Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Spring Designs

Easter is here again. Thinking about ideas for shirts and home decor, I have always had an interest in home decor. At an early age, I knitted wash clothes and made cozies for various items found in my room. I also hem curtain, adjust existing furniture and make coasters. This Easter I made a color palette for various things around the house.

It should work well. Sometimes a room or kitchen need a burst of color. For the most part it is better to keep larger items, walls and floors, in consistent colors; otherwise, it is maddening. There is no focal point. Color variation on mugs, platters and other decorations makes a focal point for activities. It makes it feel like an event.

It took awhile to brainstorm ideas for Easter. This years is has a dedication to the big holidays. I will be able to pick various days, such as, Earth Day or Veteran's Day in the future. I know Veteran's Day is a big holiday, yet there are holidays for every day of the year. It would be time consuming. I might be able to make a couple designs ready for Cinco De Mayo and Memorial Day.

Taking time to think of ideas, my designs are digital. Sometimes, I sketch a complex layout before entering the information into the computer. Many times, it is possible to know the placement of shapes before starting. It is easier to draw it directly to computer. Art Deco is a type of digital art.

I feel good about this year or next years Spring layout. It is possible to remove or rephrase any holiday references. Though focusing on d├ęcor; as my new "thing," there is time to make an accessory. Some holidays are bigger on shirts. It is looking good. Now, I need to focus on advertising.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Funny Goth Opening

Opening another store on Zazzle, it is called "Funny Goth." This site features jokes and brainteasers. With an interest in comedy, I dabble in writing jokes. With some success, I performed on Wise Guys open-mic night and had a line or two line in a couple independent films.

Zazzle offers lockets. Anyone can request a design, product combination and editing options. Zazzle has a comment wall one the homepage of each store. It will be a couple weeks before appearing online.

I want to explain a few customization options in Zazzle. You can change size or choose available product styles. There are two styles of lamps. One design applies to mens, womens, kids and babies.

What do you do when wanting the design on the back, not the front? Customize it and select the part of the shirt to edit. It shows text and images on the right sidebar. If wanting to move everything, go to the design view, click outside text or images, and then click and hold to create a box that selects everything. After selection are made, go to edit and then copy.

Change the design view to front, back or side and paste it to the desired location. Go back to the previous design view and click "x" to delete unnecessary text or images. The bottom is first added. The top is the added. Newly pasted text or images appear near the top. If deleting the wrong thing, start over or click the undo icon on the left sidebar. You can also change the layering of text and images by moving it to the top or bottom of the list.

I ordered a few items. The print quality is excellent. Colors are vivid. Lines are clear. It is comparable to products available in stores. I have an Ellie hat. It has an oval. I can add statements on Zazzle. It is important to provide products that people want and both websites are wonderful.

Visit my online store at https://www.zazzle.com/naomiechristensen*