The last time I paid attention to this blog was September 2012. I don’t mean to neglect it. Here’s my attempt to revitalize my blog with a long post about what’s happened since then.
A few days after that last blog post, I had a table at my first major craft show. The BUST Craftacular at Maker Faire.
This was how my table was set up. I had tons of goodies for sale and did fairly well. It helped me realize what attracted people and what didn’t. A few weeks after the show I received a email from FAB.com. They had checked out my stuff at the fair and was hoping to collaborate together for a flash sale. Of course I said yes!
The best selling item was my I LIKE PICKLES tote bags. I had a great time designing the packaging for them.
In addition to selling items I had on hand, I had also created exclusive holiday cards to be sold. They are still available for super cheap at my etsy!
I distinctly remember this time of the year I was super stressed out. Following the FAB sale I had a art gallery show at work that I had to create 3 pieces of work for. I originally wanted to work with felt but opted for digital paintings since that was all I had time for. Here’s a look at one of the paintings in postcard form.
Jump into 2013 and I got busy creating graphics for Chinese New Year. This year is the year of the snake and it took me months of planning to make the perfect snake character. I actually even had time to create traditional red envelopes.
And finally these past few weeks I’ve been playing around with some mediums other than paper. Rubber stamps, acrylic and wood galore!
The rubber stamps are currently available in my etsy shop. The panda charms and earrings are being perfected and will be updated soon. Keep an eye out for them! As always, you can connect with me on
my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MerryHappyStudios
my etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/merryhappystudios
Thanks for stopping by! I love to hear your thoughts. ^_^
Guess what this lady has been up to?
Woot! Wearable art! I’ve been developing my brand and characters these past 6 months and I’m super excited to reveal this. This is the first new product of mine in a while and I am so happy with the results. It is also a new medium of mine to play with so look out for more in the future. Also notice the new logo. A website is in the works as well as possibly some PVC figures. Crossing my fingers that the brain juice will continue to work and get inspired. ^-^
The design on this shirt was based off of a tiger plushie I made 2 years ago for a art gallery show. It was inspired by my first trip to China with my family and I saw all these amazing folk art. Xiao Fu is in the same set of designs as Boba pig below. They will be an entire line of animal people as well. 😀
Here is a picture of me after I ripped apart the box and immediately put on the shirt in it’s instagrammed glory.
Also would appreciate some love on my facebook page. It’s lonely.
Nearly Four Years Ago I started with freehands
And Four Years later, they will be vectorized entirely. This is the first of many that will come.
There’s definitely a different feeling from the originals. But, I’m striving to bring that boldness and in your face color back. But every artist and designer must grow. Right?
Here’s a calendar page I’ve made for a Lithuanian art gallery who’s take designs from many artist to make a 2009 calendar. This one I designed for the month of July. It just seemed so fitting. July is my birth month and the theme for that month is sea creatures. Which I’m good at, considering all my jellypus swag and art I hawk.
BTW, anyone interested in buying my fat quarter size fabrics? See previous post for pictures. If so email me at email@example.com.
I hate insects. I hate bugs. They must hate me too because I just woke up with a huge mosquito bite on my right arm Thursday night. It swelled up so badly that the blood circulation in that arm nearly stopped. I had trouble moving my arm and when I tried, it was mighty painful. I had to run some of my trusty Chinese ointments on it to stop the pain.
When I woke up this morning, I was greeted with 5 more bites. Curse you damn mosquito.
I will find you and smack you dead 10 times to payback for these itchy swelled mounds upon my body.
Introducing the New and Old Snack girls. They will soon become sticker and card form and available in a store other than my own. Yippee. So Excited. That’s the update for now. I just got my huge comic book order and I’m giddy. Going to rip open the package and read. Will take pics later for comic book fans.
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I am far from a confrontational. Unless it is a issue that bothers me beyond control, I speak up about it. I am sick of uneducated bias people. Especially from people who do not research the entire issue before putting their two cents on a public place for people around the world to see. I get very heated when it comes to the “CHINA” issue. Yes China has its faults and when I see people put their opinions on the forum, I accept it. Until some idiotic person writes “FUCK CHINA”. By writing that, you are insulting the millions of Chinese people are over the world. I take offense to that and I believe that it is totally uncalled for. I recently saw this comment on deviant art and I was immediately disgusting and saddened by it. So I wrote to the user that it was disgusting and disrespectful because it is insulting to all Chinese over the world. What did this person write back?
And I should care about what you think….because?
He doesn’t see anything wrong with what he said. He calls himself a artist. He gives artist all over the world a bad name. I am ashamed to share the same title as him. I hope that the art world sees his character before accepting his work. I am not hating him for his political views. Many people on the board are against China. I did’nt say a word to them but when this guy decides to write “FUCK CHINA” I’m not going to take it.
On a happier note, my new greeting cards are up on my etsy.