I'm looking about maybe getting some feedback, if you've got a minute. I'm experimenting with the idea of selling stuffed animals, but it's an arena I've never tried before, so I wanted to run a design by some people. Check out this one I made today:
So, yeah...you think people would be into that kind of stuff, if I maybe did up a few different varieties? I was thinking real cheap, like under $10, and in a variety of sizes...I figured they'd make real good baby toys/pillows or something.
Oh, and please let me know if this comes off as too spammy; I don't usually approach stuff from a purely businesslike standpoint, so I feel kind of weird using words like "sell" and "$".
I've been cranking these out like crazy lately, since I decided to forgo finding a real job (scary! awesome!).
This is me on the left and my friend fiona on the right (we were on a field trip with 30 of our friends!):
This is my friend Billy and his 3 siblings at christmas! I am proudest of the warthog hat I made especially for him. He asked me to make them 4 hats in exchange for him setting me up a SWEEEET longboard. Billy is a sponsored downhill longboarder, so the thing is built for speed, oh man I am so excited. Anyways he and his family look really cute.
This is my mom wearing a panda hat I made her for christmas (I think she may have put it in the wash or picked it out, she does stuff like that, and it's way fluffier than I remember):
Here's some that I made just for displaying and stuff:
so, i'm starting up a window painting business. i'm mainly looking to do permanent (but removable) reverse-glass displays; think business names, and things like that. i do high-quality glass painting in a very wide variety of styles, though i tend to gravitate towards art noveau, sailor jerry, comic book, and cheesy flashy 80s style compositions.
anyways, what i'm piping up here for is to see if anyone's got any tips or tricks for me when it comes to breaking into moneymaking. i'm not looking to get rich off this or anything, just pay some bills. my plan for right now is to expand my portfolio (started working on that this month, got 4 or 5 pretty big pieces done already), and then move on to doing free pieces for local businesses that i like (think the coffeeshop down the street, the local fat-positive boutique, the women's bookstore, etc). i figure that's good real-world practice, establishments i respect get something good, and it's even advertising in itself.
then comes the part i'm not so experienced or comfortable with--pitching it to businesses for a fee. i'm not really sure what i'd like to charge (hourly? flat rate?), what businesses i should focus on (i'm thinking retail, but really, most any could do), how i should initiate communication with these people (walk-in? email? pamphlet drop-off?), or...anything!
i have a friend who works doing art/general management and is a fucking whiz at it, who's all set to give me a hand on this stuff; however, her husband's parents are visiting from Brazil for the next month, so her hands are pretty full time-wise, and i'd like to start wrapping my head around this right away!
so, yeah! any suggestions, experience, input of any kind, is highly appreciated! thanks for taking the time to read my query. later!
So I just cranked out a ton of these. They're flat glass marble beads with a variety of images, wrapped in fimo/sculpey, with embedded metal pins. Your 2 cents more than welcome, since I'm fairly new to the jewelry game...
(Oh, and they're about an inch and a half wide, you can't really tell out of context)
So I've been making these for a few years now, but I finally perfected the pattern just in the last few months. I've been churning them out like crazy lately--A lot of generic teddy bear/kitty style ones, but when I have the time I really get into the more fantastical, monster-y style ones, and I've been pretty into unicorn hats lately too, heh! Anyways check it out.