Wow, four weeks, four shirts posted to my Etsy shop! So far, I’m sticking to alternating between a PMD related shirt and some of my other designs, we’ll see how long that holds up, especially as I get through the existing designs and start generating new stuff. I actually didn’t tweak this week’s design at all. It’s a simple, bold, graphic image that I am still fairly happy with, so I decided not to muck with it.
I’m pleased to be adding content to both Etsy and this site consistently lately, though I feel guilty that I’m not adding anything to the actual gallery. I’ve decided NOT to post the shirt design art there, just in case someone wanted to steal one of the images I guess. I supposed I’m not making it that much harder, but someone would have to actually go looking to find a good quality image within random blog posts rather than stumble across it looking through the gallery. Maybe that makes no sense. Either way, that’s how I’m doin’ it for now.
When not engaged in “life stuff”, shirt editings and postings, or drawing IPMDT panels, I’ve been making something cool: a wool coat. I picked up a bunch of wool blankets from thrift shops after watching a few videos about making wool pull overs, but me being me, I had to take things several steps further. I dreamed up something a bit more complex and Toby-ish. This all required a bunch of planning, replanning, daydreaming, and learning to use a sewing machine (and buying a new old sewing machine when I destroyed the existing one). The coat is functional, but not quite done (though if it’s anything like my art, I’ll never consider it “done”, just done enough. I keep thinking of improvements and adjustments I can make). I’ve filmed some of the process and taken pictures, so at some point I’ll edit together the video and throw it on YouTube. There’s a large bushcraft, outdoorsy, DIY, prepper community there that I might be able to redirect into fans of PMD and Toby’s Brain (hey, I’m interested in all those things, others might be, too.). In the past, I’ve made exercise and martial arts related posts to my Instagram account, which tend to get more views than art (at least mine), which has translated into a few fans over there. It might not work, but it’s worth a shot. There’s also a pipe dream of finding a way to get my Super Coats manufactured somewhere for sale. Like I said, very much a pipe dream, but I never discount any of my dreams.
Anywhat, here’s a peak at the coat:
There you have it, time to get some art making or coat upgrades happening…