New DIY Blogs

I just started some new blogs! This is quite bold of me, I know, but it gives me a virtual warehouse to stockpile my creative ideas. I will be sharing interesting and useful design concepts and craft projects that I find online, and in the future, posting my own tutorials and projects for inspiration.

Design & Style Inspiration for You and Your Home:
www.designerdiy.blogspot.com

Craft & DIY Projects:
www.athomediy.blogspot.com

Marin Handmade, a blog for our group art shows:
www.marinhandmade.blogspot.com

Happenings

Thanks so some great connections at MAWS (@maws_org on twitter), I am working on their new identity and new website graphics. MAWS is a nationally recognized organization for preventing domestic violence, in San Rafael, California.

Aside from these, and other graphic design projects, I was invited to sell my new handbags at Roots Collaborative in Mill Valley, CA. This will be my first retail shop, and I am very excited.

I’m making some  inquiries for a new project. I’d like to get a gaggle of artists together to design graphics for a collection of semi-permanent decals for interiors. I have seen some great designs out there and think I/we can contribute to the market.

Its Like Christmas!

Fresh Out of the Box…

Gstudio Business Cards

I’m excited this evening because I came home to find that the UPS driver dropped off a special package for me. My new business cards for my bag-making biz, Gstudio – yippee!

Design Tip

I got them done at www.PSPrint.com, they often have great sales on business card printing (40% off this week) and other products. So far I have used them for two jobs, and have not been disappointed.

Something’s Happening

Its been a while. I’ve been doing my thang — designing graphics, creating pretty social networking pages, tweeting… but this time, its all for my new venture, Gstudio — and I simply have not had the time, nor the mojo to write about it. A list will do:

  1. Decided to get back on track with making more of the handbags I designed earlier this year…
  2. Opened a new shop on Etsy.com where I am listing the bags, and hoping it will fly!
  3. Started a new Fan Page on Facebook for my new bag business. People can sign up there to receive my news about new designs, sales, events, etc.
  4. Make sure I Tweet once in a while about bags or bag-related business…
  5. Designed and built a website for my new handbag business, which is, at the moment quite small, but will grow in my spare time.
  6. Just today set up a much-better-than-it-was studio in which I can make these magical items!

So, as you can see, not many thoughts on blogging about graphic design, but I will tell you that all of the above items are completely related to branding, so I’ll just ask you go to each of the links up there to see how I integrated my graphic identity throughout!

Hi-ho, hi-ho, its  off to work I go…