Heeeey here are some new retro gift tags you can download for free. I put them all together so they are easy to cut out, because you know, the LAZY. I mean I’ll spend hours drawing these things (and translating them into 3 languages) but when it comes to cutting them out I refuse to do more than a few straight lines. Someone please invent magic laser scissors for me, and for all humanity’s crafting needs.
Hiya. Thirteen new backgrounds today. I go to great lengths to make these, and went to four different boroughs of NYC to make this batch. It was pretty arduous, I had to take this boat ride on a summer day and then I had to take a walk in a park. Suffering for my art these days. Totes planning to cut off an ear soon.
I’ve updated all the background pages to contain Pinterest links, so now you can pin me anytime you want to. It took a while to make this update since there are over 400 pages, plus I had to write like 4 lines of PHP and that was pretty terrifying. Please pin something so my many hours were not spent in vain.
But seriously there are now over 400 repeating backgrounds available.
Fifteen new backgrounds. Does anyone still visit now I’ve stopped updating regularly and Google reader is dead?
I’ve made some progress career-wise lately, and have come to the terrifying realization that the chasm between me and a successful person is not as wide as previously believed (thanks for nothing, recession). In that spirit, I’ve decided to name all the backgrounds in this group after resort destinations and ritzy neighborhoods, because that is what I assume a fancy designer would do. And I’ll be damned if I’m not fancy!
Seven new backgrounds today. Lately I’ve been working like crazy, and after staring at a computer screen for six days I just can’t bring myself to open Photoshop on my one day off. But now I have some natural-disaster enforced free time. Hurricane Sandy knocked out power at my workplace and flooded the subways I need to get there.
I was extremely lucky, I never lost power, and the only marks of Sandy in my immediate neighborhood are downed trees. There are a lot of people who have been through and continue to face much more dire effects from this storm, so please keep them in your thoughts.
Fifteen new backgrounds for you. Some of these have been sitting on my computer for a while, because I keep debating whether or not I should be posting all my work online. Oh, but what’s the point of keeping all these things hidden? Doesn’t do anybody any good. So here’s a particularly eclectic batch, including one design that took about four days to make and another that I hastily sketched in an airport while waiting for a delayed flight.
Since I moved to New York I’ve met some terribly cool people. One of them is my friend/co-worker/general badass Andrew, who is the co-founder of Garmnt. Garmnt is (I quote) “a personal styling service for you, your mom and everyone in betweensies” that offers personal shopping, closet audits, event styling, and fashion consultations. And I suspect they’d be totally cool with having brunch with you on weekends if you asked.
This week you could win a free appointment with founders Andrew and Houston if you can get 25 of your friends to like Garmnt on Facebook. Details here. Hurry, the giveaway ends on August 6th!
In case you don’t live in the New York City area, you can still snag one of these fashion-y backgrounds I’ve designed for the occasion.
I just added twelve new backgrounds, which is kind of a lot. And I have more new stuff waiting in the wings, so prepare for pattern overkill.
Since I’ve made so many of these things I figured it was time to get moderately organized. Now you can filter all the available patterns by color, a functionality I added solely because I am a nice person. By adding this code I learned that jQuery plug-ins will work within a WordPress context and also that my second favorite color is rainbow.
Eight new backgrounds have just been added. This group was made with India ink, bubble wrap, stamps from the Brooklyn flea market and the ink from a dry erase marker I tampered with (I ignore warning stickers about exploding ink, you know, because I’m a rebel).
Holy hiatus, Batman!
I haven’t updated for a long time due to crazier than usual life circumstances. I’ve moved three times in six months and at one point was working like four jobs at the same time. But the clouds from the hurricane are starting to dissipate (and yes there was a literal hurricane, plus a minor earthquake and a small fire) so now I can get back to updating this stupid site again, though probably with less frequency than before.
I’ve updated the look of this place just a little bit, so if anything looks a little skewed or misaligned then it might just be temporary.
Other than that, four new backgrounds for today, plus hopefully many more to come!
Just added eight new backgrounds, including two kinda silly skeleton-themed ones for Halloween.
And probably for the first time ever I didn’t use Illustrator to make any of these. In fact they’re mostly made with office supplies and old taco napkins. Let no one accuse me of not be resourceful.