Thursday, 31 October 2013

Seeing the light of day

I remember I was sitting around one day, feeling bored. Then I decided to write an adult version of the ABC, with each alphabet representing a vulgarity in some shape or form. I quite liked the end result, the gf on the other hand, thought it would be too vulgar for sale.

But I decided to give it a test run and to print out 3 or so small posters of it and to see the response. I think it would be fun to put it up in a toilet. Though I do agree it is very unsuitable for small children.

Now I have to work on the typography and throwing in a few silly illustrations along the way.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Pleased as Punch

This aptly describes how I've  been feeling the whole of the past week. I don't know why or how but sales have picked up very suddenly, and it's a pleasant surprise when I check my stats every morning. 

Strangely, in my last post, I initially groaned about the lack of sales but decided to be more upbeat and positive because who wants to hear another grouch ranting but it feels like the interweb gods that be heard my groans of unhappiness and answered them with Etsy sales. I know, I write nonsense but I'm happy! 

Really looking forward to picking up my new Christmas card print this weekend. I really liked how it turned out and enjoyed illustrating and composing the card. I want to come up with more before Christmas sales start but I don't want to rush into a design and draw it half-assed.

MAAD is coming up and I've been on the fence about participating. It will be interesting to see the responses to my cards. Then again, I have yet to apply so I don't know if I can get a spot in the first place. Will be fun to participate in my first flea though. Something to chew on. 

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2

Caught the movie with the gf over the last weekend and had a really good time trying to catch all the possible foodimals and trying to make out what they were supposed to be. If I had a remote control that could stop it at every scene, I'd be that irritating guy stopping the movie every 5 seconds just to scan the screen to see if I missed any foodimal and then I'll rewind to make sure I managed to catch them all. I'll test everyone's patience for sure.

I was productive over the weekend and am pleased that I managed to finish one card. Took me the entire day to get the calligraphy just right but I'm glad it's done. Still thinking of adding more to it before sending it off to the printer's this Saturday. As usual, I look forward to the response.

Hoping to work on a couple of other Christmas themed cards but nothing is really inspiring me right now. I guess I'll need to be hit by a burst of creativity and then I'll have the inspiration to come up with new cards. It's funny how we get inspired by the most unlikely things.

Can't wait for the weekend!

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Monday Sunshine

Technically it's already Tuesday but I wanted to post this as a Monday's blues kind of theme so I'll just pretend it's still Monday.

Seems like everyone is really grouchy nowadays. We all need a holiday.