This week has been just as busy as last week. I haven't even finished inventory, which I usually am able to do the day after the show is over. There must have been a few sickies at the show, because I came home with something. Despite that we have some awesome news to share. A new product, shows coming up and a huuuuuge project that I'm doing with my good friend Seri. (she is the brain of the operation. Do not let her lie to you).
The Sticky Situation Project
Normally I just throw new doodles at you first hand. But this project is much more important. One of my best friends came to me some time last week with a fantastic idea. 'Let's make a quilt for a USARK auction!' By "let's" I mean she's doing all the awesome work. I just have some art. Art that happens to go great on appliqué type things. I gave Seri (that's my friend) the license to use art that our follows choose to put on the quilt.
Basically you all vote on what art you want to see on the quilt and we put it on there for you. *Ahem* SERI puts it on there for you. Because she's amazing. And funny. And wonderful. And smart. And I am so honored to be doing this with her. If you'd like to learn more about this project, like our Facebook Page. We'll post updates, WIP pictures, and have voting polls for every thing we'll be using for the quilt. Plus, the support woudl be awesome since it's a fundraiser for USARK.
This Week's Doodles
Despite having several fevers come, go, sweats, chills and living off of cough drops this week I got this sandboa almost finished. I would have liked to have him done by this Friday, but I'm still kind of finding it hard to breathe and just want to sleep. Thank goodness for flu after shows, right?! haha. As soon as I'm up and off the couch when I'm not miserably working through the day at my day-job we'll finish up this little sandboa and do another morph, too.
Next Week's Doodle Schedule
The Rainbow Boa is up next after we finish the pictured sandboa and one more morph of that one. There will only be one morph of the rainbows, since well... err.. I don't think there are any morphs of rainbow boas. We've had several, and I mean several requests for this boa. We've also had a lot of requests for a constrictor boa, too. So I think a Columbian Red Tail is in order soon. Just one morph of that one, too. We aren't sure the exact order of the doodles, but there is going to be a bit of a focus on frogs. We're going to do some bumblebee darts, those little red ones with blue legs and a totally blue dart. Those are my favorites, so I guess I'll start with those and expand from there. There are SO many dart frogs. I'd love to do all of them! We'll work on at least 10 this year, though. We'll also toss a pacman in there and a red-eyed tree frog.
As I've said before, sometimes our requests change depending on a number of factors. One of those factors is of course request frequency, another is variety in our shop. I want to be able to reach as many people from different groups as possible. Right now our groups that are lacking the most variety are amphibians, invertebrates and snakes. Amphibians are a HUUUUGE group. So I'd like to work on expanding all of those.
Expo Success, New Product Introduction!
Boy howdy, this last show was a HUGE success! We talked a little bit about it in our last blog. Although most of our proceeds went towards gecko supplies. So we had a bit of a hard time working into the Renton show coming up, but guess what?! We're also going to RENTON! May 3rd! We'll see you there! We'll also have some temporary tattoos available there. Since it's a little bit expensive to start out in temporary tattoos because of the sheer numbers per design we're going to just start out with our most favorite tattoo and add one design each month. We'll have you vote on the next temporary tattoo you'd like to see come for May. For April, we'll see the Leucistic Axolotl.
We know you'll be excited about it and it's a great alternative to stickers for younger children if you're worried about them getting stuck to the wrong things (although our stickers don't leave any residue). Plus! It's FUN to have such a cute little tattoo for a day! We'll be selling these temporary tattoos for $1.50 each. If they're REALLY popular, we'll add two new temporary tattoo designs each month.
Give Away April 20th
Well I just LOVE making people's days. And so, we're doing another give-away for $10 in Happy Gecko Sticky Situation stickers. There are rules on the Facebook Page on how to enter. Lots of ways to get an entry. We're grateful for all you followers, and for everyone who buys and reviews the stickers. Anyone who has posted previeously and has already been entered to win will just be entered again. It's one of those things where once you participate sharing your new stickers on our page, you'll always have an entry for it.
Off to another great week! Hopefully next week is full of more doodles, less sick and more busy! See you next Friday!
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Rachel is the owner of HGSS and Geckos on the Beach. She has a big love for all things reptile and amphibian.