I've still got some old art drawings and doodles that I want to turn into stickers, postcards and planner dashboards. I've been slow about it, but it's my goal to make it happen this week. Let's do this!
I would've loved to have re-opened my Etsy Shop with a big bang, but instead, it's more like a trickle of product listings here and there. In any case, it's now open and I have some pretty and cute stickers available to buy! I've also listed the Weekly Undated Planner inserts I've been using in my Carpe Diem planners.
So that's the latest news here... You can now buy stuff at popmixdesigns.etsy.com! :D
The problem with being able to do a lot of creative things and wanting to do them all - graphic design, painting, drawing, etc., is that I end up not completing anything! I start on this project and it's great but then another idea comes up using a different medium and I start working on that... and so on and so forth! It's like that saying "jack of all trades, master of none"... :\ This has been a major issue for me this year. Not being able to focus on one project. One of my sisters think I need a manager, but I'm just on my own right now! I have to do everything, including reminding myself to stay focused and stay on one path. It's not so easy when my head is bursting with creative ideas and I want them all to happen!
So, after messing around with different things for most of 2015, like making and selling some planner inserts and selling bits of stationery here and there, I've decided to focus on one thing - and that's turning my art & illustrations into stickers! Everything else will be on hold until I've got a good system happening with my sticker production - this includes my Planner Things shop. I have plans for this but right now, I've got to stick to just one thing. Because I'm really not good with managing everything at once! Best to keep it simple as possible.
I'm currently in the process of turning some of my existing art into stickers and designing new ones - I wanted to re-open my Etsy store on the 1st of this month of December, but I need more time to polish them all up. So the 12th of December is when I'll re-open!
I love stickers and although there are now gazillions of people producing planner stickers on Etsy, I'm sure there's room for another! Especially, since the planner community appears to be growing at a rapid rate! I've come up with something that will make my sticker sheets a bit different from most and hopefully, become my signature where people will recognise that it came from my shop. So far, I haven't seen anyone else with what I'm talking about. Maybe it's already out there but I just haven't come across it.
Anyway, for the first week or so of the shop opening, I will include a free sticker sheet for each person who orders. It's a compilation of some of my cute and pretty watercolour paintings (the one you see on the picture above). This is a regular sheet, not a sampler. The standard for my sticker sheets will be 17cm x 12.5cm. Also, FREE SHIPPING for orders $25 or above! I'm hoping to get at least 20 new designs completed when the shop re-opens!
I'm very excited about this because some of my sticker ideas made me laugh! It's mostly fun and stuff that I would use on my planners and things. So here's to a great end of 2015 and a fruitful start to my 2016!!
I updated my art video - the original was created a couple of years ago now. It's just pictures of my paintings when I did abstract and interior design art for other people. Even if nobody watches it because it's just a bunch of art photos, I'm happy with how it turned out!
I did this with Animoto. So easy to make videos using it! Love it.
A cute cake shop approached me a few weeks ago on Instagram asking me if I wanted to provide them with an artwork featuring one or more of their cakes. It seems that a lot of other artists have done this, so they now have a gallery full of different cake paintings, drawings and illustrations from various artists.
This is what I came up with. Instead of using watercolour, I decided to "paint" it with a photo editor. I didn't want the paper to buckle or warp and since there's a lot of colouring to do, I wanted to do it in less time. Also, I think the digital paint looks a bit more professional for this kind of illustration.
This design was something I thought of years and years ago, only executed it now. I decided to colour it in using a photo editor instead of painting it with paint. Less mess, less time!
I plan to reprint this design for a planner "dashboard" and also, on various merchandise using Zazzle.
My husband has been writing some short stories to be published in Amazon as a Kindle ebook and we used one of my paintings for the cover of his black comedy short story called Christmas Street. This is my first ebook cover design and we're both very happy with the result!
Some of my recent Pop Art Paintings.
Big bright colourful pop art flowers and funky pop art stripes on large canvas.
Artist, designer & stationery addict in Brisbane Australia.
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