This year I really stuck with it and tackled Inktober with a furious passion!
Inktober, for those who don’t know, is a month-long art sharing event where everyone follows the same prompt list and inks out a drawing every day for the month of October. Everyone then posts their art online (mostly Instagram) for all to enjoy! It’s as simple or as complex as you want to make it really. You don’t have to do large pieces, you could do small doodles. Whatever floats your ink-boat!
Here is a round-up of all my drawings for the month, enjoy!
When your husband is a retro gamer / uber-geek (and you love him a whole lot), you get to expand your repertoire of design skills to reflect flavors of your childhood (for those of us who still remember dialing up the internet, floppy discs, and giant tube TVs). Every once in a while, the man will request a custom label for some kind of handmade cartridge, case, or project, and who am I to say no to unique design opportunities.
These labels are for an adaptor obviously called the “Power Base FM”. It uses some kind of chip (not my area of expertise) that lets you enjoy FM sound while playing Master System games on your Sega Genesis or Mega Drive. What does that mean? Good question! Let’s refer to someone who actually knows! For those wanting to learn more or buy one from db electronics look here for details, and yes, I’m just now realizing how much he spent…
SO! Since the husband can never decide what he wants I made him three labels to chose from! I also didn’t put my watermark on these as I’m sure there are other collectors out there with the same need, so please feel free to reach out for printable files free of charge and keep the retro gaming love going!
Working on a baby shower invitation set to sell the design of. It features our favorite silly ol’ bear Pooh, and so far I have the invite and a thank you card finished (to be tweaked slightly later). I’ll have other parts in the set coming later and they’ll all be listed in my Etsy shop in due time. Invitations are my favorite projects to work on! I hope to do more in the near future.
I was lucky enough to be asked to design an Odyssey of the Mind t-shirt graphic for the Georgia State champions reigning out of Americus! Americus was lucky enough to have the three placing teams from two schools this year (Furlow Charter School and Southland Academy) and together they’ve formed one unified team to travel to Worlds together where they will compete separately. This creative problem-solving competition requires students to work as a team for months to solve a long-term problem, the fruits of their labor being a collective solution. They present their solutions in front of judges and face off against their peers in spontaneous problems solving events the day of the competition. Pretty neat!
The design features the outline of some prominent town sights and the dragon is Georgia’s Odyssey of the Mind mascot! This will be printed on black and white baseball tees and I have to say I’m pretty pleased with how it all came out! I hope the kids like it just as much as I do!
Congrats to team Americus on how far you’ve come and good luck at the World championships May 23-26th at Iowa State University! (Though I hear a certain somebody has their hometown team heading there too 😏)
Being a part of a community of artist through the Etsy Maine Team has been extraordinarily helpful and insightful into different aspects of the handcrafted business world. It’s also helped me with finding new clients to work with!
I ran into a new mom trying to pull some label and business cards together in order to get some orders she had just received shop ready. We worked together to figure out a price that worked for her budget and still got her the files and images she needed. Check out her super cute logo I just whipped up and her adorable shop Babes and Moonbeams on Etsy!
Working on some T-shirt ideas for Ladies of G&G, a modeling agency that works in the Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts area. They wanted something fun and they do a lot of car washes and such so I thought some bubbles would be nice!