Today’s blog entry is about seizing opportunities and subsequently losing your mind over them. Art helps me cope with stress, but it has also opened up new possibilities. I’m currently losing my mind over trying to get a shirt design printed (https://www.threadless.com/designs/rainbow-deer-head), because I want to use the money to get to IBD and ostomy events. And I really need a win in life.
My sister found a great site called Society6 where I could sell my art on various products and the company would handle all the printing, shipping, and handling. I’m by no means a professional, I went for it! This led me to try submitting a shirt design idea to Threadless, an apparel company based in Chicago. They put my design up for scoring and funding (pre-ordering), and now I’m all flustered and hopeful.
After 7 days, the fate of my art will be decided. I need help with this.
- The only way this endeavor will succeed is with you, friends.
- The design’s score must be high (5 is highest)
- People need to share the link
- Spread the message that people can (and should! 🙂 ) pre-order the shirts for a discount and get free shipping. If the design isn’t printed due to lack of interest, nobody will be charged.
If you refer at least 5 people who buy shirts, let me know so I can send you a little thank you gift!
I took up painting because two friends took me to a painting party, which is a one time class. Their styles are very different from mine, and one is a legitimate artist. That can be intimidating! My sweet friends know my insecurities and help me face them, and that’s one of the reasons I’m still creating more art.
Now I love painting even though I am very insecure about my work. Sometimes the insecurity is so severe I throw my art away, but sometimes it works out well and I’m able to use it to cheer someone up. After that one painting day, I started doing simple paintings with plain animal stencils I printed and cut out or traced. I don’t always have specific ideas for new projects, but I know I want to use my talent to do something useful within the IBD and ostomy communities.
If you have any questions or ideas, please feel free to say anything! The following are ways to reach me, follow my work, and throw ideas my way.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Twitter: @UnstuffedAlyssa https://twitter.com/UnstuffedAlyssa
Instagram: @partiallyunstuffed https://instagram.com/partiallyunstuffed/
Here’s the link to share: https://www.threadless.com/designs/rainbow-deer-head