..along with my new banner (comments & criticisms welcome)! I'm really loving the new look of etsy version 2. Our shops look much better, more professional and the item photos are bigger and therefore easier to see (and perhaps more tempting to window shoppers? Or should I say "monitor shoppers"!?) Anyway, I'm in a crafty item making frenzy at the moment, so keep checking my shop and also the fabulous Georgielove for some more new stuff coming very soon! I've been working on some new bag designs and also had an idea for a new mini quilt last night. I'm also going to make some more brooches; here's one that's in the shop now:
I've been so busy lately with illustration work, and while it is nice to be busy and have work, it's a shame that I'm neglecting my blog and not doing any illo's for illustration Friday. I have however sketched out or doodled every single topic, it's just that most of them are pretty quick doodles & are all half finished.
Did I mention previously that Jimbo & I bought an acre of dirt? Well we did! I also registered my business name tummyache, so business cards, swing tags and all the rest of the stuff that goes along with a new label is in the process of being made. So with my new business venture, plus illustration work, and not to mention the fact that everyone wanted to be born around this time of year, and with Christmas coming up, it's a very busy time indeed.
Oh, and I have been typing and blogging this with my very own brand spanking new wacom drawing tablet! It's very strange to get the hang of, but I'm feeling excited about all the possibilities it will open up for me in the world of digital illustration, hopefully making my job a little easier & fun. At the moment I feel awkward with it and feel like I'm not going to draw anything much more professional looking than the pictures I drew in high school when I mucked around with my best mates computer with the basic paint program. (I still remember how exciting that was- I didn't own a computer then! Now that I think about it that program was pretty much on par with the etch-a-sketch.. actually we might have had a computer by then.. the good old commodore 64!)
Now for some linky dinky love for today: Kirin Notebook. You know I love it when I stumble across other talented Aussies.. and this gals in Melbourne! An interesting blog with some nice looking images.. I know this one will become a regular visit for me.