I’m sure more than a few of you can relate to this week’s haiku. What’s the saying? Hindsight is 20/20? I suppose that’s true. Honestly, having been there a few times before I think in retrospect it was obvious even when I was ‘blind’. I just didn’t want to see the proverbial fleas, you know? Ah well, the past is the past and all that. I’m keeping my eyes open nowadays.
I’ve been focusing on my GingerDead goth greeting card line. I had to redesign some original concepts. To be honest a couple of them were god awful. I’m not sure what I was thinking. That was two years ago though and in a way those designs were flea-ridden but at heart they were good, so I put the proper time and effort in that I thought they deserved and am now selling them on etsy. Here’s a peek:
Here are the two that I really hated prior and now am pretty happy with. Especially the cthulhu card. I kinda love that one. 😀
These images show the design at a lower resolution but you get the idea. The cards themselves are done with beautiful archival inks on heavy textured cardstock (kinda like watercolor paper) with matching envelopes. If you’re planning on sending cards this year, consider sending something with a little edge that’s handmade with love and stuff.
Here are the Ennui ones which didn’t require such drastic revisions but I did work on to improve nonetheless.
That last one was an attempt to photograph a card in order to capture the texture which didn’t pan out so well. This might show it a little better.
They really are quite lovely. I promise. 🙂 You can get the greeting cards currently in packs of 5 on etsy as well as GingerDead comic related signed archival art prints. If you can’t spring for the 5 pack and just want one for a certain someone, message me and I’ll hook you up. Likewise, if you prefer a mixed pack of cards instead of a single design.
Okay, that’s enough about me. Oh wait, no it isn’t! Happy Anniversary to meeeeee! GingerDead and Friends turned two on the 5th of October. Yay! Thanks for hanging out with me for two whole years. You guys have kept me going with your warm response to my little corner of the internet and I truly appreciate that.
Now, I know I just asked you to buy my stuff, but I couldn’t keep this awesome opportunity to myself. Remember the amazing artist Spinestealer I was posting about a couple of weeks ago? Well Spinestealer emailed me to tell me there are a few original ink ACEO art cards available for auction this week at ridiculously inexpensive starting bids (like 5 bucks). Spinestealer is trying to raise some quick money to help a friend out suffering from schizophrenia and made all the drawings for that purpose. So, if you thought you couldn’t afford an original Spinestealer, here’s your chance to snag one.
I actually signed up for ebay just to bid on Spinestealer’s stuff. It doesn’t seem like a ton of people know about this auction, so it really is a wonderful opportunity. I think the auction ends this week so don’t snooze. You can always buy greeting cards the following week. 😛
Had enough shilling? Me too. Let’s haiku!
p.s. i can't believe i forgot to tell you about the Gwar concert! Shoot, this post is too long as it is. How about a haiku to sum it up?
it was my first time
who knew being sprayed with blood
could be so much fun