There are a few print-on-demand sites available for artists; Zazzle, Cafe Press and SpreadShirt seem like the most popular at the moment. I’ve had accounts on all of three for a while but
haven’t used them (till now). I decided to go ahead and offer some of my art on a few products via Zazzle. So, Yay! I have an online store.
Have you ever placed anything for sale or purchased from a print-on-demand site? How was your experience?
This video explains a little more about Zazzle:
There’s a variety of products you can have your artwork printed on. I added some of my vectors on small items to get started. I’ll be designing some with new artwork as well, if you have any requests let me know.
Buttons, magnets, and stickers:
I’ve been using a Graphire4 for a while. It’s been a really great tablet and I haven’t had any problems with it. Recently my daughter expressed an interest in using a pen and tablet to draw and create with. Since she was happy with the idea of getting the Graphire, I began looking for a new tablet.
Wacom Graphire4 Graphics tablet
I basically knew I wanted to stay with Wacom since my experience had been positive so far. I just needed to decide which model to get. I did read about some other brands available first, just to be sure.
Have you ever wanted to make a comic strip
but didn’t want to draw the characters? If it sounds like fun to you, there are a few places online you might want to try.
“…which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” ~Nathaniel Hawthorne
Unless it’s an angry one who alights upon you with wings of fury.
Warning: The following photo contains graphic scenes of butterfly violence
Do you like bugs?
This wallpaper was made from a photo of an interesting looking beetle. The photo was taken at the HMNS. The Houston Museum of Natural Science has an entomology/ butterfly section with several types of live bugs. The one on the wallpaper is a Rhinoceros beetle, (or Hercules) I think they’re kind of cute, some people even keep them as pets. (see film below)
Wallpaper available in three sizes: Click the image to download at MediaFire
For personal/non-commercial use as a desktop wallpaper.
900 x 643
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
1910 x 1080
I love to bake!
Almost as much as I love to draw and paint. Texas is finally getting some chilly weather. Winter is coming! For me, that means even more baking (than I already do). Breads, cakes, cookies, muffins and all sorts of goodies.
I try to use organic ingredients as much as possible, especially when it can really make a difference. The link below is a helpful chart that shows which fruits and vegetables have the heaviest pesticide loads and which ones have less.
It was a beautiful day in August when we saw these sunflowers blooming on the side of the road. We pulled over to capture a few photos and found passion flowers and several other pretty flowers growing there also.
☼ Do you have any favorite wild flowers?
Window Display Designers:
Talented professional artists who spend many hours planning and creating appealing and exciting three-dimensional window dressings. Visual retail merchandising is about designing eye-catching displays that draw customers into a store.
Here are a few photos of BHLDN which recently opened its first brick and mortar store in Houston.
My latest Odosketch doodle. Catch of the Day
Catch O the Day
Click here to watch the playback of this sketch