Here’s an overview of my funny Christmas designs on Zazzle. I had the most fun making the mug (on the right side, above the ‘Fro-Man ornament). The little marshmallows are drowning in hot chocolate! The “Ginger Bread Man” (a redheaded slice of bread) is also one of my all-time favorites. I’d like to write some stories with him as a character. The one in the middle (Merry Elfin Christmas with a bitter elf) sells the best.
In other news, I’ve been revising an old science-fiction manuscript and plan to send it to a few agents this week. I’m nervous about it because I haven’t sent queries for a while — but I would love for this book to be published traditionally, since that’s always been a dream of mine. Out of all the stories I’ve written, this one is my favorite.
Aside from that, I’ve started a new blog on Blogger here. I like WordPress better, but I’m not allowed to show anything here except my own designs. So, I’m going to be using the Blogger blog to show off all kinds of things, from a bunch of designers. Feel free to follow there if you’d like to see more variety! I’ll post there more frequently than I post here, too. I also plan to mix it up with posts made to inspire writers and short tutorials going over the basics of GIMP.
Using the free versions of those two sites, Weebly was much simpler to use, and I think I like it best. The Wix templates look cool, and I really can’t complain about a free site, but it’s harder to find / work with the html feature on there. Plus, everything is very touchy when you’re moving it around. But I liked the final result. Both were fun to build, but I’m not sure of how much help they’ll be or whether it’s worth the time to make more — when I could be spending that time designing and writing.
It was fun putting this picture together, too. I especially like the fact that both men are the same guy — it has a creepy clone thing going on. I’ll have to make more of these collections, instead of just posting individual shirts here.