This week had a lot going on! Your shirts arrived in our facility this week, we had some great doodles get done and we opened up t-shirt orders again by popular demand! We've caught up on a lot of, and possible commissions opening up in a couple weeks. You still have a chance to win $10 in free stickers, too!
New doodles Dart frogs have been a huge goal to reach for the shop. They're colorful, beautiful, and a ton of people are able to identify with them. For the doodles this week, we chose to doodle up some of the most popular dart frogs to bring onto our stickery crew. It was a tough decision picking only three. Have you seen dart frogs lately? They are all so beautiful! We narrowed down our choices to the bumblebee dart frog (Dendrobates leucomelas), blue-jeans dart frog (Dendrobates pumilio) and blue dart frog (Dendrobates azureus). And we'll have a ton more to bring to the shop, too in the future. Might be closer to next year some time, though.
The bumblebee dart frog is a personal favorite. So of course, it was drawn first. For some reason things that are yellow are very attractive for me as an artist. Yellow frogs, butterflies, bees, I just love them. That and if I didn't I bet a certain someone not named William Bedard would have killed me. The second dart frog I chose to doodle is the blue jeans dart frog. This little guy seems to be fairly popular and is in the top ten dart frogs that show up in a google search. Seemed to me to be fairly iconic as a dart frog, so that's the reason for this adorable little addition.
Coming into a close second in favorite frog species for me, is the blue dart frog. Gosh. Ever Google these things? How do they even exist? All those blues and those ridiculously adorable black spots!!! This little thing was a delight to look up and doodle. This little guy makes the last of the three dart frogs we're introducing to our shop at this time. In the future, of course, we will have a TON more. There are so many species it would be a shame if we only represented three of them.
Any More Doodles? So, I've added a lot of squigs this month. How many? About ten? Fifteen? Yeah. Something like that! That's a lot! I mostly hurry hurry hurried to get a few designs going so that Seri would have a good selection for you all to vote on for the quilt we're collabing for. So, now I am absolutely doodled out! Don't worry though! I will get to squigging again in a few weeks and posting them again to the page. For a little while I am going to be working on a personal project and some pieces for my portfolio to build that up a little more!
Contest for $10 coming to a close soon! Tomorrow! Tomorrow is the last day for the contest we are doing on our Facebook Page. There are a ton of options to enter. Tagging someone, being tagged by a new liker, sharing the contest picture, liking the page, and MORE ways to enter. Ever buy something from our shop? You're automatically entered? Reviewed? That's an additional entry! Best of luck to everyone! Counting your entries will happen on Sunday and an announcement will be made for who the winner is! Best of luck!
Commissions First off, what is a commission? A commission is where a client (you) order an exclusive or custom drawing from me. I accept your request and we agree on terms and you get a piece!
Many of you have asked me about doing commissions for you. I'm happy to say that I am going to be opening up a few slots for commissions soon! In a couple weeks! Getting all caught up on stickers with the help of Seri's enthusiasm for the quilt has allowed me to open up some free time!
We'll post commission types and prices as soon as they are open.
T-shirts In and Out! For those of you who ordered shirts from our first order spree: expect to see yours Monday! Thank you all for your support and enthusiasm. Because they have been so utterly popular, we opened up another ordering option for you. Our introductory price of $15 (plus shipping) ends April 30th, so be sure to get that order in by then! Our next odering options will be closer to $20 per shirt plus shipping.
We added Kid's sizing to this ordering option. So you can get men's, women's or kid's sizing.
Quilt Updates Yay! Seri and I have been working working WORKING so hard on this quilt. (Okay, mostly Seri.) She's got one block done. Our winning designs so far are the pied ball python, the albino hog nose snake and the beautiful rainbowy panther chameleon. Our next voting round ends tomorrow! We're voting on tortoises on Facebook. So far the red footed tortoise is in the lead, but you never know! If you want to see any of the other tortoises win, get to voting!
Thanks for reading!
Rachel is the owner of HGSS and Geckos on the Beach. She has a big love for all things reptile and amphibian.