Wednesday, March 27, 2013

First Sale on Zazzle!

I just have to blab and blab and blab about this. Getting that auto-email saying you made a sale--wow, that's a thrill. So thank you, first sale person. I hope this ends up on the most ginormous and delicious cake ever made.

The funny thing is: I designed this logo for my wedding. It's on my save the dates, invites, stickers, etc. that I created and assembled all by myself. I got into Zazzle because I figured, hey, it was so hard for me to find a good-looking Double Happiness design (not cheesy, not gaudy) that there was a real niche in there.

Now if I could just figure out how to do really nice customized invites on Zazzle.... I'm trying to pull it together and expand the collection to include menus, rsvps, etc. I mean, I need menus for myself (ugh, let me put that on the to-do list).

But this first sale is just the motivation I need to "get 'er done!"

So thank you, thank you, thank you!! And congratulations!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Infinite Scroll Project: Radio Brain Waves

I really love the projects over at Art House Co-op. Lots of people do the Sketchbook Project, which is a serious commitment if you ask me, but they often have more specific, creative prompts with quick deadlines over on their projects page.

Sometimes you just need a little nudging. This submission was for their Infinite Scroll Project, where they will collect these images into a long collaborative piece. Really neat. The theme for this one was "Patterns."

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Digital Angels Series

Trying to slog through Zazzle. Wow, that is a tough site to do well, and I'm still not there. I might write a post about all the things I wish I knew about the Zazzle interface before I actually started uploading things. The list is quite long....

From the Berliner Dom towards the TV Tower in Alexanderplatz, Berlin

Makes me think of the contrasts of modern vs. traditional life, of radio waves and mass communication, and stuff like that.

Taken during a blizzard (yes, during) in a cemetery. For sending sympathy, mourning the loss of a loved one, and for prayer.

Taken after a blizzard in a cemetery. For expressing condolences, grieving, and giving hope.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Ingenuous Artists: So Cute, So Wrong

Yes, that really says "ingenuous." But even the cancel stamp is dastardly adorable.

"The Ingenuous Artists" Children Stamps
First Day Covers from Hong Kong

Type: Self-adhesive 
Date of Issue: 18 November 2001
Envelope size: 9" x 4.5" (approximate)
Designer: Kan Tai-Keung

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Why do I have ornaments? My last tree was in the 1980s!

Hummel Studio Christmas Ornament Set No. 15

This is terrible. I haven't had a Christmas tree since 1986.

And even then, it was definitely not a real tree.

So why do I have these lovely Christmas ornaments? Check out my listing on eBay and take these cuties home:

This set includes
  • Jingle, Jingle, Jingle
  • Somebunny's Playmate
  • Sled Ride for Pup

I won't lie: the box is totally not in good condition. I think I've schlepped these ornaments through one too many moves.

Surely, someone has a nice tree that would do justice to these adorable things.

Perhaps even a REAL tree! Wha--?!?!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Why do I have TWO of the same necklace?!? (Updated)

Despite my best efforts,
I don't have 2 necks.
Update 3/2/13: This listing has sold! WOO! Take that, closet gremlins. :P

I swear there are gremlins in my closet. They don't steal things. They put things in there.


I mean, really: Where the heck did I get, not just one, but TWO turquoise necklaces?

Besides, turquoise beaded necklaces are not my style. I rarely wear jewelry anymore. I lost too many dear pieces while traveling. Not expensive ones, mind you, just ones that I got totally used to wearing, and then when they were gone, I would just feel off-balance for days.

So they've got to go. Check out these two (2) matching 18" necklaces from Coldwater Creek, complete with matching gift boxes that I'm selling on eBay. New, never worn.

Uh, and I totally only have one (1) neck anyway....

Close-up of 18" turquoise beaded necklace

Getting Started

I've come to realization that I need to simplify my life. (And clear out my closet space!)

So, I'm in the process of listing items on eBay, etc. Maybe even getting into a little Zazzle or a bit of Etsy.

Please be patient as I set myself up.

Much love!