Tokhun’s marketplace launches today, and I’m dropping _the human spectacle_

Hey, y’all! I’m excited to say I’m dropping my first CNFT collection today on Tokhun when they launch their marketplace today on Cardano. The devs have been working so hard making sure everything works properly before we go live with sales.

The easy way is efficacious and speedy, the hard way arduous and long. But, as the clock ticks, the easy way becomes harder and the hard way becomes easier. And as the calendar records the years, it becomes increasingly evident that the easy way rests hazardously upon shifting sands, whereas the hard way builds solidly a foundation of confidence that cannot be swept away.

Colonel Sanders

It’s called the human spectacle and, thanks to my sponsor Liâ‚żerty.Crypto., will have the following pieces.

a good person, black and white digital abstract art with text
a good person
discourse, abstract digital art with text
discourse
fear, digital art with text (darker blue on top, light blue on bottom, with two mid-value blue focal points
fear
love letter, abstract digital art made from layering text from a love letter
love letter
one year later, black and white vector text art made in Adobe Illustrator
one year later
relax, black and white digital abstract art made in Gimp
relax
sunday afternoon at mojoe lounge, black and white digital newspaper art made in Gimp
sunday afternoon at mojoe lounge
the 5th, abstract digital text art made in Krita
the 5th
ti amo ancora, abstract digital text art made in Gimp
ti amo ancora
xoxo, black and white digital text art made in Gimp
xoxo
your eyes, abstract digital art made from text
your eyes

And … if I can manage to fix what I did wrong in the minting process, this one:

fuck it, black and white vector text art made in Adobe Illustrator and Gimp
fuck it

Tokhun is also collecting NFT donations from us for a giveaway to celebrate the launch. I submitted these:

beginners mind, abstract art made in Gimp
beginners mind
mutiny, black and white vector art with text made in Adobe Illustrator
mutiny

I literally could not have dropped this whole thing today without the backup from the Tokhun founders and partner artists. They’re some of the most incredible, supportive people I’ve had the pleasure to meet.

Looking forward to exploring this huge, new, fun thing with all of them.

Thanks to everyone for your support and encouragement! Can’t wait to put these up for sale.

[preview] the fifth, for my second NFT collection

Here’s a sneak peek into a future project. I’m still making work for my text art collection, the human spectacle. But that collection is in black and white and I needed to make something in color today.

Thanks for the music while I was drawing, Session Twelve.

I’ve lost five family members in the last year and a half. Elderly aunts and uncles, mostly. But the fifth was a cousin and it hit me pretty hard. So I made this to say goodbye to her.

Goodbye, Beth. We’ll miss you.

Broke two NFTs and produced anomalous errors, but got these done today

Great news — I found out yesterday I’ve been accepted into Tokhun’s Partner Artist program. We get to break things for them in testing.

Oh, and our new NFTs are displayed on the home page gallery. Which is also pretty cool. Speaking of which …

Minting an NFT is not always a straightforward process, especially when the platform is still in development. I had some trouble and broke my first two mints in such a way that it caused them to be in a “weird state,” according to one developer.

Not sure yet what that means on the blockchain, but the Tokhun devs told me the error revealed an edge case they haven’t seen yet. So, for once I helped by breaking something. I wish it could always be like that.

One developer worked with me for a couple hours this morning through our chat on Telegram till he found a solution. (That’s startup tech support — up close and personal.) All so I could create a couple NFTs and publish them.

Tokhun.io's home page featuring artists' recently-minted NFTs

When you click on them, you can see the asset information and metadata.

Asset page of chiarascuro's NFT "one year later"

Asset page of chiarascuro's NFT "a good person"

As of this writing, Tokhun.io and CNFT.io are the only two NFT platforms with marketplaces on Cardano. I chose Tokhun even though they’re still working on their marketplace and we’re not able to auction on the platform yet. I appreciate their cautious approach with this newfangled tech, and it’ll be up soon.

Then I’ll get to break more shit while we help them test the marketplace functions. Hooray!

In the meantime, I’ll be making and posting more art. Lots of it, apparently. I tried this just to learn about NFTs and accidentally started a second business.

So follow me on Twitter to catch updates and find out when I’ll drop my first collection.

a good person

I like to mess around in Gimp with my graphics tablet. Maybe one day someone will build a wet brush function or some other way to simulate dirty mixing.

Hey, if you write Python scripts and don’t mind taking payment in the form of stolen deviled ham, meet me tomorrow night at 10:00 behind the Applebee’s by the airport. I’ll be standing by the dumpster wearing a pink chiffon dress, a life preserver, and a blonde wig.

A woman can’t be too careful these days, so wear a trench coat so I know it’s you and not some weirdo.