• Shop Talk

    Digging Up Some New Digs

    Digging Some New Digs

    Some of you noticed my new banner today. I got another bee in my bonnet and decided to redesign my whole website. Then I redesigned the whole thing again and this time it’s red red red! Nothing says “secret agent” like red, right? Plus it’s my favorite color. So you’re probably wondering where all these new designs are. They’re still in Illustrator. I have to figure out how to turn them into web pages. It’ll probably take me three years.

    In the meantime I thought I’d ask for some help. I’m making a Frequently Asked Question page and it covers things like linking, how to be a secret agent, what programs I use to make vector art, how to make a slideshow etc etc. But I just wanted to put it out there and ask if there were any other burning questions you might like to see formally answered? Email me or leave em in the comment box (oh how I miss you, former comment box. I hope to get it back very soon).


  • illos,  Shop Talk

    Swishy Fashion Girl

    Fashion Wanna-Be

    Forgive me, I just watched back to back episodes of that runway show, what is it called? The one with Heidi Klum and all the designers. I never get to watch it during it’s normal time because it’s Law and Order all the time at our house. But when I got home from my meeting today I decided to knock off the work early and break my most important rule. The one that says no television before seven pm. And what better way to rebel than flip on Bravo?

    I’m totally inspired by the designers. I want to get my sewing machine out and sew itty bitty skirts with exposed bias tape seams and frayed edges. I want to make a purse out of those silky stretchy pajama bottoms that I never wear. But the reality is that even though I think it would be super fun and glamorous, I know deep in my heart that I’ll never be a fashion designer. When given the chance, and I have been given a few chances, I design the same slinky women in uninspired skirts and tops. I think I have more fun drawing their womanly curves and angles than I do the clothes I put on them. Sure color is fun and I love a swishy* new outfit but no matter how much I love fashion I am just not a fashion designer. Plus… um, I can’t really sew.

    *term borrowed from Em’s Soy Boy.