Monday, August 31, 2009

in your spare time...

I realize that it has been forever since I have blogged, and I'm going to keep you all waiting even longer because I am swamped, trying to fill orders for my Etsy shop, wishing desperately that Alex was going back to school today instead of tomorrow. Which is a good thing, I suppose, that my shop is doing well, except that one of my most popular items is these train ticket invitations I designed, which are EXTREMELY labor-intensive and take FOREVER to make. They are printed on both sides (and NEVER align correctly so I end up having to print them ten times to get one that works), they have a three part sleeve that has a thousand steps and has to be made by hand, and every time I have tried to fill an order, I've run out of either paper or ink and had to stop what I'm doing to go get some.

It's not that I'm complaining, it's just that...well, yeah, I'm kind of complaining. Thing is, I'd like to make a little money and keep my self busy, but not so much that I start to hate what I'm doing. This whole thing started out as a hobby to keep myself from going crazy, and the last thing I need is for my hobby to make me crazy.

ANYWAY, I've totally digressed because this is not at all why I started this post, which was to mention that my Party Animal tags were featured on a fabulous design blog called Love.Obsess.Inspire today as part of the author's "Free Printable Goodies" series, which means readers can download and print a few of my illustrations and use them for free. If you have a chance, please visit her blog and check them out - the least I can do is get her some traffic since she was nice enough to feature me. Thanks guys!

3 comments:

Joy said...

Um, those train invites are seriously about the coolest thing i've ever seen. you are amazing! i hope they start printing better for you... cause they're awesome, and if i were having a party anytime soon, i'd so want them :)

Granny B said...

I am so so thrilled and proud! Take how you feel about Alex and now multiply that by 15 and that's how excited for you that you have joined the madness of my world!!!!
Pretty soon you will be convinced that these inanimate objects actually have a plot against you and your toaster will be in on it soon.
Gotta go paint and make cards not nearly as fabulous as yours!

Granny B said...

I am so so thrilled and proud! Take how you feel about Alex and now multiply that by 15 and that's how excited for you that you have joined the madness of my world!!!!
Pretty soon you will be convinced that these inanimate objects actually have a plot against you and your toaster will be in on it soon.
Gotta go paint and make cards not nearly as fabulous as yours!