Eric Ransom

Eric Ransom. Based in Bloomington, IL, US.

  • 7 awards won
  • 602 comments made
  • 16200 votes cast
  • Minted on Jan 18 2016
  • https://www.minted.com/creative/ericransom

Awards

  • editor pick 7

About Eric Ransom

My creativity takes me on many paths of design and art. All my passions and a continuous curiosity of things like nature, music, architecture, and photography feed the energy to create. I love exploring both the abstract world and graphic design. I often seek out nature’s most sublime moments for inspiration but not without my loving family and pets as my ongoing sidekicks! With a great cup of coffee (and most likely a pastry) I'm always up for a Minted Challenge.

designs by Eric Ransom


favorite artists

  • Lindsay Megahed
  • Kamala Nahas
  • Bethany Mabee
  • Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa
  • Naomi Ernest
  • Amy Gray

comments

Anne Ciotola on May 29 2020
Anne Ciotola
  • Minted Dec 1, 2008
  • 1 Award
  • 88 Comments made
  • 1029 Votes cast

Awww...! thank you Eric for your nice complement on my design.. means so much... love your work especially "Tree on the Hill" as I'm a photographer and it's beautiful. Best to you and thank you again ❤️ Annie

Smile Peace Love on May 28 2020
Smile Peace Love
  • Minted Feb 13, 2014
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  • 876 Comments made
  • 81748 Votes cast

Hello Eric! Thank you so much for liking my recent submissions to the photography contest. I very much appreciate your support! :)

Creative Gallery on May 25 2020
Creative Gallery
  • Minted Nov 5, 2019
  • 58 Comments made
  • 383 Votes cast

Hi Eric, many thanks for your wonderful support and lots of luck in the challenge.

Lucia Coppola on Apr 15 2020
Lucia Coppola
  • Minted Feb 8, 2016
  • 1 Award
  • 175 Comments made
  • 8789 Votes cast

Thank you Eric for your likes on my submission, it's much appreciated. Wishing you good luck in the challenge!

Lisa Travis on Apr 13 2020
Lisa Travis
  • Minted May 1, 2009
  • 10 Awards
  • 887 Comments made
  • 10918 Votes cast

Hi Eric, thank you for the like on my diptych entry-Best of luck in the challenge, Lisa

Carol Barber on Apr 12 2020
Carol Barber
  • Minted Oct 23, 2019
  • 144 Comments made
  • 852 Votes cast

Thank you for the like of River Flow. Your submissions are beautiful. Hope you are safe and having a good day.

Laura Bolter Design on Apr 01 2020
Laura Bolter Design
  • Minted Oct 11, 2011
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  • 42115 Votes cast

Hi Eric! Thanks so much for your kind comment about my work, and for taking the time to connect! It's great to know a Mintie from my area! I don't know anyone else—which I think is strange for KC. My daughter is a masters student at UMKC right now. I love hearing that you're a Conservatory grad! Since you've got family here, if you're ever visiting (yeah, I know, after this craziness is over!!!!) get in touch. We can have a mini-meetup. I love your art art submissions. Good luck and stay safe!

Debra Butler on Mar 30 2020
Debra Butler
  • Minted Jan 30, 2015
  • 15 Awards
  • 200 Comments made
  • 10851 Votes cast

Thank you for the like on my recent "Mexican Sky" submission. It is very much appreciated. Love your creativity! Keep up the good work!

Amy Gray on Mar 27 2020
Amy Gray
  • Minted Feb 22, 2012
  • 9 Awards
  • 164 Comments made
  • 28986 Votes cast

Oh no! I’m sorry to hear about your kitty. It’s so hard when they have health issues. I like your artist statement .. I don’t think I even have one in my store! I don’t have anything but the standard stuff they put in. I need to change that all out. I never know what to say though or what photos to put. :-/ Take care, Amy

Carol Barber on Mar 26 2020
Carol Barber
  • Minted Oct 23, 2019
  • 144 Comments made
  • 852 Votes cast

Hi Eric Thank you for your like of Breezy Afternoon! Appreciate it and I enjoy your work. All the best. Carol

Carrie Moradi on Mar 24 2020
Carrie Moradi
  • Minted Jun 19, 2018
  • 26 Awards
  • 196 Comments made
  • 18183 Votes cast

Eric, thank you so much for the ultra kind comment about my work! Your note really brightened my day. Best wishes to you!

Von Sides on Nov 23 2019
Von Sides
  • Minted Nov 30, 2017
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  • 34394 Votes cast

Hi Eric, I love your style and your interest in photography, painting and design. That is my goal also (unsuccessful yet!). I am so pleased you like my Four Seasons Watercolor". All the best, Von

Amy Hall on Oct 24 2019
Amy Hall
  • Minted Nov 5, 2012
  • 20 Awards
  • 777 Comments made
  • 6256 Votes cast

Hi Eric, Thank you for the like on my submission. I appreciate it. Best of luck.

Amy Gray on Oct 23 2019
Amy Gray
  • Minted Feb 22, 2012
  • 9 Awards
  • 164 Comments made
  • 28986 Votes cast

Hi Eric, Is your wife in the St. Louis symphony? What a talented family you are! I love your cats names.. Taco and Jinx.. you can tell kids were involved in the naming! We adopted a little terrier mix.. only about 8 pounds. She’s very scruffy looking. I had to laugh at the litter box comment. I’m ashamed to say I’ve let all of that fall into my husband. After about 12 years I couldn’t take it anymore, they’re both 16 and going strong. And like two years ago someone decided to start pooping right outside the box. Like just take two steps and go inside please! Anyway I’m going to get back to voting I’m at 2300 so about a third of the way I think. Take care! Amy

Amy Gray on Oct 18 2019
Amy Gray
  • Minted Feb 22, 2012
  • 9 Awards
  • 164 Comments made
  • 28986 Votes cast

Hi Eric! Wonderful to hear from you, as always. Yeah this was not enough time to get stuff together. It’s too bad I’d really like to see more of your work. How are your kids and how are the new kitties working out? We recently lost both of our little, old dogs within four days of each other. So we just adopted a new dog. She’s so sweet... completely ignores the cats which is great. There are so many cool pieces submitted I’ll never get anything. I wish we had more time. Well best wishes to you! Amy

MAUD GOLDBERG on Aug 24 2019
MAUD GOLDBERG
  • Minted Aug 8, 2019
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  • 918 Votes cast

Thank you Eric for liking my Yellow Hill. Wishing you the best for the challenges with your nature. Maud

Merian on Aug 23 2019
Merian
  • Minted Nov 3, 2017
  • 1 Award
  • 159 Comments made
  • 3731 Votes cast

Hi Eric, thanks so much for the like on my Save the Date. Best to you!

Amy Gray on Aug 23 2019
Amy Gray
  • Minted Feb 22, 2012
  • 9 Awards
  • 164 Comments made
  • 28986 Votes cast

Hi Eric! So good to hear from you! I know summer seems to be such a busy time. The contests have been coming non-stop. I can’t enter any of the others because I don’t know Adobe Illustrator. I’ve tried to learn it with no success. Two new kittens! Your kids must be thrilled! Are your kids back in school now? As far as West Elm goes my piece has yet to be listed online. Not sure what’s taking so long since other new Minted pieces are on there. And I still have two other Minted picks from that contest that have yet to be listed. I really like your pieces for this contest. Are they paint or pastels? Very cool. Well I hope all is well with you and you’re not covered in too many scratches from those tiny sharp claws! Take care.

Jennifer Holbrook on Jul 27 2019
Jennifer Holbrook
  • Minted May 7, 2017
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  • 44370 Votes cast

Hi Eric, thank you for your like on "Jungle Garden" and your comment. I'm glad you like it. I love your entries. All the best.

frances on Jul 25 2019
frances
  • Minted Nov 28, 2013
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Hi Eric, I am totally in love with your work and so appreciate your comments. xxF

marcia biasiello on Jul 25 2019
marcia biasiello
  • Minted Jun 23, 2016
  • 5 Awards
  • 118 Comments made
  • 5598 Votes cast

Hi Eric! Thank you so much for your likes on the stationery submissions. I really love the spaciousness you present in your beautiful images. I wish you best of luck!

Shannon Kohn on Jul 24 2019
Shannon Kohn
  • Minted Jan 19, 2019
  • 2 Awards
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  • 7811 Votes cast

Hi, Eric! Thanks so much for your like on my "Painterly Pastel Spring" notebook design! I really appreciate the support! :-)

amanda lawrence on Jul 15 2019
amanda lawrence
  • Minted Jan 13, 2013
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  • 1658 Comments made
  • 35306 Votes cast

Hi Eric - as always, thank you so much for your lovely feedback - apologies for not getting back to you sooner as I am not receiving feedback/like emails! Good luck on your lovely submissions and best wishes - Axx

Amy Gray on Jul 10 2019
Amy Gray
  • Minted Feb 22, 2012
  • 9 Awards
  • 164 Comments made
  • 28986 Votes cast

Eric, I was just googling my niece’s name to see if she has her minted store yet and I saw your nice note to her! I don’t think she has figured any of this stuff out yet so I doubt you got a response. But I just wanted to say thank you that was very thoughtful of you! Hope all is well. :-)

Amy Gray on May 29 2019
Amy Gray
  • Minted Feb 22, 2012
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  • 164 Comments made
  • 28986 Votes cast

Hi Eric! Thanks for checking up on me! We made it through unscathed except for some fallen tree limbs. But some businesses and homes not far from us got really damaged. If it had just come a little more north it would have been horrible. Whew! How about your family? Did they make it through ok?

Amy Gray on May 20 2019
Amy Gray
  • Minted Feb 22, 2012
  • 9 Awards
  • 164 Comments made
  • 28986 Votes cast

Eric! Thank you so much! I was especially excited because my 18 year old niece entered a bunch and won for a photograph of hers. Her name is Claire Duda. It was great hearing from you! I hope all is well. Take care.

Merian on May 06 2019
Merian
  • Minted Nov 3, 2017
  • 1 Award
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  • 3731 Votes cast

Hi Eric, thanks so much for your like on my holiday submission. You have some really great designs -- good luck!

Kate Ross on May 03 2019
Kate Ross
  • Minted May 6, 2013
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  • 35328 Votes cast

Hi Eric! I just wanted to pop by and say thank you for reaching these last few times. I so appreciate your kind words and support. I like your style and I’ll be here to send my congrats on your future wins! You have some great entries in the holiday challenge. And I love your foil Big Day wedding entry. That is such a beauty. I love it. You’ll have to continue throwing that design in until it gets picked. It’s great! Best of luck with holiday and chat soon! Kate

Jennifer Holbrook on May 01 2019
Jennifer Holbrook
  • Minted May 7, 2017
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  • 44370 Votes cast

Hi Eric, thanks so much for your like on "All the Love". You have wonderful submissions. Best wishes to you.

amanda lawrence on Apr 22 2019
amanda lawrence
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Thank you so much for all your likes and support - very best wishes and good luck on your wonderful submissions - Axx

PrintHappy Designs on Feb 20 2019
PrintHappy Designs
  • Minted Apr 21, 2016
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Eric, thanks for the like - made may day! Love your "big day" entry. Very striking! Best of luck:)

Connie Dolstra on Feb 16 2019
Connie Dolstra
  • Minted Dec 2, 2018
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  • 10691 Votes cast

Hi Eric, I wanted to thank you for the like!! :) I appreciate it! I really like "Big Day" and "Meditative Lines" Good luck!

amanda lawrence on Feb 10 2019
amanda lawrence
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Hi Eric - best wishes and many thanks for your constant support! You have some beautiful entries in this challenge btw - Axx

amanda lawrence on Jan 27 2019
amanda lawrence
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Hi Eric - best wishes and thank you for all your support - best of luck in all these challenges too! Amanda

Jennifer Holbrook on Dec 05 2018
Jennifer Holbrook
  • Minted May 7, 2017
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Hi Eric, thanks so much for the like on "Jungle Leaf Thank You"! I love your card entries. All the best to you.

Jan Shepherd on Dec 05 2018
Jan Shepherd
  • Minted Jul 5, 2014
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Thanks Eric - good luck to our joint effort. I appreciate your feedback :)

Jan Shepherd on Nov 30 2018
Jan Shepherd
  • Minted Jul 5, 2014
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  • 11811 Votes cast

Hi again, thanks for your feedback Eric - that green dot, ha! finally I could not make that bouquet idea work with your funny text, so I designed something specifically for your text, using the tools and I think it works as a team now :)let me know what you think https://www.minted.com/design-rating/1097994

Jan Shepherd on Nov 28 2018
Jan Shepherd
  • Minted Jul 5, 2014
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  • 11811 Votes cast

Hi Eric, just letting you know I have used your copy re Super Heroes for my submission into the Another Year Another Adventure contest - I hope you like it, I had an idea for this bouquet of hand tools and thought your words would bring it to life. Hope you like it! https://www.minted.com/design-rating/1095016 best wishes, Jan

Amy Hall on Nov 13 2018
Amy Hall
  • Minted Nov 5, 2012
  • 20 Awards
  • 777 Comments made
  • 6256 Votes cast

Hi Eric. Thank you so much for the like! I appreciate it. Best of luck:-)

Courtney Crane on Nov 10 2018
Courtney Crane
  • Minted Dec 12, 2014
  • 13 Awards
  • 3639 Comments made
  • 58771 Votes cast

Hi Eric. Thank you for the likes as well. Best of luck on your entries! You have some wonderful work in this challenge. Best! - Courtney

Lindsay Megahed on Nov 09 2018
Lindsay Megahed
  • Minted Dec 26, 2010
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  • 24654 Votes cast

Thanks for the kind words :) I grew up in Pekin Il. The Midwest tends to show up a lot in my paintings. Best of luck!

Amy Solaro on Nov 09 2018
Amy Solaro
  • Minted Jun 6, 2017
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Thank you for the like! Best of luck on your really great work!

Amy Gray on Nov 09 2018
Amy Gray
  • Minted Feb 22, 2012
  • 9 Awards
  • 164 Comments made
  • 28986 Votes cast

I’m looking st the stamp and business card you have in your store. Did you have to do those on illustrator? I want to get into the invitations but don’t know how to or where to start.

Amy Gray on Nov 09 2018
Amy Gray
  • Minted Feb 22, 2012
  • 9 Awards
  • 164 Comments made
  • 28986 Votes cast

Hi! You know I’m not getting the emails anymore that day I have a message. I just saw yours about your son! That’s crazy! Glad it all turned out ok, how old is he? You have a son and a daughter right? Not to change the subject but the other night I got an email that I sold 26 of one of my prints to a customer in San Francisco. Isn’t that nuts? I wonder what they’ll do with them all. I wish there was a way to tell what size was sold. Well.. now the waiting game begins....

Amy Gray on Nov 08 2018
Amy Gray
  • Minted Feb 22, 2012
  • 9 Awards
  • 164 Comments made
  • 28986 Votes cast

Hi Eric, I love all of your submissions. You’ve got some really cool ones. Yes I was still frantically painying away on the 6th and just submitted stuff last night. Nothing I’m very thrilled with .. you know me it’s like all over the place! I’m excited my niece entered some things this time. Her name is Claire Duda.. she has photos and artwork too. Well best wishes on this contest!

Rebecca Rueth on Oct 16 2018
Rebecca Rueth
  • Minted Jun 19, 2016
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  • 99271 Votes cast

Hi Eric, Thank you for the like and taking the time to respond to my "So Cal Reflection" poll in the Walls that Wow Challenge! I really appreciate the support! Love the colors in "Resonate" and the texture in "Untitled"! Good Luck in the Challenge and Best Wishes always! - Rebecca

Jennifer Holbrook on Oct 03 2018
Jennifer Holbrook
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  • 44370 Votes cast

Hi Eric, thank you so much for your likes! I appreciate your encouragement very much. All the best.

Amy Gray on Sep 08 2018
Amy Gray
  • Minted Feb 22, 2012
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  • 28986 Votes cast

Eric it was good to hear from you. I’m sorry things have been so tumultuous for you. I hope they’ve stabilized somewhat. I saw you submitted some card designs. I would’ve loved to but I don’t know the format they need to be in .. it’s over my head. Things are going great here in Lawrence. I’ve been thinking about getting some stuff together to enter the art in the park show in the spring. We’ll see though who knows. Well I’ll be looking for your submissions on future contests! Take care Eric.

Amy Gray on Sep 08 2018
Amy Gray
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  • 28986 Votes cast

Hi Eric! Thanks so much for your notes. I was thinking of you the other day and wondering how you’ve been. I hope all is well! Take care, Amy

Mariecor Agravante on Feb 25 2018
Mariecor Agravante
  • Minted Jun 7, 2015
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Thank you so much, Eric -- I have emailed you the copy :)

Mariecor Agravante on Feb 25 2018
Mariecor Agravante
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Hi, Eric :) I was wondering if you have the time to collaborate for the Greeting Card challenge? If so, please let me know if you have a Facebook (or an email) where I can send a couple of my new, original copy (beyond what's on the approved Minted list) for you to design for. Thank you, Eric :)

Aspa Gika on Feb 06 2018
Aspa Gika
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Hi Eric, thanks so much for the like on my "Happy Forest" submission. Your "Tree on the Hill" is one of my favorites. Best of luck with the challenges.

Rega on Jan 10 2018
Rega
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Hi Eric,Thank you to you too for the likes :) Your Spring Descent is one of my favorites ! Wishing you the best of luck on the challenge :)

Amy Gray on Jan 07 2018
Amy Gray
  • Minted Feb 22, 2012
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I was wondering the exact same thing! When is the West Elm contest? I hope they have it again this year...

Amy Gray on Jan 07 2018
Amy Gray
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Eric, I’m glad you submitted those pieces they’re very cool. Thanks for the well wishes! Good luck on your pieces as well.

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on Jan 05 2018
Oma N. Ramkhelawan
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Hi Eric, your submissions in the Make a Statement Challenge are beautiful . . . 'Scratching the Surface' is definitely one of my favorites.

Rebecca Rueth on Dec 05 2017
Rebecca Rueth
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Hi Eric, Thank you for the very nice comment on my artist page and the likes on several of my submissions from my Yosemite series. I really love the light in your "Nightfall" submission! Best of luck to you in this challenge!

Jason Derck on Dec 02 2017
Jason Derck
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Thanks for your kind comment on my page. You have some wonderful work. Best of luck in the Large Format challenge!

Janet Cruz on Jul 24 2017
Janet Cruz
  • Minted Jul 10, 2017
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  • 3659 Votes cast

HI Eric, thanks for your like on my "Together at One Point". I appreciate it and your kind words on my submissions. Best of luck in the PB Challenge.

Jackie Crawford on Jul 17 2017
Jackie Crawford
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Hi Eric, thank you so much for your really kind comment on my llama design!!I am also still in a bit of shock it was picked!! I had so much fun drawing that little guy-- took me forever as I'm not a trained illustrator or anything, but I am learning! Hope you have great weekend and good luck in the New years challenge!!!

Caroline Mint on Jul 15 2017
Caroline Mint
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Thank you for your comment, I love the colors in your work here. And yes, I studied a lot composition, so I appreciate your comment.

Amy Gray on Apr 22 2017
Amy Gray
  • Minted Feb 22, 2012
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You know what I never bothered with the store because, like you said, it would be a lot to get all those high res shots and people on Minted don't really like my stuff I don't think. Haha . It's just not the right style .. I doubt anything would sell. So what is involved in phase two?

Amy Gray on Apr 22 2017
Amy Gray
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That's cool you submitted for the greeting cards. I'm OBSESSED with stock-piling greeting cards and am always looking for good ones. But I could never come up with ones myself . Too hard.

Amy Gray on Apr 22 2017
Amy Gray
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Oh yes your question makes perfect sense I wasn't thinking in terms of submitting to Minted because they asked me to submit mine the day after the contest ended! I had one day to get the file ready! I don't have a good camera so I take mine to a local photographer, Tim Forcade, he's AMAZING. he's really an artist. He takes a hi-res photo for me. It's not cheap I wish I could do it myself but I don't have the set up.. you probably do though don't you? To be honest the quality of the West Elm print was a little fuzzy. Made me realize that the quality of the file I submitted was probably overkill. But with West Elm you don't know what size print they will make your painting into.

Amy Gray on Apr 22 2017
Amy Gray
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Hi! I think the only WE in the area is on the plaza.. I could be wrong. Last time my painting was only in the catalog and online .. not in the stores. A friend bought one so I got to see the print all framed up which was cool. Now do you mean what do I do if I'm going to sell a painting online ? Like on etsy?

Amy Gray on Apr 22 2017
Amy Gray
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Eric! I meant to message you yesterday to say congratulations!! i can never get this site to work right on my iPad. Way to go! Was yours a Minted pick or West Elm pick?

Toodles McChang Studios on Apr 07 2017
Toodles McChang Studios
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Thanks for your words of encouragement Eric!

Susan Asbill on Apr 06 2017
Susan Asbill
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Thank you for the kind words! Good luck... you have some great entries.

Courtney Crane on Mar 25 2017
Courtney Crane
  • Minted Dec 12, 2014
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Hi Eric, I agree it is difficult to stop writing copy! You have some great entries...best of luck! Thanks for the likes! - Courtney

Corinne Aelbers on Mar 22 2017
Corinne Aelbers
  • Minted Jan 1, 2016
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Hi Eric, it is always nice to hear from other minted artists. Your text messages are very upbeat and fun which is always popular with people. Good luck with all your entries in the challenges this year. - Corinne

Igor on Mar 10 2017
Igor
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Hi Eric! Thank you for your like on my work!

Amy Gray on Feb 14 2017
Amy Gray
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That's exactly what I'm using. Haha!

Amy Gray on Feb 14 2017
Amy Gray
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You too! Yay! You are going to enter the show! That's awesome! You know what I always do when I go to respond I post the response on my own comment section accidentally ! It's like I'm having the conversation with myself. Ha!

Amy Gray on Feb 14 2017
Amy Gray
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Eric! I was going to leave you a message to see if you saw it! Crazy! Hope you're having a great day!

Jessica Baskin on Feb 13 2017
Jessica Baskin
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Hi Eric, thanks for your post! Wishing you the best as well!

Eric Ransom on Feb 08 2017
Eric Ransom
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Hi Amy, that was a great game! They haven't made them easy to get through-bigger point spreads would help! Guess it toughens them up. Sounds like such a thrilling and lively art scene at Lawrence. Doesn't surprise me. I haven't been there in ages. Used to go often, either to visit friends or catch a movie but I also studied with a piano teacher at KU for a couple of years - after my undergrad at UMKC. Several of my colleagues continued at KU. I did take some an Urban Design class there too when I almost went that route. Do you get to Kansas City often? Oils are gratifying, haven't tried acrylics, at least the good kind. The watercolors is tough. My kids are very artistic. I have twins - boy and girl, age 7. Clara is especially intuitive and gifted at art. They both study music and dance. She does violin and James takes after me - piano. I can see them immersing themselves in it for a lifetime, let's hope. We're not too pressured with pushing them. It's good to have that support line regarding your husband. Likewise, my spouse gives me plenty of room to explore and try things out. I'm thankful! Art shows can be laborious and maybe a hassle but exposure can help, I guess. Discouragement can be had. Even here on Minted. I'm glad I tried the Challenge again this year - it's been inspiring and great to connect with other artist like yourself. I've enjoyed the voting round so far. Lots of great stuff out there. Have a great day!

Amy Gray on Feb 07 2017
Amy Gray
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Hi Eric, how about that game last night?! That was a close one. You should TOTALLY enter your photographs in the art show! When is it? We have a juried art fair coming up I'm thinking about entering. If you get selected the show is outside and it just seems like so much work and expense for possibly NO return and probable discouragement! I don't know if I'll enter. My husband really wants me to try. He's so supportive, I'm grateful. As far as the oils class .. I LOVED it. I had always been intimidated by them.But once I learned how to use them I absolutely love it. The instructors are popular local Lawrence artists. Really talented and great teachers. I just love all the incredible colors you can mix that I can't get in acrylic. I'd like to do more abstract stuff with oils but I usually do those larger and the paint is so pricey. How many kids do you have and are they interested in art?

Amy Gray on Feb 03 2017
Amy Gray
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Hi Eric, you know the painting chosen was Fahrenheit. Your experiences are so funny becausethry remind me of myself. I took an oils class recently but I mostly only do still lifes in oil and abstracts in acrylic but I've never tried watercolor .. everybody says it's the hardest! I would buy your twin radiance in a second if I saw it in a gallery. Oh and I totally know how it is when stuff comes up! The whole year I was like I have to prepare stuff for the west Elm challenge I want to enter a lot ... But that didn't happen for this or that reason! Anyway I've enjoyed our chats! I'll be looking for your name on the winners list!

Amy Gray on Feb 02 2017
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Hi Eric, you know the art scene in Lawrence is really thriving. The Final Fridays go all year round and lots of people are very supportive of the different galleries and the local artists. All the restaurants and coffee shops all have art hanging by local artists. There are a couple art fairs that are popular too. I do not have any of my work in any galleries because as you may have noticed from my submissions I have no idea what my style is yet! So until I figure that out I've just been selling somethings on Etsy. Is this your first year entering the west elm challenge? Last year I heard about the challenge two days before the entry deadline. I entered one painting and it ended getting chosen and was on the cover of the catalogue! That really boosted my confidence and made me want to try again this year. you should definitely enter your paintings! They'll probably have another artwork type contest some time during the year. How is it where you live? Do you sell your photos somewhere?

Amy Gray on Feb 02 2017
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Eric! Believe it or not I'm a big Jayhawks fan! I actually work for the former athletic director so I sort of have to be;-) last night they beat Baylor who are ranked #2 so that was exciting. I absolutely LOVE your work. Best wishes for the contest and ROCK CHALK!!

Karen Kardatzke on Feb 01 2017
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Eric - thanks for your kind words on my work! You've got some great pieces - best of luck to you as well! karen

Alison Jerry Designs on Jan 31 2017
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Hey Eric, thanks for your like on Aqua Fria. Much appreciated. Love your blurry imagery by the way. Great colors! All the best, Alison

Kathleen Petit on Mar 13 2016
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Hi Eric, thank you for taking the time to 'like' "Fonts Aplenty." I appreciate the encouragement!

Bethania Lima on Feb 27 2016
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Hi, Eric. Thank you for the like on "Wholeharted". Very much appreciatd. All the best.

Maria Hilas Louie on Jan 28 2016
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Hi Eric! Welcome to Minted. Thank you so much for you comment on my Golden Sand painting!

Courtney Crane on Jan 28 2016
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You are welcome Eric! I am really looking forward to seeing more of your work! I love the moodiness of your photograph! And thank you for the kind comments on my work!

Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa on Jan 28 2016
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