USB Business Cards!! + a giveaway!

The kind people at USB Memory Direct recently sent me a small pile of super cool business cards! Check them out: business card 4

They’re standard business card-sized, double sided, and come equipped with: get ready for it: an 8G USB drive!business card 2 business card 3

Aren’t they pretty?! Also, super handy. I’m going to keep one in my wallet for data-storage emergencies. 🙂 business card

Okay, like I said before, I was sent a small pile of these bad boys. And I’d like to give some of them away! I’ve never done a giveaway before, but I think there are supposed to be rules. And instructions. Okay, here goes: comment here or on facebook (here’s my official page) with your favorite dumb/funny joke, and on Monday, August 31st I’ll randomly select and announce three winners! Okay, go!

A real little traveling Nomad

 

I received a happy surprise in my inbox – from Karli, who chose a very dear drawing of mine to live with her on her forearm. Done by Dustin Cramer at Blackheart Tattoo – he did an amazing job, and I love how it turned out! nomad 2The drawing is one I included in a small zine I created a couple years back. nomad 3 nomad

Beautiful. I am jealous. 🙂

The 2013 Calendar is here! + a DIY set of monthly calandar blanks for you crafty people, you!

Whoo! I am in full-construction mode piecing together this year’s cute girl calendar, and here it is! They’re now up in the etsy shop, here, and of course will be with me at all the upcoming holiday craft shows in the next couple of months. I say this all the time, but I cannot believe how fast this year is flying by, and the holidays are just around the corner, along with all the cookie-making, mulled-wine, random gift-giving, and happy hibernation.

Every year when I make calendars, I scour the internet to see if I can find some simple, pretty monthly calendar blanks that I can download and use, never with much luck. Most free calendar blanks are kind of ugly, or not proportionate for my use, and I end up drawing my own out with my little brush and ink. This time I decided to whip some up in Photoshop, keep it simple, and share it with you guys, so you can make your own!

This is what they look like, all just in black and white, for you to color as you please. Also, there are no holidays, so you can add or ignore whichever ones you fancy.

Here is the download: 12 separate .jpgs.

2013 blank calendar months for you

Enjoy! I’d love to see what you guys can make with these.

Percolating… finally, an ode to coffee!

It’s been brought to my attention recently that, though I’ve done quite a few tea-themed drawings, I still hadn’t made anything devoted to coffee (my true love, but don’t tell the tea!). So, here she is (thanks, Nichol!)!!

I know, I know  – anyone who owns a percolator knows that it is impossible to bathe in it, if only because of the pesky spout that lets water travel from the bottom to the top and makes it possible for coffee-creation to occur. Sadly. But by the magic of drawing, there! It’s happening! Coffee bath in a percolator!

I prefer the french press, but putting a girl in there sounded pretty sadistic, not to mention claustrophobic.

Also, I have a new printer!! After much procrastination and nailbiting, I decided on an Epson, for its ultrachromatic inks and large format. I can now print up to 13″ wide and virtually unlimitedly long (have to buy a roll of paper for something like that, though). Yay! 11×14″ prints will soon become standard in my shop, where you can pick up little coffee girl now!

Anywho. It’s time to make dinner – a hot pot, I think, full of meat and mushrooms and whatever veggies are hiding in the bottom of the fridge. Then I believe it’ll be time for another pot of coffee and a Borderlands 2 marathon. Hmmmm. Yes.