It's true....I am a happy camper today!
2011 has been such a lovely year.
Even just in the last bit of it, I've been blessed to come up with yet another idea to fulfill.
I've always enjoyed signs.
How about you?
As a senior in High School I thought I'd go to college to become involved in advertising.
Once I made it into the college realm, I decided I didn't really want to do the nose to the grindstone sort of work in advertising
(insert picture of Jerry McGuire loosing it here.)
I really wanted to work with the decorative aspect of it.
That's when I started really taking art seriously.
Once enrolled at The Art Institute of Seattle,
I had to pick an artistic pathway.
As I'd been personally addicted to home decor magazines, I decided to go into
Residential Interior Design.
What HARD work it was!
Drafting (before Computer Cad was available...yeah...I'm that old!)
wasn't any fun to me. I loved the part where we picked out patterns, styles, and "decorated" the buildings we drafted.
I now realize that all the work I did in college was a way to lead me here.
That's where my new endeavor begins....
I have a real "love" interest in graphic design (maybe I should've gone into this?) and so I've been playing around with verbage and home decor.
As you know we sell signs at our brick and mortar shop
so it isn't that difficult to know what folks are looking for in the way of sayings.
Most people don't walk in looking to buy a sign....it's usually something they never knew they wanted until it was staring them in the face!
I've been less than satisfied by the selection in the mass produced market for signage.
I work with a lovely man to produce some really great traditional signs for the store.
I was really looking to find a bit more of a modern edge for our sign selection.
After researching a few different venues, I realized that I could do this myself!
I mean, why not?
So, I armed myself with some new tools and stuck my neck out there
where it feels a little drafty and risky.
SO, NOW YOU CAN FIND THESE PRINTS FOR SALE
We'll see what happens right?
The worse that can happen is that I fail miserably....and look like a dork but....
I guess it's better to try and fail, then to sit stagnant and wish a year from now that I'd had more guts.
This year has presented its challenges....but all in all I've felt very Blessed.
I'm thrilled to start new adventures but one must always remember....
that even though all this fun work is well......so much FUN!
My family is what comes first.
I enter this new adventure with many trepidations and silly quirks....
but with excitement and giggles too!
It's all about the balance right?
Just wanted to get your opinion....what do you think of these personalized signs?
I was thinking about offering these on my Etsy site
Let me know what you think.
I was thinking something like fifteen bucks for an 8x8 personalized print?
Since you guys are such good sports at helping me out, I'd like to offer
right here on my blog for your choice of one of these 8x8 prints.
You could even choose the personalized family print.
Also choose which finish you prefer: matte or glossy.
(NOTE: My shop watermark will be removed from the sign you win.)
I would ship it right to your little door just in time for a fresh new look this New Year!
All you need to do is leave me a comment right here with your
OWN FAVORITE SAYING OR QUOTE.
(yep that's right, I want NEW ideas for NEW signs!)
Please also leave me a little bit of feedback or constructive criticism.
I've got tough skin, so go for it!
I look forward to hearing from you and getting your entries.
Winner will be randomly pulled on Saturday January 7th, and shortly thereafter announced here on the blog.
(Remember: you can comment here on blogger even if you're an anonymous user without a blog yourself. Just be sure to sign your first name and last initial in your actual post.)
Thanks in advance for participating, and be watching for more to come from this wild hair I've suddenly entertained!
I just love you guys, you mean so much to me!
HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEARS
May you sincerely be blessed.