March 20, 2008.
Silicon Valley Mom Blog
I did get a chance to post a few blogs on a blog I write for called Silicon Valley Mom Blog. I wrote a piece titled "Dear SAHM" asking why I always get so judged at my children's school. I am not assuming anything - these were real things said to me on more than one occasion - it has stirred up quite a few um feelings (not all good). Any of you working mom's want to chime in? Please do....
Advertisement(s) for Licensing
So.....I am still trying to get licensing work ready, get new products to market, um work, handle Easter party(s), keep house clean, take care of family....oh and design an ad (yes another ad) in 2 weeks! Please note, the dimensions are very specific - and I get one image and 50 words or less. I have taken 3 paintings and plopped them on the "ad" sheet. Please, please do a girl a favor and give me a comment and tell me which you like best.....I am sure I will do another 3 or 4 tonight. Pirate? Football? Baby? Stop me - please!
Ad # 1 "The Bugs & Butterflies"
I know, I know super tiny, but I only did a mock-up, my super talented graphic designer will have to help me lay it out. I just want you to get the feel...and the 50 words of copy, sort of garbage I wrote looking at other advertisements. Trust me - tiny is good. Do you like the feel of this? Is the art strong?
Ad # 2 "Safari Guide Dudes"
I like this one, it shows my "style" (whatever that is) but it is also very boyish, and if you want to know the truth, girl stuff always trumps boy stuff. We sell twice as much girl stuff as boy stuff. I would like to see more boy stuff out there, considering I have one - but again, best art to show my talent? Best use of my skills?
Ad #3 "Sail Away"
This one is okay, sailing and sailboats - not best sellers - but the colors pop. Sometimes when I design I am in a "girly girly girl" mood, other times - all boy, all masculine things. I love the Nautical theme, but it is not always an over the top best seller.
Ad #4 "Hey Diddle Diddle"
I guess this would be "baby, baby, baby" if there was an actual description for it. It is one of my favorite birth certificates I designed - I love the little cow. I am reaching at this point, I realize this one needs the little dog laughing and a border....agreed? A border?
Ad # 5 "Princess Fairies"
This one is a sort of um, threw it together in 20 minutes piece of art. I really was looking for the "feel" of princess, and would probably do a close up of a crown, or a princess, or a more cartoony looking princess painting.
Free Give Away
Thank you for your troubles - I have a hard time (usually) asking for advice. However, graphic design is not my strong point - and I know now (older wiser) that I need to get some feed back. For your troubles you can go see this give away:
In case anyone wants some free stuff....that would be a $65.00 gift certificate to spend at Jamie's Painting & Design. Click here to leave a comment and get in the drawing! I don't k now if anyone who reads this actually needs themselves some ceramic keepsakes, but thought I would give ya a heads up.