Sometimes at night, as I'm falling asleep, I get bizarre ideas for tshirt designs. Take last week for example. As I was nodding off, I got this vision of a green and purple umbrella that had rain coming falling out from inside of it instead of falling on top of it. I guess being half asleep helps me connect more with my imagination, because it just ran off with me. I added cats and dogs as rain drops and a weather vein on top of the umbrella. I fell fully asleep soon after that.
I heard it through the grapevine a couple weeks ago that a new theme oriented tshirt website was about to launch. I was informed that if I sign up for their emails, I would know five days in advance of their launch what the theme would be. I liked this idea. That's one thing that makes Woot so hard is that you only have one day in advance to come up with and execute something win-worthy. So, I found out last Sunday that the very first theme would be "Eating Junk Food Before Bed." I immediately remembered my umbrella idea and decided to develop that for the theme.
I spent Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday night working on it. Thursday night I stayed up working on it after a friend's birthday gathering in hopes to be able to submit it at midnight when they launched. Keep in mind I have a normal 8-5 job on top of this. To sum it up, the site had server issues at midnight, but I was able to submit it the next day. I'm very pleased with how it came out. It's now one of my favorites.
Please vote for it here: Raining Cats and Dogs
Working on that all week used up all my energy. I don't think I'll be able to do a Derby design this go-round. Today is yard work day!! John and I are going to be cleaning all the grass and weeds out of our front flower bed (well, really it's a shrub bed,) putting plastic over it, a border around it, and covering it with wood chips. We figured we better do this now before the warmer weather inspires more grass to grow. We went to Lowes yesterday to get all the supplies. We have some money saved for a riding mower and were hoping perhaps we could get one, but sadly we discovered we're going to need to save more. Did you know just a bag for one of those things costs $300?? Good Lord.
Remember Dance of Kitsune? It was on Threadless for awhile, but I don't think it quite did well enough so I took it off there and put it on Uneetee. Please check it out and give it a vote. I've received some comments about how they would enjoy it more on a different color, but I truly like the orange. I dunno. I might sub it again on sand if Uneetee lets me.
Here's where to vote for it: Dance of Kitsune
Please check out all of my active designs on the top left over there and consider voting, supporting and/or buying--especially Gamer Mother on Cameesa. It only needs 9 more supporters for it to print. If you do not have an account with Cameesa, and you click on one of my links here to sign up, you'll get $5 credit. Therefore it would only take $15 to support it instead of the usual $20. I would love to see that printed.
Oh--one more thing. I decided to take down my Spreadshirt shop. I haven't had a sale since around November of last year. I'll keep it saved though, and if anybody has any requests just let me know and I can easily activate it again.
Thanks for reading!