I just put out a new newsletter for my Art of FoxVox Shop, announcing the new products – shower curtains, duvet covers, and pillowcases with my Celtic designs, as well as Fine Art designs (lots of cool abstract patterns) and even a few sets that are made from ye olde tyme maps. Here’s the official blurb and links for these sections in my shop:
I’m really glad that Cafepress has added these products to the line up – you don’t find, say, queen sized comforters with dragons and knotwork for instance, in your local WalMart. Now if I can just petition them to offer printable tapestries! *grin*
Hope everyone has a bright yellow daffodil kind of day today. (If you’re a Harry Potter fan, I hope you have the daffodils of the honking variety.) *grin*
My latest design…. It’s an environmentally-friendly pun – “Respect Your Alders” written in the roots of Alder trees! Such a classic “tree-looking” tree – LOL.
You can get this tree hugger message on reusable tote bags, canvas bags, buttons, and other reusable things like a ceramic coffee car mug with lid, organic t-shirts, stainless water bottles, tea tumblers, and more.
Just click on any of these products to purchase, or click here to see this Earth Day design on more cool t-shirts, bags, and other fun products.
I recently acquired a copy of Adobe Lightroom 3 at a really great price, and am just now starting to learn how to use it. Cropping, color adjustments, effects, even where some of the functions are in the program itself, since I’m used to thinking in Photoshop terms instead of Lightroom. I’ve been playing with it when I get a few minutes between my other projects, which hasn’t been much time at all.
As a sample photograph to play with, I had taken a bunch of photos of a bouquet of dyed daisies and thought this orange one was really interesting. Not perfectly dyed, not perfectly formed, with little curls and growths hanging out at odd points, etc.
I added the copyright in Photoshop, since I don’t think Lightroom can do that (if I’m wrong, I’ll eventually figure it out.) Yes, it’s an obvious copyright, and I’m not sure how I feel about that sort of thing yet. The whole issue with Pinterest has brought the ideas of copyright and image ‘sharing’ to a fine point, so I’m trying some things. I think a bold copyright may be fine for a weblog, and to make sure people can find out who owns the original image as it potentially gets passed around the web, but I don’t put anything so obvious on my actual prints. It might be fun to create a different copyright/watermark for each image, depending on how it looks. *shrug*
So, here… enjoy an orange daisy today. It’s Wednesday!
I’m really loving Google’s St. Patrick’s Day Doodle….
If you’re celebrating today, enjoy your wearing of the green!
I decided that it was time to refresh the look and feel of this weblog. So when I sat down with Photoshop, what came out in terms of the new logo was a little bit ‘steampunk’… ish. The ‘steampunk’ flavor probably mostly describes the brass screws at the corners of the logo, but the rusty-tarnished background and brass-plate letters might qualify too. It’s just that there are no gears or Victorian googles anywhere… but I’m going to say it still counts.
Hope you like it!
I just added an easy email subscription option for this weblog, so you can get an email when I post something new, instead of having to remember to stop by every so often. Check out the top of the left column on any page for the simple sign up form!