Living on a main road in the city can be fun. we’re only a block from a high school plus there’s a bus stop right out front so when the weather turns good like it has this week, we get to sit on the front porch and watch the freak show go by. Sometimes it comes from the kids, sometimes from people waiting at the bus stop and at other times its from the carry out that’s right across the street. Living in a small town, or out in the country you don’t get the free “entertainment” that you do in the city. Of course this being an election year, the Repuplicant’s are staging their own freak show. But that one is down right scary. The freak shows that go up and down Cleveland Ave are hilarious.
Well, as of today we are selling signs in addition to our t’s. There’s only 4 at the moment and I’m debating if any one them should be political. For politics changes very rapidly in this country, and a sign is a lot more long lasting than any shirt is. Which is why none of the mugs were or will be political. The signs by the way are going for $25.00 each.
As many know we have had to move our website. We had it on Microsoft’s Office Live platform which they are in their greed shutting down at the end of this month. So we moved it to their new Office 365 platform and are now paying for it each month, the old site was free. Now I don’t mind paying for it, but they have made it so much of a hassle switching it over plus the new website stats page is so lacking compared to the old one that it really is a pain in the ass. And adding Google Analytic’s is a bitch because it will only record a fraction of your visitors. I really need to find a new way of keeping up with this but so far I have yet to find a solution.
When this month started, I had said that I was going to take a break from designing for the rest of the month in order to rest and recharge my mind. That was 23 days and 70 designs ago. Even when I want to take a break my mind won’t let me. Some would see that as possibly borderline nuts. But to me it is perfectly normal. Being the 4th generation in my family to feel compelled to do artwork, and it is a compulsion, I long since realized that being creative is not something you can turn on or off. I is a part of you, and can become a driving force in ones life. I fought it when I was young and it made me unhappy as hell. But the night John Lennon died I surrendered myself to my creative muse and she hasn’t stopped talking since and I hope she never doe’s.
For the past hour I’ve been working on the new site. Some things will be new that is, but it will have the same old feel to it. The thing is that Microsoft is trying to force people to go to the new shit, the microsoft 365 with it still having bugs to it! Just the same old shit from them. Not only that, but all of the transition from officelive to the new 365 has to done manually, which being that they run both, you would think that it would be automatic therefore being a lot less of a hassle. But NOOOOOOOOOO, that would be to easy. Will be splitting my time between the the new site & doing new designs more than likely for the rest of the month all the while waiting on the link they had sent me for the 6 month free promo code to work.
In the meantime,