Saturday, September 26, 2009

"Posy Doodle"

I love to since I have such a good time with it, I decided to publish some of my doodles on products. I started a series of designs, lovingly named, "Posy Doodles"
At this time I have four designs. Below you'll see greeting cards. (postage to match available)
I also have postcards with postage to match, only 28 cents to send postcards. Very economical way to keep in touch.
Each are customizable.

Just Because 1 card
Just Because 1 by vickiescreations
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Just Because 2 card
Just Because 2 by vickiescreations
Shop the t-shirts section of Zazzle

Inside card're so special,
I'm sending you love
in a "Posy Doodle"

Of course this message can be edited. Maybe you have a poem or verse you might want to add. Make it personal, make it yours.

...later, Vickie

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Struggling-Starving Artists

Today I want to talk about starving artists. Not the creative type with oils, pencils, photoshop, myself or much of anything that has to do with Zazzle. I'm talking about musicians.

Musicians have long roads to tow. They hope to make a living doing, what they love most, their music. Most don't become famous over night or ever become famous, at all. Most are specialized in their choice of instrument or instruments. Most have studied music and their instrument for many years. Hour after hour, day after day of practice.

I know a young man who earned his Masters Degree in music last year. He's very accomplished. He's now studying business, to further help him in his music career. Music is a business and must be treated as such.

He had a job that didn't pay so well, after graduation. He struggled to pay his bills. He's a hard worker. After, over a year of struggling, he was promoted. At least that part of his life will get better.

He does have gigs, from time to time. Belongs to a band, that play locally.

He's very experienced in performance. During his college days, he played at receptions, private & public parties, campus gatherings, school functions, plays, concerts, recitals and bars. He also has several years experience teaching.

One of the problems at this time, is getting enough money together to record a demo. Hopefully he can save enough to get this needed demo. A musician is pretty limited without recorded proof of his talent. You certainly can't do much on the internet to promote yourself without it, or anywhere else. Recording studios are very expensive.

I'm sure there are many struggling musicians in the same limbo. Exploding with talent, struggling along, hoping upon hope, things might change, maybe I'll be noticed someday. I guess it is, who you know or just plain good luck or make the right connections. Although, some over night sensations, took 10 or more years to get there.

Be patient, my friend. You'll make it. I have no doubt. Someday you will be an over night sensation.

Getting noticed is a hard job!

Kudos to all the struggling artists...including Zazzlers. Most of us work 10 & 12 hours a day for part time wages. Maybe someday we will be noticed, too.

...later, Vickie

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Zazzle now has letterhead stationary

Letterhead stationary is customizable. Below is my latest design. Studio recording. I'm available to assist on any project you have. Just message me from my homepage at Zazzle. Image Promo

Sunday, September 20, 2009

I'm trying to be zazzling-artistic...

I think I'm in my design mode. Jake keeps talking to me, this is very distracting. He loves to play fetch. Waded up paper balls. OK, I toss him a few. He's still talking. Meow-meow. Talk-talk. I love him. He is so sweet. He loves belly rubs, scratching behind the ears, under his chin, etc. Who don't?

I guess we all have our little distractions, that creep in at the times we need to be left to our designing. Creativeness is at it's best, when we are relaxed.
Have a free mind of daily worries, yeh, like that's going to happen. But we continue to struggle for a relaxed attitude, and dive in to what ever project we are engaged in.

Maybe Jake interrupting me, isn't such a bad thing. He reminds me that he is here to help me relax. It works!

What works for you?

...later, Vickie

Friday, September 18, 2009

It's almost that time of year again...BOO

All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day, a celebration of the wandering dead,
pre-Christian Celtic festival of the dead.
If you're interested in learning more about this Holiday,
do a search on line. You will learn many interesting facts and/or fiction.

October 31st, the big day.
Halloween is approaching
...soon the kids will be talking about
what they want to be on Halloween.
A fun and exciting time. BOO!

You can find custom designs for Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas
If I can be of any help, let me know. Custom orders are always welcomed. You can also customize your own...simple!

The Holiday Shop