Happy Ace Appreciation Day!

Hello wonderful ace artists!

I’m having a really busy week and I’m going to be out all day (and I have a convention this weekend, so I’ll be in and out for the next couple days), but I wanted to wish all the ace artists out there the very best.

Happy Ace Appreciation Day!

To all the artists I’ve interviewed so far: Thank you. Thank you for your amazing art. Thank you for your kind words. Thank you for making this site the amazing place that it is. You’re all so incredibly talented and I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to feature your work on Asexual Artists 🙂 ❤

To all the asexuals artists who follow this site: Thank you for the work you create. I hope you continue to send me interview requests because I love speaking to all of you.

To all asexual artists out there: Your work is important. Your voice is important. Thank you for creating art 🙂 ❤

Have a lovely day, everyone! And here’s a picture of the Tumblr site mascot: Ace the flying pig (just because she’s adorable)

Reminder: Ace Appreciation Day

Hello everyone!

I apologize for the incredibly late notice (I meant to post this earlier and it kept slipping my mind).

My birthday is September 27th and as I do every year, I’m asking followers of this blog to do something nice for an asexual identifying artist. If you can, commission an ace artist or buy a book by an ace author.

If money is tight, you can still participate. Send an ace artist a nice message of encouragement and/or let them know how much you enjoy their work. Signal boost an ace artist. Write a nice post on an artist’s social media page. Tweet at an ace artist. Recommend their work! Get creative.

September 27th is Ace Appreciation Day! Go out there and do something nice for an ace artist.

Thank you everybody 🙂

Signal Boost: Ace Appreciation Day 2016

Hi all!

Last year, I started something that I’m hoping to make into a trend. It’s called Ace Appreciation Day and it happens on September 27th.

Here’s the original post (cross-posted from Tumblr):

Hello all!

This is a really strange signal boost, but hopefully it will work.  My birthday is on September 27th.  I’ve never given my birthday much thought (it has never been all that important to me, just day like any other).  A couple days ago, I had this really weird random thought:  “It would be really cool if I could get the followers of this blog to do something nice for an asexual artist and/or activist on my birthday.”

Asexual artists and activists often struggle to be heard.  Some days it’s way more frustrating than others.  Asexual activism can be somewhat thankless at times.  Just running this blog I’ve gotten my fair share of hate mail and messages (I’ve even had aces throw some fairly derogatory terms at me because I’ve called people out on shitty behavior or for ignoring the work of ace artists.  Rarely a week goes by I’m not called some name).  However, we keep doing it because it’s important to make things better for future aces.

So, on September 27th, I want everyone reading this, allo and ace alike, to do something nice for an asexual activist and/or artist. Obviously in an ideal world, you could commission an ace artist or buy their books.  However, if you don’t have the money, there are a number of other ways you can support aces:

  • Follow them on social media
  • Send them a message thanking them for their work and/or complimenting their art (and remember, the more specific you are, the more meaningful it is).  I cannot emphasize enough how good it feels to receive a message that your work has touched someone or helped them in some way.
  • Recommend them to friends.  Signal boost their social media sites
  • Leave a review of their work
  • Write a post in your social media accounts (Tumblr, Facebook, whatever you use) about asexual artists and activists who you think are under-appreciated or just an appreciation of an ace who you really admire.

If you don’t know of any asexual artists, please look under the links pages in this site.  Skim through them, find an artist whose work you really enjoy, and then show them some love.

If someone wants to create a hashtag, that would be awesome.  Signal boosting this would also be much appreciated.  I want to reach as many aces as is possible, because most of them deserve a lot of love.

Thank you, everybody!

So this Tuesday, do something nice for an ace.

*Commission an ace-identifying artist or get a book from an ace author
*Send an ace a nice message
*Fangirl over an indie ace artist
*Signal boost aces
*Hug an ace you know and let them know how much you love and appreciate them.

Go out there and show those aces some love 😀

Thank You, Asexual Artists

For Asexual Appreciation Day, I just wanted to take a moment to thank every artist that I have interviewed so far and will interview in the future.  I count myself lucky to be able to speak with you and feature your art on these blogs.  Your courage, your talent, your determination, and just wonderful spirit is truly something admirable.

I want all of you to know just how amazing you are.  I’m continually awestruck by just how unique and kind you are.  I love talking with you and I love looking at your work.  You are just so incredibly awesome.

So truly, thank you for this honor and privilege.  And I cannot wait to see what the future holds.  I hope all of you feel the same 🙂

Massive virtual hugs to all of you.

Special Signal Boost

Hi everyone!

This is a special signal boost connected to Ace Appreciation Day tomorrow.  One of the artists interviewed for the site, Ainslee a.k.a. Antelraptor, included a small announcement at the end of her interview, which I thought might be nice to include here (since her interview goes up on November).

Here’s the announcement:

A little announcement in honor of the Asexual Artist Appreciation thing:

For anyone referred to me by AsexualArtists, you get a special 20% off, free screen printed heart sticker, and free custom sticker with your first commission/premade item purchase from me. Please contact me here or on deviantART or Wysp about it and be sure to mention the blog. Yes, this includes Spewnicorn screen prints and premade jewelry things. It’s valid after the date, too, because I don’t know when this will be posted. 🙂

Here’s her links (and I highly recommend looking her up because her work is gorgeous)

http://antleraptor.deviantart.com/
http://www.wysp.ws/antleraptor

You can also find her links under the Asexual Artists links and the Visual Artists pages on both sites.