Woot, two posts in two days, I'm ON FIRE!
prints and monogram notecards. Different colors! Different letters! Like a party!
lovely Ingrid, daughter of the also-lovely Ara Jane, and I think I'm going to do three more 8" x 10" custom name prints... For YOU! Well, for three of you, anyway.
I think we'll play it thusly...
You can enter multiple times, in these ways:
-Comment on this blog post. Say anything. I won't even require a limerick this time!
-Say something about the giveaway on twitter? You can say anything about it, but link to this post and include the hashtag #iwantafreething so's I can find it. Theoretically, this is not really the best way to enter, though, because if other people see it and enter, you are statistically less likely to win. I am a social media CURMUDGEON, am I not?
-Post a picture of you, saying anything (G-rated) in ASL! Post it on twitter, instagram, flickr, facebook, or whatever-other-thing, but send me a link so I know about it. For doing this and thus exposing your Own Personal Face to the interwebs, you get THREE entries. Ka-ching?
Mkay. We'll shut it down Friday, midnight? Triumphant victors will be announced Monday-ish? I'm not good with timelines, folks.
Prints and notecards are already available in the etsy! Boom!
Monday, August 27, 2012
in the etsy-- I've got the 8x10's up now, and shall be putting up 12x18's soon.
One major trigger is proper driving practices, which would require a WHOLE other post to adequately cover. I have the most self-righteous road rage you have ever experienced. My blood pressure goes up a bit just thinking about all the different driving-stupidities I encounter regularly-- I CAN RANT FOR HOURS. Again, though, whole other post.
One of my other big issue is with lines. Or queues, for people from fancy-pants countries. I would like there to be a nationally instituted set of rules for standing in lines, which would be posted prominently in all public places where lines might occur. Like, ok, in a line at the bank, I HATE it when people don't fill out deposit slips beforehand. Especially when I am filling out my slip when they get in line, and then end up behind them as they do it when standing in front of the teller. Once I actually asked a man if he could move over so that I could make my already prepared, ahem, deposit. He did, and despite the bank employees thinking I was kinda insane, I felt triumphant for the rest of the day. Same thing with customs forms at the post office, same thing with people at the front of a long line who ask long series of questions when the answers to them are stated clearly on POSTERS on the WALL, with BIG LETTERS. These people are LITERATE. Grr.
But, ok, I have gotten off track. Set up for the story: I am a big fan of trivial rules.
I send a lot of letters and packages via the USPS, and I have a system, so pretty much everything I send, I have sent hundreds of times before in the same way. And if I have any concerns about shipping something, I make sure that it is OK'ed by the nice folks at the post office. So, a few weeks ago I was surprised and a bit peeved to get a package returned to me, addressed identically to MANY before it. I was so irked by the injustice of it, that it took me a few minutes to realize that the USPS had told me a HILARIOUS joke. (note: names and addresses were not blurred out in real life.)
You see, some rule-lovin' postal worker had decided that the return address on my letter was in the wrong place. Because of this, they decided that the envelope could not be processed. And since it could not be processed, they would have to send it back to the UN-PROCESSABLE return address. Never mind the fact that a return address is not even a legal requirement to mail a letter, it's actually entirely optional, and the fact that I had mailed the package in-person at the post office, so it had been accepted and stamped by a human postal worker who saw no problem with it. This fine inspector had decided that I should be informed that my cutesy stickers were NOT appreciated, ahthankyouverymuch, and that I really need to get my act together with my return-address-protocol.
Seriously? It's hilarious. Maybe even worth the money I had to pay to re-send it. The women at my PO thought so too, and you KNOW they deserve a laugh at the system's expense. Have I learned my lesson? Probably not, but I did get to complain about something on the interwebs, so.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
etsy shop is going to be shifting gears since I'll no longer be selling fabric yardage, and this stuff is the beginning of that... Introducing "The Happy Alphabet"!
these prints listed in 8 x 10, but I will be selling them in 11 x 17 and 13 x 19 as well. I think they'd be LOVELY in a nursery or kids' room, but I think they would fit in a lot of different places, ya know?
There are both "Rainbow Bright" and "Rainbow Light" versions of the first print; so you can ingest only the amount of color-calories you'd like.
The second variation has more of a nautical flavor, for all of you scalawags, sea-farers and even you beach-loving landlubbers. The "Wave Rainbow" print will soon have a lighter equivalent as well, and probably some more monochromatic versions... I'm thinking an aqua, coral, and gray, but what do you kids think?
Oh, and you might notice that I've put up some shiny new iPhone cases on Ye Olde Etsy-- those are available from my brand-spankin'-new society6 shop! You can take a gander at society6.com/auntjune or just click the thingy over on my sidebar to get there. There is a TON of really cool stuff on society6, so if you have some time to kill, I'd recommend wandering around to see all of the incredible artists and designers who are peddling their wares. And right now, they're having running a free-shipping-artist-promotion-dingy, so click HERE for that goodness.
Ugh, so now that I've photobombed you with etsy commercials (saaaaahhhhhhrrryyyyy...) I'mma finish with a bit of attempted organization. I'm a HUGE listmaker, but my books of lists are many, and I find it really difficult to keep them straight and prioritize them. So fabulous husband suggested making some sort of board to keep me focused, and allow me to jump around from one project to the next in a slightly more sensical way. So, armed with a bulletin board and some index cards, I created...DUHN DUHN DUHHNNNNNNNNNNNN:
Oh, and, yeah, sorry about the blurring. I can't have everyone knowin' all my bid'ness, dude. There must be MYSTERIES.
Upcoming: Rule-Keeping, USPS Fail, Greeting Cards!
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Guys. Guys. Seriously.I have been wanting to tell you this FORHEVARRRRRR, but, well, it had to happen first. And then it had to be official, because, you know, counting chickens and whatnot. And reeeeeeally, nothing is really REAL until a UPS guy is hauling bolts of fabric up my deadly, deadly front steps, but...
It looks like there will be selvedge with my name on it. Right next to Andover Fabrics.
How awesome is that? My answer is: pretty awesome. And not only because I will get to pet and cut and sew and fondle the fabric designs I've been working on for the past TWO YEARS, but because I finally know what to tell people when they ask me what I do. Up until now, I've always answered with Buhhhhhhhhh? followed by incoherent ramblings. It's a rare and beautiful thing for a person with an art degree.
And, I am excited! I have so much more to write about this, but it will have to wait for other posts-- for not, there's just one more important detail to mention...
Because of all this awesomeness, and the nature of the whole licensing thing, there are definite changes in store for the Aunt June etsy shop... the biggest one being that I will no longer be selling fabric. What I have listed now is the inventory that I have on hand, and once that is gone, it is gone for the foreseeable future. And while the fabric will be gone, there are other little aunt-juney-nuggets creeping in, so kindly stay tuned for that, kay?
And now, back to your regularly scheduled silly-face-making.