Today I’m doing my first auction on Tokhun

If you’ve been following the Love Machine Shorts #1 drops and are sad because they’re all sold, I have good news. There was one from the oil series I cut from Shorts #1 because it didn’t really fit.

I’m putting this up for auction today.

Meh! Love Machine CNFT by chiarascuro
Meh!

Auction details

Where: Tokhun

Starts: 5:00pm EST, Fri Oct 15

Ends: 5:00am EST, Sat Oct 16

Min. starting bid: 15 Ada

Meh! is a standalone minted under its own 1-day policy. That policy is awaiting verification now and Tokhun doesn’t mess around about verification.

Policy ID: f1bc88aa37ad9343e9abdda87abb526b44af83d085f66767023ac9b3

Wish me luck! I’m already kind of nervous. This stuff really turbo-charges adrenal activity. I’ll crash hard and sleep like a log tonight.

launching _atmosfear_ CNFT collection on Tokhun

yeah, i'm fine with that - abstract digital art with text
yeah, i’m fine with that

I finished the first CNFT in my new series, atmosfear. This collection will consist of 25 new CNFTs, released in five series. They’ll be serialized and priced as follows*:

*Prices do not reflect transaction fees and Tokhun commission. The price you’ll see for a Series 5 (15 ADA) is 17.25 ADA.

These will all be minted under the policy ID 05d3ebebbc04cb68f50364d23dab7ce3aa90a96f71f1a63b77bcfba9.

The policy will lock 1 month from today and no more of these can be minted.

Follow me on Twitter to get the latest updates about atmosfear.

Y’all are awesomely supportive — I can’t wait to give you more of what you like.

new minted stuff now in the Tokhun marketplace

Okay, so I sold out of all but one of the initial round from the human spectacle. So I minted a few more. Dug back pretty far in my analog work, too. Some of these I never thought would see the light of day again.

But here they are, resurrected! In no particular order …

it looked like an accident, abstract acrylic painting on canvas
it looked like an accident
evolve, dammit! abstract acrylic painting on wood with text
evolve, dammit! (you first)
glimpse, abstract acrylic and latex painting on canvas board
glimpse
glimpse (detail), abstract acrylic painting on canvas board
glimpse (detail)
parliamo, abstract acrylic painting on canvas with text
parliamo
plastic is the new ocean, abstract acrylic and trash painting on wood
plastic is the new ocean
the fog, abstract acrylic painting with text on cold press watercolor paper infused with epoxy resin
the fog

I’m overwhelmed at the response to my work today. I thought if I were lucky, I’d sell a couple and that would have been great.

Now I’ve got to take time off work to make more, and that’s what I’d rather be doing, anyway.

Thanks, CNFT community! More soon …

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.

[Just minted] Mutiny, grayscale vector art

Minted this new NFT on Tokhun’s NFT platform on Cardano today. The third in my first collection entitled Text Art: The Human Spectacle.

I’ll let y’all know when I plan to drop the collection. Part of this will depend on when Tokhun’s marketplace will be ready to launch. They are testing the platform rigorously, so I feel confident with my choice.

Still need to create a few more pieces for this collection, too. Plus figure out all the marketing. But I’m putting in a ton of work trying to make sure this first one goes as well as it can. Even though it’s going to be very small. No more than 15 pieces.

I can tell you each one will be minted as a single (not a serial) because I’m just trying to keep things simple till I learn more. That will allow me to charge more for each one and fund my next project. Because I’m planning a big one.

Huge.

Yep, right next to my desk I have a bite-off-more-than-you-can-chew machine, and I just crank it sometimes without thinking. Nope, I didn’t mean to start this, but I did.

And there’s no looking back now, I’m afraid.

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.

[Just minted] One Year Later

NFT: One Year Later - minted 08/15/2021 on Tokhun.io (on the Cardano network)

Yesterday was an exciting day for me, as I got to mint my first NFT on the Tokhun.io c.NFT platform on Cardano. Didn’t even know it was possible without smart contracts till I dug it up in research for an article.

Yes, cryptoartists, you can mint on the Cardano network. The speed and super low transaction fees are what we’ve been waiting for.

No reason to lose so much of your profit to high gas fees on Ethereum-based marketplaces anymore.

The marketplaces currently opening on Cardano are still in development, of course. But I’ll have an article out soon covering those.

I’m no Ada snob. If Cardano’s not your thing, Solana’s already got all kinds of fully functioning dApps and NFT marketplaces. So check some of those out, too.

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.