We have some exciting news to share, great weekly events rolling through and a few new things to offer you. Our website is really coming along and things are growing so fast my head is spinning. When I stop to think about it, though my head always seems to be spinning.
Name That Sticker Events
Every week on Monday we are doing a new Name That Sticker event. That’s where we post a sticker on our Facebook Page and you can enter your pets of the same species. The pet that gets the most likes then becomes the namesake of the sticker that week! So far we’ve done two of them and we have one more finishing up today. We’ll announce winners on Saturday mornings.
This week is the Leachie! We had ten entries for this event. Ten amazing entries. It’s going to be a tough call. There are heart-felt stories, funny stories and plain old cute stories. I can't even pick which one is my favorite. All your leachies are so cute!
Blue Tongued Skink and Eastern Hognose Commission
Unfortunately I wasn't able to finish this beast in-between two commissions, contests, web designing and updating the shop. No worries though, this upcoming week is a sure as Mondays are evil to bring some "free" time to finish him. These guys’ tongues are absolutely stunning. Who would have thought that someone could really like an animal for a tongue? I hear they have some wonderful personalities, and I would hope so since that big blue thing just screams it. Since I've only met a couple, I'd have to be frank and say I just love them for that big blue curly tongue.
Below you can see the Eastern Hognose snake we did for the Virginia Herpetological Society. This piece is a private commission, so we won't have this one in our shop for stickers, but you can check out the society soon to see this design on shirts and other items to help them fund for their society! You can visit them on Facebook, Google+, or on their website. All links have quality content about the native animals in Virginia and also about invasive species to the area.
Next Week's Doodles
All of next week is blocked out to work on doodles for the shop. We've got our printer coming soon, so we're going to need new designs to add to our shop once it gets here! Our goal for next week is to doodle at least four more squigs. If we can get at least eight done that would be really awesome, but that's a big goal to try and reach!
The first one we want to doodle after the blue tongue skink will be a red tailed boa because a lot of our clients have asked for one. Then we're back on track for at least three geckos: the mourning gecko, cat gecko and agricolae. After these four expect to see some more inverts! We need more inverts in our shop and love drawing them!
New Equipment Means New Products
Rachel is the owner of HGSS and Geckos on the Beach. She has a big love for all things reptile and amphibian.