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baby sleeping…

My new goal is a design a day, but I’ve already failed two days running. You see, I’ve been babysitting the sweetest little guy this week. He’s a doll. I finally got myself in gear to use his nap time for more than just catching up on Facebook today. I only planned to goof around and play with brushes in Illustrator, (I’m still feeling rusty,) but, before I knew it, I had ruined what was once a complete gorgeous stock image. HA.

I give you, Pointy Circles in SPAAAAAAAAACE!

stars(It does look rather good as a shower curtain…)

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patterns

I think I need to start off in a realistic, attainable place. Keep it simple for now. I have aspirations to make and sell original artwork in my Etsy store. I will do that. Society6 is more about pattern for me. And I need to go with what I know. People love the Sloth. It’s sold so many units completely on it’s own, with no feature spot from S6 and no advertising from me. People found it, liked it, and bought it over all the many hundreds of sloth designs available. I’m still so jazzed about that.

So I thought, why not do more designs based on the sloth pattern using different animals? Go with what works, right?

First up, foxy man.

new fox pink

It was at this point that I realized I did pink AGAIN, so blue foxy was added to offset my apparent pink obsession.

new fox blueWhat other animals shall I do? What’s trendy now? Maybe tomorrow I’ll put a bird on it.

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pink again?

Seems I’m on a kick. pillowsThe design updates have begun. Some of the old are gone, and more are on the chopping block. It’s amazing the things you can forget by not using Illustrator for 7 months or so,  but it’s starting to come flooding back to me. Now all I need is a mouse so that I can actually do something without losing my little mind. The laptop finger pad thing is only good for quick and dirties, but I’ve got some big ideas.

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finally!

A new design! This simple thing took way too long due to some seriously troublesome computer problems. I’m using Illustrator CS2 and, for some reason, it would not rasterize the artwork. It wold just say, nope, too big. I don’t think it’s a problem I’ve ever come across. It also would not export them in JPEG format, saying that the images were, again, too big. On top of all that frustrating nonsense, my computer crashed several times during my saving attempts. I finally had to PDF it and open it in Photoshop to convert it to a JPEG. So weird! I’m hoping a newer version of Illustrator will sort this.

Anyway, Pink Moon. Available on all the usual Society6 products, including the newly added shower curtain!

pink moon

By the way, this is a mixed media design. The stars and the moon are real space telescope images, very high quality. I expect they’ll print beautifully.