3 "The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things..."

I must admit, I'm quite partial to the walrustastic treasury on Etsy that includes my "Walruses Can't Skateboard" painting! I especially love the piece with the person that has a walrus on their head. I would definitely wear a walrus as a hair accessory if given the opportunity. I've had my Etsy shop for nearly a year, and today marks the day that over 100 people have added me as a favorite. I know it's not much, but it makes me happy that +100 people have indicated that they like my work by clicking a wee heart icon.

Speaking of "Walruses Can't Skateboard," I've opened up a Zazzle clothing store, thanks to Brooke's awesome suggestion! I haven't had much time to play around with it and create products, but feel free to browse what I have in my shop so far! The American Apparel shirts are especially comfy and have a flattering fit for all figures (infomercial, much?).



1 Tis the season to be thankful!

Celestial by Linda Plaisted
I've sold four prints from my Etsy shop this week, which made me do a happy dance all four times, especially since two of those prints were sold to the lovely Linda Plaisted, whose artwork I've admired for quite some time. Her artwork is so magical and always lifts my spirits. It's really nice to know that my bird drawings will be going to such a happy home. Once my wallet is a bit more full, I plan to return the favor and purchase one (or more!) of Linda's gorgeous prints. Hopefully my neon-painted walls will do it justice!


6 I need help with a bright idea...

I was just accepted as a member of the Crafting in Color Street Team, which is devoted to keeping Etsy bright and colorful. I just listed some blindingly bright pieces in my shop, so hopefully people will enjoy the new additions.

I'd like to start selling t-shirts with some of my illustrations on them (and not just because Ms. Meatball requested! hehe), but I can't seem to find a decent supplier that offers a variety for an affordable price, rather than just one shirt in bulk for a gazillion dollars. I don't want 100 shirts with a walrus on a skateboard, I want several different types of shirts with a few of each to start with until I can find out which designs are popular and more marketable (I want a golden ticket!!). I've tried doing iron-on transfers in the past, but the quality always deteriorates with washings. I can't afford to tackle silkscreening t-shirts on my own, and my illustrations are too complicated for me to attempt to use my Gocco. Any suggestions, or should I just give up and sell my doodles on fanny packs?

2 Bunnies are looking for love just like the rest of us.

This is a handmade card I just made to send off to Kathy Davis Studios, a local greeting card design group (and yes, that's mistletoe headgear he's wearing). If I wasn't already taken, I'd totally smooch this little guy under the mistletoe. Speaking of bunnies, our rabbit Willie Nelson is on antibiotics for a foot injury and I have to give him oral meds twice a day. He lucked out with some kind of fruit-flavored medication and gets so excited to be cradled and have medicine time, it's so redonkulousy cute. Now that I'm married, I think my maternal instincts are supposed to kick in, but I just want to foster bunnies forever and leave the dirty diapered babies for someone else to clean up after hehe. That probably makes me a bad person, but if loving bunnies is bad, I don't want to be good!


3 Christmas Time Is Here

I couldn't resist the Mrs. Claws costume at PetSmart, especially since it was half off.

That is one sassy lady.

Betty White hates having her photo taken, but I do it anyway.

Our Martha Stewart Christmas tree, with all of the wrapped goodies underneath.

I'm so excited for Christmas and eating Holiday Oreos nonstop in front of the fireplace. 11 days left & counting!


1 6 quirky Shannonisms

Alrighty, so I've been tagged by the lovely Stephanie at This Casita, who I had the pleasure of meeting on Weddingbee.