheat pasting and it also makes each piece uniquely its own. For this NFT collection I have not altered any of these images in Photoshop. I want the NFT’s to look just like their “in real life” counterparts. On close inspection you can still see these unique details.

This collection will start off with 22 different images to celebrate the new year. I’ll be adding to this collection in the future because I have a lot more paintings I’ve made using this sad little tough girl. And I’m sure I’ll be making some brand new ones in the future.

If you are new to NFT’s and are interested in starting your digital art collection you will need a “digital wallet”. I am no expert, but as far as I know each blockchain is compatible with a different wallet. This collection is on the Tezos Blockchain and for that I use Temple Wallet.
You will also need to buy some Tezos cryptocurrency. For that I use CoinBase. There are several sites where you can buy crypto, but I use CoinBase because when I got started in NFT’s about a year ago that seemed to be the industry standard.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and checking out the collection.

Enjoy!

NFT Collection: Some Bitch Stole My Lunch Money

There is a 250 character limit for the description on the page for this collection, so I made this post because I have a lot more to say than what a meager 250 character limit will allow.

The images in this collection were not created digitally. Each one was created as a one of a kind original art piece. All of these were made on wood panels of various sizes. I’ve used all sorts of media to make these: acrylic paint, spray paint, vinyl cut stickers, stencils, wood stain, and paper cut outs. The original pieces are all coated with a thick layer of epoxy resin. These images are now all available as 1/1 collectible NFT’s, which means only one of each will ever be minted to the blockchain.

I created this character back in 2004. After I drew it I thought, “this poor little girl looks like she got beat up.” There was something about her that also made me think she was a bit of a badass. Then came the title, “Some Bitch Stole My Lunch Money.” Over the years I’ve used this character for numerous things. She’s been featured on buttons, stickers, keychains, hats, screen printed onto shirts, hoodies, and tote bags. She was even printed onto underwear at one point. Around 2019 I started to make new mixed media paintings with her. Some were as small as 5″ x 7″ and some were big 36″ squares. The smaller pieces were vinyl cut stickers over an abstract background and the bigger pieces were paper cut outs adhered to the wood panel the same way a street artist adheres their posters to a wall. Sometimes the paper wrinkles, other times you find a slight rip. Personally, I love this raw and gritty aspect of wheat pasting and it also makes each piece uniquely its own. I have not altered any of these images in Photoshop. I want the NFT’s to look just like their “in real life” counterparts. On close inspection you can still see these unique details. 

Enjoy!

* To see the full “Some Bitch Stole My Lunch Money” collection click here.

Sample Shirt: Some Bitch Stole My Lunch Money

It’s been a long time since I had some shirts available…and it’s going to be a little bit longer before they are ready. This here is a sample shirt that I had made before I go in for the BIG order. And I’m glad I ordered a sample first, for two reasons.

One, I meant to order black, but somehow ordered a color called Oxblood Black, which is really a dark dark purple. It’s a hard color to describe and when I first saw it I actually thought it was dark brown. And two, I need to do some fine tuning on the lettering. I’m never a fan of my handwriting, but this messy scrawl actually worked for the “Some Bitch Stole My Lunch Money” theme. The thing that bothers me is the “E” in “some” and the “O” in “stole” and “money”.

I have another sample that should arrive in a few days where the girl is done in black ink on a light colored shirt. Unfortunately, it’s with the same text because I ordered them at the same time. Hopefully, I can fine tune the text tonight and get some new samples ordered ASAP. If they turn out good and get my stamp of approval then new “Some Bitch Stole My Lunch Money” shirts will be officially ready for the world. If you’ve been with me for awhile, you know this image is not new to shirts, but this is the first time I’ve included the title. Not exactly sure why I’ve been so hesitant about it, but I’m glad I finally got over whatever my hangup was.

One last thing, the sample shirt is available for $17 on my site. When this graphic gets my final approval and is “officially” released the price will be $24. This sample shirt is basically one-of-a-kind, so if you like collecting things like one off shirts now is your chance.

This shirt is a unisex medium and is a “Bella + Canvas 3001” shirt. I know that’s a weird name, but they’re popular in the blank tee business. Anyway, it’s 100% combed and ring spun cotton, so it’s super soft. Also, keep in mind, although it’s a sample shirt there is really nothing wrong with it. I’m just very picky about the lettering. Ok, that’s probably more than enough information. If you’d like it you can purchase it right here.

Thanks for looking!

In other news, I can’t believe this is day 28 of Blogtober. Only 3 more days to go. This hasn’t been as demanding as Vlogtober, but it’s certainly more work than I had anticipated. There have been a few last minutes posts where I started writing at 11:45pm and posted just before midnight. Being that last minute would not have been possible during Vlogtober. Making a video last minute meant starting at 10pm, filming for 15-30 minutes, editing for 45 minutes to an hour and uploading just before midnight, which was scary because if something happens during the upload process I’d be posting late.

That’s it for now.
See ya!

– Jeff

New Snowflake Version

This is my latest in the ongoing “Some Bitch Stole My Lunch Money” series. I don’t normally get to art speaky…or maybe I do without realizing it. I try not to because it can be such a bore sometimes, but one thing I’ve learned over the years is that a lot of people enjoy hearing the backstory about how a piece is made. I really try to avoid the REAL art speaky bit of talking about the meaning of a painting and whatnot. That can get a bit lofty and as a creator I quite fancy the idea that the viewer has a responsibility to bring something to the table. The image should invoke some sort of emotion for the viewer and with that the viewer adds the meaning. And look, just like that, I got all art speaky on you without even realizing it. Ughh…somebody slap me! Let’s get back on track…

Ok, so this piece is very interesting to me. It’s impossible to see in a photo, especially a straight on photo and in person it’s even difficult to see unless you are really looking for it, but it’s there. Here’s a close up I’d like you to take a look at.

What I hope you can see in the above photo is the different layers and how some things are floating between layers of resin. I coat almost every single one of my paintings with a thick clear resin. Normally, it’s pretty straight forward. I paint on a wood panel and when I’m done I do the resin pour. With this one I painted the green background and poured the resin over it while the paint was still wet. Then I splattered some white paint on top of the wet resin. As you know, I love drips and splatters. Splatters usually end up looking like a bunch of random polka dots, but these splatters had this interesting reaction with the resin and sort of spread out and splintered giving them more of a snowflake look than a splatter, which I totally embraced. When that layer of resin dried I put the “Some Bitch” girl over the top and then poured another layer of resin over that. If you look close you can see a slight shadow under her as well as some of the snowflakes. And on closer inspection, which is a lot easier in person, you can see that some of the green swirls of paint are floating in the resin above the first layer of green background. Fun stuff. Yeah, I’m art nerding.

And that’s a wrap!

Now, since I have bills to pay, if you’d like to add the “Some Bitch Stole My Lunch Money” (snowflake version) to your collection that would be super awesome. She’s available right here.

Oh, and here’s some bonus photos of two new paintings I’m working on that were done using the same process of pouring resin over wet paint.

As always, thanks for looking!
– Jeff

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Tattoo!

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This is the third tattoo I know of with my artwork. It’s very exciting to know there are fans that like my work enough to get it permanently added to their body. Thanks for the support, Laura!

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