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Right Now

Right Now

Right now, I am… still in PJs. It’s only 9am here, so I don’t feel too bad about that. Plus I’m waiting for Ian to get out of the shower. considering firing one of my clients. The pay is good and I like the company in general, but the new marketing person that I interface with is a headache to work with. Subtle attempts to educate her about design and email clarity have fallen flat. Not sure it’s worth the… Read the rest ⇒


Try the World

try-the-world

A few weeks ago I got wind of a new subscription box that intrigued me. It’s called Try the World, and every two months they send you a box full of gourmet foodie goodies representing a particular city around the world. They call it ‘A Taste of the World in a Box’, and for those of us not rich enough to be jet-setters, this seemed like the next best thing to taking a trip. So I signed up, and awaited… Read the rest ⇒


July Shop Charity

Greenpeace

In case you missed it at the start of the year, one of the things I’ve decided to do with my shops this year is donate a portion of all sales to charities or causes that I support. July is host to UV Safety Month and Parks & Recreation Month. Since those are all about the great outdoors, I’ve chosen Greenpeace to be this month’s beneficiary. They are the largest independent direct-action environmental organization in the world. You might know… Read the rest ⇒


Taking This Show on the Road

acr-show-poster

“This show” being my shop, and ok, not a very long road when it comes down to it. Just into downtown Austin proper, because I got into the Austin Craft Riot Summer Show as a vendor! Behold, the official poster: This will be my first major, juried show. You know, the kind where you had to apply and be accepted and pay a booth fee and all of that jazz. Official craft show time, you guys. It’s a 2-day event… Read the rest ⇒


Flash Sale Alert!

flashsale

Mark your calendar, folks, because the Indie A List plus members (myself included) are having a flash sale this Saturday! It’s the annual summer flash sale, and it means that a whole bunch of shops are offering sizable discounts – but only for 24 hours! It’s this Saturday, June 21st and my screen printing shop will be taking part. You can use code FLASHINDIE for 25% off anything in the shop. So if you’ve been eyeing something, this Saturday would… Read the rest ⇒


Bits & Pieces

Bits & Pieces

  I took a screen printing workshop this weekend. It was a stenciling method I hadn’t tried before, and was a lot of fun. It wouldn’t work for all of my designs, but for some it will be a much quicker way of making a screen. And I learned some tips about squeegees and ink, so all in all a good use of a Groupon and a Saturday afternoon. And I came up with a new design for the purposes… Read the rest ⇒


June Shop Charity

American Red Cross

In case you missed it at the start of the year, one of the things I’ve decided to do with my shops this year is donate a portion of all sales to charities or causes that I support. June is host to World Blood Donor Day, World Refugee Day, and the official start of hurricane season. Accordingly, I have chosen the American Red Cross to be this month’s beneficiary. They respond to around 70,000 disasters each year in the US… Read the rest ⇒


Big Blogiversary Book Giveaway!

Big Blogiversary Book Giveaway

Today this little space on the web turns 3 years old. It simultaneously seems like longer and yet not that long. I’ve been through a slight name change and several blog themes. I’ve tried and then abandoned sponsorships and certain topics/series. Writing a blog is a long game of fine tuning your content and your voice and your brand. One of the cornerstones, though, has always been my love of books and stories and reading. And so today, as a… Read the rest ⇒


Send Me Your Photos

Send me your photos.

I’m finally doing something I probably should have done as soon as I opened up my shop and had my first sale: a customer photo gallery. Because I love to see how my creations live out in the world! So now, if you send in a high-quality photo of yourself wearing the shirt you ordered, or your wall sporting the art print, I’ll add it to the customer gallery on Facebook & possibly feature it here on my blog. You’ll… Read the rest ⇒


Right Now

Right Now

Right now, I am… finishing up my cappuccino before hopping in the shower. looking forward to lunch with a friend at a new-to-me restaurant. gearing up to spray paint a bunch of terracotta pots this afternoon. trying to plan out which succulents/cacti to get for said pots. really happy with the 85 degrees and sunny streak we’ve had in weather recently. My favorite. getting a big work project ready to go to the printer by Friday. waiting on some packages… Read the rest ⇒