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December 9th, 2006
11:29 am


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About that CafePress store...
I'm starting to set up a CafePress shop. See the warning at the bottom of the post about shopping there, though! Right now I have it subdivided into 3 sections: Magnets, Clothing, Other.

But, I'm starting to think that -- considering the whole point is that people can pick an image they like, and then decide how they want it -- that I'd be better off slicing it up like so: Cats, Fish, Dogs, People, Other. Or I could further subdivide it, since I have multiple cat images, multiple fish images, etc. Opinions?

I'll probably also make some with text on them, like "I won't bite... much." and "Biting the hand that feeds you is underrated" and maybe some cat or dog mugshots accusing them of various crimes against humanity, and so on. Suggestions on that front are also welcome. :D

Warning: I haven't bought all these products yet to see how good they look in person, so this is not ready for shopping yet. ... well, maybe the mug and circular fish magnet. I've seen those. But otherwise, buyer beware.
(I've heard some inconsistent quality warnings from people like aoi_usagi who has very delicate art with subtle shadings... but in my experience thus far, the sheer boldness and brightness of my designs covers up issues like that.)

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Date:December 9th, 2006 11:44 pm (UTC)


Hi Jen! I just checked out the mugs on Cafe Press. They're soooo cute!!! - Lynne :-)
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Date:December 9th, 2006 11:51 pm (UTC)
I cant wait to see the tshirt tests. I will inevitably have cash after xmas and I wants one >)
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Date:December 11th, 2006 05:23 pm (UTC)
Yay! Thank you so much. Stay tuned, I'll update in a new post in artjen. Probably a whole series of posts, knowing me. ;)
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Date:December 11th, 2006 05:05 am (UTC)
These look supercool! I love useful art. If the colours work out (and the shipping isn't deathly to Down Under, I'll be ordering!)

I'd love a tshirt which looks like the cat is clinging to the human fleshy tshirt-wearer.

So you get the rear of the cat on the back and on the front you can see paws and a tail stretching around to the front, with the top of the head (ears, eyes, nose, top row of teeth) latched onto one shoulder.


Text thoughts: "Send more floss!"
"I'm the Cat's Meow"
"Faster Pussycat, Kill Kill Kill!"
"Would you like to be a Cat's Paw?"
Any and all assorted "Purrfect" puns.

Totally agree that it should be split by subject matter. People who are coming for your art will like an image and want to see what options they have with it. (rather than coming to the store because they want a bag)
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Date:December 11th, 2006 05:24 pm (UTC)
Hee, great suggestions. I wish that cat shirt design you suggest would work, but alas, I'm limited to an area on the front and a separate area on the back... so, no wraparound. I could just have the cat clawed onto your back or front, though.

Thanks for ze idears!
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Date:December 11th, 2006 12:13 pm (UTC)
Hi Jen. I like the mugs and the black cat shirt. Could I buy one? The one with the three cats caught my eye.
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Date:December 11th, 2006 05:25 pm (UTC)
You could, but I suggest waiting till I update it with a more wraparound design. Right now the mug only prints on one side. I plan to change that. :) I'll post again after that!

Thanks. ^_^
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