Sunday, August 22, 2010

Are Fly's OK to wear?

In looking for "animals" to design, I saw a picture of a common house fly.  I of course added my own twist to it, and I like it.  Right now I have my huge "fly" stuck to my lamp shade.  You'd think it would gross me out..but I think it's cool looking.
Is it cool to wear a Fly? I sure hope so.  I'm hoping there are some kids (or their parents) who'd love to have a big ol fly on their tee shirt. 
Here's my fly checking up on my web site..Cool.
I've been working on a bat for Halloween..and maybe next a spider.  I really do hate bugs and creepy crawly things.  But they sure make good designs!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

More Animal Designs

My "Animal" line was going to be a controlled group of animals in alphabetical order.  My Armadillo was for A, obviously.  I started looking for a B animal.  I considered a Bee..but nothing worked.  In looking for animals, I ran across a picture of a zebra.  I loved it and immediately did it.  Then I saw a picture of a giraffe, had to do that one too.  So my alphabet is out of order already.  And I've already started on a picture of a chimpanzee.. so who knows what animal will be next.  But I'm loving doing them.  Here's what they look like so far.


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Honk Honk..I'm Back!

I guess I'm not a dedicated "blogger" yet.  I came back from vacation and almost forgot to post anything.  I have been busy.  Mostly with getting all the pictures I took out of my camera and on to Shutterfly. 
But, I did start my License Plate sale on Etsy.  So far it's been slow.  I have always thought the license plate idea was cute.  Especially, when it's personalized. 
One picture of my grandson reminded me of a design I did years ago.  I saw this picture and then started hunting down the design.  I want to add it to my web store.  It took me a couple of days to find it and today I did.  I looks like Olivers pajamas.  I think mine is cuter!  We'll see if my customers like it after I add it to Rhoadworks.  Talk to you all later... 

Monday, August 2, 2010

Rhoadworks Vacation Time

It's exciting to travel.  At least it is for me.  I'm heading to Mississippi for 5 days to visit my Mom, sister and brother.  So, Rhoadworks will be on a short vacation.  It kills me to put the site in "Vacation Mode".  But I've committed to filling my orders within 3 days.  So, I don't want to disappoint any customers. 
Because I'm traveling, I've decided to have a "License Plate" Sale when I return.  All License Plate designs will be on sale for $7.00 each.  That includes adding Birthdays, Birth Stats, or Names to the designs too.  Not too shabby.
Here are some of my favorite license plates.. of course they're from down South!  

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Treasury for Chihuahua Lovers

Just thought I'd brag a bit.  My onesie "My Sisters is a Chihuahua" was featured in an Etsy Treasury.  The Treasury by Joyceiscrafty was all about Chihuahuas.  And some of the items were truly cute.  
Three versions of my Chihuahuas
Check out this link and see for yourself!

New way to draw on Corel

Yesterday was rainy so I spent a lot (more than I should) of time on this computer.  While fooling around with some applications on Corel, I found a new way to "draw". 
Actually I was deleting some files.  You wouldn't believe how many drawings and designs I have saved.  Whenever I have an inkling of an idea, I go to the computer and create something.  I save it, and then sometimes never go back to it.  It was time to unload some wasted space.
Anyway, I ran across a tiger image that I had copied from a photograph.  My Mom needed a tiger face, so I found it and passed it along to her.  Instead of deleting it, I played with it. 

And here's how it turned out. I like what I did with it. Now I need to figure out what I'm going to do with it.  I'm thinking of making animal faces to represent the letters of the alphabet.  T for Tiger.  

I guess I'll start looking for animals that start with the letter A.  I'm thinking an ants face wouldn't be too appealing...maybe an Aardvark?  Wish me luck.