Friday, March 14, 2014

Pink Problems

Red and White make Pink..Right?  Well, I'm finding out that it's not that easy.  My Personalized Batgirl design depends on the logos being nice and pink.  But I'm having problems finding the right Pink.  
I first did this design about two years ago.  No problems.  No complaints.  
Then I got my new computer, and printer.  A printer that uses different ink than I used to. These days,  I would say that at least 15% of my 'work' time is spent on adjusting colors.  
I thought I had it.  For several months I sold, printed and shipped out garments with  my Batgirl design. I got reviews and thank you's from my customers.  Then I got a review that crushed me.  (I take my reviews very seriously)  It said that my Pink looked more like Salmon.  I took a good look at it, did. 
So, I adjusted it down to a nice pinker Pink.  I changed all the Batgirl designs in my system to the new color.  All's well.  
Yesterday I got another disappointing review.  It said my Pink was more Lavender.  I know you can't please everyone all the time.  But I feel that I need to keep trying for that perfect Pink.  

This entry is not a confession, but more of a statement or declaration.  I'm going to try and please everyone.  Everyone that buys my Batgirl design, that is.  Wish me luck.    

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Spring Twin Designs

I'm not sure if it's the extended Winter we're having, or the hope that Spring will surely come.  But my creative juices have been flowing lately.  And mostly toward designs for Twins.  
Spring makes me think of Easter, and Bunnies, and Chickens and Eggs.  So, here are a couple of my Easter inspired designs.
All Twins are born, first one then the other.  But which came first? This graphic poses that question is a humorous way.  I love it.  By the way I was born second. Does that make me the Chicken or the Egg, I wonder?
I love my little Bunny's.  It makes a really cute set, but I think they could also be worn separately too.
I've also done a couple of what I like to call my Farm Animal Designs.  My first one was a Horsey, with some horse shoes on the back.  The second one was a Moo Cow, with her tail on the back.  I am already planning on doing a Sheep, and maybe a Chicken.  I thought a Pig would be cute.  That curly tail and all.  But, I'm not sure a pig would send the right amount of "cute".  

I haven't forgotten my Dogs.  A customer asked me to do a dog breed I had not heard of before.  An Italian Spinone.  I had to look it up.  What a beautiful dog!  It was a task, with all that beard and hair, but he turned out pretty good.  
Another customer asked me to do a Newfoundland.  Beautiful dogs also.  
Well, I'm going to go back to the drawing board and wait till Spring really arrives.  Maybe the Spring will bring lots of baby showers! Take care.