I have successfully taken down my Christmas decorations!
Well, except for that one thing. Do you have that? You pack everything neatly away and THEN discover that one ornament or whatever that you somehow missed. And now it’s a total pain to get all the boxes back out so it just sits there mocking you……all year.
No? You don’t have that? It’s just me?
So, I’ve moved on from Christmas but I’m always surprised by how busy January is for me.
I tend to think of post-Christmas as a time when nobody would want to acquire anything else.
And I’ve been trying to come up with some new designs.
My vintage baseball coaster sets have been some of my better sellers on Etsy.
However, since initially designing them my knowledge of baseball history has grown and I’ve been meaning to revise them to reflect more great Hall of Fame players.
This also allowed me to work on my improved Photoshop skills.
You see baseball cards are rectangular and my coasters are square so if you just resize the originals you end up with short, fat baseball players. Now that isn’t, necessarily, historically inaccurate but still not quite what I’m looking for. So, every element of the image must be taken apart, resized and then reassembled.
It’s slow going.
Only 10 more teams to left! Four players to a set…..40 images…….yay!
I thought wine charms would be a fun and versatile idea (clearly I’m a subway art kick – the dining room table must be effecting my brain).
I’m thinking these have a lot of potential partly because my mind is exploding with various ideas for graphics and themes. I keep having to stop what I’m doing to write them down or I know I’ll forget.
So, that’s me. What is everyone else working on?