Saturday, September 26, 2009

guess what? elephant butt!

In trying to get ready for the very busy craft show season, I just got some new business cards for my etsy business. I'm pretty happy with how they turned out! Who doesn't love a big 'ol elephant butt on the back of a business card?

It's been non-stop busy, so I haven't been keeping up with all my blog reading. Next week, Cornelius and I are heading to Seattle to go to a conference and we're working really hard to get up our business website which has been quite the struggle. While it may be easy to design something for someone else, it's another thing entirely designing for yourself. Scratch that....I mean designing for 2 people with very strong ideas! But we're happy with our current design and are now working like maniacs to write content and code up our new site. Wish us luck that it's ready for Thursday next week!!

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

the first batch of new cards

I've been uploading some new cards on etsy this week, though there are plenty more to come. I've been scribbling like a mad woman working on new illustrations for the One of a Kind show, which means lots of new variety in my etsy shop. Though I have to say, my favorite designs are still to come. You'll just have to wait it out with me (these new cards haven't been to the printers yet). Exciting!

Oh yeah, and I even have a sale on some cards to make room for all the new goodies coming up.

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Friday, September 18, 2009

round and round she goes

I think I'm buried under paper and pixels. I've been working on a lot of new illustrations for cards and other paper things (like another birthday calendar, perhaps?) and I've really been having so much fun. My hand seems to be cramping under the strain, but I've got the very scary One of a Kind show coming up in October plus another craft fair or two for the holidays, not to mention my etsy shop. All of this on top of my day job and I even managed to squeeze in a trip to visit my family back in Ontario. Phew! Where can I get off this merry-go-round?

But I am managing to take a few breaks. The other night we started watching a dvd that we got from the library: Cinema 16, short films from Europe (the US ed.). Not all of them are amazing, but most of them are pretty great. I LOVED the short film Wasp by Andrea Arnold. Every note was brilliant, perfect. You can watch a it on YouTube here. Roy Andersson's World of Glory, Lynne Ramsay's Gasman, Toby MacDonald's Je t'aime John Wayne, and Run Wrake's Rabbit also fit into the awesome category.

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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

at least there is breakfast

Oh my! How neglectful I've been. I've been back for almost 2 weeks already and tomorrow I fly out to Ontario for a family visit. It's a whirlwind of activity and travel here, apparently. It's been a grind getting my mind back to work and out of vacation time (as you can see, our holiday was wonderful!), however, my body still seems to be on eastern time which makes for some troublesome sleeping. At least I'll be set for tomorrow's flight out.

I just started contributing to Poppytalk, the beautiful Canadian design blog, where I'll be posting every Wednesday with food talk and recipes. My first post went up today, so please be sure to pop by and comment. Also, in the next couple of weeks, I'll be adding new cards and maybe some other goodies to my etsy shop, so stop by for a peek!

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