I don’t recollect posting my mermaid/octogroom suite here. It was pretty horrible to look at. I made some revisions and think it’s pretty cute? Hopefully. You tell me!
I’m close to graduating (MARCH!!) and I’ve been thinking it may be time to shut down the ol’ DMM. I no longer feel like this “brand” truly reflects the style I’ve been working on. I’m no longer interested in vectoring with great detail. While I love the look DIGITALLY…I don’t feel it translates well into a printed 5×7 card. I’m really interested in making my own stamps and working on some prints. I’d also like to work on some patterns (some of which will be in my portfolio) and see about getting spoonflower.com to put them on fabric. I’d like to sew my own dresses. I’d like my brand to evolve into something MORE diy and a bit more grown up, heck I’m gonna be 28 this year. The name DMM made me feel special when I was younger but I don’t think the name holds the meaning anymore.
So..I guess what I’m saying is I’ll just ditch that…keep making the magic…but go by my name. Miranda Rodgers illustrations or some jazz like that. I don’t know just yet. Thoughts? I also like the idea of absurd names like Triangulated Bear Feet or Prisms a Paper for an etsy store or …okay I’m just typing random words together. You get what I mean?
On a whim, I was doing some googling of my grandmother’s name. I came across an article about her and what she’d done for her city and a picture of her in her fur coat. I’d never seen it before. It was given to me after her death when I was 15 (12 years ago). It was really wonderful coming across that photo. I’ve emailed the writer for a copy of the original photo if he has it.
I have passed Portfolio I as of last night and will be moving on to Portfolio II. I’ve been considering rebranding Dottie Makes Magic to dottiemir and having the t’s be deer antlers. I don’t have time to think about DMM just yet though. Wedding invites are due this week printed and pretty…then it’s back to portfolio madness!
A bit of inspiration. Apparently this comes on a tshirt?
I made part of my Halloween costume. I was inspired by Pretty Snake (etsy).
Crazy Cat Mountain, Charlie!
I haven’t really done anything Halloweey this year…I haven’t even decorated! I have been watching old episodes of Are You Afraid of the Dark on youtube, does that count for Halloween spirit?
Pretty productive weekend I think. Now, all I lack is finishing up the mermaid invitation. I am so happy to have this finished!!!!
This card is probably the wackiest of them all? I wanted it to be fun. It’s got a cheese factor to it (I made up the worst rhyme ever on the reception card.)
Anywho, what do you think of all the invites I’ve posted this weekend? Anyone? Feedback? Hello, is this thing on?
Did you know a group of bears is called a sleuth? Or a sloth? Who knew!
I just love this little guy! Polar bears are so stinkin’ cute!
Boy, am I tired. Last night I was up til 5am working on octomermaidmessahhsofrustrating. I’ve been working hours upon hours on these wedding invites to make them cute and hopefully decent looking! So far, I’ve completed 2 (out of 6 which please dear baby Jesus let me finish by tomorrow. This project is exhausting) full sets, which I will show you now!
Soooo, I’m not sure I ever explained fully but these cards will be part of d.i.y/handmade invitation book in about 25 stationery/wedding boutiques across the country. This wonderfully supportive coworker of mine is hopeful I can make some cash and get a little recognition from the invite word! Here’s hoping! I would be over the moon content to make cutesy invites all the live long day for career! ♥
Oh, maybe I have 3 full sets….I don’t know if I want to make a menu for every design although I suppose it would be best. So…the deer in the birch are oh so close to being finished! Weeee!